Families

Inheriting My Grandma's Crèche Keeps Us Connected

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase.

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase. Someday I hope to pass down the responsibility to my niece.

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I Refuse To Spend Christmas With My Family & I'm Happier For It

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year.

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Why Grocery Delivery Service Is The "Luxury" My Low-Income Family Relies On

My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

My family relies on having our food delivered specifically because of our less-than-ideal financial situation. We don't do this because we're rich.

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7 Things A Person WIth Down Syndrome Wished You Knew

Rachel Cherry White and Tony Cherry

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are seven things my brother, a person with Down Syndrome, wished you knew about his life.

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12 Alternatives To A Gender Reveal Party

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

I keep waiting for the wane of the “gender reveal party,” one of the most widely-disparaged-on-social-media parenting trends.

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I Will Never Be Pregnant, And I'm Finally OK With That

The author with her daughter.

I never was able to get pregnant. And after five surgeries and two failed rounds of IVF, it was a dream I had to let go of at the age of 28.

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5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say this.

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Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my mentions to tell me either A. Children are a blessed gift from heaven that should never be taken for granted or (even less helpful) B. UR DOING IT WRONG.

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Catching The In-Between Moments 

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No staged family photo looks natural; no family actually looks like they do in those Holden Caulfield moments. Let's capture the in-between moments!

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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

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The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years.

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