children

Children: Our most valuable natural resource.

The Girl In Pink
It's a Saturday afternoon in the park and I'm doing the most normal of activities — sitting on a bench and watching my children play! It is shady under the sumptuous trees, and the pleasant breeze waf...
Act of Forgiveness
We celebrate our birthdays every year and usually there is that one person that celebrates it even more than we do, our mother. They reminisce about the day we were born or tell some silly story about...
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Nikao Faith2 years ago
One Pair of Shoes
My most significant memories of childhood center around contributions made by a protective mother and the lack thereof from an absentee dad. My Mother is a head strong island woman. My dad on the othe...
Amanda Kuhl2 years ago
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Presently, I am looking back to years lost in my life. Chunks of time that I can not remember, some wishing I could forget. I was a reactive person, meaning not thinking about anything before I had ti...
Krow Fischer2 years ago
On Being an Elder
I had a moment with my almost three year old grandson yesterday. I was taking him to the car for our ‘Granny day out’ and he hauled off and hit me across the face, hard. I was shocked and surprised as...
corey turner2 years ago
5 Tips for New Parents
Being a parent for the very first time is a scary, but thrilling challenge. Each day would be filled with something totally new as the baby grows and develop his or her very own personality. Listed he...
Aquila Sharpless2 years ago
My Kid, Your Kids, and Smartphones
So I was having communication problems with my daughter. It seemed that for some reason she just couldn’t follow any of my simple and very reasonable commands. Whether it was cleaning up behind herself or reporting an issue involving her younger siblings, Haylee proved irresponsible and it finally made me wonder why. Closer observation of the situation indicated to me that there was a serious problem. Haylee has always been very outgoing and usually self-reliant. Now, after being exposed to the ...
Abellona T2 years ago
The Price of Empathy
I recently read an article ominously titled “Being a good parent will physiologically destroy you, new research confirms”. The one subtitle casually read: Empathizing with your kid is great but it com...
Abellona T2 years ago
They're Children NOT Assholes
The Goldbergs is one of my favourite shows. I always love watching an episode to lift me up in that light-hearted way where you know there’s a schmaltzy, feel-good ending with a valuable lesson about ...
kade ✌️2 years ago
A Rant About My Family
You know what, sure, my depression is being worsened by you telling me to drop out of the one school in the one town I’ve finally found a home and a family in. It’s you telling me that I don’t have a ...
Amanda Kuhl2 years ago
Caskets & Sandboxes
How can one moment, a single act change a person. Shake them to the core and rattle loose every part of them? How do you come back after dancing with the devil in a romanticized love story that the in...
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Zachery Lee2 years ago
On My Way
So were at dad's now, and I've found that one of the many things I REALLY enjoy, is entertaining for guests. So, in the spirit of entertainment, we're gonna dip into a few WILD nights I created while ...
Jus L'amore2 years ago
The 5 Strangest Things 5-Year-Olds Do
Ahhhhhh, to be the parent of a 5-year-old AKA owning a miniature human being who has zero filter, hulk like mood swings, and lies better than most criminals. Sure, veteran parents warned me about the ...
Mike Ferry2 years ago
Worried About Your Teen?
Ah, the joys of parenting. One day your child is a smiling, happy, laughing, well-adjusted youth. Then, seemingly overnight, you have a moody teenager at home. How did that happen? Pimples, emotional ...
Lindsie Polhemus2 years ago
Funniest Things Kids Say to Their Teachers About Their Parents
Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Or at least, they do when you hear that they blabbed a story to their teachers... one that makes everyone wonder what sort of home they're coming from (and no...
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...
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...
Jenna Logan2 years ago
The Shoes of a Special Needs Parent
Step into the shoes of a Special Needs Parent, and you will find that it is one of the loneliest places in the world. Your world is wrapped up in the daily care of your child, no matter where they fal...