Wellbriety Column: The Mother and Son Relationship in Addiction

The relationship between a Mother and her son is one that transcends time. No matter the age of your child they are still your baby and you want to protect them. I remember speaking to a therapist (and close friend) years ago regarding my son. I will never forget this conversation as long as I live. [Continue reading on HalfFullMag.com]

The Lifestyle of An Addict – Part 1

Hello Everyone! I am sure most of you know that I am the Mother of AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. It has taken me a while to think of an article to write for Half Full Magazine. Since my son battles demons with drugs and alcohol everyday, I felt it was my calling to spread awareness about this hideous disease. This will be the first in a series of articles to do just that.

Backstreet Boys Call On Top Producers To Say “This Is Us”

What can I say about the Backstreet Boys that I haven’t already said?  It’s no secret that StarShine has supported the group over the past 8 years that we’ve been a magazine.  Band member, AJ McLean’s mother, Denise Solis is one of our writers for crying out loud! We are indeed biased! However, I try

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AJ McLean Talks Mother’s Day with Mom, Denise Solis!

StarShine writer and Mom, Denise Solis along with her son, Backstreet Boy Alex “AJ” McLean interview each other on their relationship in this Mother’s Day special! DENISE to AJ What is a childhood memory that sticks in your mind? When I was about 7 years old we were driving home from a theatre group rehearsal

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Backstreet Boys: Outstanding Onstage & Backstage

Approaching the House of Blues in Atlantic City, one would think there was a semi-formal event taking place. Young females clad in short skirts, tight tops and heels lined up outside. What threw most onlookers for a loop was the young men sporting Backstreet Boys t-shirts. Yes, surprisingly enough–it was the men showing the pride

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