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Lorelei's Letters is a series of posts addressed for my daughter, but that have general statements that I believe everyone should hear from someone, at some point in their lives. Basically, they are l...
Sonica M21 hours ago
Fathers
Fathers always leave their mark on their children. A father may easily underestimate their importance in the lives of their children, especially during the first few years of their lives, when the chi...
Father Daughter
Happy Father’s Day to the man who created me. The man half responsible for my existence. Even though you weren’t there during my upbringing, you shaped my life in many ways. As a child, I remember sit...
Dee Good2 days ago
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Being an 80s baby always made me feel special, it was just a good time to be born. June of 1985 to be specific. In my younger years, I remember being a happy kid. One of my favorite things, 'til this ...
Haden M.3 days ago
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Lorelei's Letters - Letter One
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LP Steinbeck2 months ago
The Bird and the Pearl
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J M Hunter3 months ago
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Ashley Smith4 months ago
My Worst Day As a Mom
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Samantha Bentley4 months ago
11 Things About Labour and Birth That No One Talks About
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Jenn Melon5 months ago
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Sophia Moore5 months ago
Newborn Mom: Common Emotional Problems
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Can Being a Third Child Influence Environmental Awareness?
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D. A. Rhine2 months ago
Parenting and Dyslexia
"My daughter can't say her ABCs or count higher than ten. She writes her B's as D's and sixes as nines," I informed my daughter's preschool teacher. "She's learning at her own pace and many children h...
Fen Tapiwa2 months ago
Heart of Gold
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Jade Pulman5 days ago
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This summer is like any other summer. If you’re like any other person and you don't like being inside and you’d rather get out and play, then you may want to keep reading. There are a ton of things yo...
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Akash Sharma5 days ago
9 Actionable Parenting Tips
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Robert Gottesman2 months ago
The Disappearance of Lily Belle
"She's gone, daddy! She's gone!" My daughter shouted hysterically, as she ran into the backyard. "Who's gone?" I asked, taking her by the hand. "Lily Belle, daddy!. Lily Belle is gone." My heart sank....
Nicholas Porter7 months ago
Proof that Santa Exists
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Corinne Poole8 months ago
Attachment Theory
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Sonica M21 hours ago
Fathers
Fathers always leave their mark on their children. A father may easily underestimate their importance in the lives of their children, especially during the first few years of their lives, when the chi...
Father Daughter
Happy Father’s Day to the man who created me. The man half responsible for my existence. Even though you weren’t there during my upbringing, you shaped my life in many ways. As a child, I remember sit...
Dee Good2 days ago
Moded AF
Being an 80s baby always made me feel special, it was just a good time to be born. June of 1985 to be specific. In my younger years, I remember being a happy kid. One of my favorite things, 'til this ...
Michelle Schultz17 hours ago
Lorelei's Letters - Letter Two
Lorelei's Letters is a series of posts addressed for my daughter, but that have general statements that I believe everyone should hear from someone, at some point in their lives. Basically, they are l...
Lorelei's Letters - Letter One
I have written letters before that were addressed to my daughter; in fact, I keep a diary for her for when she's older with more, personal (specific family stuff and stuff I went through and am going ...
Natalie Santana4 days ago
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Zoe Mize5 days ago
This Feels Like Drowning
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Valor Gosch7 days ago
Charcoal
“His skin was black as charcoal”—that's what my Mom used to say about my brother, I was light skinned compared to him, which was funny because I really wasn't that light skinned, but standing next to ...
Chantell Schulz7 days ago
If Only
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Jade Pulman11 days ago
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Kevin 14 days ago
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Sasha McGregor12 days ago
Fabulous Dining Ideas to Promote Dinner Table Conversation
Promoting strong family ties is a must do for many parents. Parents look to bring together kids and mom and dad for fun conversations where everyone feels comfortable. A family dinner makes the ideal ...
Alyssa Horn17 days ago
I'm Sorry I'm Not the Perfect Daughter...
I was by no means the perfect daughter in my early twenties, and growing up I tried so hard to make my family proud, but no matter what I did it was no use, because my dad wanted no reminders of my bi...
Estranged Sister
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David Ireland2 months ago
Blood
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amanda molletta month ago
The Dad I Never Got to Know
I will never know my father-in-law, except the stories my husband tells me. I can see pictures and videos, but I may not get the full picture ever of what kind of father he would be, both to my husban...
Elizabeth Webb2 months ago
Diary of a Doormat
I feel like I have been talked out of my feelings my entire life. When I'm angry, I never know how to express it without saying the wrong thing, or bringing in things that aren't even relevant to the ...
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A Tribute to the Three Women Who Shaped the Lives of Twelve Siblings
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So here I am... Plus_size_blondie has discovered vocal and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t sure what to base my vocal stories on and then I thought... everyone after listening to my life story so f...
Hero
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