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Happy Valentine’s Day, Son! 40 Son Quotes For Parents To Use In Valentines For Their Kids

Say ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ to the best men in your life.

The word “love” can mean so many things. Feast of Saint Valentine known as Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide around the big four-letter word

Valentine’s day is the day where red hearts, flowers, and candies are given as an expression of how much you love someone, but is this day only for romantic relationships? Valentine’s day is focused primarily on the word love. When we think of love we often think of our boyfriend, girlfriend or spouses — but what about our mothers, fathers, children and other family members?

Although it should not take one specific holiday to show and tell someone how much you love them, Valentine’s day has a way of bringing out love in all its forms — so what better way to show our sons this love too?

Say “Happy Valentine’s Day, Son!” in a

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15 Quotes To Help You Appreciate Your Parents When You Have To Move Back Home After College

College life is over… welcome back home?

After spending four long (or maybe short) years at college having the time of your life, getting to do whatever you want and staying up late, reality hits you like a ton of bricks. Unless you were lucky enough to get a job immediately after you graduate, you’re most likely broke and have very little in the way of future prospects. With nowhere to go, you have to move back home…with your parents.

Cue the daily sighs.

It’s so deflating having to move back home. You have to go back to being stuck in one room instead of having a whole apartment or house to yourself. You can’t make food at two in the morning and you certainly aren’t going to be partying a whole lot anymore. Stripped of your freedom, you’re left to simply wait until you finally get the opportunity to …

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18 Iconic Quotes & Inspirational Lessons From Mr. Rogers

“Peace means far more than the opposite of war.” —Mr. Rogers

Mr. Fred Rogers, famous for his iconic PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, was born on March 20, 1928 in a town called Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As a child, Mr. Rogers was bullied. He was overweight and often referred to as “Fat Freddy”. This caused him to become introverted and spend a lot of time by himself. He learned to play the piano and spent much of his time working with puppets.

He went to Dartmouth College before eventually transferring to Rollins College, where he majored in music composition. He graduated Magna Cum Ludie in 1951.

Rogers wanted to go to seminary school but instead he decided to attempt a career in Television, citing that he hated what was being shown on TV and he wanted to change it. To help it to become more nurturing.

After graduating, Rogers moved …

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35 Legendary Quotes From Meryl Streep In Celebration Of Her 70th Birthday

It’s been 70 years for the Hollywood staple.

In 1949 in the city of Summit, New Jersey, a legend was born. Originally named Mary Louise Streep (and eventually going by Meryl), she’s gone on to star in numerous movie hits and become a household name. Her birthday was just a few weeks ago — Meryl Streep turned 70 years old.

Beginning with voice lessons at age 12, Streep went on through high school and college with the intent of being on stage. At first she leaned more toward opera, but near the end of her collegiate tenure at Vassar College she took more of an interest in acting. After graduating, Streep enrolled in the Yale School of Drama.

After all that schooling, Streep debuted on Broadway when she was 26 in a play called Trelawny of the ‘Wells.’ Two years later she found herself in film in the movie Julia (1977). …

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25 Powerful Quotes About Being A Single Parent Every Single Mom Or Dad Can Relate To

Thank you for all you do.

Single Parents Day on March 21 was a day to celebrate all of the amazing efforts displayed by single moms and single dads all over the world, but you can never appreciate all of their hard work enough — especially all in one day.

A single parent’s job is difficult because they’re playing the role of a mother and father while juggling work and keeping the household in check.

Some of the most hardworking and amazing people I know are single parents. I would know — I was raised by a single mother who immigrated from Vietnam in the late 80s. My mother spent most of her life working so that she could earn enough money to send my brother and myself through college. It’s her selfless, hardworking, strong personality that I hope to have even a fraction of. For this, I understand and appreciate what all the single parents in this …

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Family Picture

By LC

After Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Tony Lewis Jr.

There’s something missing with this picture
As I wake onto a random day
In a random hood
In a random city
In America
I listen
Listen to the voice of my mother
Shouting down the bickering of my
Little sister and little brother
But there’s something missing
So I look
Look to find my auntie on the couch
With my baby cousin in hand
Look out the window to find the neighborhood junkie
But he is not the MAN
I’m looking for
See that man has been gone for years
Gone from this family’s struggles
Gone from being this family’s muscle
Gone from this family’s daily hustle
Ironic that I used that last word
‘cause HUSTLE is what got him sentenced
To no return, L.I.F.E.
So my father is what’s missing with this …

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Speak Child Speak

By MS

For my daughter

Speak, child, speak,
hold not your tongue because the question that you ask,
the answer that it brings may be the solution that saves us all

Speak, child, speak
Because ignorance is not bliss,
it is apathy to the mind.
It is the residue of stagnant thoughts that destroys itself fully
with the passions of time
& stagnation is death to young & old minds.

Speak, child, speak,
your voice may be the one that touches the world & shapes reality
into a paradise that women, men, & children may grow & peacefully live in.

Speak, child, speak,
Because my voice is old & un-remembered.
It is the weeping in the bowels of coffin ships & it is the creak of rope & wind
& silent kingdoms swaying in a sultry southern breeze,
it is the shackles of falsehoods binding me to inferior thoughts of …

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Free Verse: Tame the Fire

In this free verse poetry, “Tame the Fire.”

In this free verse poetry, I was a six-year-old girl. My family lived on a farm in the countryside of Hayden, Id. It was a perfect Saturday, the weather was cooler, we were heading into fall.

It was perfect for burning trash in the old barrel on the side of the old shed. I was watching my brothers burning trash when something horrible happened. Life can change as quickly as a shift in the wind. I’ll describe through words in poetry.

Free Verse Poetry: Tame the Fire

At five and seven what did they
know of fire?
Nothing until that day.
Sticks and a barrel of flames.

Of fire that eats flesh, leaving you like
a sun-dried raisin.
Running, and laughing with fire,
it loves the wind and cloth.

It eats cloth.
It ate my brother’s leg.

He ran screaming, running …

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Free Verse: Hibernation

In this free verse poetry, “Hibernation.”

This poem is from an observance of watching children from day to day and how the seasons play a role in their behavior. I believe the seasons have voices and stir the changes in one’s soul. Watching children throughout the year provide lenses for me to view not only the reactions that have offered inspiration but to experience life through their eyes.

Free Verse Poetry: Hibernation

Hidden inside the groping,
fingers of fall, besides,
the old Pinewood apartments
we stand to wait for the yellow bus.
All year their excited voices rise and fall
like the changing leaves.
But here, they are quieted and still.
On the cusp of winter, cold air
penetrates like piercing ice sickles
in a foot thick of snow.
I insert my hands to the warmth
—Melting shivers, to the prickle of the wind,
and thankful for how peaceful they are,
capable of …

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