How I’ve Failed My Daughter… And How You May Be Failing Yours

February 22, 2017 by

By Matthew Heilman - The pink vacuum cleaner, the pink stove, the pink stroller, the pink doll, the pink princesses, the pink purse. Pink and girly EVERYTHING! That’s what I saw as I looked around the house. I’ve been surrounded by it all for two years and I’ve been completely oblivious. For some reason my brain started to put ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nearly Two Decades Later, Heart Attack Survivor Learns What Killed Her Sister

February 3, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Eve Walker was 12 when her 16-year-old sister Louise collapsed at a party and died on the dance floor. Sixteen years later, in 2002, Walker had a heart attack. She’d been having shortness of breath and dull chest pains for several days. ... [Read More]

This Proud Iranian-American Muslim Will Not Hide Or Shut Up

February 2, 2017 by

By Melody Moezzi - On Sunday, I joined more than a thousand demonstrators at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to oppose an unconstitutional executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The order attempts to block refugees from entering the United States for 120 days (or if they’re Syrian, indefinitely) ... [Read More]

Pinspiration Project: How Safety Pins, Bottle Caps And Mod Podge Have The Power To Spread Hope

January 26, 2017 by

Meet Mary Daley, college sophomore and founder of The Pinspiration Project. The growing random acts of kindness movement started with Mary making inspiration-packed bottle cap pins and giving them out to friends and strangers, on a mission to spread hope. This is her story. By Mary Daley - In the fall of 2016, ... [Read More]

Why I Marched: A Letter From A Pro-Life, Republican, Anti-Government-Making-Women’s-Decisions, Stay-At-Home Mom

January 24, 2017 by

I am a married, Pro-Life, Republican, mother of two, and I marched. I wrote this in light of how many women are attempting to shout down women who marched. The myopia of those belittling our efforts is befuddling. I suppose ... [Read More]

#WhyIMarch: 28 Reasons This College Senior Will Be At The Women’s March On Washington

January 19, 2017 by

By Mindy Gorin - The Women's March on Washington and its 200+ sister marches will occur on Saturday, Jan. 21--and I will be there, head and hand-made sign held high, probably barely holding in all of my emotions as I watch the thousands upon thousands of people marching in solidarity with me and other women ... [Read More]

The Death Of Tilikum At SeaWorld And Our Own Moral Decay

January 9, 2017 by

By Lori Day - How unbearable. Tilikum of Blackfish fame has died at SeaWorld, and I am angry—again—and I am raging on social media—again. So, too, are many others. The collective outpouring of grief on behalf of a killer whale may strike some as questionable. People wonder: Why do we react with fury and indignation at the suffering of animals when human beings ... [Read More]

Are Today’s Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

January 6, 2017 by

By Rhonda Stephens - Summer 1974. I’m 9 years old. By 7:30 am, I’m up and out of the house, or if it’s Saturday I’m up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing, digging holes, or washing cars. Summer 2016. I’m tiptoeing out of the house, on my way to work, in an effort not to wake my children who will undoubtedly sleep until 11 am. They may complete ... [Read More]

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