parents

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

Ashley Rae3 months ago
What I Wish I Knew About: Being a Single Mom and Dealing With a Breakup/Divorce
I have been a single mom for 48 days and holy crap is it hard. Suddenly being thrust into being a single parent is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Dealing with my divorce on top of that...
Billi Jo Mcvay3 months ago
An Open Letter
Dear Momma, You came into my life when I was 16. I was lost, confused, and broken. I had built up walls so high that I thought no one could climb them. I hated the whole world. I believed that I was u...
Being a Mom
I am a single mother because my daughter's father passed away before I knew I was even pregnant. I will have to explain to her that her father chose to drink and drive and it cost him his life. Being ...
Kara Riggleman3 months ago
Why More Dads Should Take a Longer Paternity Leave
Any parent knows how exhausting and demanding taking care of a newborn is, and some have to face it all alone. Both moms and dads try to do everything they can to prepare, but there may be more for th...
Alyssa Baur3 months ago
Preparing for Parenting
Becoming a parent is a HUGE step. Everyone talks about how hard it can be to care for a little one and how expensive it can be, but there’s so much to know within that. Take it from me, I got pregnant...
Hannah Taylor3 months ago
A Letter to My Parents
I don't know what I would do without the love you have both showered me with throughout the years. You have been understanding, firm, sensitive, and supportive from the very beginning, always pushing ...
Katelyn Mason3 months ago
My Father
When I think of my father, there's only one thing that comes to mind: The Cubs. That's something he can talk about for hours on end. His entire living room is decorated in Cubs merchandise, most of hi...
I’ve Just Learned That My Father Is a Narcissist, and I’m Angry!
I’ve just discovered that my father is a narcissist, and I still can’t believe it. My father is in his late 90s, but don’t let that fool you. This is not some doddery old man who doesn’t know what day...
Crystal Sasso 3 months ago
When the "Deadbeat Dad," Really Isn't
It’s one of the saddest tales on Earth; a father who doesn’t care about or support their children emotionally or financially. The fathers want nothing to do with the children and move on with their li...
Teen Mom to Suburban Wife
My name is Jesica, I have two daughters, eighteen and thirteen. I became a mother at seventeen and again at twenty one. Raising two girls scared the Hell out of me. You see, I didn't have the best par...
Jaz Johnstone4 months ago
Turkey Twizzlers or Chia Seeds, You're Probably Doing a Good Job
Today, I had a moment of wonder whilst watching my children play. I was in the (lovely) house of my good friend, our other good friend was there, along with three two year olds, one one year old, a ni...
Marti Spalding4 months ago
What It's Like to Have Post-Natal Depression
My journey begins mid February 2017 when I took a pregnancy test after having missed a few periods. I was 19 and I had just split up with my partner. I actually took two tests just to be sure and when...
Grace KOSTAMO4 months ago
We Live in a Digital Generation. Where Is the Balance?
When your kids grew up in a culture full of blessings that you can simply get access to something they want with a just a click away in this digital generation we live in, it has some side effects of ...
Megan Wright4 months ago
Finding Purpose
I always knew I wanted to be a mum. Maternal instincts came naturally to me, even from a young age. While our birth mum neglected and abused us, I had cared for my younger siblings in ways a five-year...
Adrianna E.4 months ago
Help My Mom and I
We need help and this isn't what I would normally do.
Mya Bhava4 months ago
Understanding My Parents: Pressures of Motherhood and the Motherhood Penalty
My parents got married at 25 and at the time, they were considered to be married pretty late. Since they were a love marriage and they got married so late, the pressure was building to have a child as...
Chuck Hinson4 months ago
The Miracle of "Firsts"
The year was 1965. My father was in the garden one afternoon, picking green beans when I arrived home from the school bus stop. He waved at me as I came into the yard and hollered, "Hey, son! How was ...
Tascha Ralph4 months ago
The Knackered Mothers Club
So very recently my Dad died. He had a stupidly short fight with cancer and lost. Naturally I'm upset, I'm grieving. Everyone grieves in there own personal way, I get that. But, sometimes I feel like ...