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Suspense Writer James Patterson Takes on Middle School Set

Credit: Amazon
James Patterson's books often deal with murder, mayhem and the truly dark corners of human experience.
In his latest...
James Patterson embarks on mission to get kids to read.

Why has 'Go the F**k to Sleep' Struck Such a Nerve With Parents?

Credit: Amazon I admit, it's funny. And there's another thing I like about Adam Mansbach's "Go the F**k to Sleep": It exposes the...The book highlights our need to talk openly about how tough it can be to raise children, especially at the end of a long day.

You May As Well Laugh: A Conversation With Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst's newest book is "Unexpectedly Eighty."
By Marlo Thomas
I've been a huge fan of Judith Viorst for ages. Her writings...
The best-selling author tells Marlo Thomas what she has learned through the decades.

Motherhood Moments: More Than a Strike, She Quit!

Jessica Anya Blau with her mother, Bonnie Blau Credit: Jessica Anya Blau Around the time I was 8, when my sister, Becca, was 11, and my...If a mother is someone who packs your lunch, hems your pants and mops the kitchen floor, then I grew up without a mother.

Motherhood Moments: Try a Little Selfishness

Elizabeth Eslami and mother. Credit: Elizabeth Eslami When I was 10, my mother took me out to the shed behind our house to ask me if...if mothers don't teach their children how to be happy by example, who will?

Motherhood Moments: Raising a Girl (Not) Like Me

Jenny Block and her daughter. Credit: Jamie Abbott I remember being scared. That's what I remember most about bringing my daughter home...The powerful thing about raising an independent daughter is that she grows into her own person.

Motherhood Moments: Passing On a Love of Words

Zoe FitzGerald Carter with her mother and daughter. Credit: Zoe FitzGerald Carter If childhood had a soundtrack, mine would be the...Recognizing a kindred spirit, my mother took me under her wing.

Motherhood Moments: Coping with Mother's Day When Mom is in Decline or Gone

Jo Maeder and her mother. Credit: Portrait Innovations What happens when a cynical hard-core New Yorker reluctantly moves to the South...A cynical hard-core New Yorker reluctantly moves to the South to care for the mother who always drove her crazy.

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