parents

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

Journey Scribe4 months ago
The Philosopher's Bread
This a short tale I felt compelled to share with my wonderful readers. I hope you enjoy it! ~.~.~.~.~.~ Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a man who baked beautiful, golden bread. Rolls, loaves, ...
Kate Adermann4 months ago
An Open Letter to My Father
When I was a young girl you came to all of my basketball games. Even though you were required to travel for work, you always made sure you were there. No matter what. You cheered from the bleachers ev...
Caroline Pereira4 months ago
A Letter to My Father
It’s funny, I don’t even know where to begin. As I begin to type it’s like I’m hit with a cloud of thoughts, all clumped together, that I need to strain through a sieve. Let me start with why. You lef...
10 Signs You Have Narcissistic Parents
My boyfriend and I recently had a major argument about his lack of romance. After months of chiding him about getting more romantic or doing romantic gestures, I finally snapped and crossed the line. ...
Aurea Gonzalez4 months ago
I Want My Mommy
It's been a solid year since I've seen my birth mother. If you've read my story Broken Promises, you would understand why. We've spoken over the phone, via text, all conversations lasting no more than...
Jilian Woods4 months ago
3 Lessons I Learned About Parenting After Watching 'Beautiful Boy'
Beautiful Boy was released this past year and it is simultaneously difficult and crucial for parents to watch. If you haven’t seen it, let me sum it up before we start. The movie centers around the re...
Ciao Perla4 months ago
To Talk of a Father
I think any girl that has had a present and good father will always say my father was or is THE BEST. But let me tell you about my father. Nhamo. Nhamo in Shona, a dominant Zimbabwean language, means ...
Theresa Panicali4 months ago
Just a Mom
There's much more to it than that.
Linzi Agnew4 months ago
Toxic Relationships... With Your Parents, They Have to Go
Let's start this off with a simple introduction; I'm Linzi and I don't get on with my parents. I'm neither a psychologist nor a therapist, so I'm in no way qualified to judge any situation but my own....
Ashley Smith4 months ago
My Worst Day As a Mom
Last night was BAD. And I mean J, my two and a half-year-old, just would not listen for anything. The day started out pretty rough, so I knew it wasn't going to be the greatest of days, but when I say...
Darryl Edge4 months ago
All the Best Cowboys
I am a Jon Snow. No, not Northern, or even King of the North. Yet. I am a Bastard. In the dictionary-defining sense of the word. Fatherless; raised by my Mother, Grandmother, and Grandfather, for thos...
Echo Olivia4 months ago
An Accidental Defense of Heritage
I can hear her eating over the phone, a cacophony of rushed breathing and pita bread, as she explains to me why I shouldn’t cut my hair short. I’m barely listening. I’ve got the phone set on the count...
Natalie Williams4 months ago
Not-So-Simple Lessons from Mom and Dad
This picture came up in my Facebook memories today. I've been reflecting loads lately on the lessons our immediate family can teach us by way of example. I've been particularly thoughtful of my dad la...
Jord Tury4 months ago
Becoming a Parent - A Daddy's Perspective
If you're reading this then you're in a good place, because soon enough you'll discover that most things you see will be through exhausted and fragmented eyes. That's right, you're in for a total shoc...
Diary of a Dad Aged 51¾ - Part 13
This is about the love of screen, be it large, big, medium and small sized! It’s really funny, but I realised the other day that as a family of four we hardly ever sit together as a whole four and wat...
Bailey Theismann4 months ago
I Remember
They say some things will come and go as time progresses. That we will learn to either cope or let go and forget. I chose to blindly ignore the pain and let it eat at me for years, simply pretending i...
Nalana Phillips4 months ago
Dear Dead Beat Daddy
Dear Dead Beat Daddy, This is a thank you letter to you, who does not feel it is necessary to be in our lives because it is more important to you to run the streets than help raise a kid. You would ra...
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Katkit 4 months ago
The Daughter of a Dying, Alcoholic Mother
Last summer, I asked my mum why she was so horrible. “Because the more people hate me, the easier it will be for them when I’m dead.” That was her reply. I said, “Tough, Mum. It doesn’t work that way....