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Parenting Anxiety Centers Around How Kids Will Turn Out

My daughter had just finished her spring semester of her junior year at college when I asked if she might be interested in a mother-daughter trip to Utah. I love the desert, but most of all, I wanted to spend time with her. Especially since I wasn't sure she'd say yes. Show More Summary

A mother with terminal brain cancer. Her daughter brings her home.

I found out my mother was dying via text message: YOUR MOM HAS A BRAIN TUMOR IN HOSPITAL — DAD When the neurosurgery PA wheeled the computer into the exam room to show us the MRI the next morning, I found myself silently uttering an unanswered prayer that the mass would be small, resectable, peripheral. It […]

Why My Wife is My Best Friend

When his daughter had a brain tumor and he struggled to make sense of life, Joe Rodriguez found out who his true friends were.  — Growing up, I considered everyone that surrounded me to be my best friend. During the years, my list of friends diminished greatly. Show More Summary

Why I Donated Fetal Tissue After My Later Abortion

Eighteen and a half weeks into the pregnancy, I had an ultrasound. Even I could see on the screen that something was wrong. It looked like there was a hole in my daughter's back. The technician and genetic counselor in the room got real quiet. Show More Summary

To My Daughter, I Will Beg

by N'tima Preusser Military wife and new mother One hundred and seven pounds. I worked hard for that weight. I was light. I was frail. I counted my corn kernels. My skin was colorless, punctuated with clogged pores, and my eyes wereShow More Summary

The Life-Changing Question a Stranger On a Bench Asked Me

"Come on, it's time to go! I'm burning up out here!" I sat at the neighborhood park, ablaze with the summer heat and more than a little irritated that my daughter was taking so long to finish her "last" go around on the jungle gym. She continued to play, blissfully unaware of my growing aggravation. Show More Summary

Property and privacy rights? Or drone rights?

Interesting story: A Kentucky man shot down an $1,800 drone hovering over his sunbathing daughter and was then arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first-degree wanton endangerment. “My daughter comes in and says, ‘Dad, there’s a drone out here flying,’ ” William H. Merideth, 47, told a local Fox News affiliate reported Tuesday. The […]

The Likes of You and Not Being Cool

Ma'am -- may I take your lunch order? Avocado scramble with Aardvark Sauce please. My daughter smirks. The likes of you smirk. The ma'am giving her cart blanche to finish me off, the conversation of "the likes of me" and my people signing up for Tinder. Show More Summary

What Burning Out Taught Me About Prioritizing My Work

It was December 26. The day after Christmas -- 10 days after my daughter's first birthday. I was sitting on the floor coiling Christmas lights when I began to try to stand up. Almost immediately, I sunk back down to the floor. I was tired -- physically tired and emotionally tired. Show More Summary

Enough With the Goo-Goo-Gaa-Gaa: Reasons to Stop Baby Talk

We all have cute little pet names or voices we might do only for our children, and in fact, I love to change my voice to be silly more than your average mommy. However, not once did I speak to my daughter in baby talk. There's no shame...Show More Summary

Curating for Transgender Customers: How 5 Retailers Size Up

If I were to rank the need for retailers to address the demands of the transgender community, I would give it an 11. That’s the hot figure that arose during a recent shoe-shopping trip with my daughter, who wears a size 11. There among the limited stacks of shoes in her [...]

The Biohacking Movement and Open Source Insulin

In March of 2014, I knew my eight year old daughter was sick. Once borderline overweight, she was now skeletally thin and fading away from us. A pre-dawn ambulance ride to the hospital gave us the devastating news – our daughter hadShow More Summary

Pixar Alum-Led ToyTalk Teams Up With Mattel To Let Kids Chat With “Thomas The Tank Engine” And Friends

Though some adults still feel awkward about having conversations with their smartphone’s mobile assistant, like Siri, kids today seem to have no qualms about chattering with our virtual helpers. My daughter, for example, thinks of Siri as just another of iPad’s toys. She also regularly instructs me to “ask Google” for the answer, and hits up our smart speaker… Read More

5 Summer Sightseeing Essentials

Howdy, amiga (and amigos)! I have some family visiting today from out of town, both my parents from the East Bay and El Hub’s parents from Redding, California, so I’ve been on daughter/daughter-in-law duty, which has involved some sightseeing and, of course, some eating (which apparently is what my family does best!). Show More Summary

Pastor's Abortion Confession Motivates Action and Hope

"Why didn't someone do something?" Those five words still haunt my thoughts today. Sometime ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a holocaust museum with his young daughter.

It's Not Just a Snip

I got my tubes tied when I was 33 years old, right after the birth of my daughter. She was my third child, and even though I wasn't entirely sure that I was "done" with the whole baby-making thing, I knew that my husband and I couldn't handle any more. I became pregnant the first time while I was on birth control. Show More Summary

Be a sailor: make a boat!

A simple junk model craft idea to make a cardboard box boat, along with some pirate themed play ideas. Be a sailor: make a boat My daughter loves all things ocean at the moment, and with a trip to the seaside coming up in a few weeks she’s thinking about how she might like to […] The post Be a sailor: make a boat! appeared first on NurtureStore.

Angelina Jolie: I’m Taking Maddox To Cambodia For New Film “First They Killed My Father”

She’s directing a film adaptation of the memoir “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia” by Loung Ung and Angelina Jolie plans on having her son Maddox by her side the entire time. The “Changeling” chick told press she wants...Show More Summary

4 Surprising Things I Learned Writing My First Wedding Ceremony

A s you guys might already know, I officiated a really amazing wedding this past May. Everything was excellent: the couple was perfect, their daughter was astounding, and the photographers consistently rock the world of everyone they...Show More Summary

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