Madame Lalapopan hour ago
It Can't Be Labour! I'm Only 30 Weeks Pregnant!
You never think going into your first pregnancy that once you reach the 12 week "safe" mark, you'll have to face any of the complications that can come along with growing a human inside you. Sure, we ...
Nicole Boynton6 hours ago
3,000 Miles
My father was in the Army and he deployed a lot, 7 years combined to be exact. It was always different when he was gone and we all counted down the days until he came home again. My mom held down the ...
Ada Zuba6 hours ago
Things Only Youngest Siblings Understand
So those of you that have younger siblings might be thinking: "They are lucky they get away with everything" first of all, that is so true. However, being the youngest sibling is not all rainbows and ...
Oops! I’m a Mom 🤷🏼‍♀️
I have a huge secret. I am such a wonderful procrastinator, I mean making up excuses is practically a part of my job but that’s not the secret. I keep telling myself I needed to write all of this craz...
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Amber Crista day ago
Unnoticed
Chapter 1 Screaming. That is all Sam would hear through the night. At eight years old, Sam lies in bed listening to the slamming of beer cans on the hardwood floors and the crackling sound of the ligh...
Why We Need To Stop Using the Term 'Daddy Issues'
My father is a sociopath; maybe not clinically proven as such but all the traits and qualities of a sociopath, well, my father has had since a young boy. He was emotionally and physically abusive to m...
megan limbeck5 days ago
Greatest Gifts of Motherhood
Motherhood comes with ups and downs as most of us know; less known however are some of the greatest gifts being a mom can bring you.
Rebecca Sharrock13 days ago
A Story of Motherly Love
From the moment I entered this world decades ago, I have always had a unique connection to my mother. I would always know when it was her holding me and I instinctively associated her very presence wi...
Jennica Janae21 days ago
How to Make a Cleaning Basket for Your Kids
Are you looking for a way to include your kids in the household cleaning but you want to make it fun for them? Well, you're in the right place. Whether your children are five or 15, you can do things ...
Shimera Wixa month ago
The Truth About Being a Single Mother
June 2nd, 2016 is the day that I became a single mother to my then, one year old and six month old. My daughter, barely walking at the time, with her brown curls bouncing with every wobbly step, put h...
Rick Schwartza month ago
My Mother Changed Her Name 70 Years Ago, Now She Can't Leave the Country
My mother was a dreamy ten year old — smart and precocious. She hated her given name, Sandra, because kids pronounced it either Sanndra or Sahndra. Both of which drove her nuts. With a confidence bely...
niya ashlynn2 months ago
To My Mother
When I was around three or five, I woke up one night screaming. A rash had formed, going from the base of my neck to the bottom of my stomach, and obviously, to me, that was the worst thing in the wor...
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.
Halie Steider11 days ago
Struggling With Forgiveness
I met him in the seventh grade. He was in the the eighth grade. My soul mate. Now, almost 12 years later, we're still together with a son and we're pregnant. We had our son young. Just like any other ...
Kennedy Kovalick15 days ago
Am I A Compulsive Spender?
Today, my boyfriend and I headed to Walmart to find something for lunch, as well as pick up some housekeeping things I needed. After roaming around and being indecisive for a while, he mentioned he re...
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Cameron Bostera month ago
The Truth About Living in a Homeless Shelter
Everyone has this picture in their head of what homelessness looks like. For some, it’s bums in tents, somewhere in the woods or under a highway overpass, drinking and drugging to their heart's conten...
What They Don’t Tell You...
Behind the Scenes of Cute Baby Pictures...
Children and Money
Many children have a million dollar taste when using their parent's money. Some adults do not have adequate wages to match a child's million dollar taste. It is wise to teach children the value of mon...
Being a Young Mother
Being a mother is amazing...However, it can be very hard, especially as a young mother. You have people who support you and people who shame you. Some people just avoid you altogether. If any of this ...
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Teresa Mathers2 months ago
A Toy
I sit on a shelf and I watch. The little girl comes and goes frequently. She doesn’t play with me anymore. I am a frog and I rattle. I have seen many birthdays and many sad days, like the day she took...
Hillary Aston4 months ago
Grandfather’s Hand
The beeps coming from the hospital equipment were the only noises in the pristine room. The smell of antiseptic stung Maggie’s nose. She walked up to her grandfather’s bed. He had tubes coming from hi...
Dain Kern6 months ago
Effects of Corporal Punishment
Many Americans believe that physical punishment is effective and harmless, despite what research shows. This form of discipline can mentally damage a child in a number of ways. Physical punishment use...
Nicole Boynton6 hours ago
3,000 Miles
My father was in the Army and he deployed a lot, 7 years combined to be exact. It was always different when he was gone and we all counted down the days until he came home again. My mom held down the ...
Why We Need To Stop Using the Term 'Daddy Issues'
My father is a sociopath; maybe not clinically proven as such but all the traits and qualities of a sociopath, well, my father has had since a young boy. He was emotionally and physically abusive to m...
Being a Teen Mom
If only being a teen mom was easy. I wish I could say it was. Life is great at first, I will admit that. Finishing high school with a beautiful baby girl snuggled up with you. What could be more perfe...
Ada Zuba6 hours ago
Things Only Youngest Siblings Understand
So those of you that have younger siblings might be thinking: "They are lucky they get away with everything" first of all, that is so true. However, being the youngest sibling is not all rainbows and ...
First Year Survival Guide
Okay, first of all; there is no survival guide... Seriously. I wasted too much money and time on baby books. Put them down. Throw them away. Or keep them to wipe your postnatal tears with, whatever. B...
Sarah Alexisa day ago
Co-Sleeping
When you're a new mom, everyone is going to throw scary statistics in your face and tell you what worked, or rather didn't work, for them. It gets pretty overwhelming. One thing that always terrifies ...
Jessica Leigh4 days ago
Mommy to an Angel
2011 was by far the most traumatic event in my life. My daughter, Grace, was stillborn at 39 weeks and 3 days. My pregnancy with her was great and completely normal. I had my 39-week appointment on Ma...
I Miss You
It's true what they say; losing a loved one changes you in ways you never know until it happens to you. Once upon a time, I was a happy young girl with a world of possibilities and a smile that never ...
Chris Jones6 days ago
Bereavement
Let me start by asking you a simple, straightforward question: Can you identify a single event that came to define who you are today? Is there an event that happened to you or family or friends that a...
Jennica Janae21 days ago
How to Make a Cleaning Basket for Your Kids
Are you looking for a way to include your kids in the household cleaning but you want to make it fun for them? Well, you're in the right place. Whether your children are five or 15, you can do things ...
Milica Markovica month ago
Child Entrepreneurship: A Good Idea?
Remember when we used to hold garage sales and sell lemonade on the side as children? Those certainly were the humble days of doing business. Although you must admit, there's much to be gained for tod...
Andrea Dawson2 months ago
How To Document Your Child's Milestones
They say that days move a lot faster when you’re raising a child. So naturally, as a parent, you want to be able to remember all the beautiful moments that you had with your little one while he or she...
Ada Zubaa month ago
How to Be Polish
Here is a list of to do's to fit into a Polish family:
denise knight2 months ago
My Favorite Men
On January 2, 2018, in the early morning hours, my wonderful father took his last breath. This man was our family patriarch. He took the role of father and husband seriously. He was hard-working, fait...
Rebecca Sharrock2 months ago
Childhood Memories of Easter
Both Christmas and Easter have an equally important story to celebrate. However when we compare the gift and spending aspects of the two festivities, we generally perceive Easter as being the lesser c...
Heartstrings of Siblings
When I was a little girl, I thought having four older (half) sisters was the coolest fact about me, especially when they lived in a different state than I did. I would dream about hanging out with the...
Isa Apono16 days ago
A Letter to My Sister
She looks like she 20, acts likes she's 55 but is actually turning 16. Who is she? Oh, that's sister Dani. Today is a wonderful, glorious day because it marks the day our wonderful parents brought you...
Ben Kharakh23 days ago
Signs Your Sister-In-Law Is Going to Be an Amazing Aunt
"Does it have down syndrome?" Some people are so negative that they can even manage to turn upside down a smile brought on by the birth of one's own children. First off, my little girl is not an "it"!...
Taylor P17 days ago
Truths? Some of My Feels into Your Daily Reads
This is great...I’ve really wanted to share how I feel sort of anonymously? But like kind of also like an autobiography type deal? I’m not a writer by any means, I just.. truth? Let’s say truth. I’m g...
Maya Pricea month ago
Brown Girl: No, I'm Not Adopted
When I was in kindergarten, a girl in my class told me that if my mommy is really white and my daddy is really black, I should be grey instead of beige. At five years old, this comment wasn't particul...
Rae.b Havener2 months ago
Our Roots
Our Roots, What We Are Built On When people ask your family history, where you come from and the fundamentals on how you were raised, one thing pops into mind. Our roots, the basis of all foundations....
Zaney Vayne6 days ago
Living as a Caregiver
I have been a caregiver to my grandmother for almost eight years. Back in my late teen years, I saw the signs, I giggled at the silly things she did, I blew off her strange behavior and mood swings. B...
Hailey Corum11 days ago
From Oatmeal Cookies to Soup on a Plate
My grandfather is a retired Navy Chief of 30 years. He has always told his favorite Navy stories. When I was little I used to get tired of the same story over and over again, but now I crave to hear t...
Alyssa Kovacsa month ago
Saying Goodbye
Having so say goodbye is something that no one can prepare you to do. There is no class you take in school that teaches you how to deal with trauma, grief and ultimately heartbreak. October 27th, 2016...