children

Children: Our most valuable natural resource.

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)...
Jillian Dailya day ago
Babies
Let’s be real. Babies are small, they don’t do much... except roll around, poop, and eat. So how do we entertain them? Well... in my last eleven months of parenthood... I have come to one conclusion. ...
Kasey Gilbert2 days ago
Dear Daughter
Dear Daughter, The world was a dull place before you arrived, and to be honest, life seemed a little meaningless. The day I found out I was carrying you, the world seemed to shine slightly brighter an...
Samantha Londo2 days ago
To My Son
My Dear Son, My sweet baby boy. Soon you will be a big brother, but I want you to know that you will always have a special place in my heart. You are my first born. You’re my rainbow baby and my mirac...
Samantha Reid3 days ago
Arguing With a Child
Arguing with a child is a losing battle. It is something that you likely shouldn't attempt if you want to keep your sanity. Because if you start an argument with a child it is likely that it will go o...
Seize the Moment
Every mom has hopes and expectations when they first see the positive sign on their pregnancy test. The sheer excitement starts to overwhelm their being and the realism of having a baby begins to hit....
Robert Gonzalez4 days ago
Fatherhood
They say that there are three kinds of men when they find out that they are going to be a daddy. The first one is overwhelmed with joy the moment they find out, the second needs to see the ultrasound ...
My Love for My Little Girl
When I had my daughter, I never thought I would have so much love for her like this. I can't tell you how much I love my daughter. When I found out I was pregnant for the second time around, I was so ...
Destinee Amber4 days ago
The Birth of a Mom
Four thousand. Children. Families. Lives. Four thousand. An estimated four thousand children every year are born in the US with clubbed feet, making it one of the most common birth defects. It's so co...
Monitoring Our Children Online
Working as a paraprofessional in an elementary school containing grade 1-6, I learn a lot about what the kids are into these days and some days I'm flat out disgusted with what these children are listening to and watching online. I was lucky enough to grow up in the generation that started out without technology being used for everything but was able to learn about technology and how important it would be in our daily lives. I also learned that technology is not the answer to all our problems bu...
Rebecca Stubbs5 days ago
Being a Mum...
I've never done anything like this so here goes. My journey begins somewhere around this time last year when my partner and I found out that, surprise surprise, we were pregnant. I found out by my col...
Rachel Shannon10 days ago
If You Gave Your Baby One of These 'Unique' Names in 2017, You'll Be Disappointed in 2018
Every May, right around Mother's Day, the Social Security Administration releases their list of the top 1,000 baby names used in the United States. And every year, the percentage of children given the...
Coparenting Alone
I have sat pondering Vocal and what I would write. Having always been an avid reader and at one point in time writing frequently, the ad really peaked my interest and led to me sign up. Once I had the...
Jessica M10 days ago
Blessing in Disguise
I used to wonder how people could have kids so close in age. I always had a thousand questions running through my mind like, “Why would someone want to do that to themselves?” and, “How do they deal w...
Shana Nizeul11 days ago
The Dark Days of Motherhood
There are so many dark days of motherhood. And for me, there have been a lot of them in the past few weeks. This week being particularly bad. A couple of days ago, it was one of those days where you h...
Felicia Hippler11 days ago
My Induction Horror Story
Every pregnant woman will tell you the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest. You want to meet your baby so badly, and you are so, so, soooo tired of being pregnant! I was huge. I was ready. I w...
Rachel Smith11 days ago
My Story
25 years old. Single mom to two amazing children. Trying to figure out life and feeling like a failure. That’s where I’m at with my life; wondering where all my dreams and plans that I had in high sch...