I’m the Mother. Not the Primary Caregiver Of My Children.


Lina Acosta Sandaal on how to share the load as parents.

7 Things a Parent Can Say to Empower Their Child

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Finding that perfect parenting balance is almost impossible – but these 7 simple sayings made all the difference for this Mom and her son.


Mom and Son

“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

I Was Afraid to Raise a Boy

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It wasn’t until Mandy Brasher finally let herself trust men that she began to trust her ability to raise a man.

There’s No Such Thing as “Finding Yourself”


Sara Crolick gains new insight on the “myth of self-discovery” inviting serious questions about her goals as an individual, her constant quest to find herself and her role as a mother.

100 Words on Love: More Like Tony Soprano Than Mother Teresa


I never could have known that loving my children would be more like stone cold ruthlessness.

14 Things You Must Teach Your Son about Sex

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Andrew Smiler highlights 14 aspects of sexuality that every parent should teach their sons.

Cookie Cutter: There is No Cut Out for the Perfect Boy


Parenting sons is not a one-size-fits-all job. Brandy Pettigrew explains her journey of raising two boys.

Dear Future Mom: People With Down Syndrome Explain to New Parents What Life Will be Like with a Down Syndrome Child

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Discovering that her unborn child has Down syndrome prompted an expectant mother to ask “What kind of life will my child have?”

“Children have a right to a stable loving relationship with both parents…”

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This comment by trey1963 on the post What About the Fathers?

America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation


Lebron James tells the inspiring story of how his mother gave him the chance to be the man he is today.

What About the Fathers?


Kathryn Edin explores the complex reasons behind why there are so many absent fathers.

Marriage, Motherhood and Men


Ann O’Leary on how best to address the surge of women having babies outside of marriage and raising children on their own.

9 Things I Want to Say (But Don’t) to Your Curious Yet Racially-Charged Microaggressions Against Me & My Children


Grace Biskie knows you’re just curious, but for the sake of her sons, please keep your curiosity to yourself.



“Daria laughs up at Jeff, the man she will marry, even though she’s not pregnant.” By Heidi Bell

A Letter to Husbands About OUR Children… From Your Wife

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Husbands, You Can Help Us Give You What You Desire.