Showing posts from October, 2015

What It's Like to Be a Single Dad

Their eyes met in the mirror again; he rested his chin on her shoulder. She smelled of the pale green soap she loved because it was shaped like a dinosaur. Her face was so much like his own, yet softer, finer, and to him infinitely beautiful. "You could, but then tomorrow would be your first day of school. You'd still have butterflies." "Butterflies?" "Right here." He patted her tummy. "Doesn't it feel like butterflies dancing in there?'' That made her giggle. "Kind of." "I've got them, too." "Really?" Her eyes opened wide.
Taming Natasha


By nerissa's ring (Flickr: girl, lost) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Parents are constantly shamed for their choices. From how we feed our children to how we educate them, everyone has an opinion. The result? Moms and dads feel endlessly judged for the choices they make — even if they have no other options…


She closed the distance to give Tracie a handshake, then a hug, to fuss over the dogs. To laugh with Sylvia, he noted.
She did have an appealing way, he supposed. If you liked the überoutgoing, the type who tended to touch or embrace in a kind of second nature.
The Search


"Conchita Wurst Ballhausplatz 18-05-2014 40 Free Hugs" by Manfred Werner (Tsui) - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

The Way You Hug Someone Reveals An Enormous Amount About Your Relationship

Happiness and well-being author Kulraj writes, “Hugging is, in fact, just an extended form of a fundamental human need: touch. An abundance of research has shown that skin-to-skin contact between a mother and newborn yields important physical and psychological benefits.” He continues that as we grow into adulth…