parents

The boundless love a parent has for their child is matched only by their capacity to embarrass them.

Olivia Griffith2 days ago
Returning Home from Uni and Realising You're Still a Child
Based on the title and the previous photo you're probably confused as to how they correlate, but it will soon become clear. I have just completed my first year at the University of Nottingham, and, be...
Aaren Murphy5 days ago
My Life as Momma
I spend a lot of my time wondering whether or not I’m doing what's right for my daughter. To be honest though I think this is what travels through most parents heads when they are raising an almost 4-...
Mean Mommy
I'm a single mom. I hate saying that. There are so many stereotypes that come with saying that. My three favorite questions are: "Do you know who the father is?" Nope, I'm a gigantic whore and have no...
Young Caregiver
About a year ago I started writing this and today I decided to share my point of view on being a young caregiver. I don't know how many of you out there are experiencing the same lifestyle but I am su...
Monica Yolich7 days ago
How Alcoholism Shaped My American Dream
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the three ideal components that make up the American dream for most US citizens. The ownership of a home, obtaining college degree, and starting a famil...
Freya Walker10 days ago
First Time Parents
First things first Freya, you need to learn that life isn’t fair and you need to deal with it. The sooner you learn to deal with it, the sooner you will be happy. Okay, yeah, that is bollocks. Yeah, l...
Vickie R13 days ago
Teen Mom: The Resulting Child
Most everyone you talk to will have some friction with a parent or relative. Maybe this is because of a wrongdoing from childhood, be it unkind words, physical abuse, neglect, or any number of traumas...
No Mother of Mine Part 1
When you think of a mother, you think of a woman who is a caring, devoted, protective individual, right? Someone who would do anything for you, like a true selfless goddess, right? That's what I thoug...
Crazy Unicorn19 days ago
Stop Acting Like a Child, Dad!
We haven't got on for a long time, and I have accepted that, but he still drives me insane. I hate having to share a house with him. He's supposed to be my dad, but he acts like an overgrown child. He...
Things You Should Never Say to a Birthmother
When I fell pregnant with my daughter three years ago, I wasn't prepared for anything. I wasn't prepared for the physical damage pregnancy would do, and I definitely wasn't prepared to be a parent. I ...
Rimsha Bashir21 days ago
Silvertongue
“I hate you.” Did he actually though? He thought that he might. “No, you don’t,” was the only response he was given. And if he really didn’t hate his father, then how did he feel about his father? Did...
Ann Marie22 days ago
My Dad Had Cancer
When you’re 15 years old and your parents sit you down at the dinner table and softly say, “Honey, we need to talk,” then that can only mean three things. Either, A) They’re getting a divorce. B) One ...
Vincent Graziano23 days ago
Things Are Scary Even When You Know They Will Be Okay
I’m scared. Few things in life scare me. I’ve been through enough to realize that things work out, even when they seem the worst. What’s going on right now scares me a lot. Now that I’ve created enoug...
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Jessica F24 days ago
Dear Mum
Dear Mum, I used to think I’d never change you for the world. I’d look up at you and think you were the best mum in the world. But when I was 13, that began to change. I still thought you were the gre...
Motherhood
What are some of the things that come to mind when you think of an infant? Is it their pink and tiny faces, breath, smooth bottoms, minuscule toes, toothless smiles, and their cutest infant coos? What...
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CraftyOne 25 days ago
Motherhood
I had ideas about what it means to be a mother. I knew that this was going to be my very own precious baby that I would love and would get to cuddle, play with, teach and watch grow. I knew being a mo...
K Millera month ago
Toxic Mother and/or Anxiety?
In September, I will be in my 2nd and final year of college before I head off to university. That means that this summer, I've gotta be looking around at where I want to spend the next 4+ years of my ...
J. P. Frattinia month ago
Lessons From My Father
(Don't worry, my dad doesn't strangle me) 1. "If I see you with mutton chops again, I'm kicking you out." - My Father circa June, 2016 I lost a bet near the end of my junior year of high school, and t...