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It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

How To Save Money as New Parents
Babies are insanely expensive, and while every parent will tell you it's worth it, no one ever really drives home how expensive kids really are. According to a recent study, the average family will sp...
Carol Townend2 years ago
Who Wears the Boots?
So this is a story about the war on housework. Housework is known to be a "swear word" in my house. No one likes doing it! But hey, I live in a big house so I can understand that... I think? I wake up...
Kiwana London2 years ago
Feeling Like Mom And Dad
You know how they say "it takes two to make a baby." Well, that part is most certainly true but what if that's the only part where the two actually work together? Then there's trouble. I've been with ...
Haley J2 years ago
Life As I Know It
I'm not an everyday woman, I'm not sure where I belong, what my calling is or where I should be heading. I'm not sure I feel like everyone else or that I even have feelings at all. Today I want to wri...
Azzyness E2 years ago
5 Signs You're Ready to be a Parent
I am a believer that no one can really, truly ever be 100 percent ready to be a parent. Parenting is one of those things that no matter how prepared you are, it's still going to be the most life chang...
Potty Training Tips for Beginners
One of the things that parents really detest doing is changing diapers — and who can blame them? Human feces isn't exactly the nicest part of having a baby. Thankfully, kids can actually get potty tra...
Yvonne Glasgow2 years ago
Six Hard Lessons My Mom Taught Me
When you’re a kid, your parents aren’t always the people you listen to when it comes to really learning things. You hear them, but you don’t always heed their advice. In fact, for most teenagers, you ...
Carol Townend2 years ago
How I Learned to Love Myself Again
From a very young age up to my late twenties, I was bullied. I was bullied for the way I looked, dressed, my body, my weight, for having learning problems and for being 'too soft.' It went on for so l...
It's Okay
You ever just feel like you're being trapped inside a little box with one little hole in the center of it. There's no way to get out and that's the little pinch of freedom you ever get. Well, I've fel...
Erica Tinnin2 years ago
Baby Talk
A few months back I watched Chrissy Teigen give an amazing speech about how it's not ok to ask someone when they are having children. They could be going through fertility treatments, they could be tr...
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Crystal Renner2 years ago
Stop Persecuting Us For Doing What Comes Naturally
So, here's an image for you. A young mom is sitting in a park, or a beach, or wherever you prefer. She's fully clothed. Held tightly against her chest is a beautiful, healthy baby, and its little roun...
Jenna Logan2 years ago
Parent Shaming
Parent Shaming. Charlie, who is 6 and High Functioning, needs new shoes for school, and here you sit, in the middle of the shoe department. Charlie has been trying so hard to keep it together. He is o...
Liberal Parenting
Every parent knows that children do not come with instructions and every parent will have different preferred methods of raising their child. There are plenty of arguments for and against every aspect...
Sierra I2 years ago
Single Parent 101
When you are single with children, you are immediately lumped into that "special" category of being a single parent. But what exactly is a single parent? Are there not many different types of single p...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
How To Cope with a Drug Addict In the Family
According to research conducted by the Orlando Recover Center, the children of those suffering with an addiction are 8 times more likely to develop an addiction themselves. In fact, biology and geneti...
Mickey Finn2 years ago
Bonus Dad
I have served in the military, worked in lethal environments and jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. Nothing has ever scared me as much as meeting my girlfriend’s son Gabriel. We had only been to...