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Parenting Wars

Parenting Wars

Do or do not - there is no try. The ins and outs of one of the most difficult jobs on earth: parenting.

  • Templeton Ferrari III
    Published 4 months ago
    Oh Man! The Dream Job!

    Oh Man! The Dream Job!

    I’ve been a stay at home father for almost three years. I also drive Uber on the weekends to pay for a couple of the household bills. It’s actually really nice to be able to interact with adults for a couple hours a week. Meet new people. It often turns into the same conversation though. That conversation usually ends up at either, “What do you do other than Uber?” or “Do you still cook?” That’s when I tell them I am a stay at home father. There are four typical responses. “Awww,” or “Oh, how nice, that must be incredibly rewarding,” or “That is a job in itself, a hard full time job,” and my favorite, “Oh man, the dream job! Hahaha.” These four responses almost always fall neatly into four categories, all of which are probably pretty obvious.
  • Jessica Wise
    Published 5 months ago
    Stop Telling Me I Have "Such an Easy Baby"

    Stop Telling Me I Have "Such an Easy Baby"

    Okay, so my son is awesome. He's just about 12 months old. He's a super content, easy-going little guy. His temperament is amazing. And I truly am grateful for that.
  • E. C. Pluto
    Published 5 months ago
    A Vent, if You Will

    A Vent, if You Will

    I’m 14, and to my surprise, old enough to write on this website. Thankfully, of course but there’s nothing I feel like writing about more than this. I’ve just moved out of my moms house with my older sister, she’s 18 as of recently. We actually moved out the day before her birthday, and I feel terrible that it couldn’t have been as amazing as any one could hope their birthday to be. At least, happier than most days.
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 6 months ago
    10 Reasons Why Parenting Culture Is Toxic

    10 Reasons Why Parenting Culture Is Toxic

    "You'll change your mind someday."
  • Dalila Abdelkhalek
    Published 6 months ago
    Growing Up Without a Dad: Getting Used to Unanswered Questions

    Growing Up Without a Dad: Getting Used to Unanswered Questions

    He left, and instead of leaving me empty he left me filled with unresolved emotions. Filled with anger, and with doubt, and with guilt. He left, and in doing so he branded me with a mark that went so deep I still feel it.
  • Carlos Fox
    Published 6 months ago
    4 Ways to Instill Confidence in Your Tween

    4 Ways to Instill Confidence in Your Tween

    Being a tween feels extremely challenging in the moment—everything feels overwhelming and like it’s the end of the world. Your teen might start to feel like they’re lacking the confidence they had as a child. This is something that happens when children start growing and thinking about their peers and the world around them.
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Help Your Children Survive a Divorce

    How to Help Your Children Survive a Divorce

    Society gives a lot of different aspects of life an unfair amount of hatred, especially when it comes to raising children. If there is one thing that gets a seriously undeserved bad rap in modern society, it's divorce.
  • Nathalie Martin
    Published 6 months ago
    Tips for Dealing with the Challenges of Raising a Young Child

    Tips for Dealing with the Challenges of Raising a Young Child

    Last week, I was out with my sister and my lovely nephew for a sunny outdoor lunch and catch up in a park café. All was going really well—we’d been to the park and he had a big play on pretty much everything in the playground—then we decided it was time for lunch. Queue the start of what looked like a potential meltdown as my lovely nephew decided he didn’t want to listen, it wasn’t time for lunch, that he wanted to stay and play, and eventually when he accepted it was time for lunch, he was too tired to walk and refused to move.
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published 7 months ago
    The 10 Best Books for New Parents to Read

    The 10 Best Books for New Parents to Read

    When it comes time for your first child to enter the world, you're going to feel unprepared. It's simultaneously one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences of your life, and you want to be as prepared as possible. From sleep deprivation to diaper rash, learning milestones to first laugh, this will be an exciting but challenging time.