Daniel Saravia6 hours ago
Calling All First Generation American Millennials
So you're a millennial, and you're also the child of an immigrant in the USA. Welcome. Warning: some of the language I use is intended as comedic sarcasm. I will try to refrain and limit that as much ...
Stronger Than I Knew
I never knew how strong I was until I walked away without my son. A mother’s love knows no boundaries and she will take any measure to ensure her child’s safety, well-being, and overall health. My rel...
Jakob Russella day 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...
Jessica Bates2 days ago
How to Survive the Holidays When Your Family Makes You Anxious
Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. It has always reminded me of the blissful ignorance of childhood when the world was viewed through a sparkly, magical lens of happiness. I didn’t care w...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 9
You’ve come across the scenario before. You’re in the supermarket and it’s not long before you hear a child crying or whinging about the fact that they are in that supermarket and the parents are doin...
Jody James3 days ago
Holding On, Letting Go
I read a quote this morning that said:"Having a teenager is like flying a kite that gets lost in the clouds. Even when you can't see it, you feel its pull on the string." You know, ask any parent out ...
Maurice Bernier4 days ago
The Relay of Life
The other day I took a leisurely ride through my neighborhood while tending to some errands. I passed by my current job, which is about a mile or so away from my grandparents' home. My grandparents ar...
Hayley Ragan13 days ago
Gender Stereotypes and Children
Say you get invited to a baby shower. The latest news is that she will be having a girl. You run to the store, go into the newborn section, and pick out a frilly little pink onesie and pink binky for ...
Adam J24 days ago
Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk
Ah Thanksgiving, that perfect time of the year when we get to stuff our faces with our families while making meaningful conversation with people that we may not have seen in quite some time. A beautif...
Michael Picketta month ago
MyPhoto Changed the Way I Do Sentimental Gifts, And I’ll Never Go Back
Call me old, or just call me old-fashioned, but I’ve never been much of a tech guy. It just never was my thing, and I preferred to live life the way my parents lived it. It’s been that way for 45 year...
CinKay Espinozaa month ago
What I Have Learned from My Child with Autism
I have a nephew who turned 12 recently and when he was diagnosed with autism, I started researching right away. I tried everything I could to understand what’s going on in his head and how to help him...
Jaz Johnstonea month ago
Useful Baby Items vs Waste of Time!
I'll start by saying these are just my opinions, based on my experiences in preparing for the birth of three babies so far. I remember trawling the internet for hours, searching for every little thing...
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.
Daniel Saravia6 hours ago
Calling All First Generation American Millennials
So you're a millennial, and you're also the child of an immigrant in the USA. Welcome. Warning: some of the language I use is intended as comedic sarcasm. I will try to refrain and limit that as much ...
Nalda Parker8 days ago
Bringing Joy to Christmas
As a therapist I have known supported many people that over extend themselves in order to buy gifts for their family and find that the next Christmas they are still paying for the gifts from last Chri...
Why Christmas Isn't the Happiest Time of the Year
Everyone knows that the winter holidays are supposedly the happiest time of the year. Well, I say it is not for a lot of families around the world, even just in our hometowns. So let me explain this a...
Jessica Bates2 days ago
How to Survive the Holidays When Your Family Makes You Anxious
Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. It has always reminded me of the blissful ignorance of childhood when the world was viewed through a sparkly, magical lens of happiness. I didn’t care w...
Claire Raymond4 days ago
Coping with Christmas When Your Family Members Are Jerks
Christmas adverts and shows have a lot to answer for. They show families as these smiling faces, sitting round the Pinterest-worthy table, laughing like they’re wasted. And social media is no better. ...
Marlene Affeld4 days ago
Dating with Children
It goes without saying; our children are an integral part of our lives. Do not downplay the fact that you have children or in anyway “apologize” for their existence in your life. Stop wasting time on ...
Nicholas Porter18 days 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 Poole2 months ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Katie Eagle4 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...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 9
You’ve come across the scenario before. You’re in the supermarket and it’s not long before you hear a child crying or whinging about the fact that they are in that supermarket and the parents are doin...
Jody James3 days ago
Holding On, Letting Go
I read a quote this morning that said:"Having a teenager is like flying a kite that gets lost in the clouds. Even when you can't see it, you feel its pull on the string." You know, ask any parent out ...
Thoughts of a Single Mom
The alarm goes off at six. I have about thirty minutes to get ready but the very first thing I do is start the coffee maker. I don't even bother putting on normal pants. I stay in my pajamas and just ...
Stronger Than I Knew
I never knew how strong I was until I walked away without my son. A mother’s love knows no boundaries and she will take any measure to ensure her child’s safety, well-being, and overall health. My rel...
Lifestyle Diva5 days ago
I Was Bullied
This is one contentious subject that is very difficult to talk about and it needs to be addressed when you have children and you know that one of them went through it. I myself went through it and bac...
Angie Robinson7 days ago
Good Moms
I am awfully tired of hearing again and again how much a simple elf, that sits on a shelf (or tree, or lamp, or wherever you put him) is SO annoying and SO strenuous. Are you serious? Have you forgott...
Maurice Bernier4 days ago
The Relay of Life
The other day I took a leisurely ride through my neighborhood while tending to some errands. I passed by my current job, which is about a mile or so away from my grandparents' home. My grandparents ar...
Mary Misasi7 days ago
Grieving
They always say that grieving is a process; something that happens in stages. I thought I knew what that meant. That is until I had to grieve two separate people in the same year. Both journeys were d...
Michelle Schultz25 days ago
The First Holiday
Thanksgiving is so close. This year has not been easy for me, and for a lot of those that are close to me. We lost a significant number of very important people this year. The holidays will not be the...
Jennine Donier24 days 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...
Mac Childs25 days ago
I Did It!
I’ve had some amazing Holidays over the years. Even the less spectacular years were still pretty good, at least in the end. It’s not easy though. It starts out great with your favorite carols playing,...
How to Handle a Toxic Mother-In-Law
Do you think you're noticing some of the signs your mother-in-law hates you? If you are in a situation where you need to handle a toxic mother-in-law, you may need some tips on how to stand your groun...
Vega Burks3 days ago
I Am That Girl
The older I become, the more I realize I am so much of THAT girl still. The girl from a small town, the girl who comes from money (though it was not always that way), the girl that dresses like an ali...
Nathonia Smith9 days ago
Never Mind the Name, What About DNA?
It’s a fact that children are born into either a single family or two parent home. Unfortunately, some children, born to single parents, never get a chance to meet their noncustodial parent because he...
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Nabeel Arif10 days ago
Where Are You From?
I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while now. I’ve just struggled to find the words. As a matter of fact, I don’t really know what I’m going to write. Or for that matter, where this is going. I jus...
Adizzy D17 days ago
Heartbroken but Grateful
Beautiful. You were beautiful. Light would burst through a room when you were in it. You had big brown eyes and a wonderfully warm smile. Everything made you laugh, even when you weren't doing so well...
Dana Dohr19 days ago
Five Hundred and Seventy-Eight Days...
Five hundred and seventy-eight days... That's how many days my mind has wondered. How many memories have flashed through my head. That's how many days my heart has had this empty void. How many times ...
Kenz K.19 days ago
Three Sisters
This is the story of three sisters and the year that truly made them inseparable. Born into a large family of six in rural Alberta, each sister possessed her own grit and untamed spirit. All three wer...
Sierra Lynn18 days ago
We Gave You Everything. Oh, By the Way, You Left Your Knife in Our Backs
It can really suck when someone hurts you. You can gain a lot of trust issues from that, as I have. Losing friends is hard, losing lovers can be worse, but nothing stings quite as bad as when someone ...
Brandi Payne23 days ago
Family Is Family
Some families are so broken that it is impossible to make amends. You were born into this family and share the same bloodline and genes, but some people find that you can have the perfect loving famil...
Valentina Sophiaa month ago
Why Growing up in a Religious Household Made Me Hate Religion
I grew up being raised by a family that devoted their whole lives to their religion. That's great, don't get me wrong. I think believing in something gives you hope. We could all use a little of that ...
Jakob Russella day 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...
Courtney Browna month ago
Fishing with Grandpa
When I imagine a place I’d love to visit, my first thoughts are not the historic buildings of Paris or the bustling streets of New York City. Instead, my vision lies on a quiet cove in a big lake. A s...
Alex Osbornea month ago
Living at Home
Now, we have all been there in the same scenario…going away for college and enjoying the college experience and actually living on your own for a bit. On the weekends you would visit home every other ...