parents

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

Jessica Hamel2 years ago
Get Organized!
If you had told me a few years ago that I would become a mother at the age of 18, I probably would have laughed at you. In fact, even now I sometimes find my current life situation hard to believe. My...
Eve Tawfick2 years ago
Shoutout to the Single Dads
Single Mum Survival Special: A Shoutout to the Single Dads Let's face it. Dads have got a bad rep. Let's be honest about it too, some women would have been better off going to Sweden and getting thems...
Expectations, Hurt & Understanding: A Vicious Cycle
You wake up in the morning and start your day like any other. You get your coffee and head to work. You think it is going to be a normal day and then your phone goes off and you receive a text message...
Carissa Novak2 years ago
The Man Behind the Curtain
Growing up, I loved the Wizard of Oz. There was something magical and timeless about the Yellow Brick Road and the passion of Dorothy to find her way home, Scarecrow to find his brain, Tin Man to find...
Eve Tawfick2 years ago
Make Like Fergie and Get Back Your MILF Money 🍼💸
My current look is something like the "after" picture in a Don't do Meth campaign. I look like I literally reside in a dustbin. It wasn't always this way, in fact I used to have a shelf full of high e...
Juliet Samuels2 years ago
How It Feels as a Daughter to Have a Toxic Mother
My mother has never ever physically harmed me in any way. But whenever I think of the treatment I've had from my mother, emotionally, the movie Mother Dearest pops into my head. Starting from when I w...
Jessica Briggs2 years ago
For Mother
I stepped out my back door, closing it gently behind me, wrapping my coat tighter around me. The moon was making the fresh snow sparkle. It was so quiet. Nothing stirred in the night. My breath escape...
The Difference Between My Therapists and My Father
First therapist. First session. I’m nervous. I sit in the waiting room across from my mother. She’s always been supportive and understanding. I’m glad she’s doing this for me, but part of me wishes I ...
Kate Hepworth2 years ago
The Boggy Bits
It was my mum’s birthday on the 19 July. She would sing a song as we walked along. I don’t remember it very well as it was a long time ago that we walked along as a family but the bit I do remember wa...
JM Cox2 years ago
Dads Aren't Babysitters
Let’s try to make sure this question stops being asked: “Oh, is your husband babysitting?” We’ve come a long way from the era of mothers as caregivers and fathers as providers. In many families, both ...
Ryan Walton2 years ago
Let's Talk About Parent Shaming
I've noticed a growing trend: parent shaming. You've seen it, right? I remember a few months ago a picture came out of David Beckham's four-year-old daughter using a pacifier and people lost their min...
Robyn Russo2 years ago
Friends New Moms Need
Becoming a mom for the first time is an uncertain but rewarding journey. As all journeys are, it’s enhanced when you have trusted friends to keep you company along the way. Here are the types of frien...
Ungrateful Parents
Parents can be so ungrateful. Parents can be a lot of things, but for this moment let's discuss us being ungrateful. I am a parent, I hang around other parents, I read parenting stuff. Now that you ha...
Igor Goldkind2 years ago
Clay Born
The Saturday farmers market in Little Italy lines six or seven blocks intersecting India Street with fruit and vegetable stalls, fresh fish and flowers, burritos and tamales, flavored salts, garlic pr...
H.D. Garcia2 years ago
A Mother's Love
Being a mother to a happy and beautiful little girl is the best thing I could've ever asked for. I can dress her up however I like, I can play with her hair and style it to my liking. She's my little ...
Zachariah Wahrer2 years ago
God of the Storm
The following is a story of time I spent with my dad. A few years after these events, he killed himself. He was a depressed, recovering alcoholic who took his own life for reasons I sometimes feel I f...
Jus L'amore2 years ago
Things My Mother Told Me That Turned Out to Be True
Oh, Mommy dearest, how often did I doubt you. Not only did I think I was the smartest kid around who knew better than any adult, but back then I truly believed that everything you predicted and advise...
Victoria Feil2 years ago
I Don't like You Very Much, Mom
Momma, I just want to take the time to tell you why I have never really liked you. You always wanted the best for me and you always did the best for me. You taught me what love and respect is. You and...