Happiness · Readers' Favorites

Will the Real Mom Please Stand Up?

“What is REAL?” the Velveteen Rabbit asked the Skin Horse one day. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to… Continue reading Will the Real Mom Please Stand Up?

Amazing People · Daughters · Readers' Favorites

Bindi Irwin, Please Fight For My Daughter

Miley Cyrus became the talk of America for her “twerking”” at the MTV awards last year. I did not watch the show, and yet have seen the oh so famous jig, simply because of the in your face, everywhere publicity it immediately gained. The more provocative, the more attention you will win it seems. I recently read… Continue reading Bindi Irwin, Please Fight For My Daughter

Daughters · My Heart · Readers' Favorites

Fighting the Beauty Epidemic for Our Daughters

She showed up at our place around Christmas. A gift from a relative for my two year old daughter, who at the time gave her little interest. This past month she was rediscovered in a pile of toys and suddenly became the “mommy” to go along with our “dad.” I was recruited to play along, and… Continue reading Fighting the Beauty Epidemic for Our Daughters

My Heart · Readers' Favorites · Real and Raw

To the Unloved Child

I was in an awful dream involving some pungent oder I could not leave. I woke to discover my daughter laying next to me, bits of the brown stuff laying beside her. I quickly stumbled out of bed to grab wipes and discovered a trail of it, beginning at my sheets and traveling down the… Continue reading To the Unloved Child