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Alyssa Miller11 hours ago
The First Trimester Is NO Fun
Just a quick pre-warning, this post will be honestly detailing what it has been like for me being pregnant in the first trimester. Pregnancy. It's supposed to be a wonderful time and experience no? We...
Emma Pilgrim14 hours ago
My Nan Died Today
My Nan died today. I’ve felt this pain three times before. The agony, loneliness, denial, anger, the guilt of the things you wish you had done & then the thought of how you’re going to comfort your pa...
Kyra Kallestewa15 hours ago
Behind the Scenes
My mom walked toward me in a solicitous was as I was stretched out on my grandmother's apple green couch. I remember how much I hated those couches when I had first moved down to Greasy Hill Loop, the...
Michelle Godfrey16 hours ago
The Dreaded Hour Before Bedtime!
The hour before you put your child to bed is like the final mile in a marathon when you are so close to the finish line, yet depleted of all energy to cross it. Not that I have any clue about marathon...
Taylor Morden16 hours ago
Mother Doesn't Know Best
They say that your mother is your best friend, and I am sure that is true for most of the population. But for some of us, our mothers are the source of great pain and suffering, in both childhood and ...
Best Co-Parenting Tips
When a schism of some kind occurs within a family, whether it be the mother or father leaving for whatever reason, a host of issues can be bred during that child's rearing. It's important to keep the ...
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Alyssa Miller11 hours ago
The First Trimester Is NO Fun
Just a quick pre-warning, this post will be honestly detailing what it has been like for me being pregnant in the first trimester. Pregnancy. It's supposed to be a wonderful time and experience no? We...
bella mirza10 days ago
10 Reasons People THINK They Can't Become Foster Parents
America's foster care system is home to about 500,000 children, and over 10 percent have to be placed in an institution due to lack of fit foster homes. If more people knew how easy it was to become f...
Eve Tawfick17 days ago
Shoutout to the Single Dads
Single Mum Survival Special: A Shoutout to the Single Dads Let's face it. Dads have got a bad rep. Let's be honest about it too, some women would have been better off going to Sweden and getting thems...
JM Coxa month ago
Dads Aren't Babysitters
Let’s try to make sure this question stops being asked: “Oh, is your husband babysitting?” We’ve come a long way from the era of mothers as caregivers and fathers as providers. In many families, both ...
Healing From a Toxic Parent
A toxic parent, by definition, is someone whose negative behaviour inflicts emotional damage on a child's sense of self. This negative behaviour can come in many forms (emotional, physical, ect...) bu...
Bethany Wintersa month ago
The Pregnancy Shadow
Every woman in the world has things in common. One of those things (and probably the most annoying) is when we hit a certain age and the "baby questions" start; not to mention if you're not married th...
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.
Kyra Kallestewa15 hours ago
Behind the Scenes
My mom walked toward me in a solicitous was as I was stretched out on my grandmother's apple green couch. I remember how much I hated those couches when I had first moved down to Greasy Hill Loop, the...
Samantha Reid5 days ago
Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Everyone has a holiday tradition. For some people, it is baking cookies. For other people, it is carolling. For others, it is putting up lights outside. And for some others, it is getting drunk on egg...
Savannah McCain8 days ago
Kiss of Colors
Since I was forced from my mother's body (damaging her beyond repair she claims every year on my birthday), I had always loved colors. Every year my favorite colors will switch between greens, blues a...
Best Co-Parenting Tips
When a schism of some kind occurs within a family, whether it be the mother or father leaving for whatever reason, a host of issues can be bred during that child's rearing. It's important to keep the ...
ASHLEY SMITH2 days ago
The Hardest Conversation
Due to my job with the elderly towards the end of their lives, it has gotten me thinking about my life. I work with people mainly in their eighties and nineties, mostly with dementia and Alzheimer’s. ...
10 Tips On How to Co-Parent Effectively
In 2017 I became a facilitator on a curriculum called 24/7 Dad. It changed my perspective parenting as a whole!
Dain Kern8 days 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...
Shared Birthdays
Given that there are more than 7 billion people on the planet and only 365 (or 366) days in a year, it is clearly impossible for every person in the world to have a different birthday. Taking smaller ...
Helen Copley15 days ago
My Best Friend
I guess I better start with where it all began, meeting my best friend. I had just moved house and met pretty much all of my neighbours on the same day. This particular neighbour almost ran me over ex...
Taylor Morden16 hours ago
Mother Doesn't Know Best
They say that your mother is your best friend, and I am sure that is true for most of the population. But for some of us, our mothers are the source of great pain and suffering, in both childhood and ...
Alyssa Sotelo2 days ago
Dad?
Did he really love my mom? Is abuse love? The only memories I have of living with both my parents is arguing and fighting. It was very traumatizing until this day every time someone argues in front of...
Hayley ward2 days ago
Mommy Issues Are Real, Too
Growing up with a toxic parent is hard enough, especially when they're the one who brought you into this world. Girls with absent fathers are usually taunted or used as a kink. We've alllllll heard of...
Michelle Godfrey16 hours ago
The Dreaded Hour Before Bedtime!
The hour before you put your child to bed is like the final mile in a marathon when you are so close to the finish line, yet depleted of all energy to cross it. Not that I have any clue about marathon...
Realistic Mom Life
Okay, you see this photo? It took us 20 minutes to take because Oliver kept running away and Henry kept making weird faces or I was yelling at Oliver to get back there so we could take a photo. It was...
Morning Madness
Being a parent isn't always the easiest thing in the world... I’m not going to lie to you there. Especially if the day starts off a wreck because then your mood throughout the entire day is off. My ol...
Emma Pilgrim14 hours ago
My Nan Died Today
My Nan died today. I’ve felt this pain three times before. The agony, loneliness, denial, anger, the guilt of the things you wish you had done & then the thought of how you’re going to comfort your pa...
Jessica Goodman2 days ago
Loss and Being Strong for Your Own Children
I never thought my father would pass away when he did. Nobody ever expects it, I guess. My father died three years ago, suddenly. He had broken his ankle, had surgery, and passed away from a blood clo...
Paola Tillus3 days ago
Losing My Brother—Grief
“Hi, I am the doctor in charge. Are you Jerry’s immediate family?” “Yes” “I am sorry to tell you that Jerry-Paul Tillus passed away.. He was found unconscious …" I blanked; I could no longer hear what...
How Do I Get My Child Into Reading?
How Do I Get My Child Into Reading? The recent changes to GCSE English Language and Literature require a very high level of reading ability. Not only is it important to be able to read very lengthy an...
George Herman2 months ago
The Ultimate Potty Training Guide for Boys
Next to learning how to walk, one of the second most difficult leaps to climb for children is learning how to use the bathroom. This porcelain throne becomes an enemy, like their dreaded shoelaces or ...
Jerrie DeRose2 months ago
Finding a Childcare Center that Provides a Safe and Healthy Environment for Children
Parents can never do too much to make sure that their child, or the child of a friend or relative, will be cared for in a healthy and safe childcare environment. The following guidelines will assist p...
Kim Dor5 days ago
Where to Call Home
I don’t go outside. I don’t hang out with friends. I don’t have a social life that is not supported by the internet. But this is all on my own choices. The problem is I don’t like going to my aunt for...
5 Reasons Why I Chose to Live at Home
I’m 21-years-old and I live with my parents. And let’s be honest, there is nothing ideal, fun, sexy, or cool about it. Pretty much all my friends have their own homes or apartments, and then there's m...
Laura F6 days ago
The Affair, Ladybugs, and Blades Of Grass
I remember the feeling that was left in the very pit of my stomach when leaving a dear friends house – Something. Is. Wrong. My parents live on a beautiful property; lush, hearty green grass embraces ...
Sarah Headley4 days ago
Athena
“Sorry for your loss.” That's what they all say. But do people really mean it? Or is it just something that we've been told we had to do enough that it has become expected? Is it for them, to make the...
Nica McLaughlin10 days ago
My Brother Is Autistic
There are two moments in my early childhood that would help define who I would become. 1. The day my baby brother came home, that night we had spaghetti for dinner so for ever his nickname would be "m...
Kerri Wood11 days ago
The Beginning of the Big
One of my earliest memories is of my mom and dad bringing my sister home. I don't recall seeing her in the hospital at all. I just remember mom bringing her through the door and laying her on the couc...
Barry Wick3 days ago
Marriage Made from Heaven
Marriage Made From Heaven -In-Laws from Hell... Remember when you saw "the one" that special someone you wanted to get to know better. The person that you thought about all day long. That person you j...
The Crazy Chaos of Critical Family Members
From the time I was a kid, I would constantly be dealing with my dad being very critical of everything I did. I realized after I moved out and started my own life and cut my dad out that he was trying...
Sarah Seddon8 days ago
Why I Love Christmas
It seems to be fashionable nowadays to dread Christmas. Often I read amusing articles with tales of nightmare families and a stressful time shopping and cooking for the big event. This is so far remov...
Silence
I remember hearing Papo was going back to the hospital for a new test or surgery. Being young, I didn’t think much of it. I had gone to the hospital many times for various reasons myself, so I didn’t ...
Heather Wilkins2 days ago
Healing from a Toxic Grandparent
My grandma has raised me for nearly 11 years, which is almost my whole life. But the one thing she did for years that I finally confessed to my mother was lead me down the path of hating myself. Every...
Suzanne Barber10 days ago
The Rebel
Shelves span the length of my bedroom concealing the grey of wall, thick with leaning books and mismatched baskets. My clothes reach out, stretching like cotton arms toward carpet. Resting above this ...