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October 2012


That's Italian, for "Mama's Boy." This is a real-life Italian mother-son pair. Well, the son (who is a good friend of mine) lives in America now - clearly he achieved independence - but this was taken is on his recent trip to Italy visit his 99 year old mama. No need to add a word on the mother-son bond here - it's all spoken in the faces!

Nonna and G

A Hockey Mother-Son Story

Nhl_a_robitaille_d1_576Thanks to My Son for pointing this one out - a classic heart-warmer about NHL great Luc Robitaille and his ailing Mom. He promised he'd bring her home the Stanley Cup and did so - literally. Here's my favorite part:

"In a quiet moment that spectacular day, Robitaille looked at his mother and thought about all the early mornings she drove him to practice, even though she was terrified to drive. Thought about all the times she sat in chilled ice arenas ringing her little bell to cheer for her son, even though she herself hadn't skated in 30 years.Thought about all the times she had flown to meet him in all the places he has played -- L.A., Detroit, Pittsburgh and New York -- even if only for one dinner. And he thought, "This is one of the greatest moments of my life."

Check out the whole story here




Another Failure to Launch Movie? Enough Already.

ImagesWhen I was promoting my book last spring, it seemed like every time I made an appearance on TV or on the radio, I was introduced with a clip that showed the supposed perils of a close mother-son relationship. Among the material used was "Throw Momma From The Train", "Failure To Launch" and of course, "Psycho." We know the drill - any man who is an adult and close to his mom must be either hopelessly immature and withdrawn from life or an out-and-out psycho. No where to be found is a portrayal of a healthy relationship in which mom and son are close, but the son is a healthy, independent man - you know, like the hundreds of guys I interviewed for my book.

ANYWAY, here come's the latest - "Jeff Who Lives At Home" which apparently is another dysfunctional grown man living in his mother's basement. I haven't seen it - it may be a good movie, who knows. But I am SO tired of this stereotype!