parents

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

Linzi Agnew23 days ago
Toxic Relationships... With Your Parents, They Have to Go
Let's start this off with a simple introduction; I'm Linzi and I don't get on with my parents. I'm neither a psychologist nor a therapist, so I'm in no way qualified to judge any situation but my own....
Ashley Smith24 days ago
My Worst Day As a Mom
Last night was BAD. And I mean J, my two and a half-year-old, just would not listen for anything. The day started out pretty rough, so I knew it wasn't going to be the greatest of days, but when I say...
Darryl Edge25 days ago
All the Best Cowboys
I am a Jon Snow. No, not Northern, or even King of the North. Yet. I am a Bastard. In the dictionary-defining sense of the word. Fatherless; raised by my Mother, Grandmother, and Grandfather, for thos...
Echo Oliviaa month ago
An Accidental Defense of Heritage
I can hear her eating over the phone, a cacophony of rushed breathing and pita bread, as she explains to me why I shouldn’t cut my hair short. I’m barely listening. I’ve got the phone set on the count...
Natalie Williamsa month ago
Not-So-Simple Lessons from Mom and Dad
This picture came up in my Facebook memories today. I've been reflecting loads lately on the lessons our immediate family can teach us by way of example. I've been particularly thoughtful of my dad la...
Jord Turya month ago
Becoming a Parent - A Daddy's Perspective
If you're reading this then you're in a good place, because soon enough you'll discover that most things you see will be through exhausted and fragmented eyes. That's right, you're in for a total shoc...
Tata Fergusona month ago
The Magic of Parenthood
The happiest moment of my life was also the most terrifying. The series of events that transpired up to this moment were very traumatic. I must first recount my life to express in detail this experien...
Diary of a Dad Aged 51¾ - Part 13
This is about the love of screen, be it large, big, medium and small sized! It’s really funny, but I realised the other day that as a family of four we hardly ever sit together as a whole four and wat...
Bailey Theismanna month ago
I Remember
They say some things will come and go as time progresses. That we will learn to either cope or let go and forget. I chose to blindly ignore the pain and let it eat at me for years, simply pretending i...
Nalana Phillipsa month ago
Dear Dead Beat Daddy
Dear Dead Beat Daddy, This is a thank you letter to you, who does not feel it is necessary to be in our lives because it is more important to you to run the streets than help raise a kid. You would ra...
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Katkit a month ago
The Daughter of a Dying, Alcoholic Mother
Last summer, I asked my mum why she was so horrible. “Because the more people hate me, the easier it will be for them when I’m dead.” That was her reply. I said, “Tough, Mum. It doesn’t work that way....
Jordan Lawrence a month ago
Postpartum Depression
Let’s talk POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. I know what you’re thinking. It’s taboo. It’s bad. No one should talk about it. Those women are crazy. But the truth is that we need to. Not everyone goes through thi...
Taylor Mordena month ago
Mom vs. Grandma
In trying to find myself support, I have come to realize that not many people know about the issue I am currently facing. As I know that I am not alone, and yet, there is a lack of support about this,...
Jenn Melon2 months ago
Here’s What Your Teenagers Aren’t Telling You
It's understandable how hard it is to read your teenager, child, or a young loved one. I’ve been blessed to have a mom who understands these difficulties in a teenager's life. So I don’t have to hide ...
LaTasha Fountain2 months ago
A Damaged Heart
Have you ever heard the phrase, "the heart wants what the heart wants?" It’s a true statement. In fact, our hearts truly can lead us the wrong way or the right way depending upon how this particular h...
Morgan E. Westling2 months ago
How Helicopter Parenting Affects Kids Later on in Life
Helicopter parenting is a term that was created to describe parents that hover over their children and feel the need to watch their every move as they grow up. As a result, helicopter parenting affect...
This Is Motherhood
Being a mom isn't easy. It's not always smiles and hugs and "I love yous." It's filled with tears, snot, poopy diapers, and by some point, most moms have even heard "I hate you" a time or two. So, why...
Abigail Sikora2 months ago
To an Absent Father
You left when I was barely able to talk, let alone walk on my own. You left for another woman who you deemed more deserving of your idea of love, with a family you found more deserving of a father. An...