parents

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

Dominique Rice4 months ago
Family Issues
Let me introduce the real me and tell you a little about my background and my childhood. My name is Dominique. I’m 24 years old and I have an amazing six-year-old son. Yes, I had him at 18-years-old. ...
Mama Mood4 months ago
Why Didn't You Love Me More?
Why didn't you love me more? It is a question that rattles in my brain daily. It wasn't that you were bad parents. I never felt like I was lacking, financially at least. There was something off, howev...
Hannah Payne4 months ago
Blue and Proud
A sense of pride fills me as I watch the men in navy blue march past. I know none of them, but I have my own. I’m blinded for a moment by the light dancing off the shining metals and pins, recognizing...
Tarah Harsey4 months ago
Ugly Truth Behind Motherhood
Let me start off by saying I am the best mother I can be to my son and I love him more than he'll ever know. I wanted to clarify for those of you who may get the wrong impression at first glance. Eith...
CinKay Espinoza4 months ago
What I Have Learned from My Child with Autism
I have a nephew who turned 12 recently and when he was diagnosed with autism, I started researching right away. I tried everything I could to understand what’s going on in his head and how to help him...
Brandy Letourneau4 months ago
Blame
I was six when my brother came into my life. My mother worked overnights and my dad worked first shift, so my older sister and I took care of him a lot. I learned how to change diapers, warm up bottle...
Hannah Hare4 months ago
When a Parent Is Absent
Missing a parent in the picture has always been a common problem, not only in the United States, but the whole world. True, it is commonly the father who will be absent in the life of their child, but...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 4
I love to have a controversial debate through an article and one of the most common ones over the past few generations is: What’s best, artificial or real? Do you go for an authentic look and feel? Al...
Erika Fries5 months ago
What Is a Good Mother?
When I was younger, as a child I remember more horrible memories then good from my mother. I remember being three and left alone at a football game house party, wandering, looking for my mother and on...
Emily Grisham5 months ago
Postpartum
Let us all be open and honest here, having a baby is hard. Being pregnant is hard. Keeping a relationship alive is hard. Life after having a baby can be even harder than them all. I find myself being ...
Michelle Schultz5 months ago
What It's like to Be the Child of a Single Parent
I don't think I've actually said it to him. I never said thank you. Never said thank you for raising me alone. I know I didn't make it easy. I know I was frustrating from day one, but he did it. My da...
Erika Fries5 months ago
It Takes Two
Above in the picture, you will see my coworker Morgan and my daughter Adelina. My daughter is six years old and was recently diagnosed last year with “intellectual border disability." What is that you...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 3
Don’t let others know, especially teenagers, but I think today I might have cracked it! Today we have a walking, talking and active teenager. I know that one day in isolation doesn’t count for a full ...
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JJ Smith5 months ago
Growing Up Without My Father
To start the story off on why I grew up without my father. I was only 3-years-old and my sister was 2 when our father was in a fatal car accident. I can only tell what it was like for me to grow up wi...
Catrina Palko5 months ago
Halloween as a Mom
I am a procrastinator when it comes to everything. Yes, even when it comes to my favorite holiday! This year I had huge plans, I was going to go big and dressing my whole family up. Suddenly I realize...
Diary of a Dad Aged 50¾ - Part 2
For 364 days of the year, we have very clear and direct messages for our youngest children: “Don’t talk to strangers!” “Never take sweets from strangers!” “Don’t talk to strangers!” So then for one ev...
Joseph Shidek5 months ago
I Got Him—or Does He Have Me?
My father, being a devout fisherman, had many tools in his arsenal. From his Orvis fly rod and reel, to his Caddis felt bottom wading shoes. I on the other hand had little equipment other than my Eagl...