parents

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

Pheobe Parisa day ago
Mom to Be
My husband and I have been together since 2012. We have recently decided that now is a good time to try and start a family. We just got a house, we both are in a steady position in our jobs, and I am ...
Angie Mina day ago
Being a Child of Immigrant Parents
This is something I've never written about, but is something that is deeply personal to me. I dedicate this post to my wonderful parents who moved to the UK in the 90s from Korea and China to raise my...
Erin Torres2 days ago
It's Alright Mama
"You're so lucky that you get to stay home with your kids all day." "It must be nice not having to work." "I wish I could sit around all day." The many comments women hear when they decide to become s...
Lucy French2 days ago
Diggers and Dinosaurs
ITM was born at 02.11 on Saturday 21st January 2017. And I guess that is the time I became a mother. The only thing was, I didn't feel like a mother. Not for several weeks later. Everyone always said ...
Kilyn Wymer3 days ago
What Autism Has Taught Me
Parenting is hard. There's no getting around that. There's the cooking, cleaning, appointments, acting as a referee if you have multiple children, attitudes, and so much more. My favorite part of the ...
Mallory Wiese3 days ago
Addiction
Does anyone know of someone who is addicted to something? Of course you do, everyone has some type of addiction, whether it's drugs, technology, working, caffeine, etc. Well, I grew up in a family of ...
Ameenah M.3 days ago
Tired of You!
I'm a single mom who's always trying to do the right things. I'm in my second to last semester at my community college that I've been in since I got out of high school. I had to quit my job because it...
Cherry Rose4 days ago
DNA
The picture above shows you my gorgeous little boy Malachai and my partner Matthew. Now they don’t look alike because they’re not related. Malachai isn’t his son. Malachai’s biological dad left when h...
Andy Ford5 days ago
Dear Mom
When you married my dad, I told you that I would call you my mom from now on. You quickly told me not to do that, since the woman that gave birth to me was still alive. I didn't understand why that ma...
Maurice Bernier5 days ago
Special Advice for Daddies and Children
Today is Father's Day. To others, it is just June 17, 2018. To me, it is a day to say HAPPY DADDY'S DAY to the greatest Dad on the planet-mine! Unfortunately, I will be standing at the foot of my pare...
Jean River 8 days ago
My New Journey Into Stay at Home Momma-hood
What comes to mind when you hear the words “stay at home Mom”? Do you picture her in a robe and slippers, binge watching her favorite show while sipping a nice glass of red? Do you envision her drowni...
Seema Kapoor8 days ago
Mom and Me
How Moving Back in With My Mother Saved Me
Like Jesus Does
At 21 I never thought my life would be so full of joy and hardship. After a traumatic breakup in 2016, I had finally put my pieces back into order until four little words made my life forever more com...
Diareni V.10 days ago
The Perks of Being a Stepmama
I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have another woman in your child’s life take on the mom role when you never asked for her in the first place. However, you have to understand that I neve...
Maurice Bernier11 days ago
Happy Father's Day, Daddy!!!
Before ANYONE says anything on June 17, 2018, allow me to say something very important. Whether you fire up your computer, pick up the phone or even visit (I hope not. I do not like visitors.), PLEASE...
Jeannie McDaniel12 days ago
You Hate Yourself, but I Hate You More
Before you dive too deep into my past, I must warn you that this piece is an emotional one, and it is a true story. I don't get the opportunity to discuss my childhood much. I mean, upon meeting new p...
Shanita Marshall15 days ago
Odd Wo(man) Out
“A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” Well, that wasn’t true for my mother and I. I always knew that my mother loved me. She did after all raise me to be the smart, b...
Jared Rimer17 days ago
How I Live With a Disability
Hello folks, welcome to another article here on Vocal. It's been awhile for me. I last wrote in March with a great article talking about driving which got a nice award for it being on the front page o...