children

Children: Our most valuable natural resource.

Danielle Rae8 hours ago
Questioning Everything!
October 12, 2012 was the day I was waiting for for 39 weeks. The birth was uneventful and was over fairly quickly without complications. My son came into this world screaming and perfect. He looked li...
Leah Turner2 days ago
A Child with TGA
I am one of many unknown parents whose child suffers from a congenital heart defect (CHD). There are many silent parents around us who have had to go through and are still going through this emotional...
TQV_Luna 2 days ago
My Best Friend
Everyone has heard of the wicked stepmother. What about the good stepmothers? The ones that actually love their step-kids and form bonds with them that extend beyond a friendship and into an actual pa...
Kristin Scott4 days ago
A Mother's Worst Fear
I have never spoken out publicly about the details that are in this writing. And not all of it will be here. If I see enough support I will feel more comfortable and do an add on. But, I have felt the...
India B5 days ago
SuperMom
As mothers, there are certain things that we try and put out of our minds. The memory of childbirth, for instance, usually gets altered in some way. We reminisce about the day quite often, choosing to...
Daycare Momma5 days ago
Sign Language
One of the most stressful things as parenting, and in childcare in general, is having an infant or toddler crying out in frustration, and not knowing what they want or need. They get frustrated becaus...
Angel Mann6 days ago
Trick-or-Treating with Autism
Towards the middle of October, the air becomes crisper and sweeter, and the moon seems brighter. Children everywhere start to get excited about Halloween. But for some kids, including many who have au...
Toni Velagic6 days ago
This Child of Mine Part 1
Is my daughter almost 3? Yes. Can she string two words together yet? No. Can I understand her? Yes... most of the time. So, what has helped me understand my verbal-delayed toddler? There are quite a f...
Lisa Williams6 days ago
Being a Mom of a Preemie Baby
Being pregnant my senior of high school at 18-years-old was a very scary time for me. I was never quite sure what to do or if what I was doing was the right thing or not. Trying to balance school and ...
My Promise to My Daughter
Oh my little one, how time does fly. Where you once were smaller than my chest you now fill my torso with your snuggles. You reach up to gently touch my face and it melts my heart. From waking every t...
Samantha Reid9 days ago
Independent Play
Independent play; it comes along much too quickly. We wait for a time when we can leave them on their own to play. A time when we don't have to hold them or watch them so closely. A time when we can p...
Nicole Cormier9 days ago
Jessica
Three Short Stories
Alejandra Alam9 days ago
Raising Tiny Humans Is Exhausting
Let me just start by saying "Whoever said ALL moms are superheroes!" lied. For those that say that they "Would love to be a stay at home mom," please stop, just STOP! Before I met my husband 4 years a...
Janice Page9 days ago
Searching for Hope
My mind goes back to that first question. Why am I here and why now? I try to pinpoint when it all started. I remember August 2, 2017 because that was the day my youngest child was born. I remember ge...
Bethany Taylor10 days ago
Young Mother
Everyone knows that it is more common than not in this era for young girls to be pregnant. Most parents either go with the flow or they completely freak out on their child. My mother was the one to go...
Michelle Schultz10 days ago
Co-Sleeping
I am 100 percent for making your child sleep in their own bed. I was the first to announce that I was never going to co-sleep with my child. Whether they were 6-months-old or 5-years, it wasn't going ...
5 Alternative Halloween Ideas
Holidays can be stressful; twice as stressful if you have a kid with sensory issues. You want to give them good memories and something to talk about at school, but the usual activities might be too mu...
Aimee W12 days ago
As Long As There Is Life, There Is Hope. As Long As There Is Hope, There Is Life.
What does it feel like to lose a baby? Ever wondered that? It may have crossed your mind at one point but it was probably only a fleeting thought and that's absolutely fine. Who would want to dwell on...