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Maybe This Is How It Begins

Maybe This Is How It Begins

Christine Skoutelas  07. 1.2015
She grabbed my hand and squeezed it hard enough to stop the blood from flowing to my fingertip, and it must have caused an unnatural backflow...
Surviving Summer Vacation - Week #1

Surviving Summer Vacation - Week #1

Kara Gorski, Ph.D.  06.30.2015
When I behave badly with my children, I find a little solace in the fact that at least I AM HERE to be the one to do wrong by them. And...
The Mommy's Fight Song

The Mommy's Fight Song

Regan Long  06.30.2015
My children are never going to remember how many push ups I was able to do.... They won't remember how fast I was able to run a 5K... They...
Parenting Is Like Living in an Insane Asylum

Parenting Is Like Living in an Insane Asylum

Rachel Toalson  06.30.2015
Sometimes I feel like I'm doing a pretty good job as a parent. Relationships are good, all those consequences we've put into our Family...
4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

4 Words My Husband Says That Reflect the Importance of Parenting

Pamela Boccia   06.30.2015
My husband is certainly not perfect, but he's pretty extraordinary in his recognition of the value of parenting. He lives out this value...
20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Shawna Wingert  06.30.2015
Sometimes, doctors know exactly what we need. Sometimes they don't. Either way, only go to a doctor who sees you as a valuable partner...
A Birthday Prayer for My Daughter

A Birthday Prayer for My Daughter

Kara Lawler  06.29.2015
My daughter will be one this weekend and after years of dreaming of a baby girl, I was given her. I prayed for her; I begged for her;...
My Nickname: A Cautionary Tale About Racism

My Nickname: A Cautionary Tale About Racism

Joel Peterson  06.28.2015
We have seen the devastation that racism can perpetrate when the hate embedded within it festers in silence at the margins of our society....
10 Things My Future Children Can Expect From Me

10 Things My Future Children Can Expect From Me

Unwritten  06.28.2015
I'm 19, and am in no way planning on having kids any time soon (so you can breathe a sigh of relief, Mom). But I'm excited to meet you...
Love Wins For You And Me

Love Wins For You And Me

Kara Lawler  06.26.2015
Marriage isn't always perfect and it certainly isn't a decision everyone should make or that everyone even wants to make. It's a choice,...
Pixar Fails At Body Positivity in 'Inside, Out'

Pixar Fails At Body Positivity in 'Inside, Out'

Joni Edelman  06.26.2015
Why is 'Sad' short? Why does she have emo hair? Why is she wearing glasses? Why does she have to wear a turtleneck? Why is she fat, for...
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

Hollis Miller  06.26.2015
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character...
5 Signs You're Dealing With a H.Y.M.N (Hypocritical, Yelling, Martyr Narcassist)

5 Signs You're Dealing With a H.Y.M.N (Hypocritical, Yelling, Martyr Narcassist)

Lulu Salavegsen  06.25.2015
Every victim needs a villain. Chose to be a survivor, a champion of your own soul and realize that everyone makes mistakes and does stupid...
7 Things Married Me, Would Share With Newlywed Me

7 Things Married Me, Would Share With Newlywed Me

Meredith Masony  06.25.2015
I have learned a lot of lessons over the past 12 years. If I could go back and give newlywed me a few tips on surviving marriage, it would...