parents

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

Dalila Abdelkhalek10 hours ago
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 M3 days 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. ...
Nicole Ann5 days ago
A Gift that Helps: Four Special Online Shopping Finds you Can Buy your Mom
Buying something for yourself is one gleeful thing, and buying for the people dear to you is another sweet one. What a great delight it is to give love and appreciation to your parents through materia...
Arunima Mittal7 days ago
Why Your Mom Is the Only Valentine You Need
I know Valentine's Day is over, but it comes back every year with the same memes in a rotation that make some people laugh while others feel miserable about being single. Why do we feel miserable abou...
Lost Voice
I was very shy growing up. I had a hard time making friends on the playground, I had a hard time talking to others or even making eye contact. I struggled with associating myself with another human be...
Mamma Bear
When mothers gather... it’s all about the kids. Hell, when one mom is amongst her friends, all she can do is talk about her kid(s). After reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, with a few clues along t...
Nathalie Martin11 days ago
Mother's Day Treats!
Every year, shops stock up on chocolates and flowers, however, this year I am looking for more alternative ideas that will have your mum feeling super loved!
Ashley Smith11 days ago
Stay at Home Mom Depression
A year after I had my first child, I started to have this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Like I wasn't a good enough housewife, or mother. I started not wanting to get out of bed, not even ...
SEWI .12 days ago
Forgive Your Parents
Life does not come with a book of instructions on how to raise a child. It's fascinating to me how one imperfect human is expected to raise another imperfect human. I believe that our parents don't ra...
Kilyn Wymer15 days ago
Toddlers and Tantrums (Pt. 2.5)
Being a parent is hard. Being a parent with mental illnesses is even more difficult. There are days where I just want to lay in bed all day and just try to sleep away the depression. But that isn't ho...
Journey Scribe15 days ago
The Philosopher's Bread
This a short tale I felt compelled to share with my wonderful readers. I hope you enjoy it! ~.~.~.~.~.~ Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a man who baked beautiful, golden bread. Rolls, loaves, ...
Kate Adermann16 days ago
An Open Letter to My Father
When I was a young girl you came to all of my basketball games. Even though you were required to travel for work, you always made sure you were there. No matter what. You cheered from the bleachers ev...
Caroline Pereira17 days ago
A Letter to My Father
It’s funny, I don’t even know where to begin. As I begin to type it’s like I’m hit with a cloud of thoughts, all clumped together, that I need to strain through a sieve. Let me start with why. You lef...
10 Signs You Have Narcissistic Parents
My boyfriend and I recently had a major argument about his lack of romance. After months of chiding him about getting more romantic or doing romantic gestures, I finally snapped and crossed the line. ...
Aurea Gonzalez20 days ago
I Want My Mommy
It's been a solid year since I've seen my birth mother. If you've read my story Broken Promises, you would understand why. We've spoken over the phone, via text, all conversations lasting no more than...
Jilian Woods22 days ago
3 Lessons I Learned About Parenting After Watching 'Beautiful Boy'
Beautiful Boy was released this past year and it is simultaneously difficult and crucial for parents to watch. If you haven’t seen it, let me sum it up before we start. The movie centers around the re...
Ciao Perla24 days ago
To Talk of a Father
I think any girl that has had a present and good father will always say my father was or is THE BEST. But let me tell you about my father. Nhamo. Nhamo in Shona, a dominant Zimbabwean language, means ...