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  • unknown writer
    Published 6 days ago
    Hate

    Hate

    To say the least, my life is a fucking train wreck at the moment as it has been for quite a while. I thought I may have had it all in check at sometimes, but it would always come crumbling down every time that thought ever entered my mind. Usually they say get therapy, or connect with nature, but what if your body, your soul and mind don’t allow you to do that, and each day spent in bed becomes the reason for this suffering. What do we do then? Not a single person’s words are going to help, be it good or bad ones. The bad ones just constantly hurt, and the good ones you're questioning yourself about. Like is this really true, am I really a beautiful, clever, and confident individual. This feeling leaves you questioning the slightest of things, as well as the most important ones, such as your own life.
  • Diane Campbell
    Published 18 days ago
    Di the Book

    Di the Book

    Introduction
  • Almárëa Laurësil
    Published about a month ago
    A Simpler Time

    A Simpler Time

    My mom is a very interesting person. The experiences of her life have shaped her into the strong woman she is today. I wanted to better understand how this shaped her and learn about her life. I started by asking her about her childhood. It was 9:54 PM, on August 23, 1973, the hottest day of the year, when Grandma Jackie delivered Michelle Bonnie Gackstetter into the hands of Dr. Richard Mulder. When he unwrapped the umbilical cord from her neck, and she started to turn pink instead of blue, he probably started calling her 'Pumpkin.' My mom said, “The Catholic nuns from the hospital in Ivanhoe, MN, would pray for me every day from then on out, and knowing that has always made me feel a little more close to God.” I like to think that my mom has always been a fighter. I never knew that she had been born with her umbilical cord around her neck. I bet that really scared my grandma.
  • PAT CHANEY
    Published 2 months ago
    We Were Cowboys Before Cowboys Were Cool

    We Were Cowboys Before Cowboys Were Cool

    There was a horse named Hacksaw
  • Michelle Edwards Szynskie
    Published 2 months ago
    After Shock

    After Shock

    When our 20-year-old daughter found out she was pregnant and we knew she would not be raising it, decisions had to be made, most of which were out of our control.
  • LaLa Leo
    Published 2 months ago
    A Star in the Sky

    A Star in the Sky

    Hi, my name is Ryland. I am a 10-year-old girl. I live in Cincinnati, OH with my mom, dad, and two brothers. Growing up as the only girl in the family is different from what most would expect. Forcible tea parties, my brothers pretending to play dress up, but are really cosplaying, and my mom and dad not treating me like the princess that I feel I really am are just a few differences from the norm. Ryan and Rick are older than me and the only twins, so their special attention always outshines mine. They are always the focal point of every holiday, picture, and special occasion. There was nothing extraordinary about little old me.
  • Carla Goodrum
    Published 2 months ago
    Life with Kids

    Life with Kids

    Just to get started, I'm going to tell you a little bit about myself. I am the help! I don't know how many of you have worked as the help before, but it can be a very difficult job. There is an upside; it teaches you many things. Don't get me wrong, I love my job but there are some days I just want to run away to a deserted island and never return.
  • Darcy Kerrigan
    Published 3 months ago
    Old Flames

    Old Flames

    Four months spent in Denmark, and not a single moody day. No tears, no anger, just the usual comical, Irish temper I get from my dad. The kind with muttered short and stuttered, ‘stupidfrickindumb,’ under my breath as I broke open the yolk on accident while I fried an egg. The same egg I scraped off a grimy pan I forgot to butter, and eventually burned my impatient tongue on.
  • Jodi Roberts
    Published 3 months ago
    My Husband Killed Me

    My Husband Killed Me

    I will start by saying to all the people in my life, "I am sorry!"
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 3 months ago
    Dealing with Your Family When Sickness Strikes

    Dealing with Your Family When Sickness Strikes

    It's never easy dealing with an illness; particularly if one of our family members is suffering. We want to help the sick household members feel better. Being the caregiver for another human (or even a pet) can be overwhelming at times. Thus, knowing what methods are best for each situation is key to staying on track. When caring for loved ones that are ill, it is imperative to keep calm, and take preventative measures to keep the ailment from spreading, or developing into something more serious.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 4 months ago
    Fabulous Dining Ideas to Promote Dinner Table Conversation

    Fabulous Dining Ideas to Promote Dinner Table Conversation

    Promoting strong family ties is a must do for many parents. Parents look to bring together kids and mom and dad for fun conversations where everyone feels comfortable. A family dinner makes the ideal time for everyone to talk about the things that are most important to them. Parents are looking out of the ordinary ways to spark kids imagination and make dining fun. From educating kids about different cultures to getting everyone excited about an upcoming vacation, dinner time is a great time for everyone to eat a great meal and share happy memories.
  • Alyssa Horn
    Published 4 months ago
    I'm Sorry I'm Not the Perfect Daughter...