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4 Steps To Take When You Realize You Aren't Parenting How You Wanted

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Our parenting standards are high. As our children and families grow, we may struggle to stay on that perfect course.

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There Are 10,000 Acceptable Reasons To Throw A Mom Tantrum; Here Are 5

It’s mama’s turn to break some shit.

Your meltdowns never made any damn sense. They were the product of your immature squirrel brain. My mama freakouts, on the other hand, make hella sense.

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Should You Talk To Your Kids About "National Coming Out Day?"

The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?”

The children, said in unison, “What’s National Coming Out Day?” That’s when my comment when from casual to teaching opportunity.

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Why I Apologize To My Kid Each And Every Time I Screw Up

I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid.

I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid.

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After 10 Years & 2 Kids, I’m Clueless About How To Start Dating Again

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I don’t remember what it feels like to have a first date, a first kiss, or even to be interested in someone. I don’t know how to start dating again.

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When I Realized I Was Trans, I Still Wanted To Be Mama

For now, I’m a boy, and I’m a mama, and those seemingly contradictory truths are things I can accept about myself.

When I finally realized I was trans, it was after almost a year and a half of therapy, a lot of trauma, and after becoming a parent.

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I'm Scared That If I Need You, You'll Leave

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I opened the door to my heart and told him not only did I desperately need him, but that I was desperately afraid to need him.

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How My Father's Cancer Made My Life Better

No one should ever be thankful for cancer, but I can say that I’m thankful for what it showed us.

Cancer isn't fun or fair, but at the end of the day, life — even a cancer-stricken one — was better because we were in it together.

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We Have To Change The Kind Of Masculinity We Teach Our Sons

Is it possible to shift the dialogue when it comes to teaching masculinity to boys? Image: Thinkstock.

I guess we are all guilty of gender-typing to some degree. It’s ingrained deep in our subconscious and culture. Everywhere we go: shopping malls, in the media, play groups, schools, public bathrooms — and the list goes on. But is it possible to shift the dialogue when it comes to teaching masculinity to boys?

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The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

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The only people who paid the price for Aaron's death were his family and friends. This must stop. Police should never be above the law they have sworn to uphold. There can be no more hiding, conspiring, obstructing, or delaying swift justice for officers who do not act according to their training...

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