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For the month of May, we would like you to write a story according to the following prompt: “Reflect on a moment where you went “Am I doing this right?” during the pandemic.”
‘The difference between a miracle and luck is that a miracle is a wonderful event occurring in the physical world attributed to supernatural powers while luck is something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.’
‘You can do this!’ — These are the words that a pregnant woman needs to hear, feel and believe. It’s pure wellness. Stephanie Heinzmann from Germany is the so-called ‘New York Doula’. In the city that never sleeps, she performs and experiences small miracles up close every day. …
I’m listening to music and bagging up the past: my daughter’s old clothes and toys and other stuff. I get stuck on a unicorn pencil case. I know at 12 she’s no longer into unicorns, but it’s in good condition and you never know. Then “Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young comes on and I burst into tears.
Is there anything sadder than the passing of time?
I’ve been crazy nostalgic lately. Actually it’s worse than that. …
I’m not sure what your parenting style is, and to be honest, I don’t really care. I don’t mean that in a horrible way, I just mean, you do you, I’ll do me, and as long as our kids are happy and healthy, what’s it matter?
One thing that people get all angsty about judging other parents on is how you teach them about death.
Death, that inevitable shadow hanging over all of us. It’ll happen someday, so when do you plan to explain it to your children?
Some opt for pets, allowing this to be the gateway to children…
Our son is the Prince of Power Struggles. Seriously.
But you know what? In my day, I was the Queen.
As a child, I was what we might now politely call spirited, but back then I was simply called stubborn. I was also told I would probably be a lawyer one day because I am so good at argumentation. Spoiler alert: I did not become a lawyer, but I do still love a good debate.
My mother is thrilled to know that my son is exactly like me.
Hello. It has been a while. Many things have changed, but much is still the same too.
I have been away from writing over the last couple months because I found full time employment. I work at a local cafe now and juggling that with a teething baby left little time to write. Things have calmed a bit again, so here we are.
Throughout this year things have only become more positive for us. We can financially support ourselves again, as I have the highest paying job I have ever had. Meanwhile, Sam can stay at home with Ezra watching…
A lot of people wonder how Western parents raise such stereotypically soft, entitled kids. Well I can tell you because I’m doing it.
It seems like the middle of the night but it’s actually morning when we hear a small voice saying: “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy,” etc. My husband and I pretend to sleep, each breathing deeper than usual until the other gives in.
My husband drags himself out of bed. I stir slightly, but then roll over and close my eyes for as long as I can get away with it. …
It was March’2020 and I was reeling under the success of the annual School Fest in my kids’ school, as I was actively involved in the planning and execution of the same, being a Parent Teachers Association (PTA) member. The applaud had barely died, when the school closed for the spring break, with an assurance of its reopening after a week.
Like all other Moms, I too was stressed and wondering how to keep my 7-year-old engaged in that one week. Little did I know that it was not just that one week but many more to come. …
An honest look at how the pandemic has made me question my parenting.
SHIT. The number one word I have used since covid-19 threw my world into a chaotic and confusing mess. I not only experienced the pandemic from a professional standpoint — I’m an RN — but as these things often go, as a first-time mom as well.
I remember when it all started in early March. I had just returned from a trip to Banff where whispers of this new virus were circulating in the news but restrictions hadn’t hit yet and things were very unknown. On my…
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