parents

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

Ashley Smith2 years ago
The Love of a Mother
It sounds simple, right? You get pregnant, intentionally or unintentionally, you’ll have your baby, and you’ll love them. But it’s even more than that. It’s this unexplainable love that you know no on...
Ashley Smith2 years ago
My Birth Story
Tuesday July 26, 2016 my life was changed forever. I was officially 39 weeks 3 days and I had an appointment with my doctor around 3:00. I had been hoping and praying that I was further than 1cm dilat...
Ashlee Grant2 years ago
A New Life Was Created and Another Reborn
I had so much anger towards everyone and what I had been through. I felt like nobody wanted to hear my story. I never told anyone what he was doing to me. I let a monster get away with so many things....
Christie Buskirk2 years ago
Living With the Narcissist
As young girls, I’m sure we all had the fantasy of one day meeting the perfect guy. You’d go on dates, laugh and talk for hours on end and get married one day. As young women, many of us start to date...
Katie Schmidt2 years ago
Love at First Sight
Some believe in soulmates, some don't. Nobody really knows for sure if soulmates exist, but I'd like to think that they do. In my opinion, though, they're rare. Maybe there isn't somebody out there fo...
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K.B. Andrews2 years ago
Too Tired to Pretend
I am a stay-at-home mom of two, if you include my husband, three kids. Let me start off by saying that we have a very traditional household. My husband goes to work for 10-12 hours a day. He has a ver...
Jessica Feral2 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...