parents

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

Jody James15 hours ago
Holding On, Letting Go
I read a quote this morning that said:"Having a teenager is like flying a kite that gets lost in the clouds. Even when you can't see it, you feel its pull on the string." You know, ask any parent out ...
Thoughts of a Single Mom
The alarm goes off at six. I have about thirty minutes to get ready but the very first thing I do is start the coffee maker. I don't even bother putting on normal pants. I stay in my pajamas and just ...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾—Part 8
Let’s start with a dictionary definition of a conversation: "A talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged." Do you recognise what one of these ...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 7
It’s funny what you really notice when you have to concentrate and are not able to think about anything else. A bit like at the Oscars when Warren Beaty said La La Land and not Moonlight. It is also l...
Natalie Santana11 days ago
Daddy Dearest (Pt. 1)
My father gave me the experience of heartbreak long before any other man could have the chance. He often told me that these things were normal, that it was supposed to be a part of growing up. You're ...
Bee Burt12 days ago
Why I Keep Going
There are many times when being a mom and a step-mom feels like a thankless job. We cook food for the family, only to be told that it "tastes funny" or to remind kids for over an hour to eat their foo...
LeAnn Murch14 days ago
Dear Mom
Our relationship started off super rocky. As a young child, I didn't know who you were and I would fantasy about who you were and what you did for a living. I always wondered what kind of life you had...
Maura Dudas14 days ago
Puberty Stoppers—Dangerous Trend or Solution?
If you are familiar with the works of Neil Gaiman you may perhaps have read the Sandman series by him. If you have not, then you have to know that it's a story mainly revolving around seven siblings g...
Kay Mellinger16 days ago
Being a Single Parent with a Mental Illness
We all question if we're doing good enough in life. Well, I question it daily. I'm a single mom of two boys. They're definitely a handful, and life is stressful for us most of the time. They bring me ...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 6
This week was the dreaded week containing Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Trash Turns Up Tuesday and Weeping (no money left) Wednesday.... What happens during these few days? Most of us will scour the sho...
Rowan Marley19 days ago
10 Things People Don't Tell You About Being Childfree
I'm childfree. I know that I am not the type of person who would do well raising a child. I'm just not parent material; and frankly, I'm really not the type of person who gets interested in diapers. K...
Paige Makepeace20 days ago
The Never-Ending Pain That Comes With Having Parents
Hello everyone, I hope that you're well. I would like to reiterate that I am not saying that having parents is a bad thing. I love my parents dearly and I honestly don't know what I would do without t...
Lucas Todesco23 days ago
To the Father Who Let Me Do What Made Me Happy
It was a warm summer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My father at the time was only 12 years old, but he already was on his way to his first job in a jewelry and watch repair shop and knew exactly what his goal...
Michelle Schultz23 days ago
Yes, Baby Boomers Had it Easier than Millennials
Recently, I had a disagreement with my dad. See, we had an agreement back when I started high school that he would either pay for a wedding or for my college tuition. I plan to spend a boatload of my ...
Paige Roden24 days ago
Awkward Moments When You've Lost a Parent
I lost my Dad in 2011, and whilst it was and still is one of the hardest things to deal with, as the years go by you learn how to cope with your loss. You find it becomes easier to talk about them, ab...
Dominique Rice24 days ago
Family Issues
Let me introduce the real me and tell you a little about my background and my childhood. My name is Dominique. I’m 24 years old and I have an amazing six-year-old son. Yes, I had him at 18-years-old. ...
Save Me25 days ago
Why Didn't You Love Me More?
Why didn't you love me more? It is a question that rattles in my brain daily. It wasn't that you were bad parents. I never felt like I was lacking, financially at least. There was something off, howev...
Hannah Paynea month ago
Blue and Proud
A sense of pride fills me as I watch the men in navy blue march past. I know none of them, but I have my own. I’m blinded for a moment by the light dancing off the shining metals and pins, recognizing...