Kate Stone Lombardi is the author of The Mama’s Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger, published by Avery, part of the Penguin Group. She was a frequent contributor to the New York Times and for seven years wrote a popular regional column that focused on family issues. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Parenting magazine and other national publications, and she is the winner of six Clarion Awards for journalism from Women in Communications. She lives in New York with her husband and is the mother of two adult children, a son and a daughter.
Moms are thanked for hugs, while dads are thanked for being role models. But the family roles of mother and father have long since converged