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Here we cover everything from those precious first 12 months to the hardships of having a toddler and beyond. Need advice on adoption, parenting teenagers, or finding your mom tribe? Look no further. It takes a village, and we’ve got your back.
free range kids
This Couple's Beach Bod Photo Is an Inspiration to Us All
12-Year-Old Helps Deliver Her Baby Brother in Captivating Photos
Model and Mom of Four Gets Super Real About Post-Pregnancy Incontinence
Dads Create "Comfort Cases" for Foster Kids to Take from Home to Home
GRANDMA NEVER COMES TO VISIT, SHE NEVER INVITES US OVER, AND SHE’S NEVER EVEN BABYSAT. NOT. EVEN. ONCE.
File This Under: Things to Read When Your Teen Is Driving You Insane
Dad’s Sarcastic Rant About His College Daughter Coming Home for the Holidays Will Make You Laugh-Cry
Students Buy New Shoes for Classmate Whose Old Ones Were Three Sizes Too Small
More of THIS.
make a difference
It Took Me 27 Years to Realize I Had Been Groomed by a Sexual Predator
Looking back, I cannot believe I was so blind.
Teen’s Dying Wish of Being Buried in a Princess Dress Comes True Thanks to Real-Life Fairy Godmothers
"She was a princess, and she deserves a princess dress. It means the world to us, and it means the world to Cassandra."
The Top 4 Conversations Dads Need to Have with Their Sons
#2. Discuss the ups and downs of depression.
After Learning That Two Teens Started the Tennessee Wildfires, There’s One Thing I Can’t Stop Thinking About
We sadly cannot go back and change what happened, but we can use this latest headline as a teaching moment for ourselves and our kids.
behavior and discipline
46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy
Don't say you weren't warned.
This Viral Video About Young Love Has a Shocking Twist We Did Not See Coming
This gave us chills.
behavior and discipline
Relentless Cyberbullying Leads Texas Teen to Commit Suicide in Front of Her Family
This is absolutely heartbreaking.
Months After His Human Left for College, This Dog Still Waits Patiently for Her to Get Off the School Bus
Cue the tears.
Whatever Happened to a Simple “Do You Want to Go to the Dance with Me?”
It's a date to a dance, not a date to forever.
This High Schooler Gifted His Classmate with New Shoes After He Was Bullied
What a beautiful act of kindness.
College Students Bring Magic to Children with Cancer by Dressing Up as Disney Princesses
"All the kids and families that have let me into their lives have left a mark on my heart."
This Town’s EMT Services Are Run Entirely by High School Students
We are beyond impressed.
health and safety
5 Things I Learned After a Weekend Away with My Teenage Daughters
4. I need to turn the world off way more than I do.
This 14-Year-Old Made Her Dad the Best Get Well Card We’ve Ever Seen
Why My Son Coming Out as Gay Didn’t Go at All Like He Expected
“Mom! How could you tell my sister I was gay just like that? Coming out is important, I wanted to do it myself!”
My 13-Year-Old Has Already Had Two Run-Ins with the Police, but I Refuse to Let That Define Him
While his diagnosis of alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder has caused behavioral problems, I haven't lost hope in my son.
After Their Classmate Took His Own Life, These High Schoolers Left Inspirational Notes on Every Kid’s Locker
“A simple Post-It note reminded us that it gets better."
back to school
How to Ease Back-to-School Separation Anxiety — from Preschoolers to Teens
The more you prepare for life’s changes and embrace them, the easier it will be to navigate the sometimes choppy waters.
back to school
I Vet Every Single One of My Kids’ Friends, and I Don’t Feel Guilty One Bit
Surrounding them with positive influences early (and weeding out the negative) is one of the best things I can do for them in the long run.
16 Times the First Day of School Went Terribly, Horribly Wrong
Well this is cringeworthy.
I Have One Kid in Preschool and Another in College, and I’m About to Lose My Damn Mind
I thought the 15-year age gap between my oldest and youngest would be NBD. It ended up mattering a lot. But mostly just to me.
13 Things I Learned from My First Week of High School
High school's not like the movies.