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Fox News Can I Have My Parents Back Now Please?
Author's preface: This is a repost of an article I published on an alternate yet eerily similar web publishing platform way back in 2017. It includes an addendum I later made to it in response to my own serious concerns about the way my parents were portrayed. I am republishing this now along with a companion post that is linked here because I think that together the two articles make for a compelling story. One (this one) a lighthearted and humorous tale that I ended up very much regretting, and the other, which describes why I felt that way and what I tried to do about it.Everyday JunglistPublished 6 months ago in Families
Susan smiled, putting her mobile on the kitchen table. ‘That's it. Dolores says we've been matched. They have a child they want us to meet next week.’Agathos DaimonPublished 6 months ago in Families
My Personal Superman
I don't enjoy the cold; instead, I avoid it. Not a snow bunny with cute pink snow pants and a fluffy white jacket with matching earmuffs on the hills or in the chalet drinking hot chocolate. I avoid the cold as much as humanly possible. And now, with everything delivered, I practically hibernate.Lilly DaughtersPublished 7 months ago in Families
Bonding With a Baby: Stay Calm When It Comes Slowly
‘Would I jump in front of a bus for her yet?’ I sat bleary eyed in the living room. The question nagged me. Yet another night brought yet another battle trying to get my infant daughter to sleep. At one point I’d jostled little Sprocket just so for an hour — not just side to side, that doesn’t do it you see, it has to be up and down too — and finally gotten her to sleep. I very carefully, an inch at a time, lowered her into the bassinet, carefully extracted my arm, and with joy looked at my sleeping daughter.R. Justin FreemanPublished 7 months ago in Families
horseback riding + therapy
One of the programs that helped Abby the most was her horseback riding Technically, she participates in Specialized Equine Therapy and it is a bit different than the typically hippotherapy.EMandKids | AmazingAbigailGracePublished 8 months ago in Families
the sweetest place on earth 🍫
Matthew and I were 16 when we got our season passes together to the sweetest place on earth! It was our favorite way to spend our day together, riding all of our favorite rides and roller coasters!EMandKids | AmazingAbigailGrace
Advice to my Child
There is no one right way to be a parent, but there are some general pieces of advice that can help you raise happy and well-adjusted children. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate parenting:Jessica Lender
Another fragrant year for dad's orchard
A few clouds floated lethargically above the sky on a vernal Sunday in spring. I was sitting by the window when the balmy breeze blew in. I felt dull and sluggish as I worked to reorient myself. Suddenly, I inadvertently grabbed a freshly-pick waxberry on a plate to my mouth. I took a small bite; the flesh texture of tenderness in my mouth and the sweet-tart flavour instantly woke up my body and lifted my spirits. Food is inextricably associated with flavour and is fundamentally about nostalgia and memory. These distinctive seasonal flavours hitherto have etched on my mind, offering a window into knowing my father's world into the bargain.
A Hot Pocket Broke My Family
My daughter came home from school yesterday with a school project. She had to write an essay about an event in her life that defined her. She shared a memory I completely forgot. So, I felt compelled to write it out here.
My Teenage Son’s Cancer Diagnosis Rocked My World
The year was 2014, and my life was full of shuffling kids to school and activities and working. I barely ever had time to sit down and relax.
The Growing Space Between Us
The event I had anticipated all summer arrived — college freshman move-in day. The car was so tightly packed that it took three of us pushing and tugging to get the pillow into the last potential space between the two duffle bags. With the final item secured, our family high-fived as we closed the trunk, proud of fitting all the essential dorm items into one car.Jill (Conquering Cognitions)
My Mom's Memorial Service Was Full of Beans
My Mom’s memorial service—not what you’d expect to be one of the funniest times of our lives, but whenever we think of it, we laugh and high-five each other. And that’s just the way she would have wanted it.Catherine KenwellPublished 10 months ago in Families