Shari Shanice9 hours ago
I Don't Want to Be a Mother
I love children just as much as the other person but the older I get, I'm settling into the idea that I might just be the fun aunt. I was raised in a very traditional Caribbean household where childre...
Changing Names? Here's Why I'm Doing it
My name is Brent Michael Benton, but not for long. I’m changing my name and here’s why. I was raised in sunny Durban, South Africa, by three strong women. My mother, my grandmother and my aunt. These ...
I've Created a Monster
From the time I was a little girl, maybe at age 7, I have been obsessed with anything outdoors because my “Grampie” took me everywhere with him. This meant that I would help him move tree stands, scou...
Arunima Mittal2 days ago
Why Your Mom Is the Only Valentine You Need
I know Valentine's Day is over, but it comes back every year with the same memes in a rotation that make some people laugh while others feel miserable about being single. Why do we feel miserable abou...
Meghan Heckmann2 days ago
Survivor Girls
2005 was the hardest year for my family and I. Being a little girl and losing the world you once knew is something you can’t quite grasp unless you’ve lived it. I remember we were sitting in the livin...
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LG Reagon4 days ago
Take My Hand Not My Life
Things that I never told you are immense, heavy and deep. The secrets that I keep are a thousand times greater than the ones we share when we eat. I think this at times as I sit across from my friends...
J M Hunter8 days ago
My Mother's Pots
It's ungraciously early on a biting spring morning and I'm watching my youngest son haring across the school tarmac, little chuffs of steam trailing his wake in the white March sunlight, and I'm cryin...
Ashley Smith22 days ago
My Worst Day As a Mom
Last night was BAD. And I mean J, my two and a half-year-old, just would not listen for anything. The day started out pretty rough, so I knew it wasn't going to be the greatest of days, but when I say...
Samantha Bentleya month ago
11 Things About Labour and Birth That No One Talks About
Two weeks ago, I gave birth to my first son Roman. He arrived at 6AM on January 8, four days early, on the date I wanted. I asked my belly and he listened. He shares his birthday with Bowie, Elvis, an...
Jenn Melon2 months ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Sophia Moore2 months ago
Newborn Mom: Common Emotional Problems
Having a baby is one of the most life-changing events any woman will go through in her life. Even with multiple children, each newborn brought home forces the family dynamic and routine to vastly chan...
Cato Conroy2 months ago
10 Reasons Every New Parent Needs an Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor
It's every parent's worst nightmare. You worked hard to make sure your nursery was safe. You fed your child all the right food. You even bought a baby monitor that kept a good eye on your little one's...
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.
Bethany Ashlyn13 days ago
A Letter to Someone
I was never going to write this for the public. This is the main reason I will not put your name, but I have a feeling that if you are reading this then you know who you are. A few days ago I was heat...
Gabriel Torres16 days ago
Toxic Masculinity
I look on my past and see the anger of a mother that abandoned us, and a father that didn't really teach the lessons I was looking for, the lessons I needed. A father that was emotional, but never in ...
Nalana Phillipsa month ago
The Forgotten One (Ch. 3)
Once we were moved into 8341 Henry Circle and settled, it was time to explore new surroundings. Our neighborhood consisted of two cul-de-sacs. We lived in the second house on the right. My stepmother ...
Nathalie Martin7 days ago
Tips for Dealing with the Challenges of Raising a Young Child
Last week, I was out with my sister and my lovely nephew for a sunny outdoor lunch and catch up in a park café. All was going really well—we’d been to the park and he had a big play on pretty much eve...
Cin G17 days ago
Playing with the Wild Things
Do you ever want to run away? Find that little boy or girl that once slew dragons, flew to the moon, and ran alongside the wild things in the forests of our imaginations. Some days the weight of the w...
Linzi Agnew17 days ago
Mother's Day Is Looming
I'm not against mothers day as a whole, it's just like any other holiday, commercialised to make us (some of us) spend money. The idea of saying thank you to your mother for everything they've done is...
Nicholas Porter4 months ago
Proof that Santa Exists
So, we're approaching the winter holidays, and now a lot of controversy arises around the existence of good old Father Christmas. Younger kids have been taught to always believe in Santa Claus and he ...
Corinne Poole6 months ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Katie Eagle7 months ago
Midnight or Sunrise
Prologue “Mommy, mommy where are you.” I ran around the playground looking for her, and I didn’t see her anywhere. It was getting dark. I was getting scared and cold. “Mommy, please come back” I start...
Arunima Mittal2 days ago
Why Your Mom Is the Only Valentine You Need
I know Valentine's Day is over, but it comes back every year with the same memes in a rotation that make some people laugh while others feel miserable about being single. Why do we feel miserable abou...
Lost Voice
I was very shy growing up. I had a hard time making friends on the playground, I had a hard time talking to others or even making eye contact. I struggled with associating myself with another human be...
Mamma Bear
When mothers gather... it’s all about the kids. Hell, when one mom is amongst her friends, all she can do is talk about her kid(s). After reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, with a few clues along t...
Shari Shanice9 hours ago
I Don't Want to Be a Mother
I love children just as much as the other person but the older I get, I'm settling into the idea that I might just be the fun aunt. I was raised in a very traditional Caribbean household where childre...
Samantha Mia5 days ago
From Single Mom to New Relationship
So you’re pregnant or have children? How beautiful. Giving birth is a feeling that only a woman can feel, a bond and experience like no other. However, what happens if your relationship with the biolo...
I Can't Believe He Doesn't Care
Let's start with a few facts about this awesome young man. At the age of four he was diagnosed as having Asperger's. This means he is on the Autism Spectrum. He didn't start talking until just before ...
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LG Reagon4 days ago
Take My Hand Not My Life
Things that I never told you are immense, heavy and deep. The secrets that I keep are a thousand times greater than the ones we share when we eat. I think this at times as I sit across from my friends...
J M Hunter8 days ago
My Mother's Pots
It's ungraciously early on a biting spring morning and I'm watching my youngest son haring across the school tarmac, little chuffs of steam trailing his wake in the white March sunlight, and I'm cryin...
Vanessa Lozano8 days ago
Is It Too Late Now?
The clocks strikes 3 PM, the sound of a key being hit against the metal door signaling our arrival. Inaudible commotion is heard as the wooden door opens and I see the welcoming smile of my grandma. A...
Jenn Melon7 days ago
Enjoy Fun Rides and Keep Your Kids Safe with These Tips
Take a child to an amusement park, and it will be one of the days that they will never forget. The rides are exhilarating and exciting, which kids are known to love an abundance of. Besides going to a...
Kayla Tripletta month ago
How to Care for Your Sick Baby
"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." —Linda Wooten
Kayla Triplett10 days ago
Get to Know Me (My Crazy Life) Pt. 1
" When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees." -Joseph Joubert
Jenn Melon2 months ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Krystal Rowden2 months ago
The Unforgettable Disease
We all have memories from our childhood—some we aren't as fond of as others. I can remember when I was three-years-old. I was a very active maybe some would call overactive. My father had a good job t...
Meghan Heckmann2 days ago
Survivor Girls
2005 was the hardest year for my family and I. Being a little girl and losing the world you once knew is something you can’t quite grasp unless you’ve lived it. I remember we were sitting in the livin...
Charlee Love6 days ago
Blood Is Not Always Thicker Than Water
A bond between two sisters is supposed to be unbreakable. Unfortunately, in my life, that proved to be untrue. My sister and I have always been extremely close. We fought, as normal sisters do, but we...
Bella Corallo25 days ago
A Letter to My Younger Sister
I see your struggle, and I hear your pain. I was 16 once too, remember? I’m writing to you as if I was writing to my younger self, because I would want the younger me to learn from my mistakes sooner ...
irene tijama month ago
A Tribute to the Three Women Who Shaped the Lives of Twelve Siblings
I grew up in my grandmother's house wherein my childhood memories were deeply cherished. It was there where discipline and moral values were strictly imposed and observed. Being the first granddaughte...
hailey clarka month ago
Marriage Expectation: The In-Laws
The in-laws ... I can never tell if they actually like me or not. Once they went from my 'boyfriends parents' to my 'in-laws' everything changed. About four years ago, I was approaching my boyfriends ...
Doe's Crafte`3 months ago
Been There Done That
The other day I was reading a post that asked if it would be wrong for a man to be on a family outing with his children and their mother, and for him to just want to take a picture with just his child...
I've Created a Monster
From the time I was a little girl, maybe at age 7, I have been obsessed with anything outdoors because my “Grampie” took me everywhere with him. This meant that I would help him move tree stands, scou...
Tata Fergusona month ago
The Magic of Parenthood
The happiest moment of my life was also the most terrifying. The series of events that transpired up to this moment were very traumatic. I must first recount my life to express in detail this experien...
Anik Marchand2 months ago
Yvette
There will be a moment in your life when you will feel what it’s like to live without someone. And, I’m not talking about living without an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m talking about actually having t...