parents

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

Bailey Theismann2 hours ago
I Remember
They say some things will come and go as time progresses. That we will learn to either cope or let go and forget. I chose to blindly ignore the pain and let it eat at me for years, simply pretending i...
Nalana Phillips2 hours ago
Dear Dead Beat Daddy
Dear Dead Beat Daddy, This is a thank you letter to you, who does not feel it is necessary to be in our lives because it is more important to you to run the streets than help raise a kid. You would ra...
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Katkit a day ago
The Daughter of a Dying, Alcoholic Mother
Last summer, I asked my mum why she was so horrible. “Because the more people hate me, the easier it will be for them when I’m dead.” That was her reply. I said, “Tough, Mum. It doesn’t work that way....
Postpartum Depression
Let’s talk POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. I know what you’re thinking. It’s taboo. It’s bad. No one should talk about it. Those women are crazy. But the truth is that we need to. Not everyone goes through thi...
Taylor Morden3 days ago
Mom vs. Grandma
In trying to find myself support, I have come to realize that not many people know about the issue I am currently facing. As I know that I am not alone, and yet, there is a lack of support about this,...
Jenn Melon10 days ago
Here’s What Your Teenagers Aren’t Telling You
It's understandable how hard it is to read your teenager, child, or a young loved one. I’ve been blessed to have a mom who understands these difficulties in a teenager's life. So I don’t have to hide ...
LaTasha Fountain12 days ago
A Damaged Heart
Have you ever heard the phrase, "the heart wants what the heart wants?" It’s a true statement. In fact, our hearts truly can lead us the wrong way or the right way depending upon how this particular h...
How Helicopter Parenting Affects Kids Later on in Life
Helicopter parenting is a term that was created to describe parents that hover over their children and feel the need to watch their every move as they grow up. As a result, helicopter parenting affect...
This Is Motherhood
Being a mom isn't easy. It's not always smiles and hugs and "I love yous." It's filled with tears, snot, poopy diapers, and by some point, most moms have even heard "I hate you" a time or two. So, why...
Abigail Sikora18 days ago
To an Absent Father
You left when I was barely able to talk, let alone walk on my own. You left for another woman who you deemed more deserving of your idea of love, with a family you found more deserving of a father. An...
Lilly Myers23 days ago
Good and Bad Times of Single Parenting
No one is ever prepared for single parenting as well as learning how to swim alone in raising child/children. It is a bittersweet journey for which you have to face and be strong. Problems, including ...
Maja Zulovic24 days ago
Thinning
I stayed up late most of the time. I was never tired when I knew my father wasn't home. I knew what it meant when he would eventually come. But if he didn’t, I would stay up late to be with my mom. On...
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Jennie Walker25 days ago
Momming Big Style
You know you've been "momming big style" when the first things you notice after opening your eyes are a sick bowl, nit comb and bottle of CALPOL. It used to be a random high heeled shoe, empty wine bo...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 12
Music was my first love And it will be my last Music of the future Music of the past Yes, yes, and yes again. Thank you, John Miles, you were so spot on. In our house we started with a madam Alexa and...
Amanda Jonesa month ago
Mommy Moment: Lazy Days
Okay, so first, what is a “Mommy Moment?” These are moments that I feel like many moms (and dads) can relate to, whether they’re good or “bad.” For example, accidentally hitting your kids head on the ...
Frank Talabera month ago
Madness, Mexico, and Motherhood
My mother was quite the character. The last thing she said to us, before we lost her on our holidays in Mexico, was: "Madness, they say, merely depends on which end of the knife blade you’re staring at and who’s holding the gun to your head." Why Mexico? Usually on holidays, we'd go camping. Our family loved camping. We were getting ready for bed when mom sat up in the tent and said, "What is that God-awful smell? Has some wild animal crawled into our tent and died? No! It's these." She picked u...
Michelle Schultza month ago
My Dinner Guest
I am currently applying for jobs. I was at an interview recently and was asked a rather odd question that seriously made me think. They asked me this; given the choice of anyone in the world, who woul...
Julie Barnesa month ago
The 11 Best Parenting Books Ever Written
When you first learn that you’re going to be a parent, there’s any number of thoughts that will eventually cross your mind. Is it going to be difficult? Can I provide for them? Will I know what I’m do...