Erykah Drone7 hours ago
Nightlight Comics
It was a Friday night and Riley was alone as always. Nights like this she slipped into her nostalgic memories of childhood. She would remember being in pink princess pajamas sitting in her twin bed wi...
Janelys Ojeda7 hours ago
Lucky One
If you search mother in the dictionary, what does it say? “A woman in relation to her child or children.” Although that is true, a mother is way more than that. A mother is someone who loves you uncon...
Jessica Ferguson9 hours ago
Blanket of Many Colors
I worked on an afghan for over a year. All of the yarn it consisted of was leftover from all of my previous projects. My stockpile dated back over 10 years. The pattern used was an easy one, corner to...
Jodi Roberts12 hours ago
Unending Pain Part Two
The unending pain that I felt after losing my daughter, never seemed to offer me a light at the end of the tunnel. I had made all the necessary calls the day I held her for the last time. I notified f...
Domestic Violence Shelter for Those Escaping Families
Domestic violence is a reality in the world today, but not everybody has the strength to get away from an abusive family, especially if you have a disability. I want to help disabled people on SSI sta...
Meagan Hagerman2 days ago
Mommy Not So Dearest Part 3
Learning just how deep all the hiding and the lies went with my mother, couldn’t have come at a worse time in my life. We were all still grieving the traumatic loss of my dad. Never be the type to kee...
Hannah Goodwin3 days ago
Just a Mum
I found myself using these words all too often. Meeting new people flooded me with anxiety, as I prepared for the question that was about to circle the group... “So, what do you do?” I always avoided ...
Bekah Dee14 days ago
The Anxious Mom's Guide to Sleepaway Camp Survival
Ah, summer camp. Frolicking through the meadows and mountains, canoeing along the lakes and streams, and spending a week making new friends far away from home. Our family can easily be labeled: Summer...
Patricia Sarkar21 days ago
A Holistic Approach to Health During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a very interesting time in a woman's life because it involves rather miraculous biological changes but also has emotional impacts and can really change the perspective and outlook of a wo...
Seema Kapoora month ago
Mom and Me
How Moving Back in With My Mother Saved Me
My Photoa month ago
11 Ways to Make This Father's Day the Most Memorable One Ever
Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the man who made you who you are today: your dad. He’s the one who taught you how to live life, acted as a guide and confident when things were rough at sch...
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Jordan Ento2 months ago
An Incapability of Attachment
An Incapability of Attachment It begins with a boy, six years of age, charcoal skinned and ashen. There was something about him then, the colours of the sky; the textures of hair; the bite of a lemon....
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.
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ella caisey7 days ago
If I Am What I Eat...
Along the hardwood floor, pitter patter. My small, barefoot, childish feet take me to the kitchen. The house I have come to know, not my own but similar. I stand in the kitchen, behind the screen of a...
Jules Pouchera month ago
Why Being Childfree Is Better
Recently, I read this book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self Absorbed, on sixteen writers—male and female—on their decision not to have kids. These writers are mainly middle-aged to old, but if anything, th...
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Denise Ma month ago
Breastfeeding in Public: So. Taboo.
Is it an issue, or are you the issue?
Get Your Teen out the Door on Time...All the Time
“My daughter was on time for school every day this past week – and I kept my job!” the mom of a 14-year-old told me. To understand the importance of this comment, I need to go back about a month ago w...
Lauren Haley20 days ago
Fed Is Best
Before I even got pregnant, I decided I would breastfeed my children. I was convinced it was the best option: natural, healthier, and convenient. Why bottle feed if I was literally designed to feed a ...
Brittany Wenner21 days ago
Advice from My Dad
I grew up in the foster care system, but I had a relationship with my birth father. I would see him sometimes during visitations when my foster parents would take me to see him. There was a time befor...
And I'm Not Even Joking!
And I’m not even joking… Josh opened his eyes, he squinted - man it was bright! He tried to sit up and was surprised to find his mother’s washing up bowl tucked under his chin. Not sure what’s gone on...
Julie Barnes9 days ago
Things Breastsleeping Does to Your Body
Before diving into this article, let's discuss what breastsleeping is—and no, that's not a typo; you read that correctly. Breastsleeping is simply the act of sleeping with your baby while breastfeedin...
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Teresa Mathers4 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...
Janelys Ojeda7 hours ago
Lucky One
If you search mother in the dictionary, what does it say? “A woman in relation to her child or children.” Although that is true, a mother is way more than that. A mother is someone who loves you uncon...
Meagan Hagerman2 days ago
Mommy Not So Dearest Part 3
Learning just how deep all the hiding and the lies went with my mother, couldn’t have come at a worse time in my life. We were all still grieving the traumatic loss of my dad. Never be the type to kee...
Hannah Goodwin3 days ago
Just a Mum
I found myself using these words all too often. Meeting new people flooded me with anxiety, as I prepared for the question that was about to circle the group... “So, what do you do?” I always avoided ...
Erykah Drone7 hours ago
Nightlight Comics
It was a Friday night and Riley was alone as always. Nights like this she slipped into her nostalgic memories of childhood. She would remember being in pink princess pajamas sitting in her twin bed wi...
irene tijam3 days ago
Growing Up Memories of 12 Siblings
A brother and a sister are God’s gift from heaven. God gave me not one, not three, but eight sisters and three brothers. I am the eldest among the nine girls. As I grew older, little sisters and a bro...
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Nicole Wenger6 days ago
Family Life: Being an Only Child
Traumatic events. Disabilities. Money. Location. Experiences. There are thousands of factors that contribute to the growth and development of a child. The most effective of these? Family life. The fac...
Jessica Ferguson9 hours ago
Blanket of Many Colors
I worked on an afghan for over a year. All of the yarn it consisted of was leftover from all of my previous projects. My stockpile dated back over 10 years. The pattern used was an easy one, corner to...
Jodi Roberts12 hours ago
Unending Pain Part Two
The unending pain that I felt after losing my daughter, never seemed to offer me a light at the end of the tunnel. I had made all the necessary calls the day I held her for the last time. I notified f...
Bri Pinson3 days ago
"The Signs"
I’m cleaning the house and this song comes onto Pandora. I instantly stop... speechless, numb, frozen. Suddenly my ENTIRE life comes into question. I sit down and start thinking about everything that ...
Lauren Haleya month ago
Cloth Diapering for Beginners
Switching from disposable to cloth diapers has been such a success for my family and I. I was fortunate enough to have cloth diapers handed to me but at the time I knew nothing about them. After resea...
Jennica Janae2 months 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 Markovic3 months 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...
Sadee Frye2 days ago
Pet-Peeves of Mine
First things first, pet-peeves are often used to describe things or actions that really get on a person's nerves. I have quite a lot of those and often far too many to name. Yet, I've managed to come ...
The Kid Adult
So, it all started when I was nine years old, that’s when my parents had it tough. They would leave for work to pay of the rent, they couldn’t afford a babysitter so I had to stay and take care of my ...
Randi Dubé25 days ago
What If..
Everyone has their own story, with a different beginning, middle, and end. As you grow up, you picture how your life will be ten or fifteen years down the road. Then as those ten or fifteen years cree...
Hannah Frickera month ago
Rose Robbins
Most people thought her cutthroat attitude and strong independence was due to some sort of trauma. They said it was the only explanation as to why she was so cold and distant. Rose rarely smiled. She ...
CagedPandaBabe .a month ago
A Little About Twins
I'm the youngest of three siblings. There's my older sister, who I will call 'S' for privacy reasons, and then my older brother 'N'. S is much older than the both of us, and, at first glance, it's mor...
Clari Garzaa month ago
That Night
[THAT NIGHT] What happened that night? On the sixth of this month? I inhaled twice and dropped my body weight onto the mattress. As I sank and closed my eyes, I heard my name. I heard a desperate call...
Domestic Violence Shelter for Those Escaping Families
Domestic violence is a reality in the world today, but not everybody has the strength to get away from an abusive family, especially if you have a disability. I want to help disabled people on SSI sta...
Faith Gilbert9 days ago
Call the Monster-in-Law
We have all heard so many horror stories. We all are terrified of one part of a relationship. The parents. For the men, it is usually fear of the dad or the brothers. You have heard some pretty intere...
Ann King16 days ago
Hope You Can Live With Yourself
Sometimes you just have to cut people out of your lives and move on. I have tried with all of my might to remain considerate and polite throughout the handling of my husband's estate. Now it seems tha...
M&B Musings12 days ago
Absent, Not Gone
“It’s you and me against the world.” Those were the words my grandfather would often utter when I padded downstairs to kiss him goodnight. He was a quiet man who rarely indulged in idle conversation, ...
Kristin Iretips18 days ago
Finishing What He Started
My late grandfather was an editor's choice award winner three times. He wrote songs, short stories, and children's books. I even heard of a screenplay for a TV show that he never showed anyone. He was...
Jo McGarrya month ago
The Life of Brian
Welcome, everyone, to my first post, and an introduction to the overall topic of this blog. The topic of this blog and many of my posts will be my grandfather's disability before his recent passing. M...