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  1. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    We, Our Grandfather and His Inspiring Talks
    We, Our Grandfather and His Inspiring TalksPerhaps, after receiving love and care from parents, children get an extra bonding love from their grandparents. After all, grandparents are like caring guardians, full of blessings and love, and always ready to inspire with their little stories...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/10/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @debasish majumder I am glad to know that you enjoyed reading the post. Sometimes, due to culture drift, we forget our beauteous past.
    debasish majumder
    23/10/2016 #1 debasish majumder
    nice post. enjoyed read. thank you @Mohammed A.Jawad for sharing such lovely post. yes, values are the precious imperative and a rich heritage we need to preserve with due care.
  2. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Daddy"Greater things are believed of those who are absent." TacitusI didn’t know much about my father until I was 18 years old. I knew who is was, but his life was a mystery. I lived most of my life up until that point, where my mother was home with...


    Javier beBee
    27/09/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    @Phillip Hubbell thanks for sharing it ! :-)
    Irene Hackett
    22/09/2016 #4 Anonymous
    What a wonderful, honest account of real family life - quite an honor you shared it with us @Phillip Hubbell. Thank you!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    I am in awe of what we refer to as a "human being". The individual stories, and each of us has a story, never cease to amaze me. Thank you for your story @Phillip Hubbell; you have kept me in awe.
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/09/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    It´s hard to comment on this one so that I will just thank you for sharing that story.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    What a story :-)
  3. Producerjesse kaellis

    jesse kaellis

    The Bowery
    The Bowery The Bowery I was maybe six years old. I was with my parents and sister in the 4cv. A tiny, rear engine Renault. We were a little bit lost, tangled up underneath the Manhattan Bridge in the Bowery. I don't recall why we were there. There...


    jesse kaellis
    20/09/2016 #7 jesse kaellis
    I can see running out of these stories. Then I'll have to write more. I wonder if I even still have a voice, or have anything worthwhile to say. When a writer starts to imitate himself -- he's doomed. I could write about anything there are events in my life that might resonate with other people. My father's dementia for example. Over five million people a year are newly diagnosed in the US with dementia. 500,000 in Canada. I'm reluctant to write that up for some reason. Thanks again, Lisa.
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/09/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    your welcome @jesse kaellis. Stories matter, lives matter- again thanks for sharing!
    jesse kaellis
    20/09/2016 #5 jesse kaellis
    #3 From "I'm clean, I'm alive, and I'm living." The last story from my book.

    It is difficult to imagine how I am going to make a tidy, happy ending. Although really it already is, basically, in the sense that, I mean, you can't take the pain out of living. Not without taking the living out of living. If you want to be a booze ghoul, a drug zombie, yeah, you won't feel a thing and that is worse than the pain. Here is the demarcation point for me. Hiding in my room doing drugs and masturbating, or I'm involved with a woman and her children. I have a chance to make a difference in real people's lives.

    EST was okay. It was meant to be confrontational. I blossomed as a public speaker in the seminars. I found a power in myself that I never knew I had. EST dissolved in 1985 and morphed into the Landmark Forum, a kinder gentler EST.

    Thank you, Lisa, for taking the time to read my story and comment.
    jesse kaellis
    20/09/2016 #4 jesse kaellis
    #2 Thank you, Donna-Luisa. There is a close to every story. I see the finish line now. And it looks to me as though I had a good life, a useful and full life.
    Lisa Gallagher
    20/09/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    A glimpse into your early life @jesse kaellis, the EST sounds a bit brutal for a young person. You summed things up well with your last sentence. "You just can't take the pain out of living", if we could, everyone would be happy all the time. I guess we have to experience pain to understand what true happiness is. Thanks for sharing!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/09/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Hey guys think you may want to see this... @Chas Wyatt @Andrew Porter @Vincent Andrew
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @jesse kaellis ... I think of everything you've written, I like this one most. Maybe it's because I too cut everyone off, and reconnected, and have found the circle of life. We are all a part of our family, and no one, no circumstance nothing can be perfect. Think you brought that point home.. Sharing with the gang.. @David B. Grinberg @Laura Mikolaitis @Pamela L. Williams @Fatima Williams @Lisa Gallagher @Jim Murray @Ken Boddie @Don Kerr Daniel @Daniel Donachie @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
  4. Matt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    Don't Ever Shame Your Child - My rant for today!
    Don't Ever Shame Your Child
    Don't Ever Shame Your Child Matt has created The Man-Up Project to help men navigate their lives in a way that is healthier, happier and more fulfilling: Whether you are a single dude,...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/09/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Wonderful piece of advice Matt! That came straight from the heart. Thanks for the share. I feel bad already wondering if i ever did that without being aware...next one better be Step 1 on disciplining them without bringing it on! ;)
    Mamen Delgado
    07/09/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    Love it!! You are so GREAT @Matt Sweetwood!!!
  5. ProducerDon Kerr

    Don Kerr

    A covenant for honouring children
    A covenant for honouring children Jena Ball's superb posting (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jena-ball/the-science-of-kindness) is the inspiration for this post as well as Robert Cormack's contribution to the commentary thread on that post. Regular readers will know that I have two...


    Don Kerr
    03/09/2016 #13 Don Kerr
    #12 Thanks so much for stopping by @Jena Ball
    Jena Ball
    03/09/2016 #12 Jena Ball
    Thank you for the kind words and much needed inspiration this morning Don. I was delighted to hear you are a fan of Seigel's too and to read Raffi's covenant for children. But the line I loved the most was, "They are not 'little adults' nor are they empty vessels awaiting filling by our education systems and parental values." If we could JUST get that - really let that sink in, then we might approach education as the honor it is and embrace the opportunity it presents to tap into some powerful learning of our own. Do children need protection, guidance and help navigating the world? Yes, but their growing, exploring and ravenously curious hearts and minds hold great gifts and reminders. I see it every time I step into a class and the kids and I greet each other with "Helllooo!" Exuberance, joy, a willlingness to be goofy and a ferocious kind of love infuse our interactions. I am getting as much as I give, and I am grateful. Anyway, I did not mean to write another blog post, but to,thank you for yours and to say I look forward to reading more about your adventures with Samuel and Gabriel. - Jena
    Don Kerr
    01/09/2016 #11 Don Kerr
    #9 Appreciate the share and your commentary, as always, @Donna-Luisa Eversley Hope life is treating you will in the islands.
    Don Kerr
    01/09/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    #8 Thank you for your astute comments @Praveen Raj Gullepalli I do appreciate you providing additional perspective.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    01/09/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Don Kerr this is beautiful and in agreement with principles of this "covenant" . Raising my own children was a reflection of what I wished for as a child.We got the 'rod' so many times it made me shun abuse in any form. Quite interesting post. Thanks for sharing!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/09/2016 #8 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Nice thoughts and great efforts there dear Don! Lotsa younger parents would surely benefit from some of those principles right there. While circumstances do not always permit that kind of time, learning and attention in every case, one could at least pay attention to one thing the most, in shaping young lives. Their Affinities. And simply do the best one could to encourage them there with max focus. Be a Guide. Values, morals etc are things they are most likely to pick up from parents, the key Influencers. They would form associations at school to learn from otherwise, the Connections. It is sad here that they no longer have Moral Science classes featuring some great stories and parables in schools...those classes taught us a whole load of Proverbs, the import of which hit us ''epiphanistically'' in later years one by one, while experiencing things ;) Anger is the ugliest emotion that could be displayed in front of kids. To be avoided at all cost! :)
    Don Kerr
    01/09/2016 #7 Don Kerr
    #6 you might like it right up until you declare me to be "the worst father EVER":)
    Dean Owen
    01/09/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    Can I be your son? Actually Gabriel and Samuel both remind me of the boy Emile from one of the best War movies ever made, The Wild Geese. Here in Shanghai, it is my daughter that is teaching me to be a father.
    Don Kerr
    31/08/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    #1 And thanks for the share my friend.
    Don Kerr
    31/08/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    Thanks @Kevin Pashuk. Sometimes oversimplification is perfect because it reveals a core truth.
    Don Kerr
    31/08/2016 #3 Don Kerr
    Please don't send more @Pascal Derrien I am a very old man rapidly becoming much older! Rock on though!
    Pascal Derrien
    31/08/2016 #2 Pascal Derrien
    it sounds like a kool household I think we should send you more children you seem gifted :-),as far as music is concerned we all share a love of rock with a lot of choub choubi dou wha in it. To your family @Don Kerr View more
    it sounds like a kool household I think we should send you more children you seem gifted :-),as far as music is concerned we all share a love of rock with a lot of choub choubi dou wha in it. To your family @Don Kerr :-) Close
    Kevin Pashuk
    31/08/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    If our primary role as parents is to release responsible adults into the world (I know, a gross oversimplification), then I predict you and your better half will do a great job.
  6. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    As far as I understand beBee welcomes all types of content. We are given tools to silence what we don't find relevant. So if you think this 30 sec video of Little Ashley Owen is irrelevant, by all means hit the "Mute User" button!
    Jambalaya Little...


    Dean Owen
    24/08/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    #9 First time for me doing text on video. Need to dabble in voiceovers but fear my weird watered down British accent from years of living abroad would confuse people. Thanks for stopping by my first ever video buzz!
    CityVP Manjit
    24/08/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    #8 Oh no you would really would not want to inherit my video editing skills ever. It is something I will start to learn about further down the road, and even then I remain the art observer rather than the artist, so I loved the black and white texture, the timeless capture of cute and the balance of gradients in the title sequences.
    Dean Owen
    24/08/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #6 I am sure my skills pale in comparison to yours, but I would like to learn and start producing quality video on beBee. I am pretty sure you have a tremendous on camera presence. Thanks City VP Manjit
    Dean Owen
    24/08/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #5 Likewise @Don Kerr, your now famous fishing pic brought humanity to beBee....
    CityVP Manjit
    24/08/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    A nice moment that was very well captured which shows me the highly personal side of you Dean and the accomplished professional - anyone who has tried to edit and shape a 30 second video will recognize also the craft here.
    Don Kerr
    24/08/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    Well that's never gonna happen @Dean Owen. I seek out your posts. Kind of like my own little Dean hive. Not That I am stalking you;))
    Dean Owen
    24/08/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima. I would say absolutely - Likewise!
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    Every share of yours is relevant to me as it aids in learning more about you.
    Dean Owen
    23/08/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    #1 Yeah, funny to watch and particularly so since she has no idea what most of the words mean (neither, for that matter, do I) It's like me trying to memorise a Gypsy Kings song, but that would take me a few weeks. She got the gist of this one after listening to the song about 5 times! Thanks @Deb Helfrich
    Deb Helfrich
    23/08/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Son of a gun, where is that 'please provide more of this type of content' button? Made my cheeks hurt, my smile is so uncontrollable, @Dean Owen
  7. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    My Boy
    My BoyMy son was born on 8/7/88. My wife was scheduled to induce, as he was late, on 8/8/88. He showed up early and ruined the opportunity to be the all “8s” baby. We knew right away he was going to be trouble. He was a terribly cute child, with bright...


    Irene Hackett
    19/08/2016 #2 Anonymous
    @Phillip Hubbell - thanks for sharing this story - your son sounds like a cool guy! I have two adult daughters who 'march to a different drummer', I admire their uncommon passions.
  8. ProducerAnees Zaidi

    Anees Zaidi

    Chinar Talks - The Tale of a Yellow Cockatiel
    Chinar Talks - The Tale of a Yellow CockatielI am fortunate to have a very nice, friendly and hospitable neighbor. Its a family of five. Husband, wife, a daughter, a married son and his wife. They have two more members in the house. A male and a female cockatiel. Three years back they brought...


    Irene Hackett
    14/08/2016 #31 Anonymous
    @Anees Zaidi - love what you say about our experience here on beBee and I am in 100% agreement! "It is the outcome of our joint efforts that is making our engagement at beBee healthy, diverse, enjoyable and of great learning."
    Anees Zaidi
    14/08/2016 #30 Anees Zaidi
    #27 Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for your kind words. Your each word is a 'word of wisdom' for me that I keep close to my heart.
    Anees Zaidi
    14/08/2016 #29 Anees Zaidi
    #25 Dear Irene Hackett the video is very cute and the whistle it makes is amazing. Sibling rivalry is a very common phenomenon in growing children and it not necessary always a sort of anger or hate. It is mainly out of a sense of jealousy which if properly managed brings health and pleasure in kids relationships. And yes, Thanking you for peeping into my 'heart'. It is the outcome of our joint efforts that is making our engagement at beBee healthy, diverse, enjoyable and of great learning.
    Anees Zaidi
    14/08/2016 #28 Anees Zaidi
    #24 Dear @Vincent Andrew thank you for your comment. I am happy you could relate my work with your experiences. Such behavior is very common and visible in every household.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/08/2016 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    Glad I had a chance to read your Buzz @Anees Zaidi. You are a natural story teller and you weave different threads of emotions into your writing. Regarding sibling rivalry, your readers have contributed greatly to the discussion. For me it is part of an on going, life long process of not feeling individually threatened by sharing another with who we have bonded or created an important attachment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/08/2016 #26 Sara Jacobovici
    @Kevin Pashuk and @Vincent Andrew, my mom (96) still checks to see that she didn't get less wine than anyone at the table.
    Irene Hackett
    13/08/2016 #25 Anonymous
    A lovely story @Anees Zaidi - I adore birds and the video clip is so cute! As in your analogy with the birds, sibling rivalry seems to be a vie for the parents' attention. Being the youngest of 7 siblings, I can't say our rivalry was the angry sort I often hear about. We competed greatly in games, playing whiffle ball and croquet in our back yard. Perhaps having a 'disabled' mom put many petty disputes into proper perspective for us - even at a young age. I agree whole heartedly with our friend @CityVP Manjit: "there is no textbook answer to effective and nurturing parenting." I love the heart I 'see' in your buzzes and in your interactions here on beBee. Thank you for sharing and be blessed!
    Vincent Andrew
    13/08/2016 #24 Vincent Andrew
    Five girls in the house and sibling rivalry happens galore! My son who sees what's happening is unfazed! Great buzz @Anees Zaidi. Agree with @Kevin Pashuk that even into their teens my girls are still checking if the drinks in their cups are of equal amounts!
    Anees Zaidi
    13/08/2016 #23 Anees Zaidi
    #22 Dear @Fatima Williams I have two daughters, both are married now. Before going to India for their higher education they shared the same room in our house. They always made sure that their 'sibling rivalry' does not come out of their room. In our small family it was her mother who brought them closer. My role was to let them help see 'what they are'. This way we as parent struk a healthy balance in their mutual relationship.
    Fatima Williams
    13/08/2016 #22 Fatima Williams
    Grear buzz @Anees Zaidi With us three girls in the house I can imagine what my mum must have gone through :) But don't they sometimes say what drives you apart brings you closer too.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/08/2016 #21 Anees Zaidi
    #17 Dear @Lisa Gallagher I am happy you could relate this story with the experiences with your sons who grew up to be good friends. 'Fair play' and 'act of balance' between the siblings surely is the right approach.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/08/2016 #20 Anees Zaidi
    #16 Dear @Franci Eugenia Hoffman act of 'fair play' and 'equal treatment' work best in keeping our kids away from this vice. Thanks for your time reading this post and sharing your thoughtful comment.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/08/2016 #19 Anees Zaidi
    #15 Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD you said "there is the simple place of peace between two kindred brothers." You are on the spot...there is a need to keep this place of peace growing along with their individual growth albeit competitive (healthy....) in their own right.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/08/2016 #18 Anees Zaidi
    #14 Yes @Gert Scholtz healthy competition should always be encouraged between siblings. As we know the role of parents in kids upbringing matters a lot. Paradox is that the at the most crucial formative stage of kids life, parents themselves are not so matured, experienced and seasoned. On top of that those years keep parents also occupied in fulfilling their aspirations and career challenges. With the absence of joint family system where grandparents would stay together and would support kids in their upbringings, we see unhealthy practices creeping into kids life. Thanks for your contribution to this debate.
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/08/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    Sorry to hear of your friend's loss of his Cockatiel. I agree if not handled properly sibling rivalry can become more than just a nuisance. Every child with a sibling will go through it. My children did and each time something happened when I wasn't around to see- one of them would of course, blame it on the other. I told them I was not going to play referee and they had to learn to settle their own battles. I finally put 2 chairs facing each other in a room (child size chairs) and I would make them go to the chairs until they admitted to the other what really happened and apologized. I made it clear they were only to tattle if someone was doing something dangerous as one example. They are good friends as adults. I really tried hard not to play favorites and to be fair. It's a fine act to balance. Good article with the link you left @Anees Zaidi
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    13/08/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    It's important that parents recognize that sibling rivalry and jealousy is a part of growing up. Ignoring it is turning your back on helping your children mature. I have seen sibling rivalry continue into adulthood; and perhaps, in some cases healthy competition and in other cases immense dislike. Teaching children fair play early in life is essential. Thank you @Anees Zaidi for bringing your buzz to my attention.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 #6 Just love this synergy across time and space, there is the simple place of peace between two kindred brothers. This, to me, is the most important realization ~ there is no such thing as chance...so sweet to watch the dance!
    Gert Scholtz
    12/08/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Anees Zaidi We were three brothers constantly competing against one another. While it could be seen as sibling rivalry - it bound us together more than anything else. I think some competition in some form is natural between siblings. Parents need though to teach them the rules of fair play but more than that be attentive to each child's unique talents and idiosyncrasies.
    Anees Zaidi
    12/08/2016 #13 Anees Zaidi
    #12 Dear brother @Ali Anani I express my thanks and gratitude for your esteemed feelings for me.
    Ali Anani
    12/08/2016 #12 Ali Anani
    #11 Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- I am reformulating Einstein's' quote "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler". I want to replace the word simple by modest. This is what you ar dear friend. Your modest elevates you
  9. ProducerEmilia M. Ludovino
    How to help children cope with the shocking-terrible news on TV
    How to help children cope with the shocking-terrible news on TVUnfortunately, I'm posting this article too often.It is easier to build strong children    than to repair broken adults.  F. Douglas Children understand everything they hear and see around them.Probably not with the way we -adults- perceive...


    Emilia M. Ludovino
    17/07/2016 #15 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #14 Thanks @John White, MBA for the support ;). I highly appreciate it. Have a blessed day!
    John White, MBA
    16/07/2016 #14 John White, MBA
    Timely article. I have promoted it to beBee's company FB and LI accounts.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/07/2016 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #5 Hi @Dean Owen - no it's not Ok to shield our children from the real world, but we also don't need to expose them. I think you're doing a good job with your little girls :). And if you're such a good singer as me, better don't sing for the sake of your child :))))). Well .... maybe just sing along her favorite songs in the car and say it's a new version of the song just for her :). Have a wonderful day!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/07/2016 #10 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #7 Thank you @Mamen Delgado.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/07/2016 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #6 Hi Phil Friedman - Thanks for your comment. Actually, not only Disney movies can be psychologically traumatic to children - video games, some books, etc. - without good parenting. Children are surrounded by information and other kids talk about the issues and grown up venting out their fears and brainwashed info. Unfortunately, a large number of parents have no clue on how to help their children to cope with all the info that they receive and hear to talk all day. My aim as a professional is to give some basic tips and insights to parents that don't know how to help their children. Children live in the same world as adults by with different, very different, outlook of life only because they​ are children needing parents with good parenthood skills.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/07/2016 #8 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #4 You're most welcome @Federico Álvarez San Martín and thanks for sharing it.
    Mamen Delgado
    16/07/2016 #7 Mamen Delgado
    #6 I agree completely with you, @Phil Friedman! In my opinion, Lion King is the darkest film you can find in supposed films for children. Great buzz @Emilia M. Ludovino!! Lot to think about...
    Phil Friedman
    16/07/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    #5 @Dean Owen, if you want to protect very young children from psychological trauma, keep them away from Disney movies until they are at least 10. For Most Disney films are actually very dark and terrifying, evidence the Lion King, Snow White, Pinnochio, and others. As grim or more so than Grimm. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    16/07/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    Is it OK to shield our children from reality? I mean I don't watch any news or movies when my 4 year old daughter is around. For her, frightening is when Scar jumps on Simba. I could, as you suggest, sing the news, but that would probably give her bigger nightmares!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    15/07/2016 #3 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Hi Don Kerr. Thank you for helping by sharing. I gladly accept your friend request and will read your request carefully.
    Don Kerr
    15/07/2016 #2 Don Kerr
    @Emilia M. Ludovino If you would accept my friend request I would very much appreciate it. I have a very specific request to make of you and would like to message you. Thanks.
    Don Kerr
    15/07/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    This is immensely helpful. thank you @Emilia M. Ludovino Will share.
  10. Guddy Vyas

    Guddy Vyas


    Saving relationships and maintaining them for the best survival is a dream of everyone. TheOneSpy app presents a very informative and useful research for the parents and teens that how they can understand each other and build perfect relationships via infographic.

    #GuestPost #Infographics #relationships #parents #teen
    Guddy Vyas
    How Can Parents Sustain Healthy Relations With Their Teens? | Vyas Infotech
  11. ProducerMichael Hillebrand
    I'm at War with my Son, Who is Actually a JEDI!
    I'm at War with my Son, Who is Actually a JEDI! This is my son, Braden when he was about 7 years old. (He's now almost 12) I've had custody of him since he was four years old and man has it been a journey! In fact, we are at war, and I absolutely love it! Let me explain..When I was 19, I was in a...


    Michael Dowling
    14/07/2016 #22 Michael Dowling
    Great story...powerful. Thank you for sharing this @Michael Hillebrand
    Mamen Delgado
    14/07/2016 #21 Mamen Delgado
    #19 Hahahaha!!! LOL!!! Simply great @Kevin Pashuk! The comment of the month!!! ;)
    Michael Hillebrand
    14/07/2016 #20 Michael Hillebrand
    #19 ha! I love that you just asked me that! Braden would think for a minute, make it seem like he doesn't understand the question - with that same smirk - then ask "why not a soccer ball" just to see what you'll do. If you add that to the options, he'll know he won, and then he'll pick the golf glove.. he already has his own business. He knows what he's doing.. It's his world, we all just live in it. Lol
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/07/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    Braden's a lucky kid. The best gift you are giving him is to be engaged with him, to mentor him, to love him, to protect him, and as you mentioned, to learn from him. If you asked him "Spaghetti, Yellow, or Golf Glove?" What would he answer?
    Michael Hillebrand
    14/07/2016 #18 Michael Hillebrand
    #17 Happy to help anyone that can draw from the story.. :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/07/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Michael Hillebrand, you have brought me to tears.. I know someone who is in the same place you were, same age, but a girl. I will get this post to her, and maybe she will feel it . Hey, I'm speechless, but I appreciate this and you more than words can express at this time! Excellent sharing.. Point Team Michael !
    Michael Hillebrand
    12/07/2016 #16 Michael Hillebrand
    Wow.. @NO one, Hanife Hassan O'Keeffe, @Lisa Gallagher, David Gamella Perez, @Javier beBee, @Dean Owen, @Deb Helfrich, @Mamen Delgado, and @Don Kerr for taking the time to read this post and share your thoughts. I was actually sitting down to work on my company stuff when I suddenly felt compelled to write a post about Braden. (you're lucky it was a short story) I didn't mean for it to be that story at all, or for it to go that way.. Just started with the photo I wanted to use and went from there. To share a very small glimpse into that struggle, is something I have not been able to do well with others.. So your uplifting words, and encouraging confirmations, mean a lot. That post was a risk..
    NO one
    12/07/2016 #15 NO one
    @Michael Hillebrand thank you for sharing this touching and inspiring story with us. I'm grateful for people like you in this world and even closer, in beBee. You are very smart because you opened yourself to the lessons a kid can teach you and better than that your own son. I admire you! Great great buzz!
    Hanife Hassan O'Keeffe
    12/07/2016 #14 Hanife Hassan O'Keeffe
    Great story, I really admire how in what must have felt like a hopeless situation for you, you allowed clarity to come in and change your thoughts in such a positive way. It always amazes me how a change in perspective can shift how you think and feel so profoundly even though the circumstances are the same. Wishing you and your wonderful son all the very best.
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/07/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher
    This is very powerful @Michael Hillebrand! Many things in life aren't just coincidence and I also believe in Guardian Angels. Maybe yours made sure the song by Martina McBride played on what sounds like the lowest time in your life. Your son has one smart father. Some people never realize the lessons and joys a child can teach us. What a great story and your son sounds like a great kid! He scores another point!
    David Gamella Pérez
    12/07/2016 #12 David Gamella Pérez
    Really inspiring Michael. Enjoy your Master's lessons ;-)
    Javier beBee
    12/07/2016 #11 Javier beBee
    Your son is the most important thing. Your son is your life ! Thanks again for sharing your life !
    Dean Owen
    12/07/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    Now this is what I was talking about ! My favourite article this month! Thank you for sharing @Michael Hillebrand.
    Deb Helfrich
    12/07/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    Fabulous. @Michael Hillebrand - This is the exact line that got to me: "He's not even trying. He's like a Jedi Master, and he's just smiling, making me think." The longer I am around, the more sure I am that we show up equipped with just about everything we need to make it. As long as we continue to use our thinking equipment, we can figure it out. And then you clearly have mastered giving him the one thing we need to get from our environment - love.
    Mamen Delgado
    12/07/2016 #8 Mamen Delgado
    So so touching @Michael Hillebrand!!! I know that feeling and I can say it is the best feeling in the whole world! You two are awesome... May the force be with you! And all my love! 💖
    Don Kerr
    11/07/2016 #7 Don Kerr
    “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
    It matters that you don't just give up.” - Stephen Hawking Thanks for sharing this story @Michael Hillebrand Totally resonates with me, my boys and my continuous journey of learning.
    Michael Hillebrand
    11/07/2016 #6 Michael Hillebrand
    #3 Thank you, @Joanna Hofman!
    Michael Hillebrand
    11/07/2016 #5 Michael Hillebrand
    #2 @Aaron Skogen thanks! I will definitely check out your post!
    Michael Hillebrand
    11/07/2016 #4 Michael Hillebrand
    #1 @Sarah Elkins thank you. Much appreciated :)
    Joanna Hofman
    11/07/2016 #3 Joanna Hofman
    Michael, uff! What's a buzz! I read it twice --- awesome story. "The force is with you" and your little Jedi Master will care of it. Wish you many, many wonderful experiences as a father.
  12. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 🏅
    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 🏅There we were, stumbling around the Gold Coast in the dark at 5.30am, her mum, myself, and of course 'my little girl'.  The fact that she's in her late twenties, married, and a successful career business women has nothing to do with the fact that...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/09/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #50 LOL... and how!
    Ken Boddie
    29/09/2016 #50 Ken Boddie
    #49 Count me in, Praveen. After all, grandad jokes are just grand, dad jokes. 🤗
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/09/2016 #49 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #46 Any time, by my greying hair! ;) Grand-dad jokes anyone? :)
    Ken Boddie
    29/09/2016 #48 Ken Boddie
    #42 Thanks for the shares, John. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    29/09/2016 #47 Ken Boddie
    #44 We aim to please, Debasih. Many thanks!
    Ken Boddie
    29/09/2016 #46 Ken Boddie
    #43 I'll accept your gracious compliment also, Deb. But just as well I don't rise early very often. If I allowed the philosophical to take over, then who would bombard the rest of you with all these bad dad jokes? Well perhaps I can think of one or two dad joke diehards, eh @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @Kevin Pashuk?
    Ken Boddie
    29/09/2016 #45 Ken Boddie
    #40 I thought you would relate to this post, Lisa. Thanks for the compliments.
    debasish majumder
    29/09/2016 #44 debasish majumder
    LOVELY POST. GREAT INSIGHT! ENJOYED READ Ken Boddie. thank you for sharing the post sir.
    Deb Helfrich
    28/09/2016 #43 Deb Helfrich
    "It doesn't matter how many times I watch the sunrise, each one is unique and heralds the start of each day with optimism, before our mental gymnastics diffuse this into a myriad of mankind's earthly moods."

    Some unusual morning exertions seem to benefit your philosophical side, @Ken Boddie And while there are lots of things our loved ones do, one of the most profound is getting us out of our own heads and routines - so we can take advantage of the fullness of life.
    John White, MBA
    28/09/2016 #42 John White, MBA
    Inspiring piece, @Ken Boddie. We have shared it on beBee's Facebook and LinkedIn page.
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    Great story by @Ken Boddie
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/09/2016 #40 Lisa Gallagher
    What a wonderful story about 'your little girl,' @Ken Boddie! I'm so glad you posted a link on my buzz to this. You described the pre-race weather, dawning of the sun and yes, parental jitters so well. I understand the pride you spoke so eloquently of!! There is nothing like it in the world. When our kids are little we have such pride over every new accomplishment they make in life never realizing we will feel that way through out their entire lives. It's such a blessing. Good for your daughter, it's a big deal to run a half marathon, my son's wife participates in half marathons too. Her goal is to do a full this year. When you spoke of daddy's little girl, I could relate because I always get excited and yes, I worry when my son does these extreme races; as you noted, things can happen and parents never stop worrying about their children no matter how old they are. The early mornings are so much fun (even though I'm not an early morning person), and your description of the morning says it all!! Love your line, "The things we do for our kids - the things they do to themselves - but there again, the things they can achieve!" Yes, the things we do and we'd do it all over again, wouldn't we?!! I really enjoyed reading this Ken. Good for you and your wife. Your daughter is beautiful, by the way!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/07/2016 #39 Anonymous
    #38 u bet!
    Ken Boddie
    12/07/2016 #38 Ken Boddie
    #37 They crawl with our help, then they walk by our sides, then they run to seek their own race. Enjoy your time together, @Pascal Derrien.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/07/2016 #37 Pascal Derrien
    Long distance runners see races and HM and FM as a social events even though you are alone in the effort there is almost a mystical communion between all runners I run on my own mainly but see races as a disco for runners I am pretty sure your little girl was proud to have you around , my 10 year old little man did his first 5k race with me the other day when he raised money for a friend who cerebral palsy but one day he will be faster than me and maybe we will do a marathon together.....it is true that you were you are alone but rarely lonely..... :-)
    Ken Boddie
    10/07/2016 #36 Ken Boddie
    #35 Welcome to beBee, Daria. 👍
    Daria Ipaviz
    09/07/2016 #35 Daria Ipaviz
    Beautifully written Ken
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/07/2016 #34 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #33 Hahaha, Ken.. You can call me Dl if you like I have a couple business associates and friends who do! You have brought back memories.... I am known by my first name by many, "Donna-Luisa" !
    Ken Boddie
    09/07/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    #32 Ha ha well done @Donna-Luisa Eversley . But how does DL sound from now on?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/07/2016 #32 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Tag and keep me in the loop guys
    Sometimes we need more tries
    Keep me smiling with your stories
    I like sharing all your glory..
    If you cannot tag today
    Frederico will not send you away
    Just keep him in the loop, or I'll miss your daily scoop
    @ken Boddie @Dean Owen, @Frederico Alvarez San Martin :-)
  13. ProducerCandice Galek 🐝
    Miami Beach Bikini Delivery Service
    Miami Beach Bikini Delivery ServiceBikini Delivery Service in Miami BeachSo you just landed in Miami and you are about to hit the beach and you realize one of two things, either A the bikini you packed is just not going to cut it. Or B you forgot to pack one all together! Luckily for...


    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    07/10/2016 #17 Anonymous
    #5 Phil Friedman .. Well there's plenty of skin showing on everyone so application of sunscreen should not be a problem. Bwahaha
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    07/10/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #10 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Make sure she buys a bikini!!!!! Even little girls are no exception. Grow up fast girls!
    Jan Barbosa
    02/07/2016 #15 Jan Barbosa
    Miami Is Crazy.. Agree.. But I Love That City !!! If They Could Control The Humidity I Would Buy Me A Small Apartment There !!! Guess I Could Live Happily Ever After Eating Hotdogs & Sippin' On Piña Coladas...
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #14 Randy Keho
    #13 The bikini-clad hot dog vendors were reported to be a major distraction to drivers, Neal. Many of them were set up on street corners and at major intersections.They said it was a safety measure.
    Phil Friedman
    02/07/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #10 Well, you will fit in well, Pablo. Enjoy.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/07/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Great idea and great buzz, @Candice Galek 🐝.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/07/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 LOL, actually I was supposed to be there now. My daughter is going to nursing school there. I'll probably head down late August or early September.
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #9 Randy Keho
    #8 Phil, don't knock the nearly-dead. I intend to find and marry a rich widow in a moo moo and floppy hat. Know any?
    Phil Friedman
    02/07/2016 #8 Phil Friedman
    #1 Randy, enjoy St Pete, what we in Florida call the land of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead. Cheers!
    Deb Helfrich
    02/07/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    You've just made a number of concierge's dreams come true....
    Javier beBee
    02/07/2016 #6 Javier beBee
    #4 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian when are you flying ? LOL
    Phil Friedman
    02/07/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    I hope you will include a free bottle of min 50 SPF sunscreen with a reminder to apply generously, thereby saving unknowing tourists a lot of pain and potential skin problems later on. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/07/2016 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 I'll meet you there.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Candice Galek 🐝: Sweet. Just all-around sweet.
    Javier beBee
    02/07/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    Great service ! Let's go to Miami beach ! :)
    Randy Keho
    02/07/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Awesome. I'll be in Tampa/St. Pete in a couple of weeks. Should I do some recon? Test the waters, so to speak.Perhaps, become an independent distributor? I used to live there. Wish I still did. It's a shame they outlawed bikini-clad hot dog vendors.
  14. Don Hornsby

    Don Hornsby

    Silence Is Not Golden - Despite the common wisdom that one should say something nice or nothing at all, silence may not be the best strategy for good family relationships. http://bit.ly/28OIRlRDon Hornsby
  15. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    The Circle of Life
    The Circle of LifeMy stepdad spent 2.5 years putting together a video compilation of my mother, her life with us, her life with him and with her grandchildren. The video was priceless.  After mom passed and we were probably still in shock he asked us if we wanted to...


    Lisa Gallagher
    24/06/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    @Maja Vujovic thanks for reading :)
    Tiina Holli
    24/06/2016 #43 Tiina Holli
    " Never go to bed angry
    Don't hold a grudge
    Remember, life is short; appreciate each day "
    @Lisa Gallagher, me signing these also ! But I think life's a party ...
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher
    #39 oops pushed enter before I was done @Qamar Ali Khan, she was my best friend. She was an awesome mom to all of us as many mothers are! Thank you so much for your kind words and words of wisdom. We are very excited about the upcoming birth, I probably wont be able to resist posting a photo or two after he or she is born!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    #39 HI @Qamar Ali Khan, I had no idea that mother is the most precious and priceless gift in your faith, that's so enduring to know!!! I will have to remember what you said, "If someone asks you to define love, just say mother." I can say that with sincere truth in my heart!
    Maja Vujovic
    23/06/2016 #40 Maja Vujovic
    Read this heartfelt, gentle reminder of what really counts in life, by @Lisa Gallagher.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    23/06/2016 #39 Qamar Ali Khan
    Very emotional, heart-touching, and so real story @Lisa Gallagher!. I'm just speechless. Mother is the most precious and priceless divine gift. In my faith, we believe that the heaven is under the mother's feet, and the father is the key to the heaven's gate. These two relations are the most important. The love of mother is the best representation of sincere love. If someone asks you to define love, just say "mother". I understand what you have lost and how you feel.

    As far as her own personal activities are concerned, she looked a marvelous human being, cheering, cherishing, happy, enjoying the life despite of the pains of life, loving wife, caring friend, and, especially, a thankful person. Being thankful to God and gratitude are the core qualities of a great and down to earth human being. I'm sure you and your siblings have inherited all the good from your mother and they are transferred to your kids as well. I know you Lisa and I'm sure you're a big taker of your mother's good nature. My all the best wishes to all of you and I pray your awaited little guest may become the reason to raise the happiness level for all of you.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher
    #37 Thanks for taking the time to read my buzz @Vincent Andrew and for the kind words!
    Vincent Andrew
    23/06/2016 #37 Vincent Andrew
    Lovely article! Family is everything.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher
    #35 Thanks @Charles David Upchurch and it's great to see you on beBee!
    Charles David Upchurch
    23/06/2016 #35 Charles David Upchurch
    Simply lovely, @Lisa Gallagher.
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #34 Lisa Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing my post @Ali Anani!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #33 Lisa Gallagher
    #30 Thanks so much @Diane Schultz!
    Lisa Gallagher
    23/06/2016 #32 Lisa Gallagher
    #29 I'm glad this was moving @Ali Anani, that was my hope. I miss her dearly but will be forever grateful for the love and wisdom she enhanced our lives with by the way she lived her own.
    Elizabeth Lopez Romero
    23/06/2016 #31 Elizabeth Lopez Romero
    Que hermoso!!!
    Diane Schultz
    23/06/2016 #30 Diane Schultz
    Lisa .... just beautiful!
    Ali Anani
    23/06/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    And you moved me @Lisa Gallagher with your mother's simple rules of life and her wisdom. Memories don't die and your mother is remembered by you, grand children and the video. Life goes in circles and what sticks is the memory of people like your mother who taught you wealth of wisdom.
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/06/2016 #27 Lisa Gallagher
    #25 Thank you @Rod Loader, that means a lot!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    22/06/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher
    #24 Thanks @Deb Helfrich, that's my favorite Wedding photo of my daughter with her nephews (our grandsons). We can't wait to meet our new grandbaby! Thanks for your comment :)
    Rod Loader
    22/06/2016 #25 Rod Loader
    Thanks for sharing @Lisa Gallagher. This is a beautiful story indeed. May the circle continue forever.
  16. Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Have a Happy Daddy Day!
    www.bebee.com His Death My friends and bloggers, I could not let this day pass without sharing. In the past six weeks I have had the 'life challenges and...
  17. ProducerPurnima Menon

    Purnima Menon

    My Knights in Shining Spanners!
    My Knights in Shining Spanners!It was a moonlit night many moons ago, as Dad & I were driving back from a late night program in New Delhi. It was getting to be really late, I was driving through a particularly lonely patch of the road, not very safe, and the traffic was...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/06/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    There are many good Samaritans in the world... Great story @Purnima Menon.. you are moving beyond rookie status :-)
    Ken Boddie
    20/06/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    These are the stories that maintain faith in mankind, @Purnima Menon . Bad day, good knight! 😄
    Chas Wyatt
    20/06/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    @Purnima Menon, It is good to remember your blessings. Thank you for sharing.
  18. ProducerChristian Menges
    My Response to Recent Joe Pa Hating- Love Trumps Hate; Happy Fathers Day- From My Many Fathers- Dad, Joe Paterno & My Heavenly Father
    My Response to Recent Joe Pa Hating- Love Trumps Hate; Happy Fathers Day- From My Many Fathers- Dad, Joe Paterno & My Heavenly FatherJoe PaternoThe Father of Penn State, 1926-2012 - A Penn State StudentMy Father has had a great impact on my life. He's taught everything many things beginning in my youth from right and wrong, the family sports legacy, the arts and the finer things...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/06/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thank you for sharing Christian Menges... Casting stones does not make any situation better, I agree with you. It is sad the hidden facts which came out, the mortality and reality of secrets. Your love and understanding is indeed humbling to see.
    Christopher Taylor
    20/06/2016 #2 Christopher Taylor
    Sadly, my first comment seem to register here, maybe it will correct itself shortly. Nevertheless, thank you so much for posting this Christian @Christian Menges, it's been a wonderful reminder of all those wisdoms passed down to me from my father - every single one a wealth of experience - some good, some bad... But I'll remember them all. Thank you.
    David Brown
    20/06/2016 #1 David Brown
    I remember my first football games with my father, specially the first one we went to Detroit's Lions game, they were crushed but it is one of the best memories I got from my old man. great share Christian.
  19. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Alice & The Stormy Dream
    Alice & The Stormy DreamHer name was Alice And she was eight Her room was her palace Her dreams different place Willow was her black cat A tabby of course Micah was her pet stuffed whale With him she was never lost One night as she lay...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/06/2016 #14 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...a wonderful poem wherein here's a lesson that bad dreams do come and make our hearts timid with fear and dubious thoughts. The best is to forget such bad dreams and brush off any negative notions. Good dreams are a rarity, a beckoning beauty that breathes inspiration and when seen it should dearly remembered.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #2 Thanks a lot @Rod Loader quite sure your story will be great! :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #3 Thanks @Ken Boddie, You are such a happy guy! :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 Thanks @Dean Owen :-) I feel like a kid in school writing a composition!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #6 Thank you @debasish majumder, I appreciate your comments. I do hope you get to see the other 2 posts published on Alice...https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-the-tulip and the latest one https://www.bebee.com/producer/@donna-luisa-eversley/alice-saint-bear... enjoy!
    Mohamed Amroussi
    21/06/2016 #7 Mohamed Amroussi
    Wonderful , thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    debasish majumder
    20/06/2016 #6 debasish majumder
    lovely poem madam @Donna-Luisa Eversley. enjoyed reading. thank you very much for sharing the post.
    Dean Owen
    20/06/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    Whale I never ! And I have the perfect background music for this masterpiece, Willow by Joan Armatrading :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0rhsMAiKM View more
    Whale I never ! And I have the perfect background music for this masterpiece, Willow by Joan Armatrading :
    Thats so much @Donna-Luisa Eversley Close
    Ken Boddie
    20/06/2016 #3 Ken Boddie
    Had a whale of a time reading this, @Donna-Luisa Eversley . 😄
    Rod Loader
    20/06/2016 #2 Rod Loader
    I love it @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Beautiful poem. I hope I can meet the standard of you and Ken @Ken Boddie.
  20. Jim Cody

    Jim Cody

    Jim Cody
  21. ProducerAndrew Books

    Andrew Books

    A Parent's Advice: Build Your Taco...And Your Life....Any Way You Want It
    A Parent's Advice: Build Your Taco...And Your Life....Any Way You Want ItDinner is a special time in the Books household.  That's because it's the best opportunity during the week where we can actually sit down together and communicate as a family.  That was a practice with my own five brothers and sisters while I was...


    Andrew Books
    26/07/2016 #16 Andrew Books
    #13 Thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Sure as hell feels like I'm flying by the seat of my pants somedays......:)
    Milos Djukic
    14/07/2016 #14 Anonymous
    @Andrew Books, the fractal father and more...:)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/07/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Aces! @Andrew Books seems you have all the aces in the pack when it comes to some great parenting advice! Tacos seem even more interesting to me now! Love it!
    John White, MBA
    17/06/2016 #12 John White, MBA
    #6 More proof that @Brian McKenzie is brilliant. 😀
    Andrew Books
    17/06/2016 #11 Andrew Books
    #6 Can't say I've ever tried that, @Brian McKenzie, but what the hell? Thanks for the tip!
    Andrew Books
    17/06/2016 #10 Andrew Books
    #5 Good point, @Michelle Wright. It's all about trying new things and taking risks...calculated, of course. I was never that organized in my earlier life, so I can relate. To each their own, right? Thanks for commenting!
    Andrew Books
    17/06/2016 #9 Andrew Books
    #4 Hi @Lisa Gallagher....good to see you! I could of used a lot of other foods, but this seemed to make the most sense. I'm just glad my kids didn't call BS on me ad laugh me out of the room. :) Thanks for commenting!
    Andrew Books
    17/06/2016 #8 Andrew Books
    #3 Thanks for commenting @George Hull! Like many families, the hub of our house is the kitchen. Seems we spend the most time there. It only made sense to use food as a metaphor for life. Thank you for reading!
    Andrew Books
    17/06/2016 #7 Andrew Books
    #1 Obrigado por ler e comentar ... e graças a Deus por Traduz Google para que eu possa responder em Português !
    Brian McKenzie
    17/06/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    Left over tacos get to meet scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast.
    Michelle Wright
    17/06/2016 #5 Michelle Wright
    Andrew Books, I'd be lying if I said I didn't want tacos now so well done sir. I really enjoyed the article and if you would permit me I'd like to add some food for thought of my own using your brilliant taco metaphor- You see, I know plenty of people who didn't put the meat first.. and it came much later.. I even know a few vegetarians.. But all of them have led their lives without hesitance. Some are more professionally successfully tan other and some are more emotion fulfilled.. But I think it's important to remember that meat does not always equal a better life..it's helpful in finding out what you want or what you don't want for sure but it's not for everyone. Thanks again for posting.
    Lisa Gallagher
    17/06/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    Love your dinner time story @Andrew Books! Talking about building a taco as an analogy regarding future decisions.
    George Hull
    17/06/2016 #3 George Hull
    @Andrew Books this is a great creation of a metaphor, food is always easy to relate because we find it familiar, parenting in this way seems an intelligent choice (I wouldn't know yet). Even if your kids at first think it is corny I'm sure this words will stay with them always.
    eronilda silva
    17/06/2016 #2 eronilda silva
    Amor sem palavras
    eronilda silva
    17/06/2016 #1 eronilda silva
    Obrigada! Por me fazer lembrar da minha infância, quando eu e mais nove irmãos e pai e mãe comiamos todos à mesa. Hoje é quase uma raridade. Foi ali que aprendi sobre o que era o amor, respeito e compartilhamento.
  22. ProducerAndrew Books

    Andrew Books

    A Message To My Kids On Father's Day
    A Message To My Kids On Father's DayB & K,   Do you remember this?   I do. It's a custom-made framed picture you gave me about 9 years ago. It had to be the best Father's Day gift I've ever received because it was from both of you, together. That's not to say...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    14/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Biased and Blessed, yes! And it's all Good Stuff that is worth more than all the money in the world! You are a rich man, indeed!
    Andrew Books
    13/06/2016 #2 Andrew Books
    #1 Thanks @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! T think so too, but I'm pretty biased. :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    13/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    This is one of the most awesome and compelling family photos I've ever seen. Your family ROCKS!
  23. ProducerEmilia M. Ludovino
    How to help children cope with the shocking-terrible news on TV
    How to help children cope with the shocking-terrible news on TVChildren understand everything they hear and see around them.Probably not with the way we -adults- perceive reality around us, but with their own unique way. And when they hear the news,  the shocking-terrible news  on the TV, they get the feeling...


    Emilia M. Ludovino
    11/06/2016 #10 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #8 Dear @Gert Scholtz - mijne bedankt voor de compliment. Glad that you liked. It's good to have you on that side always with good support or challenging questions :). Fijne weekend en veel plezier! ;)
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    11/06/2016 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #7 @joekwonjoe Kwon - Thank you for taking your time to read my buzz and provide positive feedback. You just summed up so well - Feeling of Safety - emotional safety - one of the foundations o a healthy childhood and the most precious gift from parent to child. Thank you. Have a​ wonderful weekend.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/06/2016 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Emilia M. Ludovino. Great advice Emilia. I like especially that children's feelings should not be judged and whatever they are, accepted as valid.
    Joe Kwon
    11/06/2016 #7 Joe Kwon
    Fine advice, Emilia. A feeling of safety is one of the foundations of a healthy childhood and a great gift from parent to child.
    Brian McKenzie
    09/06/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    The first step is to unplug yourself from the nightly news - there is little of critical analysis, reasonable reality, or intelligence merit from the blathering current corporate media. News is produced to shock you, to scare you and to keep the low info sheep in line, and at always in the shadows of cowering fear so that you feel like the government is protecting you - or doing things of ethical behavior. Nothing could be further from the truth. Teach them that TV lies, and Social Media is it's cousin. It is not so much what happens across the TV screen, as more to the point - why are they dangling this stimulus in front of the mass media viewing audience? There is evil, war, murder, poverty, carnage from disasters, famine, lies, prejudice, slavery, grand theivery and inequality throughout the globe; there always has been, there always will be. *PS - if you raise an independent thinker and by coincidence you have spent a childhood of telling them sweet lies - they will hate you with a nihilist passion for your deceit
    Javier beBee
    09/06/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    #4 de nada @Emilia M. Ludovino !
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    09/06/2016 #4 Emilia M. Ludovino
    @Javier beBee Gracias Javier por compartir mi buzz en las otras hives. Tiene un gran día.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    09/06/2016 #3 Emilia M. Ludovino
    @Randy Keho - Thank you for sharing with us your personal story. It really touched me.
    Randy Keho
    09/06/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    Emila, thank you for sharing your obvious expertise and your thoughtful, caring nature. We would all be better people for embracing your pinpoint insight.
    My mother, born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, still suffers from the anxiety she experienced while awaiting her eldest brother's return from WWII. He was a navigator in the Royal British Air Force, entrusted to safely guide his fellow crewman to and from bombing missions over Germany. Her parents chose not to tell her about his experiences during his service. Nonetheless, she learned from other sources that his plane had been severely damaged numerous times and was forced to crash land upon return. As a result, thirty years later, she couldn't go to bed at night before I returned home safe and sound from whatever I had been. Fortunately, my uncle and I always made it home safe.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    08/06/2016 #1 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Children understand everything they hear and see around them.
    Probably not with the way we -adults- perceive reality around us, but with their own unique way.
    Children sometimes lack the perspective of their world around them. They hear about something that happened in India while they live in Oslo, and they feel that this is happening ...next door.
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    Dr. Corinthia Price
    13/06/2016 #1 Dr. Corinthia Price
  25. ProducerMelissa Gorin

    Melissa Gorin

    ...At what age do you consider OLD?
    ...At what age do you consider OLD?Happy #Friday I found this AMAZING campaign that AARP is doing! I hope you enjoy & remember...age is just a number...#DisruptAging...


    Melissa Gorin
    14/06/2016 #23 Melissa Gorin
    #10 Thanks for sharing that video! That was really cute!
    Melissa Gorin
    14/06/2016 #22 Melissa Gorin
    #21 I agree with you Kimberly-thank you for the comment!
    Kimberly Lewis
    09/06/2016 #21 Kimberly Lewis
    This is touching. I think that age is in our minds and an 80 year old could be younger than a 40 year old. Great way to start on beBee!
    James McElearney
    09/06/2016 #20 James McElearney
    My grandmother and her sister both lived into their mid 90 and were still gardening everyday and active! And I'm sure if the lung Cancer hadn't gotten her, she probably would have out lived us all! I'm 35 and in my eyes I'm still a wee puppy finding my way! Stats say that by 2050, 1 in 10 people will live into their 100's I hope to god I can be one. Great First post @Melissa Gorin, Sparked a nice little debate
    Ken Boddie
    09/06/2016 #19 Ken Boddie
    Staying up late can get things done,
    Well away from everyone,
    But for your youthful face to keep,
    Don't forget your beauty sleep. 😴💤 #18
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/06/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #17 You are so clever Ken Boddie.
    I have Win 10
    On my PC
    Keeps me in tune
    With my beBee
    I use the Fox
    Ideas outside the box
    I stay up late
    Just to create
    Ken Boddie
    08/06/2016 #17 Ken Boddie
    MacBook is my tool of choice,
    Safari help's me throw my voice,
    Keep your Google Chrome and pc,
    Apple Mac's for me and beBee! 🍎 #16
    Melissa Gorin
    07/06/2016 #16 Melissa Gorin
    #13 Haha! Yes, I'm guilty of that sometimes! Here's another one- "Do you use Internet Explorer or Chrome for your browser?"
    Melissa Gorin
    07/06/2016 #15 Melissa Gorin
    #8 Mohammed, if I'm understanding this correctly, you're saying the average life expectancy for Iraqis is 60yrs old?
    Melissa Gorin
    07/06/2016 #14 Melissa Gorin
    #2 That's the best answer I've heard! :-)
    Ken Boddie
    04/06/2016 #13 Ken Boddie
    This video has gone the rounds a few times, Melissa, but I still chuckle every time I see it. I also get a kick when interacting with younger people and they ask "Are you OK with texting or should I phone you?" ☎️

    Also, please indulge me the opportunity to trott out this anonymous gem.

    May I be granted the senility
    To forget the people
    I never liked anyway, 🤔
    The good fortune
    To run into the ones I do, 🤗
    And the eyesight
    To tell the difference. 🤓
    Chas Wyatt
    04/06/2016 #12 Chas Wyatt
    "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman.
    Brian McKenzie
    04/06/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    42, it is the Universal answer to everything. Remember, Trust noone over the age of the 35.
    CityVP Manjit
    04/06/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit
    Millennials do not need to be put into a video to apologize for our boomer past, because the age fixation was created by the baby boomer generation and boomers lay claim to the creation of the youth culture. Millennials are not supposed to get dementia, boomers are because clearly people have forgotten who got us to think this way about age first. WE DID - WE BLOOMIN BOOMERS!!! I will help a little bit with this http://bit.ly/1X3koiU but do your research, boomers created the fixation about aging and passed it onto this generation. Millennials can still certainly hug baby boomers and say "we understand now what you did" because what I have largely seen of millennials is that they have a greater niceness about them, less hang ups - but they have inherited the legacy thinking that now needs to be corrected through AARP video's. Instead of making millennials a tad guilty for ageism, it is time that boomer hugged millennials and say "I am so sorry, the truth is we did it, we put this idea in your head, sorry".
    mohammed khalaf
    03/06/2016 #8 mohammed khalaf
    now I 43 years old and expected 60 years , so I know the ages of iraqis are 60 years
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/06/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Thinking you're old is a state of mind. Chronological years don't matter, it's how you use those years that matters.
    Darryl John
    03/06/2016 #6 Darryl John
    I am 49 one away from my 50th and i worry about aging and signs of aging physically, then i have to have a reality check and realise I still have some years ahead of me. But sometimes Ii just wonder what I have achieved in those years and it depresses me.
    Richard Buse
    03/06/2016 #5 Richard Buse
    Thanks for sharing, Melissa. I suspect "old" might always be some age greater than ours, or it may just be a mindset. My Dad is in his late 80s. He lives in a nearby apartment. From time to time, I mention the option of him moving to a senior living apartment or something of that nature, but he mentions he does not want to be amid nothing but "old" people, even though the majority of folks at such a place would actually be younger than him.
    William Poole
    03/06/2016 #4 William Poole
    Very interesting! I thought my parents were old when I was a kid but now that I am there age now, I can see they were not old. I am nearly 50 and worked as a personal trainer and I run at least 5 miles a day and then half marathons throughout the year. So that being said we only age when we stop we do however slow down a bit.
    Phillip Hubbell
    03/06/2016 #3 Phillip Hubbell
    My father was born in 1888. When he was my age, I was still 7 years in his future. I wish the job market had the same view of age as he and I.
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