Keira Smize17 minutes ago
It's Okay to Have an Opinion
If you've ever been expecting a baby, then you're familiar with the question. The first one that everyone, even strangers, will ask. The question on everyone's mind; the answer they're obsessed with k...
Kiah Packard2 hours ago
Layla
Pregnancy is supposed to be this beautiful thing, from the positive pregnancy test, seeing baby on ultrasound (or babies), little baby kicks, and finally the birth of your child. It’s a time of joy fo...
Tascha Ralph17 hours ago
The Knackered Mothers Club
So very recently my Dad died. He had a stupidly short fight with cancer and lost. Naturally I'm upset, I'm grieving. Everyone grieves in there own personal way, I get that. But, sometimes I feel like ...
Mariah Senner18 hours ago
Day by Day
As a SAHM (stay at home mom) that deals with extreme fatigue, it can be hard to get through daily tasks. Some days are great and you check off your entire "To-do list," while others you don't cross of...
Samantha Arquette19 hours ago
11 Weeks Later
The giggles, the smiles, the late night cuddles. Everything about her is so prefect. You miss her when she’s in the next room, you go out of your way just to get one last look at her before leaving fo...
Hannah Johnson21 hours ago
I Got It from My Momma
As cliche as it is, I’ll be the first to admit my mom is my best friend. I love to call my mom and chat with her about life, and she’s the first person I want to talk to whenever anything new happens ...
Baby No. 13 & His Nurse
It was a seasonably cool Thursday in Saint Louis, Missouri. The date was October 6, 1904 and the St. Louis World's Fair is in full swing. Patrons had come from all over to enjoy such novelties as cott...
Dale Spaulding16 days ago
To the Fathers to Be
Ok, you just learned you're gonna be a dad. Doesn't matter if it was a day ago, a week, or month ago, it's just hit you like a brick. It's 2 AM and you've been staring at your ceiling for what feels l...
Kayleigh Allerya month ago
6 Must-Have Newborn Products
When I was pregnant with my son and building my baby registry, I found myself sifting through an abundance of baby products, unsure which ones were REALLY necessary to purchase or add to my list. Ther...
Haley Petersona month ago
Full-Time Employment to Full-Time Mom
For many women, and I know for me, finding out you are pregnant comes with an onslaught of thoughts shortly after seeing that little red line. Many questions come to mind. How will my life change when...
Kayleigh Sayer2 months ago
1 in 150,000
“1 in 150,000 chance,” is what the doctor told us when describing the rarity of my son's new diagnosis, Zellweger spectrum disorder. All we knew was that this disorder was caused by mutated genes, and...
My Photo2 months ago
10 Reasons Why You Need to Create Family Memorabilia
One thing that stands out these days is how rare it has become to find family memorabilia around newer homes. It seems as though people don’t make time to create physical family memorabilia, and in ma...
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.
Lucie Watkins8 days ago
Can Young People Care?
When you hear of caring or nursing, people can sometimes automatically jump to an image of a mature lady nursing poor patients. This assumption has changed in latter years with more and more young peo...
Growing Up Bilingual
I was spending my usual Friday nights in my room watching Netflix and eating ice cream when I heard something on Jane The Virgin that made me think. Jane, the main character, who has a baby, named Mat...
Sharing a Life Experience
Sometimes, life isn't always what it seems. I know most people are aware of that. Do you believe that "everything happens for a reason"? I do—oddly enough, despite all the bad things that happened to ...
Mariah Senner18 hours ago
Day by Day
As a SAHM (stay at home mom) that deals with extreme fatigue, it can be hard to get through daily tasks. Some days are great and you check off your entire "To-do list," while others you don't cross of...
Salina Lehn2 days ago
Hot Mess Mom
You pour yourself a glass of wine. Finally! Alone time! Your own time to find yourself and feel like that younger version rockstar you are! And you fall asleep! How about canceling your debit card bec...
Rachel McNamara3 days ago
Five Things I've Seen or Have Learned as a Parent
NO parent is perfect and neither am I. But I'm raising my son to be a man. I want him to grow up happy, healthy, and in a loving home. No day is perfect in our house and I don't expect it to be. I nev...
Katie Eagle21 days ago
Midnight or Sunrise
Prologue “Mommy, mommy where are you.” I ran around the playground looking for her, and I didn’t see her anywhere. It was getting dark. I was getting scared and cold. “Mommy, please come back” I start...
Cloth Diapers Update
This post is for all of my mothers who follow my blog. If you a frequent reader of my blog and have read my original post: Why we switched to cloth diapers; you are aware that my family made the switc...
Switching to Cloth Diapers
Before I was pregnant with my first born and currently only child, Delilah, I started researching the best alternatives for everything that her skin would come in contact with. I didn’t purchase Johns...
Tascha Ralph17 hours ago
The Knackered Mothers Club
So very recently my Dad died. He had a stupidly short fight with cancer and lost. Naturally I'm upset, I'm grieving. Everyone grieves in there own personal way, I get that. But, sometimes I feel like ...
Samantha Arquette19 hours ago
11 Weeks Later
The giggles, the smiles, the late night cuddles. Everything about her is so prefect. You miss her when she’s in the next room, you go out of your way just to get one last look at her before leaving fo...
Hannah Johnson21 hours ago
I Got It from My Momma
As cliche as it is, I’ll be the first to admit my mom is my best friend. I love to call my mom and chat with her about life, and she’s the first person I want to talk to whenever anything new happens ...
Arlee Maxwella day ago
A Letter to My Son
Dear Son, When I found out I was pregnant with you I was beyond scared, to be honest. I remember sitting in the bathroom floor looking at the test that gave me the first indication of life being forme...
Reading Over the Screaming
I have a two-year-old. The terrible two's are real. I don't give a damn what anyone says. My child is adorable and I love her with all my heart... but holy shit there are moments I seriously think abo...
When You Want Kids and Your Spouse Doesn't
Kids. They are the epitome of our existence. We all were kids once, but deciding to have a child is a completely different burden. Sometimes I envy people that "accidentally" have a child. Although, t...
Transferred Pain
"Hey babe, I'm gonna jump on the computer and download some music to these cd's for our trip to South Carolina, you good with hanging out without me?" What I said to my husband before I sat in front o...
Kelsey Gooding4 days ago
A Pain You’ll Never Get Over
They always say you never get over loss and up until this year, I fully understood this. For years I watched people lose their mothers, fathers, grandmas, grandads, uncles, and aunts but I never thoug...
Carol King4 days ago
A Wedding Anniversary
It’s our third wedding anniversary; for three years I’ve been married to this flirtatious and kind bearded man. I still feel butterflies when you wink at me, brushing your comb over to the side, and g...
Meg Sarai2 days ago
Home Grown
“Where are you from?” Is a common first question people as when getting to know you. This is because where you come from and how you grew up plays a huge part in who you become. As a mother, I underst...
Chuck Hinson2 months ago
How to Wake Up a Sleeping Teen
One of the most puzzling creatures on planet Earth are those who come into this world as human babies. These small creatures move about within the female as they form and have plenty of room to move a...
Lauren Haley3 months 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...
Adeline Cooper15 days ago
Freedom's Restraint
I have to say, my life has truly been blessed. I've been told that my childhood and even teen years have been better than my oldest siblings. I've been told that I have more freedom to do things than ...
To Be or Not to Be a Mompreneur
At the heart of every great mother should be a stable, secure, and strong woman who knows her worth, role, and value. As you can see from the photo above I am a proud mother of six beautiful children ...
Drew Lindsey25 days ago
Seventy
Kentucky Plowboy Visits Europe
hailey clark4 days ago
Sister's Shadow
Being the younger sister might be a good reason. She always got to do important stuff before me and got to go to bed later than me. Things either went one of two ways; she would do things before me or...
Keira Smize4 days ago
A Sister Is Your First Friend & Second Mother
I love you. How can I make that phrase bigger to accurately express the enormous meaning behind it? I say it often, and you say it back. But do you even realize how much I mean it? There is so much I'...
Emily Frank7 days ago
The Sister of an Anorexic
It's common to see an anorexic's story on the web, internet, or YouTube. My sister has her own YouTube channel where she is able to document her recovery and help others along the way. I'm proud of he...
Jaz Johnstone19 days ago
A Letter to My Mother In Law
Dear Mother in Law, I remember years ago, getting off the school bus and strolling slowly down an unfamiliar path to your house. The sun was shining, ponies were in the field next to us as I walked ha...
Diana B20 days ago
My Dear Mother-in-Law
Can we talk about mothers-in-law for a second? I know I left my last story half way there and I promise I will finish it, eventually. However, I wrote that story on my 5-hour flight to see my boyfrien...
Andrea Ortiza month ago
How I Went from an Only Child to a Woman with Two Siblings, Seemingly Overnight... at 40
It was a typical lazy Sunday. My kid was playing video games, I was folding and hanging up laundry. I decided a needed a break, so I went on Facebook, because...isn’t that what we all do while breakin...
Molly Winton6 days ago
Reflections
The beach wasn’t at all how I’d recalled it as a child. I’d often fantasised about scrunching my toes in the soft, glorious sand, shrieking at the countless blue waves, often intimidating in their siz...
Vicki C17 days ago
Five Things I Learned from My Grandparents During Summer Visits
As a child, I grew up in a semi-rural/suburban community. In one direction you could easily drive towards the city and the opposite direction would take you into farm country—a fifteen-minute drive, e...
Drew Lindsey25 days ago
A Grandson’s Tribute
Alma Katherine Hagan was born February 24, 1925 near Strode, Kentucky, the daughter of Erie and Nora Page Hagan. Along with her parents, brothers, sisters and Grandpa Brock Page, the rickety little ho...