Birthday Girl Reads Note On Stepmom’s Gift & Breaks Down At Life-Changing News.
If you asked Hailey Fries of Kearns, Utah, for the most unforgettable day of her life, she'd tell you it was when she celebrated her...Read more
I Wear My Boy-Mom Badge Proudly — Raising Boys Means Creating Men Of The Future.
One of my favorite humans stands less than three feet tall. Full of energy, stubbornness (he gets it from his mama), and a smile that...Read more
My Son Has Asperger’s & Here’s What I Want You To Know.
About the time Harrison turned 7 I realized he was different. He was very challenging and in fact, some days he made me cry. His...Read more
I Once Knew A Woman Who Was Feeling Stressed As A Mother Until She Made This Change.
A recent sermon at my church was about the conflict we have with fighting for change or accepting what is. We are taught to fight...Read more
My Kids Weren’t Planned But I Couldn’t Have Planned Them More Perfectly.
I had my first son at 17. You can probably assume this pregnancy wasn’t the result of ovulation-tracking and intense planning. You can most likely...Read more
Dear Soon-To-Be First-Time Mama, This Is My One Word Of Advice For You.
I’ve been watching on Facebook as a few of my friends approach their due dates. I remember the anticipation when I experienced it nearly five...Read more
Dad Switches Into Superhero Mode When He Sees Kids In Danger On Sledding Hill.
If you're a parent, you know that urgent, scary feeling that overtakes you when your little ones stray too far or wander into harm's way....Read more
The 6 Ways I Tried To Change How I Disciplined My Kids & Love Was At The Core.
I recently overheard my son say something to his young child, and it didn’t seem like it would work out well for them. It wasn’t...Read more
Our Marriage Was Suffering Because Of Our Kids, Until We Made 1 Vow.
Our 2-year-old is having nightmares. Either that or she’s feigning fear in an effort to completely manipulate us into 87 hugs, four more stories, and...Read more
Why I Don’t Want My Daughter To Be Like Me When She Grows Up.
Tonight at bath time, you looked me square in the eye and said, “Mommy, when I get big, I wanna be just like you.” It...Read more
I Have Become A Better Mother Because I Am Proudly Flawed.
I could dread this day like the plague. I could put on my Sunday best and smile like the perfect mother raising the perfect family....Read more
What I’ve Learned As A Mother After Multiple Miscarriages.
The fact that you can go from being pregnant to having no baby in just a few hours seems unnatural. One night before bed I...Read more
There Is Always Another Parent Who Gets What You’re Going Through.
I often wear sneakers when going anywhere with my children. You never know when you might need to swiftly move in to grab a child...Read more
I Learned How To Speak My Toddler’s Language & It Changed The Way I Look At Life.
There is something beautiful about the way toddlers interact. They speak in pure kindness and laughter which is, in my opinion, the international language of...Read more
Dad Helps Tiny Daughter Hula-Hoop In Cutest Home Video You’ll Ever See.
Part of a parent's job is building and encouraging the growth of their children's self-esteem. Often times, that means helping their little ones do things...Read more
How My 3-Year-Old Taught Me Compassion With A Tantrum & A Tissue.
My daughter had a tantrum recently. I can’t remember what it was about but I do know it was completely irrational, and on that particular...Read more
I Am So Proud Of My Husband But His Weight Loss Had Unexpected Side Effects On Our Kids.
I have to take a minute to brag on my husband. He lost 115 pounds last year and he did it all on his own....Read more
My Mom Had The Best Response When I Was Scared Of Losing My Rainbow Baby.
Sometimes you just need someone to be scared with you. And to recognize that certain situations generate more fear than hope. I’ve never been more...Read more
1-Yr-Old Defies Doctors With First Steps, But The Best Part Is Dad’s Emotional Reaction.
A baby taking their first steps is a huge developmental milestone moms and dads can't wait for their little ones to reach. But for this dad,...Read more