parents

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

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...
Lilly Myers2 months ago
Good and Bad Times of Single Parenting
No one is ever prepared for single parenting as well as learning how to swim alone in raising child/children. It is a bittersweet journey for which you have to face and be strong. Problems, including ...
Maja Zulovic2 months ago
Thinning
I stayed up late most of the time. I was never tired when I knew my father wasn't home. I knew what it meant when he would eventually come. But if he didn’t, I would stay up late to be with my mom. On...
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Jennie Walker2 months ago
Momming Big Style
You know you've been "momming big style" when the first things you notice after opening your eyes are a sick bowl, nit comb and bottle of CALPOL. It used to be a random high heeled shoe, empty wine bo...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 12
Music was my first love And it will be my last Music of the future Music of the past Yes, yes, and yes again. Thank you, John Miles, you were so spot on. In our house we started with a madam Alexa and...
Amanda Jones2 months 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 Talaber2 months 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...
Michelle Schultz2 months ago
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 Barnes2 months 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...
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Cassidy Jordan2 months ago
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 Moore3 months 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 hughes3 months 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 Johnson3 months 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 Phillips3 months 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...
Phoenixx Fyre Dean3 months ago
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 Mavenful3 months 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....