Lindsay Holder5 hours ago
Being a Single Mom with No Job
The day I found out I was pregnant was the day my life would change forever, as most would expect me to say. How my life changed, is a whole different story. I was single at the time, and still am. I ...
just dani6 hours ago
#Momconfessions
OK mamas, admit it... we have all at one time or another done something that might make us question just how "down" we have this parenting thing. There is no such thing as a perfect parent, and I don'...
India Broadwater7 hours ago
SuperMom
As mothers, there are certain things that we try and put out of our minds. The memory of childbirth, for instance, usually gets altered in some way. We reminisce about the day quite often, choosing to...
Daycare Momma11 hours ago
Sign Language
One of the most stressful things as parenting, and in childcare in general, is having an infant or toddler crying out in frustration, and not knowing what they want or need. They get frustrated becaus...
Mariah Kelleya day ago
Life
When I was really little my Mom left me with my Grandma and Grandpa so much I thought my Grandma was my Mom. I called her Mom and she would correct me, "No I'm not your Mom, I'm your Grandma." And onc...
A Father's Love
In the blink of an eye your life can change. Something so small as a phone call or text message to something so magical and wonderful as the gift of life. Finding the love of your life to holding a ne...
Kacie Main3 days ago
The Mother-Daughter Battle
I kept seeing people on the interwebs who had written letters to their teenage selves. Sounded like a solid little self-reflection exercise, so I figured I’d give it a try. I thought it would be easy ...
Heyy Bam14 days ago
Potty Training
Being a first time mother is an amazing experience. My fiancé and I had our daughter fresh out of college and had minimal income coming in with my fiancé only working. Yes, we received tons of diapers...
Keira Smize24 days 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...
Michelle Edwardsa month ago
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 Spauldinga month 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 Allery2 months 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...
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.
The Life of an 18-Year-Old
My childhood consisted of quite a few activities. Most of these were pretty typical, vacations, playing outside, enjoying family functions. This created a very happy childhood for me. There are some p...
Raising My Daughter Religiously
Religion and I have never quite seen eye to eye. I was raised in a Catholic church, not super strictly or anything—we weren't at church every single Sunday or anything. But my dad always sat with us a...
Chloe K.3 days ago
PPD and How It Took a Toll on Me
I didn’t realize that being a mom would make me feel so empty. It was day one of motherhood, and I was terrified to touch this little joy lying in the room. I was terrified like how I am anytime somet...
Mariah Kelleya day ago
Panic Attacks and Triggers
Panic attacks are debilitating and can be humiliating to have others see. If you're around anyone else, you probably feel like they're staring at you and you're making a huge fool of yourself. All you...
Mariah Kelleya day ago
Motherhood with Mental Health
It's hard enough just being a mother, but being a mother with depression/anxiety is a whole other beast. You probably laugh when other moms complain about how hard they have it, while you think to you...
Billie Mullins 4 days ago
The Fussy Baby
We’ve all been there... Look, I know what you’re thinking. An article about a whiny baby. But I can assure you there are more mothers out there who can relate to this more than you know. A lot of moms...
Corinne Poole11 days ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Katie Eaglea month 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...
A Father's Love
In the blink of an eye your life can change. Something so small as a phone call or text message to something so magical and wonderful as the gift of life. Finding the love of your life to holding a ne...
Women Deserve More Parental Rights than Men
So this may be an unpopular opinion, and if I'm going to be honest, I didn't think this way until after I had a baby and started having to deal with a P.O.S. baby daddy. I believe that (in most cases)...
Kacie Main3 days ago
The Mother-Daughter Battle
I kept seeing people on the interwebs who had written letters to their teenage selves. Sounded like a solid little self-reflection exercise, so I figured I’d give it a try. I thought it would be easy ...
India Broadwater7 hours ago
SuperMom
As mothers, there are certain things that we try and put out of our minds. The memory of childbirth, for instance, usually gets altered in some way. We reminisce about the day quite often, choosing to...
Daycare Momma11 hours ago
Sign Language
One of the most stressful things as parenting, and in childcare in general, is having an infant or toddler crying out in frustration, and not knowing what they want or need. They get frustrated becaus...
Angel Manna day ago
Trick-or-Treating with Autism
Towards the middle of October, the air becomes crisper and sweeter, and the moon seems brighter. Children everywhere start to get excited about Halloween. But for some kids, including many who have au...
Losing Mom
Mom, the nurturing, caregiver who always has your back. I was only 4 when my mom lost her battle to breast cancer at only 30 years young. For most, this is something they won’t experience until later ...
Today We Buried My Grandma
Today we buried my grandma. I couldn't have been more appalled. I knew she had passed away, obviously, but it really didn't hit me until I was there, standing at her casket. I don't know why. I was th...
Aimee W2 days ago
Beginning to Move Forward After a Miscarriage
As we draw to the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week, I wanted to talk about moving forward—starting with going back to work. It's Saturday night and by some miracle I have made it through 5 days back in...
Rosa Leon F8 days ago
Diary of a Venezuelan Migrant
On February 12th, 2014, the birthday of Rossanna. She and Andrea, my two daughters, separately with their friends, left to a protest. That day is not just Ross's birthday, it's the "Youth Day." In my ...
Rosa Leon F8 days ago
Diary of a Venezuelan Migrant
I am Rosa. I am a woman, daughter, mother, wife, and Venezuelan citizen. Like many compatriots, I left my country in search of a better quality of life. This is part of my history as a migrant. I have...
Meg Sarai25 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...
Mariah Kelleya day ago
Life
When I was really little my Mom left me with my Grandma and Grandpa so much I thought my Grandma was my Mom. I called her Mom and she would correct me, "No I'm not your Mom, I'm your Grandma." And onc...
30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery—Day 20
Hello all! Welcome to day twenty and day twenty-one! Yesterday was a little chaotic and I missed my writing time so here I am! I'm sorry if you actually missed me yesterday. But you get two of me toda...
Malorie Anderson22 days ago
Delilah's Story
I grew up in a small town in Illinois. All there was there was corn fields. The high school even had a ‘Bring Your Tractor to School Day!’ every year. Half the high school kids were farm kids who basi...
Brandi Payne15 days ago
My Estranged Sister
Growing up, my sister and I were very close. She is younger than me, and she was always a pain in my butt when we were little. She wanted to do the same things I was doing, or hang out with me and my ...
Xandra XCM16 days ago
The Life of a Twin
Twins. You see them a lot, believe it or not. Fraternal twins are genetic and run in families. In fact, fraternal twins run in my own family. Identical twins, however, are a little bit more rare. I am...
Adrianna E.16 days ago
Sibling Abuse (Potential Triggers)
About 2.5 weeks ago this turned my life upside down. First off, we need to understand what sibling abuse is. Just like other types of big name abuses, sibling abuse can include physical, emotional, or...
Yanelis Otero3 days ago
Hurricane Maria Destroyed My Childhood Memories
Hurricane Maria left terrible destruction in its path through Puerto Rico - massive deforestation throughout the island, many destroyed houses everywhere you looked, no power or cell phone service, am...
C.C. Curtis5 days ago
10 Reasons Why Being Childfree Doesn't Mean You Have No Family
Having a family isn't always achieved strictly by becoming a parent. For many people who don't have children, the meaning of family becomes understood in a whole different perspective. Even for those ...
Kerri Rae5 days ago
Blood and Water
Here's another 'things that keep me up at night' moment. We say, a lot, that blood is thicker than water and that blood comes first. I think we give a wrong ideal on that premise and make people feel ...
The Life and Times of Baby No. 13
Abandoned, on a cool October afternoon, to the nurses of the Saint Louis World's Fair nursery, Baby No. 13 could have fallen victim to many fates. He could have been left to the already crowded orphan...
Molly Wintona month 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 Ca month 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...