My First Haircut

One tentative snip and then I was possessed with the necessity to act and be done with my boldness. My curls fell away like skin being shed by a snake.

By: Maisie Houghton

I was born in 1940, a bad time for the world, but I never did anything bad until the day I cut off my hair and left it on the floor for my mother to find, a bright, hot pool of yellow curls.

I was four. It was wartime and we were living in a rented house in Winter Park, Florida. My father, an officer in the …

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What His Bond With His Mom Says About Him

A man who has a good relationship with mom is more sensitive, communicative and understanding toward women’s emotions than one who barely speaks to his mother.

By: Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman and Meagan McCrary

Ah, men and their mothers. It’s a bond we may not fully understand until we birth sons ourselves. In the meantime, we’ll keep busy by examining how the men in our lives interact with their mothers, in order to glean more info on their overall character. Here’s a guide to help your guy analysis.

1. He Calls Her Daily. If your man and his …

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5 Ways Moms Can Help Girls Be Themselves

The Perfect Mom culture suggests that mothers put everyone’s needs before their own.  One of the best gifts you can give your daughter is to take something for yourself.

By: Rachel Simmons

1. Get in touch with your inner Goof
Girls of all ages say they’re most in touch with their true selves when they’re being silly, crazy, loud, or goofy. By late elementary school, your daughter is likely to hear peers deem silliness “lame” or “immature;” these girls perceive that acting older will make them cooler. When girls shut down silliness, they restrain themselves physically. They begin disconnecting …

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