Her 88-year-old father chose not to have open heart surgery that could extend his days. But Jeannie Ralston realizes he is just continuing to show his kids what’s really important in life.
We all have great hopes for our kids’ future. But how does a mother handle the disappointment when her adult child can’t live up to her potential?
The obituary she wrote about her ex-husband’s death caused a sensation. Now the author tells NextTribe the background on the fib heard around the world.
Years after writing a book about the importance of the mother son bond, Kate Stone Lombardi wonders if she can stay close to her son now that he’s getting married.
Stacey Tompkins is the free spirit in her family and brings out her mother’s inner wild child when they’re together. But she never thought she could get her mom to do this.
When the kids were home, Janet Siroto made sure she achieved the Holy Grail of motherhood: healthy, homemade sit-down dinners. Now that they’re gone…well, it’s `where’s the cereal bowl?’
I know we’re pathetic, treating our dogs like surrogate children now that our sons are off at college. But I swear, I can’t stop myself.
Convinced that my best years were behind me after my youngest left for college, I sank into a depression that mirrored one I’d battled 17 years earlier. Relief came by finding ways to plug the holes, but it took its damn sweet time.
Don’t wait till the kids are already gone to plan your next move. That’s like stepping into the shower at exactly the time you’re supposed to meet your friends at the restaurant. (Oh, you do that? Sorry.) Start thinking now, and save yourself a lot of grief.