parents

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

Tony Martello2 days ago
Creative Communication
Fun and Creative Communication in Families
Jessica Wise4 days ago
Stop Telling Me I Have "Such an Easy Baby"
Okay, so my son is awesome. He's just about 12 months old. He's a super content, easy-going little guy. His temperament is amazing. And I truly am grateful for that. However, let's stop assuming that ...
Anastasia Stead4 days ago
Parenthood
Parenthood is fun, challenging, puzzling, wonderful, perplexing, infuriating, delightful, awe-inspiring, crazy, and overall: weird. I love being a parent. I am the parent of a wonderful, fun, imaginat...
Jade Pulman5 days ago
Helping Your Teens See Their Options After High School
As high school graduation day approaches, you may find your teen stressing out about what to do in the near future. It can feel like they are on a time crunch to completely figure out the rest of thei...
Catherine Luna8 days ago
The Big Image Divide
I've read tons of articles about how mothers need to be careful about how they refer to themselves and their bodies in front of their children, namely their little girls. The logic behind this is pret...
The Working Mom
So, what is with the shaming of mom's by employers? I have two small children, and unfortunately they get sick quite often, as kids often do. I do not have the luxury of grandparents to help as both s...
Mama Logs10 days ago
A 20-Some-Year-Old
"When I grow up, I want to be a singer and a dancer!" I exclaimed to my father, at the age of 9. "You can't. They don't make any money," father replied. "What makes the world go 'round?" I asked with ...
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Megan Long12 days ago
Don’t Hurt My Motherhood: Moms with Disabilities Are Still Moms!
I've started to hate going to family gatherings. Though most of my family is fine, my aunt can be hateful without meaning to be (or, at least, I hope she isn’t doing this on purpose. It can be easy fo...
Stessy N Ducks15 days ago
Mindfulness for Moms
Being a mom is hard. Don't get me wrong, I love my four littles so incredibly much it hurts sometimes, but seriously, it's the toughest gig out there. You can lose yourself in the mom role and forget ...
Jade Pulman15 days ago
Five Activities To Help Your Kids Beat the Heat This Summer
When summer hits, and school is out, most parents are left wondering how they'll keep their kids entertained. While the internet has a lot to offer in terms of things to do, this can result in your ki...
Bridgette Diana18 days ago
Life of a Super Mommy
Definition of a, “Super Mommy:” SUPER busy, SUPER tired, but SUPER blessed! There are days where I feel like I am winning at life. The kids wake up in a good mood, they are not arguing, because the ot...
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LG Reagon19 days ago
The Hidden Danger of the Potato
I decided to take the long drive and visit my mother. She is a wonderful woman. I was blessed being born to such a strong person who has taught me the art of self-sufficiency with or without money. My...
Karma Coco20 days ago
A Crappy Birthday Card, from the Happiest 4 Year Old
My dad and I have this relationship centered around food. It's like a sliding scale of emotional binge eating, to simply spending time together. My dad and I haven’t had a perfect relationship, but so...
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Praia Princess24 days ago
Concerned Parent
It all seemed like the perfect world. My two little angels seemed to have it all. They play on top elite teams in sports, they participate in various school activities and most importantly they were p...
Iggy Paulsen25 days ago
10 Reasons Why Parenting Culture Is Toxic
"You'll change your mind someday." It's a quote that I've heard just about every smug mom say to me at least once in my life after they heard I don't want to have kids. I never wanted kids; I don't ev...
Growing Up Without a Dad: Getting Used to Unanswered Questions
He left, and instead of leaving me empty he left me filled with unresolved emotions. Filled with anger, and with doubt, and with guilt. He left, and in doing so he branded me with a mark that went so ...
The Risk of Not Knowing Your Child's Face, and the Unthinkable Danger of Not Knowing Their Favorite Things
One day, a couple of years ago, I was watching TV, when an Amber Alert ticked across the bottom of the screen. It was for a 16-year-old boy in the next town over. The description the parents gave the ...
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Cam Ma month ago
My Father
It isn't up to the child to reach out to the parent. I've been estranged from my father for nearly seven months. This isn't the first time we've been estranged and, undoubtedly, it won't be the last. ...