Drea Williamsa day ago
My Friend
My brother, he was my friend, my protector, father figure. When I lost him it felt like I lost everything, he passed away in September 2017. That day was the worst time of my life, it’s like I felt it. I felt it was coming, something inside me kept saying his name as I sat at my desk. I looked at his picture and just smiled. My mom called in the frantic, most hysterical mood that I have ever heard. All I remember are the words, “Marvin, your brother, my baby... gone."
Finally, Time for Bed
I remember being a kid with a routine, dad carrying me to bed, singing to me, and reading Sleepy Dog. Mom coming to choose my outfit for school the next day and making sure I brushed my teeth. Shannon...
Eco-Parenting—Easy Tips
In the past few years, my obsession with health and wellness has increased tenfold. I trained to teach yoga five years ago and started living an entirely vegan lifestyle. I began to look into the thin...
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Clare Scanlan3 days ago
Family Court Review
On 21st May 2019, the British Government announced there would be a review of the family courts and how they do not protect children from abusive fathers. The review will be run by Ministry of Justice...
6 Reasons Why I'm Not Scared of Giving Birth...
Here I am, in all my 38 week pregnant glory. This was last week though, so imagine me marginally more pregnant now. This baby is very much wanted, so although I appreciate that accidents do happen, in...
LP Steinbeck2 months ago
The Bird and the Pearl
I had not eaten or drank anything all day. Yesterday was one month since my husband’s passing; food held no allure for me. A visitor stopped by in the afternoon, and it was probably the last person in...
J M Hunter2 months 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 Smith3 months 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 Bentley4 months 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 Melon4 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 Moore5 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...
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.
D. A. Rhine25 days ago
Parenting and Dyslexia
"My daughter can't say her ABCs or count higher than ten. She writes her B's as D's and sixes as nines," I informed my daughter's preschool teacher. "She's learning at her own pace and many children h...
Fen Tapiwa2 months ago
Heart of Gold
Mothers make the world go round with their love, passion, patience, and dedication. The world wouldn’t be same without them. They deserve to be celebrated everyday because they sacrifice and give so m...
Reigning Women2 months ago
Finally, People Are Starting to Talk About Depression in Stay-At-Home Mothers
Stay-at-home motherhood is arguably a full-time job in its own right. With the number of women in the workforce increasing at a consistent rate, it's no longer a shock that the correlating number of w...
Tips for Moving Elderly Parents From New York to New Jersey
Being the oldest child or designated caregiver of elderly parents can be a tremendous responsibility. It’s common to feel pressured when trying to help them make the best decisions, and even more so i...
Ann King8 days ago
Father's Will Tore the Family Apart
It is sad when anyone loses a member of their family. Most people go through the necessary process to get through things. Funeral, grieving and eventually settling the deceased's estate. The funeral a...
What Every Home Needs for Kids
After you have children, there are changes that you should make to your home to make it safer. Here is what every home that has children needs added to it to prevent dangerous situations.
The Disappearance of Lily Belle
"She's gone, daddy! She's gone!" My daughter shouted hysterically, as she ran into the backyard. "Who's gone?" I asked, taking her by the hand. "Lily Belle, daddy!. Lily Belle is gone." My heart sank....
Nicholas Porter6 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 Poole8 months ago
Attachment Theory
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#WorkingMumGuilt
It finally arrived, I returned back to work this week. I was slowly (and I mean slowly) preparing myself for the day by trying to be positive. I got the lunches ready the night before and I even got d...
Alyssa Day5 days ago
My Memories of Parents
My memories of parents Childhood memories are some of our most precious memories we will ever have. I think the major part of events and emotions will stay green in our memory, no matter how life will...
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Kevin 8 days ago
How to Stay One Step Ahead of Your Children
As a mom you know how important it is to think about potential problems before they actually become a problem. We try to stay one step ahead of everything and anticipate potential situation before the...
Eco-Parenting—Easy Tips
In the past few years, my obsession with health and wellness has increased tenfold. I trained to teach yoga five years ago and started living an entirely vegan lifestyle. I began to look into the thin...
10 Things That Will Change as Soon as You Have Kids....
From the moment I had my son, my life changed. I know it sounds cliche, I used to hear people say it and roll my eyes. But it really, really does change everything. Whether you want it to or not, ther...
Drea Williamsa day ago
My Friend
My brother, he was my friend, my protector, father figure. When I lost him it felt like I lost everything, he passed away in September 2017. That day was the worst time of my life, it’s like I felt it. I felt it was coming, something inside me kept saying his name as I sat at my desk. I looked at his picture and just smiled. My mom called in the frantic, most hysterical mood that I have ever heard. All I remember are the words, “Marvin, your brother, my baby... gone."
Isaiah Blount5 days ago
Only the Strongest Survive
Imagine waking up in a three bedroom home, with two older brothers and two older sisters. That was my life when I was enjoying my adolescent years. My brothers were always out and about, as well as my...
Ava McCoy11 days ago
24 Hours
It is every child’s fear; the loss of a parent. I don't think we lose that fear. I tried to push it aside often. The "what will I do? How will it feel? Will I survive it?" I'm learning all of it as of...
Peter Hill2 months ago
26 Essential Tips for Parents to Create Safe Surroundings for Your Child
A parent’s role is to constantly ensure that his children are healthy, happy, and safe. Since children love to experiment, and they’re prone to putting themselves in danger in various situations, you ...
Victoria Lim2 months ago
Family Bonding Activities That Will Help You Reconnect Quickly
No matter how busy you are, maintaining a healthy relationship with your family can often be difficult. You all might be running around, doing your daily obligations, and at the end of the day, you ar...
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Carlos Fox2 months ago
Baby’s Firsts: When Should I Schedule My Infant’s Appointments?
Having a child is considered by many to be a major life milestone. Although many couples are waiting longer to have children, there were approximately 3.95 million live births in the United States dur...
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Clare Scanlan3 days ago
Family Court Review
On 21st May 2019, the British Government announced there would be a review of the family courts and how they do not protect children from abusive fathers. The review will be run by Ministry of Justice...
Shannon Davies16 days ago
My Life, My Choice
I lay here in the dark listening to my lovely fiancé snoring and light breathing, watching his chest rise and fall, although not wanting to close my eyes as not wanting to miss a second of this lovely...
irene tijama month ago
My First-Born Has Encountered Seven Terrifying Incidents While Growing Up
Raising children is the most challenging and toughest job on earth. Children are prone to all kinds of accidents which sometimes are life threatening. You have to keep your sanity while raising them. ...
Rachel LeCrap4 days ago
The Day My Sister Shit My Pants
Everyone torments their younger siblings. We do it because we can. We do it because it's fun. But mostly, we do it because we hate having to share everything with them, especially blame. It doesn't me...
David Ireland25 days ago
Blood
I wonder if he knew I was coming. I don’t expect he did. In the villages of the forties, babies came and went with the harvesting of cabbages, the arrival of Doctor O’Dowd, the cackle of storks. Poor ...
National Siblings Day!
National Siblings Day… The day was founded after Claudia Evart, lost both her siblings early in life. She chose April 10 because that was the birthday of her late sister, Lisette. Unlike Claudia Evart...
amanda mollett19 days ago
The Dad I Never Got to Know
I will never know my father-in-law, except the stories my husband tells me. I can see pictures and videos, but I may not get the full picture ever of what kind of father he would be, both to my husban...
Elizabeth Webb2 months ago
Diary of a Doormat
I feel like I have been talked out of my feelings my entire life. When I'm angry, I never know how to express it without saying the wrong thing, or bringing in things that aren't even relevant to the ...
irene tijam3 months 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...
How Will You Be Remembered
On September 9, 2018, a beautiful spirit by the name of Kyrzayda Rodriguez lost her battle with stage four stomach cancer. I did not know her personally, but her strength and transparency were extreme...
Ann King18 days ago
How to Be a Grandma in 2019
Being a grandma—you would think it would be a piece of cake, a walk in the park—I mean, after all, we have already raised our children. That is how we were crowned with the coveted title of "Grandma."...
Leanne Milliken2 months ago
My Grandfather’s Blessing
It’s 5 AM and I’m wide awake with so much on my mind. I woke up at 3:30... after drinking water and using the restroom, I laid back down expecting sleep to come but instead I was given the desire to w...