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Anita Powell6 hours ago
Holidays and Family
The holidays have come and gone, and for Unique Things, we were hoping for big money. Did that happen? Nope. While we did make some money, it wasn’t the hundreds on hundreds of dollars that we thought...
Nikita Busic10 hours ago
Confessions of a Hot Mess Mom
Hey Y'all, Hey! I want to always be transparent with my readers, so there is something I must confess. I AM A HOT MESS MOM! I am always late for EVERYTHING! When we finally do arrive, we stumble out o...
Lucinda Koza11 hours ago
Brainstorms (Literally)
I fight with whether writing about this is distasteful, but that’s just a storm in my brain, and I have to at least try to weather this storm. My dad in the above video is a white kid in 1970 arguing for black candidates to be able to run for office in South Carolina. This so encapsulates who he was — fighting loudly for the underdog, with rhetoric and speech-writing and speech-giving skills that he must have studied and learned from his preacher father as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. him...
It's Ok to Release Toxins
No one wants to have toxic people in their lives taking their joy away or making them unhappy. But what do you do if the very people making you unhappy and plain miserable are the ones that share your blood? How do you walk away from your family? What do you do if they keep bringing you down? It is definitely harder for someone who is so close with their families, especially if it is a parent that is causing the issues. I personally am not around my dad, because he chooses to not be an active pe...
Saira Sufia day ago
Travel as Therapy
Traveling has always been part of my life, and as I sit on a plane headed back to Virginia, a few thoughts float through my head. Zakaria and I are next to each other while Leena and Aamir are at the ...
Things Not to Do When Getting a Divorce
DO NOT lie to the kids—if you have kids do not lie to them about what is happening to their family, why you and your spouse are choosing to get a divorce, or what is going to happen next. Kids are alr...
Summer Koester7 days ago
Kids Making You Crazy?
Have you ever noticed how your childless friends started avoiding you like stinky cheese once your kid left the snuggly into toddlerhood? There’s a very good reason for this: your kid is crazy, wild, ...
Jeremy Morantz12 days ago
No Offence, Benedict Cumberbatch
Pop-culture glorifies the autism spectrum disorder. In mainstream media, it’s as if autism is merely a socially awkward disorder compensated for by gifted genius. Think Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, She...
Nathan Hutton22 days ago
A Little Fish That Made Big Waves
Anyone who gets to know me knows that I LOVE tattoos. My entire body is essentially already mapped out in my mind, as to what I plan on getting next. I've been blessed to meet some great artists throu...
Guide to Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child
As Pride Month comes to an end, it is important to remember that queer pride should not just be reserved for one month of the year. LGBTQ+ pride needs to be 24/7, 365 days a year. The acceptance of qu...
LP Steinbeck3 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 Hunter4 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...
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.
TLC in SB6 days ago
Perseverance
PERSEVERANCE (6/1/16) Growing up I had an amazing childhood. We lived on 85 acres in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, with my family—my parents, older brother and sister—my aunt, uncle and 5 younge...
Lisa LaRue-Baker10 days ago
Things Just Aren't the Same Anymore - or Are They?
When I was a kid, even though it was the 60's and 70's (1960's and 70's, that is), we thought our parents were 'dumb.' Just like kids do now. It's just a kid thing, I suppose. We thought our parents h...
Laurie Ferguson11 days ago
“Get Em’ Up Scout”
A sense of peace struck a chord deep within me as if I were a baby being held safely against my mother's breast. The summers of my childhood came flooding back as I stood recapturing my father's image...
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Anita Powell6 hours ago
Holidays and Family
The holidays have come and gone, and for Unique Things, we were hoping for big money. Did that happen? Nope. While we did make some money, it wasn’t the hundreds on hundreds of dollars that we thought...
It's Ok to Release Toxins
No one wants to have toxic people in their lives taking their joy away or making them unhappy. But what do you do if the very people making you unhappy and plain miserable are the ones that share your blood? How do you walk away from your family? What do you do if they keep bringing you down? It is definitely harder for someone who is so close with their families, especially if it is a parent that is causing the issues. I personally am not around my dad, because he chooses to not be an active pe...
How to Run a House While Raising Kids
When you and your life partner or spouse decide to start a family together, you probably do not realize the incredible changes one or two children are going to make to your home. It means that you are...
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Robert Gottesman3 months ago
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 Porter8 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 Poole10 months ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Nikita Busic10 hours ago
Confessions of a Hot Mess Mom
Hey Y'all, Hey! I want to always be transparent with my readers, so there is something I must confess. I AM A HOT MESS MOM! I am always late for EVERYTHING! When we finally do arrive, we stumble out o...
Jenn Kopec3 days ago
Musings of Pumping Mom
It’s 1:17 AM and I’m sitting on the edge of my bed pumping. I’ve been running this routine for the past 13 weeks since my little girl was born April 10th, three months before her due date of July 11. ...
Jade Pulman6 days ago
Simple Ways to Balance Being a Parent
How to Deal With the Responsibilities of Being a Parent
Donna Fleminga day ago
Diary of a Mummy Kid...
Blu, blu, blu, I love the bones off you, but crikey boy! My eldest and precious firstborn, unique in every way, so gay, in fact, I'm waiting for the day he utters the words, "Mummy, I've got something...
Laurie Ferguson2 days ago
Children as Teachers
The day I realized that children could, and perhaps should, dress like children, and not like a model off the pages of a magazine, was the day my daughter wanted to wear her recital gown to the grocer...
Jean Sumrall6 days ago
Free-Range Children
One of the greatest gifts my mother ever gave me was freedom; freedom to explore the natural world, freedom to be me, and the freedom to choose what I believed. Oh, she tried to control me. I remember...
Lucinda Koza11 hours ago
Brainstorms (Literally)
I fight with whether writing about this is distasteful, but that’s just a storm in my brain, and I have to at least try to weather this storm. My dad in the above video is a white kid in 1970 arguing for black candidates to be able to run for office in South Carolina. This so encapsulates who he was — fighting loudly for the underdog, with rhetoric and speech-writing and speech-giving skills that he must have studied and learned from his preacher father as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. him...
Saira Sufia day ago
Travel as Therapy
Traveling has always been part of my life, and as I sit on a plane headed back to Virginia, a few thoughts float through my head. Zakaria and I are next to each other while Leena and Aamir are at the ...
Who Gets Your Possessions After You Die?
It is not always easy for property and other possessions to be distributed after a person dies. It depends on many factors that people don't realize until they become part of the aftermath of the deat...
Isla Wright7 days ago
Giraffe Talk for Parents
It allows you to solve conflicts and improve communication in any type of relationship. The man who developed this great system was called Marshall Rosenberg, and he reasoned that there were two viewp...
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Sasha McGregor16 days ago
It Doesn't Take Much to Keep the Family Healthy
It's not always simple to raise a family. In a short moment, there's a bunch to do. Many children today are obese or overweight. A good, active lifestyle can assist in sustaining weight. Health proble...
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Kevin 19 days ago
6 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe
Tips to Ensure the Safety of Your Loved Ones
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Carla Goodrum5 days ago
Life with Kids
Just to get started, I'm going to tell you a little bit about myself. I am the help! I don't know how many of you have worked as the help before, but it can be a very difficult job. There is an upside...
Darcy Kerrigana month ago
Old Flames
Four months spent in Denmark, and not a single moody day. No tears, no anger, just the usual comical, Irish temper I get from my dad. The kind with muttered short and stuttered, ‘stupidfrickindumb,’ u...
Jodi Robertsa month ago
My Husband Killed Me
I will start by saying to all the people in my life, "I am sorry!" I thought he loved me, some of you knew that I was wrong, but I really thought he did. Fifteen years; next month we would have celebr...
Jeremy Morantz12 days ago
No Offence, Benedict Cumberbatch
Pop-culture glorifies the autism spectrum disorder. In mainstream media, it’s as if autism is merely a socially awkward disorder compensated for by gifted genius. Think Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, She...
Madelyn Laveckaa month ago
Things Like That Should Be Locked up
"We've detected some neurological defects in your child that will follow him or her into their lives, have you thought about termination of the pregnancy?" In the chill of autumn, 1993, this was said ...
Estranged Sister
My older sister and I were never close, in fact, she was a terrible sister. We are seven years apart, so I tried my best to fit in with her. She used to try and suffocate me since I was small, and she...
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Kevin 4 days ago
Why Summer Is the Best Time for Family Time
While it is essential to try and make time for your family each and every day throughout the year, it is especially important that you try to make time for your family and friends during the summer.
amanda mollett19 days ago
Who Is Your Top Dog?
Who comes first to you? Is it your wife? Is it your mother? Maybe your kids? Where does your baby mama fit in? Who is the one that you turn to in your time of need? Who do you count on when you're ups...
amanda molletta month ago
Always Defend Your Wife As Your Marriage Depends On It
I want to answer this by asking, "Well, duh. Are you stupid?" But that might be too mean, so I will answer this by saying of course! Would you not want your wife to do the same? How can you let ANYONE...
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Anita Powell6 days ago
A Grandmother's Dilemma
This is my dilemma: I have three grandsons; the oldest is 16, soon to be 17, and it seems the relationship I had with him has faded. How many of you find that as your grandchildren have gotten older t...
Mcdaveo Brand11 days ago
Hunt for the Jackpot
This story is about my new YouTube series and how it all started. I loved buying lottery tickets since I was old enough to buy them, and my late grandpa got me hooked on them. He was also a big gambler. The most he ever won was $500 from a $10 scratch-off ticket. Let me tell you how it happened. When I was on summer break from my second year in high school, I used to go to his trailer almost every morning so we could go fishing together. It was early one morning, and I was over at his trailer fo...
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Ankh Angel a month ago
Final Day
She awoke in a hospital bed. This was not something that she was unaccustomed too. Cornelia Springer had spent much of her life in hospitals later in her life. Whether for surgery or doctor's appointm...