Alexis Kelly44 minutes ago
Paper or Plastic
Do you ever feel like when you take your kids in public people are looking at you? There are usually two reasons behind the stares. Let's use the grocery store as an example. Reason one: Your kids loo...
Amanda McNeillan hour ago
I'm Sorry to Say
Dear My Younger Self, Do you remember that morning, when you were still so young, and dad knocked on your door? He had let you sleep in, much too late on a school day. I remember well that this did no...
Daniel Hudsonan hour ago
Calmează
The woman fell down on the bed as soon as the front door closed. The last client had been rough; he had hit her a little too hard, and now she had a small bruise on her cheek. She lit a cigarette and ...
Eleventh Grade
I live in what is quite possibly the whitest neighborhood ever. I'm not kidding. A local publication did this analysis of every neighborhood in my city, ranking them on affordability, diversity, those...
Lauren Day18 hours ago
An Ode to Summer '13 // Notes from My Phone
There are certain moments when my mind wanders across the Great Plains of my bran and I scratch beneath the surface to find memories that haven't seen the sun in years. I unbury them from their solida...
Libra Giovanni20 hours ago
Being Gay (How Does My Family React to This?)
My family consists of diverse religious views. My mother is a Roman Catholic while my father is a Muslim. In that case, as a child with a "peculiar behavior" as they quote it, it is hard to act as an ...
Kayleigh Sayer13 days ago
1 in 150,000
“1 in 150,000 chance,” is what the doctor told us when describing the rarity of my son's new diagnosis, Zellweger spectrum disorder. All we knew was that this disorder was caused by mutated genes, and...
My Photo22 days ago
10 Reasons Why You Need to Create Family Memorabilia
One thing that stands out these days is how rare it has become to find family memorabilia around newer homes. It seems as though people don’t make time to create physical family memorabilia, and in ma...
Nikki Ro24 days ago
Single and a Mom
I'm a single mom. When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t anticipate being a single mom. I'd been with the same person for years and had faith in our relationship. After the initial shock of finding...
Hannah Goodwina month ago
Just a Mum
I found myself using these words all too often. Meeting new people flooded me with anxiety, as I prepared for the question that was about to circle the group... “So, what do you do?” I always avoided ...
Bekah Deea month ago
The Anxious Mom's Guide to Sleepaway Camp Survival
Ah, summer camp. Frolicking through the meadows and mountains, canoeing along the lakes and streams, and spending a week making new friends far away from home. Our family can easily be labeled: Summer...
Patricia Sarkar2 months ago
A Holistic Approach to Health During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a very interesting time in a woman's life because it involves rather miraculous biological changes but also has emotional impacts and can really change the perspective and outlook of a wo...
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.
Lauren Day18 hours ago
An Ode to Summer '13 // Notes from My Phone
There are certain moments when my mind wanders across the Great Plains of my bran and I scratch beneath the surface to find memories that haven't seen the sun in years. I unbury them from their solida...
Strength in His Tears
My father is a strong person. He’s also layered, interesting, and a little complex. I’ve known him for thirty-two short years, and have been in awe of his person the entire time. To write about him wo...
Sherrie Pogue7 days ago
Changing the World Starts in Our Homes
How does someone destroy you so thoroughly and boldly and not care about the disaster left? When you are raising your children, teach them morals, values, and worth. Teach them to be respectable, cari...
Breastfeeding
As a young breastfeeding mother, I wasn't given all the information before making my choice. Before I start, I have nothing against mothers who decide to formula feed their children, it's amazing how ...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
According to Science, This Is How Many Toys Your Baby Should Have
You want what's best for your baby, of course. But when it comes to buying toys and receiving a never-ending influx from doting relatives, how many toys does your baby really need? Is being surrounded...
Jlynn Sheaks8 days ago
Having a Preteen
I think that having a preteen is harder than what most people would think that it is. I know in my experience having a preteen can be quite a challenge at first, especially if you have other children ...
Cloth Diapers Update
This post is for all of my mothers who follow my blog. If you a frequent reader of my blog and have read my original post: Why we switched to cloth diapers; you are aware that my family made the switc...
Switching to Cloth Diapers
Before I was pregnant with my first born and currently only child, Delilah, I started researching the best alternatives for everything that her skin would come in contact with. I didn’t purchase Johns...
Karen Richardsona month ago
And I'm Not Even Joking!
And I’m not even joking… Josh opened his eyes, he squinted - man it was bright! He tried to sit up and was surprised to find his mother’s washing up bowl tucked under his chin. Not sure what’s gone on...
Amanda McNeillan hour ago
I'm Sorry to Say
Dear My Younger Self, Do you remember that morning, when you were still so young, and dad knocked on your door? He had let you sleep in, much too late on a school day. I remember well that this did no...
Olivia Griffith2 days ago
Returning Home from Uni and Realising You're Still a Child
Based on the title and the previous photo you're probably confused as to how they correlate, but it will soon become clear. I have just completed my first year at the University of Nottingham, and, be...
Aaren Murphy5 days ago
My Life as Momma
I spend a lot of my time wondering whether or not I’m doing what's right for my daughter. To be honest though I think this is what travels through most parents heads when they are raising an almost 4-...
Alexis Kelly44 minutes ago
Paper or Plastic
Do you ever feel like when you take your kids in public people are looking at you? There are usually two reasons behind the stares. Let's use the grocery store as an example. Reason one: Your kids loo...
Dear Daddy
Hello Daddy. Welcome back home after being away for two weeks on the oil rig working for your family. I’ve missed you; I have grown so much since you last saw me, two weeks ago; but you didn’t ask how...
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Elora Thomas9 days ago
Parenting
I have two kids. They both have the keys to my entire heart. He’s like a tiny best friend to me. We essentially grew up together. I had him right after high school. It was he and I against the world. ...
Linda Fitch3 days ago
Drunk Drivers Still Deserve to Live
Recently, on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, I have seen a plethora of posts stating things like, "If you drive under the influence and wreck, you deserve it." I understand the minds...
Carol Townend5 days ago
The Story of My Miscarriage
I was looking forward to going out. I remember getting stomach cramps which I put down to period pain, because I always got them really painful and I usually bleed heavy. I stopped to go to the toilet...
Bella E15 days ago
475 Continued...
After crying for a few hours, I just laid there. I just felt so empty inside. This was the first time I had experienced a loss of someone so close. I decided to text Ashly and see how they were handli...
Chuck Hinson18 days ago
How to Wake Up a Sleeping Teen
One of the most puzzling creatures on planet Earth are those who come into this world as human babies. These small creatures move about within the female as they form and have plenty of room to move a...
Lauren Haley2 months ago
Cloth Diapering for Beginners
Switching from disposable to cloth diapers has been such a success for my family and I. I was fortunate enough to have cloth diapers handed to me but at the time I knew nothing about them. After resea...
Jennica Janae3 months ago
How to Make a Cleaning Basket for Your Kids
Are you looking for a way to include your kids in the household cleaning but you want to make it fun for them? Well, you're in the right place. Whether your children are five or 15, you can do things ...
Gino Collins6 days ago
How Did I Let It Get This Bad?
I was always quick to brag, I have three children from the same man who I've been with for ten wonderful years...such bullshit. Well, at least the wonderful part. For the past six years, I've been mak...
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Harley Tucker7 days ago
Moving Out Leads to Freedom
I remember moving out like it was four weeks ago—only it was. I will never forget the look on my mother’s face when I told her that I would not be spending another night under her roof, but under the ...
Here Captain! Dear Father!
For some reason I always picture my father in the week where autumn turns to winter. It’s his favorite time of year because it’s where he feels most comfortable, which makes sense because my father is...
Eleventh Grade
I live in what is quite possibly the whitest neighborhood ever. I'm not kidding. A local publication did this analysis of every neighborhood in my city, ranking them on affordability, diversity, those...
IRINI DOLITSA2 days ago
Some Relief for Anne
I have been constantly asking myself how normal children experience coexistence with a mentally retarded sibling (e.g. Down syndrome), so I would like to share this article with you. Bigger children a...
Heather Wilkins10 days ago
A Letter to My Sister
My sister and I may not have been the best of friends growing up, but after being in college for a while, we may have made some progress over the years to be better friends than enemies. I know it is ...
Spi Dia day ago
Godparents - The Orthodox Version
Here you are visiting your best friend's house. Both she and her spouse are excited to have you there. There is a special reason for you to be there today. She is pregnant with either a boy/girl. Her ...
Lucig Aroyan14 days ago
How an 84-Year-Old Woman Changed My Life
Just over a month ago, my family and I immigrated to Toronto, Canada, a city where we have no relatives except one: Aunt Rose, an 84-year-old lady who lives all by herself. Aunt Rose was kind enough t...
Nathonia Smith20 days ago
How I Define Family
Family. That group we are born into once we are removed from our mother’s womb. Individually, we are related by blood and along with others who share that same bloodline, we are considered family whet...
Jlynn Sheaks10 days ago
The Legacy of Grandma Margie
The Legacy of Grandma Margie There are a lot of people who can look back at one of their grandparents with great pride and joy, and for me it is my grandma Margie. I think I felt the closest to her ou...
Walter Duke10 days ago
My Mentor
Everybody has that one person that they idolize, someone that they aspire to be. For some, it is a celebrity; for others, it is an athlete; and for some, it is their own family. The person that I idol...
Alyson Worrell23 days ago
Grandma, My Chronic Pain Buddy
People. I love people. Being around them and interacting. People are unique and vibrant. They come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. People warm my heart. People make me smile. People keep m...