Harley Super2 hours ago
When the Child Becomes the Parent
I was 10 years old when I picked my mother up off the floor where she lay crying. Her and my dad had just gotten into a fight that would've woken the neighbors if we had any, but instead it woke me up...
Scott Dodgson3 hours ago
Offshore Explorer Stories (Pt. 3)
I have been accused of having a story for every circumstance by my dearest friends. I believe they think I am making the story up. I felt cut off and cut down not because they didn't believe me, but b...
Eady Grace5 hours ago
Ticking Clocks, Donor Sperm and Indecision
The clock is ticking and there’s nothing I can do. I can’t rewind time, nor would I want too. Life has offered too many amazing experiences, I wouldn’t have wanted to live it any other way. Except may...
Jade Pulman6 hours ago
How to Keep Children Strong and Healthy
There is nothing more meaningful than knowing that the children you are raising are healthy and growing strong. Parenting has its ups and downs, but the proud parent moments make it all worth it at th...
C.J. Erolan9 hours ago
Postpartum Anger
Memories flood my social media account everyday. As I look fondly at a photo from last year of me and my four-month old baby, I am guessing that it did not ever hint the turmoil I was suffering inside...
Lara Bucka day ago
Reasons to Have Child Custody Lawyers
Divorce is a traumatizing experience, and one has to undergo various legal settlements after that. Whether it is property settlement or child custody, you would need the assistance of family lawyers. ...
Sometimes, Facebook Hurts... Kinda
According to the every-now-and-then reminder notice from Facebook (also known as Memories), it's been six years since I took Alex to a celebratory lunch after we attended his graduation ceremony for p...
Ayla Burk19 days ago
Transgender Woman... Mother of 4 Boys?
How can this be? I know I am a woman at heart, but am a father... of four boys, nonetheless. As if raising four boys to become amazing men wasn’t full of its own challenges. Throw my being transgender...
Rebecca Bailey19 days ago
Failure
I had failed, that’s all I could think. I was a failure as a parent, a foster parent and a decent human being. In training, they all but said that if we disrupted it was all our fault because we weren...
Rebecca Baileya month ago
Attached
“I couldn’t be a Foster Parent, I worry I would get attached.” Foster parents hear this a lot, I mean A LOT. At least once a week, almost this exact phrase. We smile and nod, or just shrug our shoulde...
Natalie Lennarda month ago
The Four Radical Things the Queen Did in Her Last Birth
Royal homebirth has been in the press a lot lately. Both Kate Middleton and Megan Markle considered having their babies at home, and just their suggestion was poignant—Royal homebirth hasn't been the ...
Jeremy Morantz2 months ago
No Offence, Benedict Cumberbatch
Pop-culture glorifies the autism spectrum disorder. In mainstream media, it’s as if autism is merely a socially awkward disorder compensated for by gifted genius. Think Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man, She...
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.
Scott Dodgson3 hours ago
Offshore Explorer Stories (Pt. 3)
I have been accused of having a story for every circumstance by my dearest friends. I believe they think I am making the story up. I felt cut off and cut down not because they didn't believe me, but b...
Kenya Shania16 days ago
Some People Are Just Spiteful and That’s Ok
It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything and that’s mostly because I’ve been lacking inspiration and have been trying to figure out this thing called life. My first introduction to writing w...
Ayla Burk19 days ago
Transgender Woman... Mother of 4 Boys?
How can this be? I know I am a woman at heart, but am a father... of four boys, nonetheless. As if raising four boys to become amazing men wasn’t full of its own challenges. Throw my being transgender...
Maria Harrison2 days ago
Should You Be Simulating Negotiations with Your Child?
Does it seem like your kid is almost always trying to push your boundaries? Does it feel like whenever you tell them "no" it turns into a tug-of-war? Parents can find it frustrating having to deal wit...
Jade Pulman2 days ago
Keep Your Kids Safe in Your Neighborhood
You may be getting ready to move your family into a new neighborhood or you might be starting to think about starting a family in your current neighborhood. Whatever the case may be, you want to make ...
Sasha McGregor2 days ago
Safety Tips All Parents Can Implement to Protect Their Children
The world can seem extra scary when parents think about the safety of their kids. This fear doesn't naturally subside when you have your kids at home with you. While it is a parent's job to work towar...
Kathy Larson5 days ago
My Father's Gold Fever
My father was a man of genuine character. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He also had a temper that sometimes got the best of him. His pain from t...
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Robert Gottesman4 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 Porter9 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 ...
Harley Super2 hours ago
When the Child Becomes the Parent
I was 10 years old when I picked my mother up off the floor where she lay crying. Her and my dad had just gotten into a fight that would've woken the neighbors if we had any, but instead it woke me up...
You Should Give Mum a Day Off
There is nothing like being a mum. It is the BEST. I was one of those women who swore I wouldn't let motherhood define me; but yet, here I am, first and foremost: a mum. When Roman was born, I wasn't ...
Doris Hall4 days ago
10 Tips for Staying Sane with a Baby
Before you have a baby you have all kinds of illusions about what it will be like. You and your sweet, happy baby will have peaceful times together, she'll sleep through the night, she'll gurgle and c...
Jade Pulman6 hours ago
How to Keep Children Strong and Healthy
There is nothing more meaningful than knowing that the children you are raising are healthy and growing strong. Parenting has its ups and downs, but the proud parent moments make it all worth it at th...
Craig Middleton3 days ago
Helping Your Child Become a Better Swimmer
Your child loves to swim, and would like to compete in swimming competitions. How can you help your child become a strong swimmer? With your child wanting to swim every day, installing a swimming pool...
Jami Brumfield4 days ago
What I've Learned About Tantrums
Being Proactive and Having the Right Response Makes a Huge Difference
Louisa Jane4 days ago
Purgatory
I've never been the sharing type. Not openly to people anyway, not unless they blatantly ask. It's not my style to be so bold. (See previous post on bottling up emotions :'D ) I like to write. Put pen...
Jaydie Osteen5 days ago
Dear Dad
Dear Dad, I’ll never forget the look in my mother’s eyes as you beat me up with words when you drunkingly harassed me at night. I’ll never forget the look in her eyes if I didn’t do as I was told, if ...
Laura Romberger9 days ago
Letter to an Angel
We experience many forms of loss in our lives. Loss of relationships, loss of time, and loss of loved ones. Loss is not easy. But it is a necessary part of our lives. I have read many wonderful posts ...
Ashley Smith12 days ago
How To: Get Your Baby to Sleep Longer Stretches by 8 Weeks
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am not a sleep professional. I have two children who both slept "through the night" (defined as a six hour stretch) by the time they were eight weeks old...
Kevin 20 days ago
How to Plan a Picnic for Your Kids
The summertime is the best time of year, your kids are out of school and the weather is nice, which makes you want to do some activities that allow you to make the most of it. There are many different...
Isla Wrighta month ago
Giraffe Talk for Parents
It allows you to solve conflicts and improve communication in any type of relationship. The man who developed this great system was called Marshall Rosenberg, and he reasoned that there were two viewp...
A Simpler Time
My mom is a very interesting person. The experiences of her life have shaped her into the strong woman she is today. I wanted to better understand how this shaped her and learn about her life. I start...
PAT CHANEY16 days ago
We Were Cowboys Before Cowboys Were Cool
There was a horse named Hacksaw He was known by all as an Outlaw Fire Red Eyes inspired Fear & Awe Beware of him lest you end up Raw Yo-del la-dee yo-del oh-dee la-dee yo —Ford Chaney Circa 1960’s I g...
After Shock
When our 20-year-old daughter found out she was pregnant and we knew she would not be raising it, decisions had to be made, most of which were out of our control. We wanted the best for our soon-to-be...
Kota Wolfe21 days ago
Missing Sister Found!
Today I went out with family! Mom found my sister who was missing for months, and we decided to celebrate. She was not hurt, she was a bit dirty and looked like she had been hiding on the streets and ...
Lucinda Koza21 days ago
Brainstorm, Now Earthquake
For the first time in my life, I can feel myself aging. I can feel the heavy weight of tragedy, of hardship, of something there is no answer for, drag me down slowly, slowly, further, further, more sl...
Mark Lampkina month ago
You Can't Fix What You Didn't Break
The closing of the year 2018 could not come soon enough. It had been a good year. It had been a challenging year. It had been a year of tremendous highs and of deep and sorrowful lows. It began with t...
Kevin a month ago
Why Summer Is the Best Time for Family Time
While it is essential to try and make time for your family each and every day throughout the year, it is especially important that you try to make time for your family and friends during the summer.
amanda mollett2 months ago
Who Is Your Top Dog?
Who comes first to you? Is it your wife? Is it your mother? Maybe your kids? Where does your baby mama fit in? Who is the one that you turn to in your time of need? Who do you count on when you're ups...
amanda mollett2 months ago
Always Defend Your Wife As Your Marriage Depends On It
I want to answer this by asking, "Well, duh. Are you stupid?" But that might be too mean, so I will answer this by saying of course! Would you not want your wife to do the same? How can you let ANYONE...
Greatest Joy
Becoming a grandparent is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. It is the icing on the cake of parenting... right? Well, it doesn't work out that way for an ever growing number of grandparent...
Before Pride
It’s difficult to make sense of families, sometimes. You grow up thinking that you know people completely because they are always present. They seem so familiar that you never quite see what is glarin...
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Anita Powella month ago
A Grandmother's Dilemma
This is my dilemma: I have three grandsons; the oldest is 16, soon to be 17, and it seems the relationship I had with him has faded. How many of you find that as your grandchildren have gotten older t...