The Great Big Lesson My Son Had No Idea He Taught Me

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Kari Wagner Peck’s son discovered something about himself that even people in their late 30’s have trouble finding.

With All Due Respect: Fu*k Mother’s Day

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Motherhood requires far more than successfully giving birth.

Is Sherri Shepard Wrongly Being Forced Into Parenthood?

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In a Utopian world, no person — male or female —would be forced into parenthood. However, as much as this may seem unfair, we must bear responsibilities for our actions.

100 Words on Love: What Was Built Before You Were Born

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I am liberating myself for you to be free.

Finding Motherhood At The LAX Underpass

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Lina Acosta Sandaal on being a reflective parent.

My Journey to Intentional Parenting

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Raising two special needs boys forced Jenny Kanevsky to innovate by blending the four traditional parenting styles with her own mix of intention, instinct, and flexibility.

5 Ways My Son Teaches Me How to Be Happy

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Ariane Beeston thought it was her job to teach her son life’s lessons. Now she knows he’s here to teach her, too.

3 Obnoxious Things People Say to Adoptive Parents

Receiving sticker therapy and playing doctor like any regular parent. Photo courtesy of Jenelle Geransky.

Please. Just stop.

Five Things I Was Desperate For My Son To Do Until He Actually Started Doing Them

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Dad and Buried could not WAIT for his young son to be able to do certain things. Until he did them. Now we have a desperate dad wanting to turn back time.

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

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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.

Fourteen

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“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”

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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

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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.