mothers and sons

To The Woman Who Marries My Son: I'm Sorry & You're Welcome

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When I was four months pregnant, I told my two daughters — then ages nine and six — that they were going to have a new sibling. I asked if they wanted to know the baby's gender. My older daughter shouted, "It must be a little brother because I already have the best sister in the world!"

While years later she would deny the latter part of the proclamation (loudly and with many door slams), she was correct in her prediction. Our family was getting a baby boy.  

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5 Ways To Teach My Son Empathy

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Sarah Fader shares why she believes that few things are more important for her son to learn than empathy.

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The First Time My Son Broke My Heart

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

I love watching my son and my husband bond, but it’s becoming apparent I’m losing my little boy.

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Ask Erin: My Mom Punched Holes In My Condoms

I went to pack our things and caught my mom ruffling through my toiletries bag. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

When we got home my wife was unpacking our bags and noticed the condoms we keep in the toiletries bag looked weird.

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What To Do When His Mom Doesn’t Like You From Day One

I had officially lost the battle but here's what you can do.

I tried my best to impress and please. I worked on the farm, helped in the kitchen, and tried emphasizing all the other reasons Mick was in New York (work, friends), but none of it felt like enough. No matter what I did, I was still American, and Mick was still going back to the states.

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Trusting Life Amid Pain And Confusion

It didn’t always look like a clear path while I was in it.

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How Am I Going To Be A Mother To A Boy?

It's okay to be conflicted about raising a boy.

Yesterday I found out my baby is a boy and I haven't really stopped crying since.

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