Many of us would agree that it’s easier to communicate our feelings indirectly, with some sort of barrier separating ourselves and the other person – writing love letters, sending text messages, etc. But what if that divide didn’t exist? How much easier or harder would it be to convey those same emotions face-to-face, with no barrier to hide behind?

Echo Storytelling Agency, a writing and filmmaking company, came up with a project that allows fathers and their children to share the feelings that always seem to be the hardest to communicate – love and gratitude. Watch as these people ask their fathers the simplest, yet most difficult question to answer: “What about me makes you proud?”

This Father’s Day, if you have any strong emotions you’d like your fathers to know, be sure to #TellThemNow.


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“Maybe I think I’m only doing a 7, but if I’ve got a kid to write a letter like this, it’s gotta be closer to 10.” Being a parent is hard and sometimes you never know if you’re being the best you can be. In this video, parents are pretty hard on themselves and the job they’re doing, but end up getting a heartwarming surprise.

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Parenting is hard, but so worth it. This ad for Extra Space Storage focuses on all the things these parents wish they had known before having a baby. Watch them share 10 important tips for the expecting.

Life is like a box of chocolates. We wish we could learn all about it from Mrs Gump. Our favorite southern mama raised Forrest on her own, did whatever it took to protect her family, and always coordinated her hats with her outfits. She’s our hero, and a definite mom crush.

What if a job required 18 hours of work a day, didn’t include benefits, the clients constantly acted like children, and also no one got paid? Yep, welcome to motherhood! These hilarious stay-at-home-moms keep it very real, and they inspire us to keep going. Even when our ‘bosses’ barf in our hair in the checkout line.

Whether you’re a Samantha or a Carrie, we’re pretty sure anyone can appreciate a strong mama with a sense of independence. Miranda Hobbes is a high-powered lawyer who’s prepared to be a single mom, though since this is Sex and The City she gets her fairytale ending anyway. But she gets through the rough patches by sheer power of will, and we’ve got a lot of respect for this tough mother.

Some moms spend every moment worrying about their children, working on their relationships, and just generally making sure they’re winning at parenthood. These moms aren’t those moms. Our mom crushes this week are a few of our favorite dgaf tv moms, the ones who say what they’re thinking and do whatever they want. Lucille Bluth, Roseanne Barr, Gabrielle Solis, Nancy Botwin, and Sophia Petrillo are our role models, and this Mom Crush Monday goes out to them.

Carmela Soprano is one tough mother. She’s the matriarch of a mob family, keeps the secrets of a whole bunch of bad folks, and manages to make a mean ricotta pie. We’re pretty big fans of the mafia mama, so we’re dedicating this Mom Crush Monday to her.