Bella Corallo13 hours ago
A Letter to My Younger Sister
I see your struggle, and I hear your pain. I was 16 once too, remember? I’m writing to you as if I was writing to my younger self, because I would want the younger me to learn from my mistakes sooner ...
Alana Redmond15 hours ago
3 Things I Forgot to "Baby-Proof"
Bringing home my first child was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences. I will never forget how much time I spent preparing her room and my home for the big day. My husband and I spent cou...
Natalie Williams17 hours ago
Not-So-Simple Lessons from Mom and Dad
This picture came up in my Facebook memories today. I've been reflecting loads lately on the lessons our immediate family can teach us by way of example. I've been particularly thoughtful of my dad la...
Kayla Triplett2 days ago
Being a Step Mom
I may not have given you life, but life gave me you. - Unknown
A Birthday Gift for a 10-Year-Old, a Thought-Provoking Tweet
On February 16, 2019, my youngest daughter turned 10. This was, as one might expect, a momentous occasion, as turning double digits often creates. However, it was her response to her much-anticipated ...
Jord Tury2 days ago
Becoming a Parent - A Daddy's Perspective
If you're reading this then you're in a good place, because soon enough you'll discover that most things you see will be through exhausted and fragmented eyes. That's right, you're in for a total shoc...
Samantha Bentley18 days ago
11 Things About Labour and Birth That No One Talks About
Two weeks ago, I gave birth to my first son Roman. He arrived at 6AM on January 8, four days early, on the date I wanted. I asked my belly and he listened. He shares his birthday with Bowie, Elvis, an...
Jenn Melon22 days ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Sophia Moorea month ago
Newborn Mom: Common Emotional Problems
Having a baby is one of the most life-changing events any woman will go through in her life. Even with multiple children, each newborn brought home forces the family dynamic and routine to vastly chan...
Cato Conroy2 months ago
10 Reasons Every New Parent Needs an Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor
It's every parent's worst nightmare. You worked hard to make sure your nursery was safe. You fed your child all the right food. You even bought a baby monitor that kept a good eye on your little one's...
Rayelle McKown2 months ago
Mother Knows Best
Every summer the rising heat brings the wave of headlines reading “Another Child Left to Die in Hot Car,” and the masses screaming, “What is wrong with people?! How could they be so careless?” Which l...
Tony Anthony Greg2 months ago
Meet Lunii: The Screenless Storytelling Device Helping Kids Develop Vocabulary and Imagination
As a parent of a five year old, it's become increasingly difficult to find ways to entertain my child in a fun, yet somewhat educational way. After hearing my parents preach this for years, I can't be...
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.
Nalana Phillips3 days ago
The Forgotten One (Ch. 3)
Once we were moved into 8341 Henry Circle and settled, it was time to explore new surroundings. Our neighborhood consisted of two cul-de-sacs. We lived in the second house on the right. My stepmother ...
Tori Tuggle19 days ago
Why I Walked Away from My Family
If I can tell you one thing: people do not change. You can put years into a false hope only to be met with harsh reality. You can’t make people become what you need them to be. It just bites even hard...
Bradley Perry25 days ago
The Slow Removal of the Family System in America
Many of the topics in this article are very controversial, so read with an open mind, please. Why have seemingly come to live in a world where being a family is less than a positive thing. It is sad, ...
Alana Redmond15 hours ago
3 Things I Forgot to "Baby-Proof"
Bringing home my first child was one of the most amazing and memorable experiences. I will never forget how much time I spent preparing her room and my home for the big day. My husband and I spent cou...
Veronica Uson4 days ago
Rebuilding Unity
What is a family? A simple definition would be, a group of people, that consists of parents and children living in the same house. But in reality, everyone knows family does not mean just that. A fami...
Nathalie Martin5 days ago
Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifting Ideas for All Tastes
The saying "it’s the thought that counts" is often used negatively in response to someone receiving an inadequate gift, implying that the effort that’s gone into giving something is more valuable than...
Nicholas Porter3 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 Poole5 months ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Katie Eagle6 months 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...
Natalie Williams17 hours ago
Not-So-Simple Lessons from Mom and Dad
This picture came up in my Facebook memories today. I've been reflecting loads lately on the lessons our immediate family can teach us by way of example. I've been particularly thoughtful of my dad la...
Jord Tury2 days ago
Becoming a Parent - A Daddy's Perspective
If you're reading this then you're in a good place, because soon enough you'll discover that most things you see will be through exhausted and fragmented eyes. That's right, you're in for a total shoc...
Diary of a Dad Aged 51¾ - Part 13
This is about the love of screen, be it large, big, medium and small sized! It’s really funny, but I realised the other day that as a family of four we hardly ever sit together as a whole four and wat...
Kayla Triplett2 days ago
Being a Step Mom
I may not have given you life, but life gave me you. - Unknown
Mia Morales3 days ago
Renovations for a Kid-Friendly Home
If you live in a home for more than 5 years, you’ll probably end up renovating something about the house. You might realize that you want more storage space, and so you add on a few more feet to the s...
Joseline Burns5 days ago
Boy or Girl
The word "easy" has never been in my parenting vocabulary. Being a parent, in all situations and circumstances, is hard work. Parenting also brings satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment and a myriad of...
Anne P.4 days ago
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
The blood on his hands dripped into the water. The sound of the first drop falling had startled him, as the surrounding forest was dead silent. But now, as he stared dazedly at his bloody hands, he fo...
bella klatt13 days ago
3. Bargaining
This stage hasn’t really been a big part of my coping, or healing process with the deaths that I've dealt with. To explain a little about this stage, it's when you bargain with God, or whoever/whateve...
Sian Rodgers14 days ago
It's Cancer But...
There's something that changes in you when you lose a parent. It doesn't matter if you're 13, 36 or 65. That person who cared and loved you unconditionally is gone. It leaves behind a huge hole. For m...
Kayla Triplett17 days ago
How to Care for Your Sick Baby
"Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you didn't know existed." —Linda Wooten
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Mis Understooda month ago
The Big P... Potty Training
Aside from temper tantrums, potty training has got to be one of the most challenging milestones for toddlers. It takes a lot of patience, focus, and in most cases, bribes to successfully complete pott...
Jennine Donier3 months ago
Cradle Boards for Baby
Cradle or Papoose boards are something that the Native Americans used to keep their babies safe and out of harm's way while mothers tended to the daily needs of her Wikkiup, Tipi, or hut. Cradle board...
Jenn Melon22 days ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Krystal Rowdena month ago
The Unforgettable Disease
We all have memories from our childhood—some we aren't as fond of as others. I can remember when I was three-years-old. I was a very active maybe some would call overactive. My father had a good job t...
Emily Hean2 months ago
I Love Family Game Night
We never really had family game night when I was younger. Yes, we played the odd game, but it wasn't a full-family occasion. My family has always been close, and with my siblings and I getting older, ...
Bella Corallo13 hours ago
A Letter to My Younger Sister
I see your struggle, and I hear your pain. I was 16 once too, remember? I’m writing to you as if I was writing to my younger self, because I would want the younger me to learn from my mistakes sooner ...
Abigail White2 days ago
Child vs. Child
Dear Readers, Have any of you ever felt that your parents were choosing one of your siblings over you? Or even just someone else? Well, I get that feeling. Before I explain, I want to point out that m...
Sophia Rosado18 days ago
My Sister Saved Me
The day she was born is one of my favorite memories. I dreamed and fantasized about having a little sister. I wanted a little sister so bad because, I mean, what little girl DOESN'T want a little sist...
irene tijam7 days ago
A Tribute to the Three Women Who Shaped the Lives of Twelve Siblings
I grew up in my grandmother's house wherein my childhood memories were deeply cherished. It was there where discipline and moral values were strictly imposed and observed. Being the first granddaughte...
hailey clark14 days ago
Marriage Expectation: The In-Laws
The in-laws ... I can never tell if they actually like me or not. Once they went from my 'boyfriends parents' to my 'in-laws' everything changed. About four years ago, I was approaching my boyfriends ...
Doe's Crafte`2 months ago
Been There Done That
The other day I was reading a post that asked if it would be wrong for a man to be on a family outing with his children and their mother, and for him to just want to take a picture with just his child...
Anik Marchanda month ago
Yvette
There will be a moment in your life when you will feel what it’s like to live without someone. And, I’m not talking about living without an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m talking about actually having t...
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Brittany Da month ago
The Struggles of Caregiving
It's not everyday you witness the end of a long and wise circle. You start your life thinking of what you will do with it, what you will experience, and where you will go. Children, a family, work, or...
Jakob Russell2 months ago
IX
Every time I start one of these, I fail. I try to tell myself you'll get one for yourself one of these times. That I'll suddenly find a way to summarize what you and I shared for so long, but never en...