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Jun.19.2011
By Gina Misiroglu To celebrate Father's Day, June 19th, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about their dads, their own experiences as fathers, or other memorable stories about fatherhood. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to AOL's ParentDish and MyDaily channels, or to...
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Jun.09.2011
To celebrate Mother's Day last month, I had pleasure to shepherd twelve exceptional and varied articles about mothers to AOL's Parentdish, Black Voices, Holidash, and MyDaily channels, or to Red Room's Editor's Picks blog list. I hope you'll read each one, and leave a comment on their Red Room blog...
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Jun.09.2011
I was slumped on a bed in a hotel room in Florida, sad that my college reunion had ended, when I noticed a text message from my brother: Mom is in the hospital. The end is near. I've learned that in all matters concerning our mother, I must pay careful attention to my heart rhythm to know how I...
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May.31.2011
I Give Shopping Therapy a Whole New Meaning For some women, shopping is therapy. For me, not so much. Take a recent trip I made to my local department store. I headed towards the entrance with my heart pounding and my head spinning, massaging my right shoulder and glancing at the piece of paper in...
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May.17.2011
Today, I live with my two trustworthy Brittanys, Simon and Seth, and my Siamese cat, Zen. I know firsthand about the healing benefits of dogs. Mine helped me ward off loneliness and depression at a time of great trauma, and have served as my guardian angels and loyal companions. Dogs truly are man'...
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May.09.2011
As a result of a year-long flirtation with an interesting man at work, I was waist-deep in a self-improvement makeover by the time I discovered that my "new friend" was years younger than I was. The age difference caught me by surprise, but it was too late to back out. I was already...
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May.08.2011
By Gina Misiroglu To celebrate Mother's Day, May 8th, Red Room asked several of its authors to write about memorable motherhood moments. It's been my pleasure to shepherd these articles to AOL's Parentdish, Black Voices, Holidash, and MyDaily channels, or to Red Room's Editor's Picks blog list. I...
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May.06.2011
When I was growing up, I spent a lot of time doing my best to fit in. Wearing the "right" jeans, getting the "right" friends, signing up for the "right" classes. I felt like I had a few extra hurdles to jump. My dad was a rabbi (still is). My parents were...
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May.03.2011
Today, I only brought one dress. I usually throw two in the car, in case my mother says the first choice rides up my backside. And I rarely wear pants. Pants make me look stunted and squat, she says. If you think those jeans suit you, you're wrong. The day before every visit, I book a last-...