From a mother who wasn’t brave enough to report her rapists

**DISCLAIMER: This article is not about who did what or who is telling the truth. This article is meant to be a tool to educate our children and guide them into making better choices so that, hopefully, we can…


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Today, I am flying to Destin to surprise my best friend for her 35th birthday! I would be lying if I didn’t admit that selfishly I also just really needed a break from reality for a few days. What better way to recharge and get some mental clarity than to…


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After giving birth, 1 in 7 women suffer from postpartum depression, yet women are still afraid to talk about it. I believe that largely has to do with the constant judgment we face as mothers. Why would we want to admit that we’re having a hard time with the one…


It’s 2018 and the disabled are still being treated like animals!

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This past week my husband and I took our children and his grandmother to the Bronx Zoo in New York. I hadn’t been there in years, but it was better than I had remembered. The zoo was clean, and…


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It happens to a lot of people, but they often don’t realize it’s happened, until one day they are standing in front of a mirror, looking at their reflection, asking, “who am I?” I’ve had many moments like this over the last few years. Moments where I will look at…


Enter your senior year of college feeling organized and recharged

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If you are approaching the end of your college career, then you are probably dealing with the same struggle as every other senior. You have worked so hard and for so long, spending countless nights studying into the early morning…


Why your baby doesn’t belong at my movie

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Being a parent is difficult and exhausting. Most of the time you can’t get five seconds alone, never mind an entire night out. Balancing kids and an adult life is sometimes the most difficult thing to do. Life gets chaotic, we get…


Life doesn’t always work out the way you planned

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From a young age, I had this burning desire to make something of myself, help people, make a difference. Fiercely independent and excited for the future, I knew I was meant to do big things. …


My Real Postpartum Body by Lindsay Parker

I have been all shapes and sizes throughout my life. As a teen, I was very tall and thin. I could down a large pizza by myself and not gain a pound. Despite having the “ideal” body type, I was constantly picked on and shamed for being too skinny. I…


Opinions from an almost Hannah Baker

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TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains information on depression, anxiety, self-harm, rape, and bullying. If you are sensitive to these topics, please read with caution.

This article also contains spoilers from both seasons of “13 Reasons Why,” so if you have not watched it yet…

Lindsay Parker

Im a wife and a mother, trying to touch the lives of others through the written word….

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