JM Coxan hour ago
Dads Aren't Babysitters
Let’s try to make sure this question stops being asked: “Oh, is your husband babysitting?” We’ve come a long way from the era of mothers as caregivers and fathers as providers. In many families, both ...
Samantha Reid7 hours ago
To Lose a Parent
To lose a parent, at any age, is no easy thing. There is no good time to lose someone you love, someone who raised you, cared for you, and gave you life. But we have no control over these things and, ...
Ryan Waltona day ago
Let's Talk About Parent Shaming
I've noticed a growing trend: parent shaming. You've seen it, right? I remember a few months ago a picture came out of David Beckham's four-year-old daughter using a pacifier and people lost their min...
Leona Freebush2 days ago
For the Love of God, Stop Your Child Screaming in My Ear
I am not a parent, nor will I ever be. Don't worry, I won't change my mind, it's not just a phase, etc. (See my previous article.) I don't know if it's because you are a bad parent, or if you just don...
Samantha Reid2 days ago
Step-Mothers: They Aren't All Bad
Step-mothers have been made out to be villains throughout fiction. They are the people that we love to hate in every Disney movie that we watched growing up. Snow White and Cinderella are the most not...
Bailey Simpson2 days ago
Common Practices We Need to Stop
Nowadays everyone has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media. We're all used to seeing articles of people being offended one way or another. For a long time women have been told what to d...
Healing From a Toxic Parent
A toxic parent, by definition, is someone whose negative behaviour inflicts emotional damage on a child's sense of self. This negative behaviour can come in many forms (emotional, physical, ect...) bu...
Bethany Winters18 days ago
The Pregnancy Shadow
Every woman in the world has things in common. One of those things (and probably the most annoying) is when we hit a certain age and the "baby questions" start; not to mention if you're not married th...
Lauren Hemminga month ago
An Honest Depiction Of Parenthood
When my fiancé and I first found out I was pregnant, we were absolutely over the moon. We found out on New Year’s Eve, so the news really did mark a new beginning and a different stage of our lives to...
Matthew Eylera month ago
You Were Only a Little Abused
"I'm so sorry, Mom," I cried. These words frequently echoed off my lips, resounding in a deafening silence from my mother. Most kids in my generation feared being grounded, losing privileges, or some ...
Tiffany Wadea month ago
The Sh*t They Don't Tell You: Lesson #1
"Dear God, please don't let me poop. Please, please don't let me poop when I push." Not exactly a prayer you'd expect from a woman, at the crisp young age of 19, while she's waiting to deliver her fir...
Amy Jourdan2 months ago
Raising Capable Children
We have become so focused on producing enlightened children that we have forgotten the fundamentals. The goal as a parent isn't to have your child wear the most eco-friendly clothing while munching on...
Kids Say the Darndest Things
The unfiltered truths from the fruits of our loins. And the creepiest things they've ever said. Help?
Parenting Wars
Do or do not - there is no try. The ins and outs of one of the most difficult jobs on earth: parenting.
Nature vs. Nurture
What plays into our humanity? Nature vs. Nurture – how two factors affect one individual.
Bailey Simpson2 days ago
Common Practices We Need to Stop
Nowadays everyone has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media. We're all used to seeing articles of people being offended one way or another. For a long time women have been told what to d...
chloe burke5 days ago
The Story of Me and Mine
Hello. My name is Chloe Burke. I am 19 years old and a mother of two. My name is nothing more then a name to other people. My whole life I grew up with people not exactly knowing who I was or where I ...
Claire Woodham7 days ago
When to Let Go
How do you make a decision that literally affects the life of someone you love? How do you make the decision to allow medical professionals to write just three, small letters in your loved one’s notes...
Leona Freebush2 days ago
For the Love of God, Stop Your Child Screaming in My Ear
I am not a parent, nor will I ever be. Don't worry, I won't change my mind, it's not just a phase, etc. (See my previous article.) I don't know if it's because you are a bad parent, or if you just don...
Tiffany Wade2 days ago
The Sh*t They Don't Tell You: Lesson 6
Battery Operated Frustration Christmas is just around the corner, my friends, and that means that all sorts of relatives are going to buy all sorts of toys for your youngins. From candy-filled stockin...
Amanda Stamper9 days ago
Tips for Breastfeeding
Nursing your baby can be more difficult than you might think, so it can't hurt to pick up some tips for breastfeeding. You're a new parent, so you've got enough to be concerned about already, you shou...
It's More Than Just Blood
Family has nothing to do with blood, but everything to do with love. I grew up in a family so big we lost count of how many of us there were. I remember times at Thanksgiving that our house was so pac...
Carolyn Johnson21 days ago
Short Story: Memoir of Boonk Moonks
It all started on Eighth Avenue, Lower-East side of Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen, apartment B-11. I was heading home from school. On my way home I would always stop by Pablo’s Hut to pick up my day-to-da...
Jacquelyn Miccolis4 months ago
My Life As An Identical Twin
So, let me start out by telling you that I am an identical twin. This means my sister and I were born on the same day and are the same age, with approx. 5 minutes in the difference. We may look alike,...
JM Coxan hour ago
Dads Aren't Babysitters
Let’s try to make sure this question stops being asked: “Oh, is your husband babysitting?” We’ve come a long way from the era of mothers as caregivers and fathers as providers. In many families, both ...
Ryan Waltona day ago
Let's Talk About Parent Shaming
I've noticed a growing trend: parent shaming. You've seen it, right? I remember a few months ago a picture came out of David Beckham's four-year-old daughter using a pacifier and people lost their min...
Robyn Russo4 days ago
Friends New Moms Need
Becoming a mom for the first time is an uncertain but rewarding journey. As all journeys are, it’s enhanced when you have trusted friends to keep you company along the way. Here are the types of frien...
Leona Freebush5 days ago
10 Things Childfree People Are Fed Up Of Hearing
For some people, reproduction is an evolutionary trait, for others, it's a choice. However, this does not cover everyone. There are a lot more people out there than you realise that are actively child...
Jus L'amore6 days ago
A Mom's Christmas Fantasies Vs. Christmas Realities
Ahhhh, the magical feeling of the holidays. A time where all you want to do is snuggle up with your loved ones under your perfect Christmas tree and count down the days till Christmas morning. Also, i...
Kat Archer6 days ago
Multiple Kid Mayhem
Ever have one of those moments where you are crying and laughing at the same time over something horrific and yet super funny? My husband had one of those moments on this particular day when he heard ...
Samantha Reid7 hours ago
To Lose a Parent
To lose a parent, at any age, is no easy thing. There is no good time to lose someone you love, someone who raised you, cared for you, and gave you life. But we have no control over these things and, ...
Ashley Dinsmore2 days ago
The Day My World Fell Apart
When I was 21 years old I got pregnant. I was in shock and disbelief. What am I going to with a child? I am a child myself. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. I called out of work the next day...
Children's Grief Awareness Day 2017: What Do Grieving Children Need?
Grief, as most of us know, is a very tricky thing. Some want to talk about it. Others, for fear of breaking down or somehow seeming "weak," don't. Our youngest members of society have it particularly ...
How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?
How Do I Get My Child Into Reading? The recent changes to GCSE English Language and Literature require a very high level of reading ability. Not only is it important to be able to read very lengthy an...
George Herman19 days ago
The Ultimate Potty Training Guide for Boys
Next to learning how to walk, one of the second most difficult leaps to climb for children is learning how to use the bathroom. This porcelain throne becomes an enemy, like their dreaded shoelaces or ...
Jerrie DeRosea month ago
Finding a Childcare Center that Provides a Safe and Healthy Environment for Children
Parents can never do too much to make sure that their child, or the child of a friend or relative, will be cared for in a healthy and safe childcare environment. The following guidelines will assist p...
Kye Earley3 days ago
Spending the Holidays Without Your Parents
I’ve been holiday-crazy since I can remember. It didn’t matter which one—Christmas was my favorite holiday, just like Halloween was my favorite, just like Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years, my birthday....
Victoria Vargas3 days ago
The Never Ending Norm
SLAM! The door downstairs literally shook the house, and then I knew… my aunt was pissed off about something. That was just how you knew she was in a bad mood, when doors started slamming in the house...
Melina Smith5 days ago
Losing Sight
My mom wasn’t around much when I was a little girl because she was always working. She picked me up from school, dropped me off at home, and went to work until 2 AM. Because of this, I spent most of m...
Thanksgiving
Dear Diary, Tomorrow is Thanksgiving or as some call it “Turkey day.” It's the holiday where we give thanks for all we have. The house should be filled with family and friends. The sound of my younger...
Cooch Malodour16 days ago
Tiny Little Miracles
Mesmerized, wide eyed, with all of the curiosity and fear of an eight-year-old boy, lying on my belly, propping my head up with my left hand, slowly, achingly moving the right one forward just a hair ...
Madelyn Nolan18 days ago
My Journey Through CPS/DCF (Part 1)
I’ve decided to begin… this. I don’t know what this will turn out to be, however these events have had a hold on my life for too long, so I’m going to document them to the best of my ability. I’m sorr...
Samantha Reid2 days ago
Step-Mothers: They Aren't All Bad
Step-mothers have been made out to be villains throughout fiction. They are the people that we love to hate in every Disney movie that we watched growing up. Snow White and Cinderella are the most not...
Benjamin House13 days ago
The Thanksgiving Rock Throwing Incident
Okay, let me state first that the following story was quite true so I changed some names around. Though I have to admit I'm better remembering details than names, so I should be covered. This was Than...
Step MOMster
When I met my boyfriend, I knew he had children. I knew their ages and knew their names but I didn't know them. When he and I met, it wasn't supposed to end up how it has; it was supposed to be friend...
Evelyn Vidal7 days ago
My Sweet 16
I was born on September 13th, 1999. If you do the math right, I'm currently 18 years old, and you might be thinking "You're Sweet 16? Seriously? That was like 2 years ago." Yes I know it was 2 years a...
A Granddaughter’s Story
Marcella runs around the house making sure the house was clean for her husband when he gets home from work. She just finished baking a fresh batch of muffins which made the whole house fill with the d...
Bethany Winters14 days ago
In The End
As I opened the door to your house the smell inside hit me, forcing me to wrinkle my nose. What was once a welcoming scent of tobacco, coffee, and after shave had turned into sickness and the sweet si...