parents

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

Beth Norman2 years ago
The Queue
I walk forward a few paces in the line to see Santa. There are little reindeer standing on top of cotton which looks a bit like snow. I look behind me and stare at the line of other children waiting t...
Dear Father
What to say about my relationship with my father? For one, I can say it is a vicious cycle of ups and downs. It’s very toxic. Everything was okay until I was in high school. That’s when everything sta...
Bryan RJ Delorme2 years ago
The Broken Home
Years ago, my aunty passed away from Lupis, the disease of a thousand faces. It weakens your immune system so you can't fight off illnesses or viruses very well. I was really close to her; she was lik...
Adventures of a Stay At Home Dad
Being a stay at home dad is both one of the easiest and one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm no homemaker, by any stretch. I constantly look for the easiest way to get something done, with th...
Maisie Hancox2 years ago
Dear Father
Absent fathers are not rare, likewise with absent mothers. But when you grow up with cute little nuclear families all around you, you begin to wonder about your own family system. I have carried aroun...
Kayla A.2 years ago
Enough With the Parenting Trends
Over the past few years, many mommies and daddies alike, have been finding new ways to raise their children. The old ways have been tossed in the trash and called “irrational.” One of the many article...
Deborah Alice2 years ago
Our Mothers of Color
My mother was born of a woman who did not keep her. One of many siblings, my mother was supposedly the only child her mother decided she could not keep. She was adopted into a very well off, heavily e...
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Crystal Renner2 years ago
Stop Persecuting Us For Doing What Comes Naturally
So, here's an image for you. A young mom is sitting in a park, or a beach, or wherever you prefer. She's fully clothed. Held tightly against her chest is a beautiful, healthy baby, and its little roun...
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Felicia Morrow2 years ago
Don't Be Like Me
The day I found out about you was one of the most emotional days of my life. I was so young. And you were so unexpected. I was caught up in the wrong world with the wrong boy. My head was in the cloud...
Jude Goodwin2 years ago
5 Truths
You’ve met the woman of your dreams. Your sex life is amazing. She’s amazing. You love her voice, her body, her laughter, the way she sips her coffee in the morning, the way she flips those steaks on ...
Jude Goodwin2 years ago
6 Tips for Happy Homework Family Time
How much homework is appropriate? The National PTA recommendations fall in line with general guidelines suggested by researcher Harris Cooper: 10-20 minutes per night in the first grade, and an additi...
Breanna Babino2 years ago
My Own Personal Hell: PPD
No one seems to want to talk about it. Like it's some kind of despicable kink or the cousin none of the family wants to claim. But, postpartum is real. It affects more mothers than most of the world c...
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Elissa Einhorn2 years ago
What Claire Dunphy Taught Me About Parenting
I used to subscribe to the “Claire Dunphy School of Parenting.” The one she unapologetically shared in Season 2, Episode 2:“Your kids don’t need to know who you were before you had them. They need to ...
Abellona T2 years ago
He Needs to Learn
The other day, my fifteen month old son expressed a need that has become a rite of passage for babies of his generation. That need was to have a phone that was kept nearby on the table, left there by ...
Jenna Logan2 years ago
Parent Shaming
Parent Shaming. Charlie, who is 6 and High Functioning, needs new shoes for school, and here you sit, in the middle of the shoe department. Charlie has been trying so hard to keep it together. He is o...
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Keli Williams2 years ago
True Confessions of a Housewife (The BAD Stuff) @#$%
Hi, yes I'm a married woman for 10 years with two beautiful children and a (for the most part) great husband. But damn it on some days I feel like jumping in the car and driving in the opposite direct...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
Coping With Your Parents' Divorce As An Adult
According to experts, the number of couples over the age of 50 filing for divorce has more than doubled since the year 1990. This can be a shock to any adult children involved in divorce, as there see...
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Zachery Lee2 years ago
On My Way
My dad had never really been an easy person to get along with. Either he was upset all the time, stressing over the way things have been going with life in general: kids, money, bills, wife life, or w...