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Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.12.18   |   SHARE
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Catching The In-Between Moments 

No staged family photo looks natural; no family actually looks like they do in those Holden Caulfield moments. Let's capture the in-between moments! Read...
Nathan Timmel of The Good Men Project    |   08.31.18   |   SHARE
Families
Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter.

Plot Twist: Watching TV Makes Us A Better Family​

Not only was TV working as part of my parenting routine, we also unashamedly used it as a babysitter. Yes, you read that correctly! Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.19.18   |   SHARE
Families
I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people.

My Best Friend Is Scared Of Black People 

I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   06.25.18   |   SHARE
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Life, Untidied: Why I Regret Decluttering​

I’m not arguing for hoarding. I dislike clutter. But paring possessions down to the bone can cut too deep for tender times. I regret decluttering. Read...
Kate Washington    |   06.22.18   |   SHARE
Minds
 I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your Read...
Carrie Saum    |   04.11.18   |   SHARE
Families
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. Read...
Melissa Blake    |   03.30.18   |   SHARE
Families
No one asked me to do this. I am ok being the bridge between my two worlds; it’s a badge I wear with pride.

Introducing My White Family To My Black Culture

I’m a mixed-race, black and white Californian, and this was my first time in the South. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   03.29.18   |   SHARE
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