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When I was a kid, my dad and I didn’t spend much time together. He was always taking my brother on weekend trips to go fishing, or waking him up when it was still dark to go deer-hunting, but I never wanted to go.

How I Caught A Dad On Pokemon Go

When I told him that I caught a Mantine, he wrote back, Yeah, I think I caught four or five of them today. I didn’t mind—for the first time in my Read...
Samantha Edmonds    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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I Just Realized Why I Hated My Stepfather, And It's Not Why You'd Think

If I had hated my dad, all of this would have been so much easier. But I didn’t. Read...
joni edelman   |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
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My father may have been gone, but he was still here. My name connected me to him, and that realization was incredibly powerful.

What I Realized About My Last Name After My Father's Death

My last name links me to my father. Every time I see it, every time I write it down, I think of him. It helps me keep him alive in my soul, and it Read...
Melissa Blake    |   06.12.17   |   SHARE
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"I will regret that I ever decided to circumcise him in the first place. I will wish I could undo that decision and give him back today, and the summer he'll spend in bed." (Image credit: Joni Edelman)

The Lesser Known Complication Of Circumcision

Being re-circumcised is not the same thing as the quick in-office procedure that happens to a newborn. It’s a surgery now. Read...
joni edelman   |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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New Parenting Trend: Banking Kid's Baby Teeth

One thing is for sure: it’s a heck of a lot easier to bank your child’s teeth that to deal with coordinating banking umbilical cord blood as soon as Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06.2.17   |   SHARE
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I was going to be left behind while everyone chatted about diapers and boppies and bonded over shared maternal experiences.

Navigating The Grief Of Miscarriage When Your Friends Have Babies

Miscarriage steals your ability to prepare for the future, to trust your body, your mind, and your support system. Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   05.30.17   |   SHARE
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To my daughter: Keep broadcasting to the world, little girl.

My Child Talks To Strangers 

She will talk to strangers in the supermarket, at Target, at Toys ‘R Us, at the park, at the bank, and the post office. Read...
Erica Landis    |   05.25.17   |   SHARE
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Watching my friends become single was heart-wrenching.

Another One Bites The Dust: Surviving My Friends' Divorces

It may be their lives, but it's affecting my marriage — for better and worse. Read...
Briana Hernandez    |   05.19.17   |   SHARE
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