parents

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

Jean S.3 months ago
The Hands That Feed You
Growing up, I was forced to endure my father’s idea of funny. This included acronyms for cars. We’re a Ford family, as well as NASCAR fanatics, so of course he used, First On Race Day. We aren’t big o...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾
Welcome! Statistics show that for one reason or another, parents are having children older and this is certainly true in our case. Meet the boys; Gino aged 13 and Jaden aged eight plus Jo (my long suf...
Brooklyn Powell3 months ago
Anchored
I'm just going to get right into it Y'all. Yes, I'm from the good ole South and you can't tell me you didn't read that with a southern accent. Mine even got a little thicker. On a serious note, This i...
vann van gogh 3 months ago
Mom, Leave Dad
2011. The year I witnessed my mom being thrown around like a rag doll. He punched her face multiple times, then continued punching her on the stomach. I remember sitting on the staircase, bawling my e...
Chelsie Divis3 months ago
Moms Are Scared of Spiders, Too
No one really prepares you for parenthood. All those home classes you take in school are so easy to forget, especially when you never pay attention—except for the days you got to cook things... Now th...
Olivia Williams3 months ago
Fatherless
I don’t exactly know when I stopped considering my father to be my father. Maybe it was the first time my mom told me he had gone to jail. My four year old self looked up at her in anguish as I realiz...
Catherine Luna3 months ago
The Working Mom Vs. Stay at Home Mom Debate
If you ask working moms who has it harder, they will probably say working while staying on top of their kids and home is the hardest, and if you ask a stay at home mom, they will probably tell you tha...
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Kelly Canales3 months ago
Extraordinary Superheros
There are many things that shave me and becoming who I am. Many of these are things in which to help me positively for example, my family, my group of friends, and even my dog. On the downside, I do h...
Samantha McKelvey3 months ago
Dealing with a Difficult Parent...
This is probably going to be the longest article I'll ever write here... And I'm hoping and praying my mother never reads this because there are things I'm going to put here that I could never ever ev...
Nikki Ro3 months ago
An Inglorious Day as a Parent
Today, being a parent was not fun. I knew it would be a rough evening when I arrived to pick my daughter up after work. She’s been fighting a cold for the past few days, and with an added diaper rash,...
Michelle Powell3 months ago
My Mother's Box of Regrets
My Mother’s Box of Regrets I stepped out of the house and onto our wrap around porch on a frigid January afternoon. The farm was quiet; the horses had already been put up for the night, the dogs were ...
Caroline Urbina3 months ago
The Father I Once Knew
Did you love her? You always scream at each other, I can’t tell if it was out of love or pure anger. Mother screams first, then after a while you scream back at her. She said words that she told me to...
Krystal Kathleen3 months ago
A Father's Love
In the blink of an eye your life can change. Something so small as a phone call or text message to something so magical and wonderful as the gift of life. Finding the love of your life to holding a ne...
Michaela Brenham3 months ago
Women Deserve More Parental Rights than Men
So this may be an unpopular opinion, and if I'm going to be honest, I didn't think this way until after I had a baby and started having to deal with a P.O.S. baby daddy. I believe that (in most cases)...
Kacie Main3 months ago
The Mother-Daughter Battle
I kept seeing people on the interwebs who had written letters to their teenage selves. Sounded like a solid little self-reflection exercise, so I figured I’d give it a try. I thought it would be easy ...
Why Are Fewer Couples Having Kids?
The world's population continues to grow at an exponentially increasing rate, and it's only a matter of time before eight billion humans call Earth home. While this is going on worldwide, several deve...
Jaz Johnstone3 months ago
You Know You're a Stay at Home Mum When
Everybody parents in a different way, but I think there are some things we can agree on. I have a two year old, a one year old and am heavily pregnant and my life now looks very different than three y...
The Perfect Parent
What is THE PERFECT parent? I am here to tell you that I have asked myself this question more than once, in fact, I am almost positive that I ask this exact question on a DAILY basis! I honestly belie...