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Kevin a day ago
How to Take a Break from Life as a Family
When was the last time you took a break from the business of everyday family life? Sometimes taking a break from life as a family just means going on a family trip, so you can relax with one another i...
Mar Taa day ago
You’ll Never Understand My Love for You, Little Boy
I knew parenting was going to be hard, but never in my life did I imagine I’d be doing it entirely alone. And never in my life did I imagine JUST how hard it would be, day in and day out. From the ear...
Caitlin Franks2 days ago
Teenage Mother
When I was young, I was happy. Free and full of life. I had no worry in the world. I had so many friends, so I was always outside playing. I kept busy all of the time. As I grew up into my teenage yea...
Heart Strings
I know there’s no such thing as a perfect family—mine sure as hell isn’t. I’m the middle child in a family of three. According to my mom, I used to be a wicked momma's girl and had to be with her all ...
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Natalie Ige2 days ago
Tips on Picking the Best Child Care Facility
As parents, you have to take many important decisions for your child; one of them being—picking the best child care facility for your child. The childcare centre should be such where your child feels ...
Mar Ta2 days ago
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
I've been coming across more and more women opening up about suffering a miscarriage, still birth, or loss of a child. If you've ever experienced any of those tragic events, you feel SO alone because ...
LP Steinbeck10 days ago
The Bird and the Pearl
I had not eaten or drank anything all day. Yesterday was one month since my husband’s passing; food held no allure for me. A visitor stopped by in the afternoon, and it was probably the last person in...
J M Huntera month ago
My Mother's Pots
It's ungraciously early on a biting spring morning and I'm watching my youngest son haring across the school tarmac, little chuffs of steam trailing his wake in the white March sunlight, and I'm cryin...
Ashley Smith2 months ago
My Worst Day As a Mom
Last night was BAD. And I mean J, my two and a half-year-old, just would not listen for anything. The day started out pretty rough, so I knew it wasn't going to be the greatest of days, but when I say...
Samantha Bentley2 months ago
11 Things About Labour and Birth That No One Talks About
Two weeks ago, I gave birth to my first son Roman. He arrived at 6AM on January 8, four days early, on the date I wanted. I asked my belly and he listened. He shares his birthday with Bowie, Elvis, an...
Jenn Melon3 months ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Sophia Moore3 months ago
Newborn Mom: Common Emotional Problems
Having a baby is one of the most life-changing events any woman will go through in her life. Even with multiple children, each newborn brought home forces the family dynamic and routine to vastly chan...
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.
Fen Tapiwa11 days ago
Heart of Gold
Mothers make the world go round with their love, passion, patience, and dedication. The world wouldn’t be same without them. They deserve to be celebrated everyday because they sacrifice and give so m...
Reigning Women23 days ago
Finally, People Are Starting to Talk About Depression in Stay-At-Home Mothers
Stay-at-home motherhood is arguably a full-time job in its own right. With the number of women in the workforce increasing at a consistent rate, it's no longer a shock that the correlating number of w...
Bethany Ashlyna month ago
A Letter to Someone
I was never going to write this for the public. This is the main reason I will not put your name, but I have a feeling that if you are reading this then you know who you are. A few days ago I was heat...
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Natalie Ige2 days ago
Tips on Picking the Best Child Care Facility
As parents, you have to take many important decisions for your child; one of them being—picking the best child care facility for your child. The childcare centre should be such where your child feels ...
Carol Townend2 days ago
A List of Things People Never Told Me About Parenting!
I had my first child at just 18 years old, and I had no idea what parenting would be like! People told me many things, however nothing could prepare me for the unexpected. Here is a list of things I w...
Get Your Child Ready for Summer Camp
It doesn't matter if it's your child's first or tenth time to be away from home, it's still not an easy, nor simple decision for parents to send off their children into an unfamiliar environment for a...
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 Porter5 months 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 Poole7 months ago
Attachment Theory
Attachment Theory in Child Psychology
Tony Martello2 days ago
Creative Communication
Fun and Creative Communication in Families
Jessica Wise4 days ago
Stop Telling Me I Have "Such an Easy Baby"
Okay, so my son is awesome. He's just about 12 months old. He's a super content, easy-going little guy. His temperament is amazing. And I truly am grateful for that. However, let's stop assuming that ...
Anastasia Stead4 days ago
Parenthood
Parenthood is fun, challenging, puzzling, wonderful, perplexing, infuriating, delightful, awe-inspiring, crazy, and overall: weird. I love being a parent. I am the parent of a wonderful, fun, imaginat...
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Kevin a day ago
How to Take a Break from Life as a Family
When was the last time you took a break from the business of everyday family life? Sometimes taking a break from life as a family just means going on a family trip, so you can relax with one another i...
Mar Taa day ago
You’ll Never Understand My Love for You, Little Boy
I knew parenting was going to be hard, but never in my life did I imagine I’d be doing it entirely alone. And never in my life did I imagine JUST how hard it would be, day in and day out. From the ear...
Caitlin Franks2 days ago
Teenage Mother
When I was young, I was happy. Free and full of life. I had no worry in the world. I had so many friends, so I was always outside playing. I kept busy all of the time. As I grew up into my teenage yea...
Mar Ta2 days ago
Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
I've been coming across more and more women opening up about suffering a miscarriage, still birth, or loss of a child. If you've ever experienced any of those tragic events, you feel SO alone because ...
Courtney Aileen10 days ago
My New Reality
As a writer, I have always been able to find the perfect words to describe what I’m thinking and feeling. In the past eleven days, words have fallen short. The words I am writing now will fall short a...
LP Steinbeck10 days ago
The Bird and the Pearl
I had not eaten or drank anything all day. Yesterday was one month since my husband’s passing; food held no allure for me. A visitor stopped by in the afternoon, and it was probably the last person in...
Peter Hill11 days ago
26 Essential Tips for Parents to Create Safe Surroundings for Your Child
A parent’s role is to constantly ensure that his children are healthy, happy, and safe. Since children love to experiment, and they’re prone to putting themselves in danger in various situations, you ...
Victoria Lim12 days ago
Family Bonding Activities That Will Help You Reconnect Quickly
No matter how busy you are, maintaining a healthy relationship with your family can often be difficult. You all might be running around, doing your daily obligations, and at the end of the day, you ar...
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Carlos Fox18 days ago
Baby’s Firsts: When Should I Schedule My Infant’s Appointments?
Having a child is considered by many to be a major life milestone. Although many couples are waiting longer to have children, there were approximately 3.95 million live births in the United States dur...
Heart Strings
I know there’s no such thing as a perfect family—mine sure as hell isn’t. I’m the middle child in a family of three. According to my mom, I used to be a wicked momma's girl and had to be with her all ...
Zay Moore5 days ago
On a Different Planet
When I think back on my childhood, I feel too many emotions to name. I was born into a very small, fragile family; a family that was passing down generations of hurt and confusion, PERIOD. Why? I don’...
Monique Star8 days ago
The Risk of Feigning Normality
You are at dinner with your family, silently taking pride in your current ability to pretend you’ve grown up. You are silently eating your food, while taking in some of the conversations going on between relatives apart from the moments you are addressed. Eventually, your brother brings up instances where you’d erupt in vexation, if the thread you were gripping on were to break. Everyone else at the table laughs and tries to pull you into the sea of sniggering, as you witness your brother take p...
National Siblings Day!
National Siblings Day… The day was founded after Claudia Evart, lost both her siblings early in life. She chose April 10 because that was the birthday of her late sister, Lisette. Unlike Claudia Evart...
Ada Zuba18 days ago
Youngest of Three
There are very many people who were the third born, but when it comes to those sibling videos, they are always about two siblings and never three. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the young...
Meghan Heckmanna month ago
Survivor Girls
2005 was the hardest year for my family and I. Being a little girl and losing the world you once knew is something you can’t quite grasp unless you’ve lived it. I remember we were sitting in the livin...
Elizabeth Webb17 days 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 ...
irene tijam2 months ago
A Tribute to the Three Women Who Shaped the Lives of Twelve Siblings
I grew up in my grandmother's house wherein my childhood memories were deeply cherished. It was there where discipline and moral values were strictly imposed and observed. Being the first granddaughte...
hailey clark2 months ago
Marriage Expectation: The In-Laws
The in-laws ... I can never tell if they actually like me or not. Once they went from my 'boyfriends parents' to my 'in-laws' everything changed. About four years ago, I was approaching my boyfriends ...
Leanne Milliken10 days ago
My Grandfather’s Blessing
It’s 5 AM and I’m wide awake with so much on my mind. I woke up at 3:30... after drinking water and using the restroom, I laid back down expecting sleep to come but instead I was given the desire to w...
Mom 2.0.1
Well it’s been over a year since my little family became official, and I am amazed at how much things have changed. I am still not sure I can do this on a few days, but there are a lot more days that ...
Emma Ricea month ago
For a Brief Moment
The first day I realized that the world truly doesn’t stop for anyone was the day my grandmother died. Growing up in the booming (but dangerous) automotive state of Michigan in the 60s, she learned to...