July 30, 2015 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
When hearing couples make idealistic promises to each other, we wonder if they really understand what’s ahead.Read More »
July 17, 2015 by Pat Kinney
By Pat Kinney
The acceptance speech by Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman who most of us first came to know as Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, will be remembered for what she taught us about being different.Read More »
July 3, 2015 by Barbara Fertig
By Barbara Fertig
For the descendants of former slaves, who had had the rare good fortune to remain an intact community from the time before freedom came to the early years of the 21st century, family closeness can be a celebration in itself.Read More »
July 2, 2015 by Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.
Like a play with its cast of characters, each family reunion comes with its roster of personalities.Read More »
June 30, 2015 by Chris Lombardi
By Chris Lombardi
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s final words of his opinion will likely be quoted in many weddings going forward: “They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.” Those last words are a mic-drop declaration that the matter is settled, in every state of the Union.Read More »
June 27, 2015 by Molly Fisk
By Molly Fisk
I loved my own mom, and consciously took on lots of her characteristics, too. But borrowing mothers who were different from her, whom I didn’t have to defend against their own choices and sadness, enriches my life to no end.Read More »
June 21, 2015 by Margery Stein
By Margery Stein
This lineup of major literary father figures starts off with Atticus Finch . . . of course.Read More »
June 20, 2015 by Nancy Weber
By Nancy Weber
Grow up without a camera, and your eyes—and ears, nose, and sense of taste and touch—record what’s imperative to save. I’m grateful for the secret album in my mind, its images sharp and bright, miraculously impervious to the blight of memory loss that robs of me of names and birth dates.Read More »
June 19, 2015 by Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard
After his massive stroke, my father sat in his wheelchair, frantically scribbling in a notebook. Utterly frustrated, he scratched out on crumpled, stained paper: I USED TO BE O.K. . . . I AM A RETIRED ARCHITECT. Witnessing this encounter, I felt ineffable heartbreakRead More »
June 18, 2015 by Judie Rae
By Judie Rae
The tears start, spilling over one by one onto my son’s silken baby hair. I am crying for the man I never knew, for the family that protected him even from himself.Read More »
June 17, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change
In this week’s Wednesday Five we share with you five iconic films featuring fathers of the big screen. Gather the family together for these beautiful stories about fatherhood and strong father figures whose children are at the center of their lives.Read More »
June 17, 2015 by Diane Dettmann
By Diane Dettmann
My father, Harold Elleson, had all the virtues expected of a husband and father in Minnesota in the 1940s: he was loving, steadfast, dependable, faithful. His was a hard-luck life, and, like Minnesota fathers back then, he shouldered his burdens without complaint.Read More »
June 16, 2015 by Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron
When I introduced “The Partridge Family” and “The Brady Bunch” to my millennial daughter several years ago, it was “The Brady Bunch” that stuck. After 40 years, “The Partridge Family” just didn’t hold up.
What did the Bradys have that the Partridges didn’t? A dad.Read More »
June 12, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change
We are thinking of Father’s Day gifts that exemplify a personal touch, a thoughtful act, an embrace of the essence of who these men are.Read More »