Latest in Families

Vanessa B. Munroe15 minutes ago
Teach Your Kids to Cook
Let’s face it. Food is important. We all eat, and we all depend on food to fuel our bodies and keep us energized. When it comes to basic needs, food ranks pretty high on the list. Right up there with ...
Lisa Ives21 hours ago
Cutting the Apron Strings
As a parent, there are so many stepping stones we have to overcome with our children. For me they are more like mountains; in fact, I’m thinking of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. I listen t...
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Liz Bell2 days ago
You Can't Choose Your Family
No one will know how it is to walk in your shoes. Some may experience one or two things in their life which have had a huge impact on them but at the end of the day they can move on with the help of f...
Jessica Herring3 days ago
Parenting Tips for Single Parents
It's easy to feel overwhelmed about the struggles associated with raising a child by yourself. However, there is no need to freak out and let the stress get the best of you. When you try these parenti...
Vince Bandille4 days ago
The Scary Monster Called "Different From"
Today, my son began talking about his upcoming school year, mentioning things such as who would his homeroom teacher be, what friends would be in his homeroom, and so on. He then said he hated school ...
Chloe Gilholy4 days ago
Shattered
I knew that they were responsible. But without evidence, there was nothing I could do. I wished from the bottom of my heart that it wasn't true. But the truth was as sour as the milk in the fridge. I ...
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Kim Goodacre7 days ago
When Is the Right Time to Have Children?
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted children. My family is a big one: I have two older siblings, fourteen cousins, thirty-one second cousins and now one nephew and two nieces. From the moment I was...
Dollface Killah16 days ago
Planning for Pregnancy, Fertility Facts and Alternative Methods
When it comes to reproduction, fertility is the number one focus for many. Some people aren't able to conceive naturally. Studies have shown that one in seven women will have problems with infertility...
Kristy Loxtona month ago
Top 7 Ways to Be a Kick-Ass Step-parent
I’ve never been a fan of absolutes, but people seem to be drawn to listicles (myself included), so here is a concise list of knowledge I’ve acquired as a result of both my education in Humanistic and ...
Deborah Alicea month ago
Our Mothers of Color
My mother was born of a woman who did not keep her. One of many siblings, my mother was supposedly the only child her mother decided she could not keep. She was adopted into a very well off, heavily e...
Casey Rosea month ago
What It's Really Like to Lose Your Parents
Loss is, in no way, the same for everyone. My brother, on hearing about the loss of our mother, went immediately back to playing with LEGOs. Only months later did he process what had happened, and cry...
Arnold Seleskeya month ago
Books That Improve Family Relations
Everyone alive is an expert on this most compelling of subjects. Nothing is, or ever was, more wonderful, more dreadful, more inescapable, or the subject of more talk than the family unit. Every clan ...
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.
Vince Bandille4 days ago
The Scary Monster Called "Different From"
Today, my son began talking about his upcoming school year, mentioning things such as who would his homeroom teacher be, what friends would be in his homeroom, and so on. He then said he hated school ...
Growing Up In the 90s
Growing up in the 90s was a fun time! I miss the good old days of playing with the infamous Skip-It toy and eating Sodalicious fruit snacks—boy… those were the days! I grew up in a simpler time, where...
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Kim Goodacre7 days ago
When Is the Right Time to Have Children?
As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted children. My family is a big one: I have two older siblings, fourteen cousins, thirty-one second cousins and now one nephew and two nieces. From the moment I was...
Jessica Herring3 days ago
Parenting Tips for Single Parents
It's easy to feel overwhelmed about the struggles associated with raising a child by yourself. However, there is no need to freak out and let the stress get the best of you. When you try these parenti...
Get Kids Moving!
Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular these days, and with homeschool groups and meet-ups in many areas, a lot of the former social building issues have disappeared. It is now a lot easier t...
Jessica Herring5 days ago
Parenting Tips for Raising Teenagers
Raising teenagers isn't always fun and games. There are several times when you might want to pull your hair out because they are questioning your authority, asking for more independence, and acting ou...
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 Arrowa month 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 Bristowa month 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...
Hope Martin7 days ago
A Little Closure
I think it's reasonable to guess that almost everyone in the world has experienced a situation in which they have received no closure. Whether it be an incident, a relationship, an experience, an addi...
Broken Families and Deception
What’s family and why does it even exist? Does family still have value and importance? Is family something we all need or even truly want? These are only just a few questions I ponder in my own reflec...
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Linnea Ruzzo10 days ago
Starting Over
"Wow! You started all over, didn't you?!" That's something I hear often when people ask me how old my kids are. My daughters are 15, 13, two-and-a-half, and one. I really did space them out, didn't I?...
Vanessa B. Munroe15 minutes ago
Teach Your Kids to Cook
Let’s face it. Food is important. We all eat, and we all depend on food to fuel our bodies and keep us energized. When it comes to basic needs, food ranks pretty high on the list. Right up there with ...
Lisa Ives21 hours ago
Cutting the Apron Strings
As a parent, there are so many stepping stones we have to overcome with our children. For me they are more like mountains; in fact, I’m thinking of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. I listen t...
Get Kids Moving!
Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular these days, and with homeschool groups and meet-ups in many areas, a lot of the former social building issues have disappeared. It is now a lot easier t...
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Emilie Dowty9 days ago
This Is Not the End
The room is dark, save for one fluorescent light turned on in the corner. My heart races, my palms are sweaty, and I feel the familiar sting of tears for probably the thousandth time that morning. Som...
Distractions
I didn't look for them. God knew what I needed so he sent me distractions. And yes they helped me deal. I had so much to deal with, parents dying, nowhere to live, sad all the time, empty inside. I wa...
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Jessie B18 days ago
Grief: Not Something You Just Get Over
Our friends, family, colleagues, and perhaps even random strangers tell us that time heals all wounds, and that you need to suck it up and get over it. But grief, as I have come to know for a fact, is...
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...
Rowan Marley17 days ago
How To Survive the Terrible Twos
Ever since you got pregnant, you probably have heard women warn you to brace yourself for certain stages of your child's life. Newborn babies, for example, are known to drain you of sleep and patience...
Rowan Marley24 days ago
Parenting Tips for Toddlers
Toddlers are not easy to handle; that's why people call this age "the terrible two's" or "the terrible three's." This is a time in your parenting career where your sanity will probably be put to the t...
Broken Families and Deception
What’s family and why does it even exist? Does family still have value and importance? Is family something we all need or even truly want? These are only just a few questions I ponder in my own reflec...
Peter Rose12 days ago
How Well Do You Know Your Parents?
How well do you know your parents? I do not mean their names and age but know how they spent their youth? What is their favorite color? What do they really like to eat? How many lovers did they have? ...
Dollface Killah15 days ago
Family Elements
Family has a connection like no other. The members of our families are connected to us through blood, through love, and through sheer will power at times. Families all have their ups and downs, their ...
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Linnea Ruzzo10 days ago
Starting Over
"Wow! You started all over, didn't you?!" That's something I hear often when people ask me how old my kids are. My daughters are 15, 13, two-and-a-half, and one. I really did space them out, didn't I?...
A Caged Dove's Song
Everyone has dreams, no matter how big and outrageous they may be. Yet some people have dreams that are simple and not as far fetched as some. That’s me and my sister Faith. I want to be the greatest ...
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,...
Lauren P.11 days ago
Super Woman
"Lauren, I need your help,” she weakly said, as she passed me a box of a couple dozen bottles of pills. I was all of six years old and my Nana passed me the large slotted, weekly pill organizer. “Make...
Kevin McClintock12 days ago
My D*d Was a Bastard
1920s Kesh must have been a great place to be a bastard. Despite its railway station, it was a small rural community that more probably resembled the 19th (or even 18th) century than it did the 20th. ...
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Jessie B18 days ago
Grief: Not Something You Just Get Over
Our friends, family, colleagues, and perhaps even random strangers tell us that time heals all wounds, and that you need to suck it up and get over it. But grief, as I have come to know for a fact, is...