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I love him in spite of myself. I have good memories of him. I don’t want him to die.

My Father Abused Me, And Now He's Dying

My dad had an explosive anger that he took out on his children. My father abused me and I love him in spite of myself. I don’t want him to die. Read...
Anonymous    |   01.19.18   |   SHARE
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I know these kids need both parents in their lives to learn to grow to be successful human adults, some days, I’d like to be remembered as the fun parent.

Some Days, I'd Like To Be Remembered As The Fun Parent — But I'm Not

I know these kids need both parents in their lives to learn to grow to be successful human adults, but some days, I’d like to be remembered as the Read...
Allison Cooper    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
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My mom helped me find the balancing point between caretaking and controlling because she insisted on her autonomy. “I don’t need your help in the shower,” she’d say, “and I can dress myself.”

The Summer My Mother's Progressive Arthritis Taught Me To Love And Let Go​

That summer became the fulcrum of a seesaw: as my children need me less, my mother needed me more. My mother's arthritis taught me to love and let go. Read...
Deborah Williams    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
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The implications of heightism, height prejudice, are broad and troubling.

On Heightism: My Child Is More Than Adorable

Heightism. It sounds like a politically correct buzzword, but it’s a real prejudice. The implications of height prejudice are broad and troubling. Read...
Gina RIch    |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
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In this family, those figures traditionally made of three snowballs stacked atop each other — they’re called snowpeople.

In This Family, We Say Snowperson 

People might raise their eyebrows when they hear me say “snowperson” for the first time. But it makes perfect sense. A man is just a kind of person. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   01.16.18   |   SHARE
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We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock walls.

When I Couldn’t Get Pregnant, I Started Climbing The (Rock) Walls

Trying to conceive puts enormous stress on couples. We could go to the gym and achieve huge physical feats together as we started climbing the rock Read...
Megan Whitaker    |   01.10.18   |   SHARE
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We just don’t stop! Having a sick kid home from school means we’re forced to stop.

Surviving Days At Home With Sick Kids

Sick days don’t have to be all bad. And if you can manage to stay healthy yourself, you might just find yourself back at work feeling even better. Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   01.8.18   |   SHARE
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I am tired. In fact, I am more than just tired, I am exhausted.

Christmas Is Over And I’m Exhausted

I am more than just tired, I am exhausted. Men just don’t do as much as women when it comes to the holidays — when it comes to most things. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.26.17   |   SHARE
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