A Mom Urges People to ‘Just Show up’ When Friends Need Them

Sometimes, the only thing you can really do to support a friend is just show up and be there for them. Sometimes, you don’t even need to talk if you’re close enough to that person. Simply being there and letting them vent or cry or complain is the best way you can show someone that…


The Truth: Not All Siblings Grow up to Be Friends and That’s Okay

One of my biggest hopes for my kids – and one of the biggest reason we decided to have more than one – is that they will be friends, and supporters, for each other long after we’re gone. I can’t be alone in those hopes, and it’s sad to me to think that my kids…


This Mom Penned a Touching Open Letter to Parents Who Sacrifice Years of Their Lives Life for Someone Else

Being a parent is hard, and no matter what your family’s circumstances, it requires regular sacrifice. If you’re a stay-at-home mom that means giving up pretty much everything else in your life in order to make sure your babies get the best start possible on theirs. View this post on Instagram Dear stay at home…


The Dirty Truth Hiding in Your “Washed and Ready-To-Eat” Vegetables

As parents, there’s never enough time. Between our work schedules, family obligations, keeping the house in some semblance of order, putting food on the table three times a day, running kids to school and activities, there just isn’t a ton of time to spare. Especially if we also want to keep up with what everyone…


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Mom Wants to Know If She Was Wrong for Leaving a Baby Shower Thrown by Her Creepy In-Laws

As a woman, the time you spend pregnant and postpartum as some of the most vulnerable of our lives. We’re trying to care for ourselves, to care for another human being that depends solely on us, and the hormones swirling around combine with other physical changes to make our emotional states understandably fragile. It can…


You’re Not Imagining It – Taking Care of Kids During Flu Season Is Really Stinking Hard

Taking care of little kids on a daily basis is not for the faint of heart, and taking care of sick kids can be even more of a challenge. The hardest few weeks of my journey as a parent (so far) was when we moved, my youngest turned 1, and then he and the 2yo…


This Hero Principal Wants to Remind Parents That Grades Aren’t Everything

When you’re in the thick of exams at school, it can be hard to keep an eye on the bigger picture – and that goes for parents as well as kids. As a society, we place a lot of pressure on kids to get good grades, and on the idea that grades are the only…


People Are Divided on Whether or Not Woman Should’ve Called Police After She Saw Toddler Alone in a Car

The subreddit Am I The A**hole is always the place to go if you want to weigh in on different moral dilemmas or, alternatively, to feel better about yourself for not having to post on it. This post, about a woman who saw a baby (toddler) sleeping in a car at a grocery store as…


Mark Hamill Had Some Words for a 5-Year-Old Who Was Told That ‘Star Wars’ Isn’t for Girls

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that stories – however they’re told – are for whoever connects with them on the other end. Men, women, children, non-binary people, literally anyone…if you like a book or a movie or a television show, then if someone suggests its not “for you,” they’re dead wrong….