parents

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

Elizabeth Webb2 days ago
'Bail 'Em Out' Parents
I sat on the phone with a friend; it’s 10 AM and we’re Face-timing with each other over our morning cups of coffee. She’s a hard-working, medical professional, currently living in a trend-setting majo...
Becky Leigh3 days ago
Que Sera...?
It’s getting worse. The tension is rising. Something is going on? Something’s happened? Though I’m not sure what? You’ve changed. You sit in your armchair like a modern ‘king’ that once sat in your th...
Life as a Daughter of Agent Orange, Part 9
As I was working on homework tonight, the swirl of emotions filled me to the point where I realized I desperately needed to work on this next part of my story. Then I realized how school, work, my pho...
Taylor Olson 7 days ago
A Letter to My Narcissistic Father
Dear daddy, I want to start off by saying I’m sorry. You made me who I am today. I should’ve told you thank you for every little thing that you have ever done for me. When I was a little, you were all...
The Exchange
"They're just underhanded remarks. You don't have to respond to them, or nothing. They don't mean nothin'. You can just ignore them." These are the words that my "feminist" mother in-law spoke at me f...
Nafia Tariq8 days ago
Dear Mom
Dear Mom, I'm so sorry I can't be the perfect child. I'm sorry I'm not smart like everyone around us. Also, I know that I am short. I know that I am fat. I know I have acne. I know I am not beautiful....
Sasha Konikovo9 days ago
Fights Every New Mom Has With Her Mother
When I had my daughter, there were a lot of things people didn't tell me about having kids. I wasn't expecting everyone to mommy-shame me. I wasn't expecting everyone to forget I existed as a human be...
Rick Schwartz11 days ago
My Mother Changed Her Name 70 Years Ago, Now She Can't Leave the Country
My mother was a dreamy ten year old — smart and precocious. She hated her given name, Sandra, because kids pronounced it either Sanndra or Sahndra. Both of which drove her nuts. With a confidence bely...
Dylan Balde16 days ago
First Blood: The Type Of Separation Anxiety No One Needs (Or Deserves)
The sight out my bedroom that morning looked spectacular. The sun was just beginning to rise and the sky was a soft orange hue, flecked here and there with yellow and blue paint streaks, like pastel c...
Holly Callow18 days ago
Things You Won't Believe Your Mum Was Right About
Our biggest source of advice and warning comes from our parents but especially our mothers. However, sometimes we don't always appreciate the things they are telling us at the time or just don't see h...
Arianna Suárez19 days ago
My Dad and My Dad
I have two dads. In a perfect world, that might be a good thing. Considering that there are children out there that have none, it is a good thing. Or people that have fathers, and their fathers are no...
Joy Ergang20 days ago
Please Daddy
Please daddy, I want to get through at least a week without you yelling at me. I rather you talk to me rather than you going at the top of your lungs about what I did wrong. I'm scared of you, daddy, ...
niya ashlynn20 days ago
To My Mother
When I was around three or five, I woke up one night screaming. A rash had formed, going from the base of my neck to the bottom of my stomach, and obviously, to me, that was the worst thing in the wor...
Maria Armenia21 days ago
Mom Isn’t Always Right
When I was thirteen years old in 2009, I woke up to words from my mother that sounded like poetry. "Regresate a dormir, no hay escuela" (Go back to sleep, there's no school). The reason? It didn't mat...
To My Mother
My mother turns another year older on April 1st, 2018... and no, this is not a joke. My mother is the most amazing, smartest, wisest, and kindest woman. I could say a lot of things, but the most impor...
Maurice Bernier25 days ago
Eulogy: A Tribute to My Mom
Sunrise: February 6, 1930 Sunset: January 10, 2015 Eulogized: January 20, 2015 With the way God structured life, you get to meet your very first friend, your BFF-Best Friend Forever. She carried you f...
Maurice Bernier25 days ago
Eulogy: A Tribute to My Dad
Born on June 2, 1929 Died on September 18, 2012 Eulogized on September 25, 2012 Arthur MacDonald Bernier was NOT our father. Now, before you get upset, let me explain. After studying English and Ameri...
Quinn Rosea month ago
Better
The nightmares come back eventually. They always do. The choking pain as I wake up hyperventilating and sobbing. Scared that I was still in the dream, never to escape what laid in the hell I revisited...