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Chandra Harrison12 hours ago
I'm Still Hungry
My daughter is an unstoppable force; unfortunately, this means her stomach is nothing short of a black hole. It doesn't matter if she had a full three-course dinner that Gordon Ramsay himself would cr...
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Brooke Smith16 hours ago
The Life of a Teenage Mom
It was in August 2016 when I found out I was pregnant. I was only 16 years old at the time and that was honestly the scariest news of my life. I cried for days wondering how I was going to raise a bab...
Hanah Evansa day ago
Unexpected Miracle
Living your life as a teenager is hard enough... especially when your life gets turned upside down within nine months. As a kid I was the social butterfly, until my brother turned on me. Growing up wi...
Mark Williamsa day ago
Better Children Make for a Better Future
In response to the mounting allegations against Harvey Weinstein, there has been a great deal of noise coming from “fathers of daughters” talking about how they love and respect women, how sexual pred...
Growing Up Without a Father
I grew up in a fatherless home. My dad had his "new family" as I called them. He pushed me to the back burner and forgot about me. A tremendous impact that I never want to feel again. Growing up witho...
Chris Ricks2 days ago
Deadbeat Dads
Like a double-edged sword, the parenting standard for men and women, especially in the minority communities, across the country has been proven bias. The concept of a deadbeat dad in our society is on...
Matthew Eyler5 days 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 Wade12 days 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 Jourdan20 days 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...
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Meagan a month ago
Why I Failed Maternity Leave
Maternity leave. A time where – according to anyone who has never been on maternity leave – you have copious amounts of freedom and space to do whatever you please. A time where you, the mother, creat...
Step-Children Don’t Like You? Don’t Worry, It’s Normal
I left an abusive marriage more than 30 years ago when my three children were quite young. The following two years were spent repairing the damaged relationships with my sons, who had all but been ign...
To Smack or Not to Smack?
The debate on smacking is an interesting one in as much as there are not many fence-sitters on this subject: people either have no problem with it at all, saying “I was smacked as a child and it didn’...
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.
Hanah Evansa day ago
Unexpected Miracle
Living your life as a teenager is hard enough... especially when your life gets turned upside down within nine months. As a kid I was the social butterfly, until my brother turned on me. Growing up wi...
Chris Ricks2 days ago
Deadbeat Dads
Like a double-edged sword, the parenting standard for men and women, especially in the minority communities, across the country has been proven bias. The concept of a deadbeat dad in our society is on...
Lana Hutchinson14 days ago
I Am Just a Worthless Stay at Home Mom
A couple years ago I needed to get a job. After looking through the wanted ads and checking out all the job listings in my area, I realized to my shock that I had no marketable skills whatsoever. I wa...
Chandra Harrison12 hours ago
I'm Still Hungry
My daughter is an unstoppable force; unfortunately, this means her stomach is nothing short of a black hole. It doesn't matter if she had a full three-course dinner that Gordon Ramsay himself would cr...
Jade Tostanoski2 days ago
Living as a Depressed Mom
Being a mom is already hard. While we are trying to live up to everyone's expectations of us, we often forget about taking care of ourselves. I am a proud mom of a 3 year old and a one month old, and ...
George Herman5 days ago
Pros and Cons of Binkies
There isn't an easy route for making the trials and tribulations of toddlers any less complicated, especially when any single misstep can have lasting repercussions on the state of your newborn into c...
Jacquelyn Miccolis3 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,...
Lizzy Arrow3 months ago
Should School Proms Be Banned?
Personally, I didn't particularly like my prom because everyone just voted for each other, but it was just nice to see everyone for the last time. I didn't really spend that much on my prom dress at t...
Madawna Bristow3 months ago
No Less
Standing barefoot and slack-jawed, I listened with horror as the local news station spoke of Phillipines President, Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs. Duterte claims he personally executed drug ab...
Growing Up Without a Father
I grew up in a fatherless home. My dad had his "new family" as I called them. He pushed me to the back burner and forgot about me. A tremendous impact that I never want to feel again. Growing up witho...
Me First, Momma After
This is pretty self-explanatory and something I’ve struggled with since my first child was born. I brought my daughter into this world when I was 21 years old. I was young, I was in a failing relation...
Sierra Costanzo4 days ago
Family Man
As a child, this man had a soft soul. He spread his talents around with his dedication to love and hard work. This boy had a soft heart and shared his happiness as much as he could. No matter what he ...
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Brooke Smith16 hours ago
The Life of a Teenage Mom
It was in August 2016 when I found out I was pregnant. I was only 16 years old at the time and that was honestly the scariest news of my life. I cried for days wondering how I was going to raise a bab...
Mark Williamsa day ago
Better Children Make for a Better Future
In response to the mounting allegations against Harvey Weinstein, there has been a great deal of noise coming from “fathers of daughters” talking about how they love and respect women, how sexual pred...
The Ultimate Potty Training Guide for Girls
As any overwhelmed, bloodshot eyed parent can attest to, potty training can be a messy ordeal. There's a sea of opinions and expertise out there preaching when your baby girl should begin potty traini...
The Sound of Shattering Glass
My problems all started on the day that I found him dead. My then-girlfriend and I came home from vacation. We were up with friends in northern Minnesota, drinking and smoking a weekend away. We arriv...
Cope
Losing somebody you love changes you. It changes the person you are at that time, and the person you’ll be in the future. It’s something that you must cope with, but that’s something a lot of people c...
Special Days
I am two days away from marrying the man of my dreams and I could not be more excited. I am also having a difficult time because two years ago my dad passed away because of cancer. Throughout this who...
Jessica Herring2 months ago
How To Plan a Baby Shower
It can be time-consuming being tasked with planning a baby shower. But with these suggestions on how to plan a baby shower, you will be sure to have more free time on your hands and host a great party...
Lakeyia L2 months ago
Staying In Touch with Family
When it comes to talking to your family, you may live in another area or clear across the sea, so make sure that you know how to keep in touch with your family when needed. Here are a few ways you can...
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Katryna Weingart2 months ago
Gender Reveal Party Planning: Everything You Need to Know
So you just received the ultra sound and the gender of your child in an envelope from a doctor about the sex of your baby. The next step on your list: The Party. This may very well be, one of the most...
Matthew Eyler2 days ago
People Pleaser
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" said my teacher. That was an easy question for me. I had known the answer since preschool, the early age when you first begin to understand that people have ...
Donna Gonzales4 days ago
Living With or Without Parents
First of all let me explain a few things. I was born to 2 kids. My dad was 20 years old & my mother was 16 and month shy of being 17. Babies raising babies. At this time I am in my 40s with 3 grown ki...
Mother of the Year
Have you ever met that one person that you absolutely cringe at the sound of their name..? Well to me that person is my mother. There wasn't a certain time it began, I just remember always feeling lik...
Sisters
My parents got divorced when I was 18 months old so I never met my real father until I was about 30 years old. My step dad raised me and I have always considered him my dad now and til I die. However,...
Ashley Davison2 months ago
Narcissistic Siblings and the Pain You Feel from Them
Growing up in a dysfunctional household puts you at a risk for not having a very close relationship with siblings. It is shown that many siblings that come from abusive and dysfunctional homes do not ...
Crystal Greer2 months ago
Family of Blankets
I was on Facebook a year ago and I came across this post from a lady that was starting a GoFundMe page and the post was saying that this family had lost their home from a fire. Well I clicked on the l...
Denise Willis16 days ago
Tale of a Mother-In-Law
The first time I met my future mother-in-law, I was not yet married to her son, Bob, and I knew if she had anything to do with it, I never would be married to Bob. She was sixty four years old, but he...
Maurice Bernier24 days ago
The Original Bahama Mama!!
I have a huge confession to make: I was NOT an easy child to deal with when I was much younger. I was a walking nightmare. There. I finally got that out of the way. Whew!!! Now, before you ask how rou...
Brittney Heatha month ago
A Light In the Dark
Dear Naomi, When you were born, I felt the entire universe change and things started to align, I felt myself change. I was no longer just a normal person living her everyday life, just another number ...