parents

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

Amanda Jones16 hours 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 Talaber4 days 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...
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 Barnes6 days 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...
Dear Dad
As you grow, the dynamic between yourself and your parent(s) changes, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. We grow more independent, our tastes start to change, and we gain perspective. The followi...
Sophia Moore10 days ago
Newborn Mom: Common Emotional Problems
Having a baby is one of the most life-changing events any woman will go through in her life. Even with multiple children, each newborn brought home forces the family dynamic and routine to vastly chan...
kylie hughes14 days ago
Pregnancy Loss
I remember not so long ago when we were blissfully naive to pregnancy loss, formally known as miscarriage. I bet you didn't know that 25 percent of all medically recorded pregnancies end in loss. I de...
Thomas Johnson15 days ago
How to Be a Great Parent?
Love has disappeared and two people have separated. This situation is completely different and harder when children are involved. In the past, parents had an average of four children, today children h...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 11
We have all had that feeling! Either being disturbed from a deep sleep by the alarm or alternatively, as always in my case, waking up every 20 minutes from 3:30 AM to look at the clock to make sure th...
Nalana Phillips16 days ago
Power to the Single Parents
The life of being a single parent can be a hard one. Sometimes it feels like you have to wear a lot of different hats all at the same time. You have to be the mother, the father, the friend, the disci...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 10
I have been writing a blog for a while now and it is an unusual feeling writing about things and being open and modest. Don’t forget. I am British and in our case it is not the done thing! It makes th...
Roots and Wings
There is nothing in life more precious than our own children. From the moment they are born we only want the best for them—better than we had, more than they dreamed ever of. Most people want that for...
Mike Mavenfula month ago
Why Helicopter Parenting Is Toxic
According to research from Grinnell College, helicopter parents tend to be too watchful over their children, overprotective, and even suffocating in the form of too much praise, gifts, and assistance....
Tiffany Harpera month ago
Master the Art of Black Parenting with These 10 Tips
As a black parent, you’ve probably had more than your fair share of being stereotyped and misunderstood. It’s all cynical and tiring. You just wish there was a manual out there specifically for black ...
Michelle Schultza month ago
I Bribe My Kid
Recently, I have started potty training my toddler. 'Recently' is a loosely used term. I tried a lot of different methods. I read three different books. I talked to a lot of moms who are doing the sam...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 9
You’ve come across the scenario before. You’re in the supermarket and it’s not long before you hear a child crying or whinging about the fact that they are in that supermarket and the parents are doin...
Jody Jamesa month 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 ...
Michelle Schultza month ago
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 ...