Families

Untitled Watercolor by Anthony Diecidue

Looking Like My Mother Is The Closest I'll Ever Be To Her

She was a mother who couldn’t mother. Mental illness absorbed my mother’s maternal soul and left a hollow shell that morphed her.

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If you’re struggling with infertility, I see you. I know what the isolation of infertility feels like.

For National Infertility Awareness Week, Let's #FlipTheScript

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week and this year’s theme is #FlipTheScript — the goal being to change the conversation about infertility.

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Is it okay to mourn the child that never was?

I Was Pregnant With Twins But Delivered One Baby​

Is it okay to mourn the child that never was? That seeped into my blood without my even noticing? I only delivered one baby but I was pregnant with two.

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Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together.

How Watching Dawson's Creek Brought Me Closer To My Dad

Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together. And, thankfully, a tradition — and a bond — was formed.

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I’m not ready to be mom material, and for that, I sometimes feel intimidated by my friends.

All My Friends Are Pregnant & I Am Jealous That I'm Not... Even Close

Friends call — once or twice a month — to tell me that they are pregnant.I’m no longer over-the-moon happy for them; I’ve become jealous.

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Representation for LGBTQ families matters!

Representation For LGBTQ Families Still Has A Long Way To Go

The reality is the shift is happening slowly; for queer kids, and kids of queer parents, it might be too slow. Representation for LGBTQ families matters!

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Here are some slightly adulty but not at all boring things to occupy your very own Spring Break.

How To “Spring Break” When You’re No Longer A Co-Ed

Spring Break has the potential to be quite awesome. Here are some slightly adulty but not at all boring things to occupy your very own Spring Break.

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Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

What To Do When You Have Postpartum Anxiety

Awash in the postpartum anxiety, I felt glued to the couch, unable to mobilize myself to get anything done except the bare basics of being a present.

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