Tyler Black14 hours ago
A Beautiful Ride for Motherhood
*As this is my first time ever blogging, please excuse any awkwardness.* I did not know what was to come from such an exciting result. I took the at-home pregnancy test in the morning as soon as I wok...
Amanda Batson14 hours ago
What the Loss of a Loved One Taught Me
Death has always been a tough subject, and we all fear that day when we lose a loved one. That day came to me six years ago, when I got the call that my best friend had died in a car crash the night b...
Brittany Inskeep14 hours ago
Traveling with an Infant + Beyond
Ever since my son was born, actually I take that back, ever since I found out I was pregnant, I fantasized about taking Presley on road trips, and traveling, and letting him experience life the way ot...
Randi Dubé15 hours ago
What If..
Everyone has their own story, with a different beginning, middle, and end. As you grow up, you picture how your life will be ten or fifteen years down the road. Then as those ten or fifteen years cree...
Erin Torres15 hours ago
It's Alright Mama
"You're so lucky that you get to stay home with your kids all day." "It must be nice not having to work." "I wish I could sit around all day." The many comments women hear when they decide to become s...
Clara Harrison16 hours ago
Separation Anxiety in Young Children
In recent months, many citizens of the United States have voiced concern for the implementation of the immigration policy and the effects that the policy has on the children involved. Since April, it ...
Seema Kapoor7 days ago
Mom and Me
How Moving Back in With My Mother Saved Me
My Photo20 days ago
11 Ways to Make This Father's Day the Most Memorable One Ever
Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate the man who made you who you are today: your dad. He’s the one who taught you how to live life, acted as a guide and confident when things were rough at sch...
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Jordan Ento24 days ago
An Incapability of Attachment
An Incapability of Attachment It begins with a boy, six years of age, charcoal skinned and ashen. There was something about him then, the colours of the sky; the textures of hair; the bite of a lemon....
megan limbecka month ago
Greatest Gifts of Motherhood
Motherhood comes with ups and downs as most of us know; less known however are some of the greatest gifts being a mom can bring you.
Rebecca Sharrocka month ago
A Story of Motherly Love
From the moment I entered this world decades ago, I have always had a unique connection to my mother. I would always know when it was her holding me and I instinctively associated her very presence wi...
Jennica Janae2 months ago
How to Make a Cleaning Basket for Your Kids
Are you looking for a way to include your kids in the household cleaning but you want to make it fun for them? Well, you're in the right place. Whether your children are five or 15, you can do things ...
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.
Jules Poucher14 days ago
Why Being Childfree Is Better
Recently, I read this book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self Absorbed, on sixteen writers—male and female—on their decision not to have kids. These writers are mainly middle-aged to old, but if anything, th...
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Denise M18 days ago
Breastfeeding in Public: So. Taboo.
Is it an issue, or are you the issue?
Kamaria Imani22 days ago
My Sacred Place
Now a barren land, with no life; once was a prospering road filled with the laughter and joy of kids playing all together. It’s now a skeleton road and neighborhood, no young life out and about runnin...
Amy Jourdan3 days ago
How to Survive Being a SAHM
There seems to be an idealized view of what it's like to be a stay at home mom. We wake up for homemade breakfasts of fun shaped pancakes topped with healthy fruit that our children devour with glee. ...
Cat E More5 days ago
'Mumming It' and Keeping Your Sanity...
I want to talk about being a Mum and keeping your sanity... First of all I'll give you a little perspective into my story. When I had my first child, I tried hard. I tried really hard. I tried to be s...
Elizabeth Israel10 days ago
Guide to a Healthy Breastfeeding Relationship
Ever since I found out I was pregnant with my dear sweet daughter, I knew in my mind I wanted the entire experience to be a natural experience. From prenatal care, to birth, to feeding. Before she too...
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Teresa Mathers3 months ago
A Toy
I sit on a shelf and I watch. The little girl comes and goes frequently. She doesn’t play with me anymore. I am a frog and I rattle. I have seen many birthdays and many sad days, like the day she took...
Hillary Aston5 months ago
Grandfather’s Hand
The beeps coming from the hospital equipment were the only noises in the pristine room. The smell of antiseptic stung Maggie’s nose. She walked up to her grandfather’s bed. He had tubes coming from hi...
Dain Kern6 months 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...
Erin Torres15 hours ago
It's Alright Mama
"You're so lucky that you get to stay home with your kids all day." "It must be nice not having to work." "I wish I could sit around all day." The many comments women hear when they decide to become s...
Lucy French17 hours ago
Diggers and Dinosaurs
ITM was born at 02.11 on Saturday 21st January 2017. And I guess that is the time I became a mother. The only thing was, I didn't feel like a mother. Not for several weeks later. Everyone always said ...
Kilyn Wymer2 days ago
What Autism Has Taught Me
Parenting is hard. There's no getting around that. There's the cooking, cleaning, appointments, acting as a referee if you have multiple children, attitudes, and so much more. My favorite part of the ...
Clara Harrison16 hours ago
Separation Anxiety in Young Children
In recent months, many citizens of the United States have voiced concern for the implementation of the immigration policy and the effects that the policy has on the children involved. Since April, it ...
Amanda Brock2 days ago
Do You Really Have to Grow Up?
On Saturday I attended my four-year-old daughter Ava’s preschool graduation. Ava is my third and final child. My third to go through and graduate from preschool; my third to grow up. Ava is the baby o...
Brandi Brown3 days ago
Living with & Loving a Sick Child
Most would-be parents wish for a baby who is “healthy and happy.” Fortunately for most parents, that happens. For some parents, however, the baby may be happy but not healthy. Living with a child with...
Amanda Batson14 hours ago
What the Loss of a Loved One Taught Me
Death has always been a tough subject, and we all fear that day when we lose a loved one. That day came to me six years ago, when I got the call that my best friend had died in a car crash the night b...
Hannah Brown3 days ago
To the Girl Who Lost Her Dad Too Soon
Let’s start this off by saying I’m sorry. There is nothing that anyone can do to make this okay or better. There is no justifying. But here’s to peace. My own father died when I was 19. It has been a ...
Diamond Ninja3 days ago
My Buddy
That Saturday was a regular day for me: dance class in the morning, then a trip to Five Below. But, after dance class that morning, my life changed forever. We pulled into the parking lot, and my mom ...
Lauren Haley6 days ago
Cloth Diapering for Beginners
Switching from disposable to cloth diapers has been such a success for my family and I. I was fortunate enough to have cloth diapers handed to me but at the time I knew nothing about them. After resea...
Jennica Janae2 months ago
How to Make a Cleaning Basket for Your Kids
Are you looking for a way to include your kids in the household cleaning but you want to make it fun for them? Well, you're in the right place. Whether your children are five or 15, you can do things ...
Milica Markovic2 months ago
Child Entrepreneurship: A Good Idea?
Remember when we used to hold garage sales and sell lemonade on the side as children? Those certainly were the humble days of doing business. Although you must admit, there's much to be gained for tod...
Randi Dubé15 hours ago
What If..
Everyone has their own story, with a different beginning, middle, and end. As you grow up, you picture how your life will be ten or fifteen years down the road. Then as those ten or fifteen years cree...
Dawn M8 days ago
Her Story: My Father Was a Drug Addict
Growing up as a child, I never had a good family. I knew my parents argued a lot about money and when they got too loud, I'd hide in my mother's closet. I figured this was normal because I never seen ...
Jodi Roberts9 days ago
Learning to Let Go
About a year after graduating high school I went off to college. Oh my gosh, I loved it! I had high hopes and big dreams to fulfill. I was following the plan. You know the one. School, career, marry t...
Hannah Fricker7 days ago
Rose Robbins
Most people thought her cutthroat attitude and strong independence was due to some sort of trauma. They said it was the only explanation as to why she was so cold and distant. Rose rarely smiled. She ...
A Little About Twins
I'm the youngest of three siblings. There's my older sister, who I will call 'S' for privacy reasons, and then my older brother 'N'. S is much older than the both of us, and, at first glance, it's mor...
Clari Garza14 days ago
That Night
[THAT NIGHT] What happened that night? On the sixth of this month? I inhaled twice and dropped my body weight onto the mattress. As I sank and closed my eyes, I heard my name. I heard a desperate call...
Lauren S.8 days ago
Some of the Most Poignant or Humorous Conversations I Ever Had
This paragraph is hard for me to write. A Facebook messenger conversation I had recently with an old friend that I haven't seen or even texted in years sparked so many emotions and thoughts for me. It...
Lauren Haley13 days ago
Turning Two Worlds Into One
Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed of becoming a mother. When I was little I would cater to my baby dolls as if they were real life, fragile babies. I couldn't wait until I could have kids of m...
Taylor Pa month ago
Truths? Some of My Feels into Your Daily Reads
This is great...I’ve really wanted to share how I feel sort of anonymously? But like kind of also like an autobiography type deal? I’m not a writer by any means, I just.. truth? Let’s say truth. I’m g...
Jo McGarry10 days ago
The Life of Brian
Welcome, everyone, to my first post, and an introduction to the overall topic of this blog. The topic of this blog and many of my posts will be my grandfather's disability before his recent passing. M...
Zaney Vaynea month ago
Living as a Caregiver
I have been a caregiver to my grandmother for almost eight years. Back in my late teen years, I saw the signs, I giggled at the silly things she did, I blew off her strange behavior and mood swings. B...
Hailey Coruma month ago
From Oatmeal Cookies to Soup on a Plate
My grandfather is a retired Navy Chief of 30 years. He has always told his favorite Navy stories. When I was little I used to get tired of the same story over and over again, but now I crave to hear t...