Mac Childsan hour ago
Rules Every Man Should Live By
I wrote this for my sons...I have two of them, and each are already grown men. Just ask them. They are out in the world already, making decisions, making mistakes, and starting down their own paths. O...
Jenna Moppett4 hours ago
A Letter to Wren...
On December 3rd 2017 at 06:24, Wren was brought in to the world, and at that moment, OUR world stood still. Wren was stillborn. Since then, our world has done all kinds of things. Sometimes it is movi...
Becky Stanway4 hours ago
Dealing With Divorce
I was 11/12 when my parents divorced, and to say I was blindsided is an understatement. Like every child, I thought my parents were going to be together forever; the perfect family. Looking back now, ...
Shimera Wixa day ago
My Brother Is a Monster
My brother is a monster. That’s what I think sometimes when I’m cleaning up the aftermath of yet another meltdown. When I’m refolding the laundry from the basket he threw across the room or re-shelvin...
Places You Should Never Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is a natural thing that women do. Unfortunately, there's some stigma attached to breastfeeding in public exactly because it's something women do. Remember, America is a patriarchy fixate...
Shimera Wixa day 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...
Shimera Wixa day 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 Schwartz11 days 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 ashlynn20 days 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...
Soraya Bowiea month ago
I'm Scared For Today's Children
No matter what generation you were born into, there has always been something to fear: war, poverty, kidnapping. However, as we fly through 2018 today, I can’t help but think there are so many things ...
Marnie Grundmana month ago
The Battle Between the 'Taken,' the 'Protected,' and the 'Lost'
As I have begun an intended and unintended journey, the road is paved with potholes, sinkholes and wet cement. I was a missing child, as a result of running away from an abusive home. I share my perso...
Walter Rhein2 months ago
Bilingual Prejudice
When my first daughter was born in July of 2010, there was never any question that we were going to raise her to be bilingual. My wife is from Lima, Peru, and though we decided to reside in the United...
K S13 days ago
Cultural Inheritance vs Assimilation
Language. Food. Religion. Tradition. All these things and more combine to create what we think of as cultural heritage. Both of my parents come from India, but I was born in the US. I lived in Canada ...
Jessica Briggs25 days ago
Vulnerable
You know, the one thing that I have struggled with all my life is the feeling of being unloved. Now at the young age of 27 I have gotten over it, but it sucked the life out of me. My ability to trust ...
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Sofia M.a month ago
Chronicles of a Biracial Kid
Growing up, I learned about races, cultures, skin colors and what differences they made socially. But, it has never been a trendy topic in my house. You see, I am biracial. My mom is White, Russian an...
Mac Childsan hour ago
Rules Every Man Should Live By
I wrote this for my sons...I have two of them, and each are already grown men. Just ask them. They are out in the world already, making decisions, making mistakes, and starting down their own paths. O...
Places You Should Never Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is a natural thing that women do. Unfortunately, there's some stigma attached to breastfeeding in public exactly because it's something women do. Remember, America is a patriarchy fixate...
Miakoda Natane 2 days ago
Listening
When most people think of communication, their minds go to dialogue, arguably the most prevalent form of communication, and when they think of dialogues and everyday conversation they think of the act...
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Teresa Mathersa month 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 Aston3 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 Kern5 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...
Elizabeth Webb2 days ago
'Bail 'Em Out' Parents
I sat on the phone with a friend; it’s 10 AM and we’re Face-timing with each other over our morning cups of coffee. She’s a hard-working, medical professional, currently living in a trend-setting majo...
Becky Leigh3 days ago
Que Sera...?
It’s getting worse. The tension is rising. Something is going on? Something’s happened? Though I’m not sure what? You’ve changed. You sit in your armchair like a modern ‘king’ that once sat in your th...
Life as a Daughter of Agent Orange, Part 9
As I was working on homework tonight, the swirl of emotions filled me to the point where I realized I desperately needed to work on this next part of my story. Then I realized how school, work, my pho...
Shimera Wixa day 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...
Ava Cruz2 days ago
A Mother's Perspective
As I am writing this I sit here and watch my daughters sleep. They look so peaceful, just taken away by dreamland it seems. Finally peace and quiet after a long day's work. Things are not always this ...
Allison Wray2 days ago
Having Three Kids at Home
So, I'm a mom of three beautiful daughters, and I'm always getting compliments about my daughters on how beautiful they are. People even stop me in stores saying, "Aw, I bet she is the sweetest thing ...
Jenna Moppett4 hours ago
A Letter to Wren...
On December 3rd 2017 at 06:24, Wren was brought in to the world, and at that moment, OUR world stood still. Wren was stillborn. Since then, our world has done all kinds of things. Sometimes it is movi...
Start With What You Know
The night I learned my dad died I had a nightmare. My teeth kept falling out. My mouth was so delicate that every time I turned my head or whenever my fingertips barely brushed the tip of my jaw, a ne...
Hyrum Simms12 days ago
Remember
My legs shook as if under a hundred times more weight than normal. My mother’s hand felt cold, lifeless, like a dried flower crumbling in the wind. As I let go of her, I turned to face my destination....
Andrea Dawsona month 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...
Anne Mawathe3 months ago
5 Ways to Protect Your Children Online in the Age of Malware
The theme of this year's Safer Internet Day, which is marked every January 6 is Create, Connect, and Share Respect. There is no better time to focus on the safety of children than now. While it has op...
Hayden Sciera3 months ago
How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Get a Piercing!
My parents have never liked piercings. "If you get a septum ring, you'll look like a bull!" (I now have a septum ring). "If you get piercings, you'll never get a job!" (I now have six piercings, five ...
Ada Zuba14 days ago
How to Be Polish
Here is a list of to do's to fit into a Polish family:
denise knight17 days 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 Sharrock25 days 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...
Shimera Wixa day ago
My Brother Is a Monster
My brother is a monster. That’s what I think sometimes when I’m cleaning up the aftermath of yet another meltdown. When I’m refolding the laundry from the basket he threw across the room or re-shelvin...
Anne Reboa12 days ago
Pros and Cons of Being the Oldest Child in the Family
Big sister to a brother and big cousin to numerous cousins, I have officially figured out all the pros and cons of being the oldest child in the family. There are moments of sweet glory, and there are...
Shante Hernandeza month ago
Sisters!
Sisters are sometimes your enemy. But at the end of day, they are your best friends. I have two younger teenage sisters and there are two of my best friends that I consider my sisters. Let me tell you...
Maya Price4 days 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 Havener16 days 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....
Rebecca Lawa month ago
Chapter 2: A Somewhat Dad
Uncle Vaughn was handsome tall, funny, and loved me. My mother dated him before she decided to get married. In Trinidad we call men that are older than us uncles. She dated a few people but, he was th...
Alyssa Kovacs6 days 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...
Christina Gonzalez2 months ago
Things They Don't Tell You About Raising Your Grandchildren
She has been crying silently in the back seat for ten minutes. She is trying to be brave for her brother and sister, so she keeps her head down. She is confused and sad. My heart is breaking into piec...
Ann Zukon2 months ago
It's A Girl! Emotional, Beautiful and Amazing—Becoming A Grandmother At 50!
A mother's instinct is to protect, nurture and take care of every need for her children. We remember how we were taught, cared for and, most of all, chastised, how we felt and how we decided what we w...