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Sierra Brownan hour ago
Dear, Baby Boy
This year, you turn four-years-old. I walked into your life when you were one-year-and-three-months-old. I didn't know it then, but that was when my life changed forever. I had no idea what was in sto...
Only God Knows Why
On this day, the trees were changing from that nasty greenish brown color to the beautiful autumn orangey yellow color. There were freshly carved pumpkins sitting outside the doors of the houses. The ...
Nat Evans7 hours ago
Sirena Mercedes
November 2nd, 2016 was the day everything changed. It's crazy how it started as a painfully average day for me, yet something felt different. "Something is wrong with you," My boyfriend said as I stru...
A Mother's Fear of Not Doing Enough
I have a two-year-old. In October, she will be three—and so on each year she will get older. Recently I took "stress leave" from work. I am currently doing a career change (I guess I can call it that)...
How Does Divorce Effect Children?
Divorce amongst couples with children has become so common that when a child says “My parents aren’t together” it isn’t quite a shock as it may have been years ago. Most of us have experienced or know...
Kayla Parania day ago
Is It Worth It?
There comes a time in life when you sit back and wonder, “is it worth it?” I’m not talking about your life, no, I’m talking about the life of someone you love, and the decisions you have to make with ...
A Boy
This is the story of a boy. From the day the boy was born, he loved unconditionally and purely, although his mother did not share the same feelings. She was disgusted by his existence and regretted co...
Alicia Durfeea day ago
Under the Mulberry Tree
The sun shone in golden streaks through the dense branches. My lips, fingers, and feet were dyed a deep red. A little berry-stained hand grasped each of mine as we danced beneath the shade of the mulb...
Vanessa Ndutaa day ago
You're Mum or Dad Until You're In Trouble
It is all too typical in many African households, well not only African households, but even other ethnic households, for parents to address us as "Mum" or "Dad" when they want a favor or when you are...