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7 Things A Person WIth Down Syndrome Wished You Knew

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are seven things my brother, a person with Down Syndrome, wished you knew about his life. Read...
Rachel Cherry White    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
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Age gaps aren't the enemy (Imag Credit: Thinkstock)

There’s An Age Gap Between My Kids – Deal With It

Most of us grow up envisioning the “perfect” family that we will have one day. One boy, one girl – 3 years apart. Right? Then we become adults and Read...
Allison Cooper    |   11.8.16   |   SHARE
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We want him to know that while things will change when his sister gets here, he can always come to us for anything, and we will always make time for him. Image: Elizabeth Kardaseva/Pixabay.

5 Things I Plan On Doing Before I Become A Mom Of Two

I’m not going to lie or sugarcoat my feelings right now — I’m nervous about going from a mom of one to a mom of two. My son is seven, so he, my Read...
Allison Cooper    |   06.28.16   |   SHARE
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It’s not the age that bothers me. What bothers me is that he’s married and he’s the father of my little brother’s only real friend. Image: Thinkstock.

Ask Erin: Help! I'm Having An Affair With A Married Man

I’m in my early 20s and he’s in his 40s. He’s my 6-year-old brother’s best friend’s father. He’s old enough to be my dad too, actually. He’s got four Read...
Erin Khar    |   06.15.16   |   SHARE
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These well-meaning souls tell me my 2-year-old “needs” a sibling. No, she doesn't. Image: Thinkstock.

In Praise Of The Only Child

I had all my parents' attention, all the time. Yes, it felt a little much at times, but it also made me a great conversationalist. Hanging out around Read...
Vedavati M.    |   05.2.16   |   SHARE
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Children, like all people, appreciate being noticed. Image: Pexels.

Why I Don't Tell My Children I Love Them Equally

They are different humans — and I love them for who they each are, as individuals. Read...
Abbie Schiller of Babble    |   04.22.16   |   SHARE
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The author and her sister.

The Strange, Strong Bond of Sisterhood

My sister Liz is full of wisdom, like my favorite quote I’ve shared with practically everyone I know: “Every pair of underwear has two good sides.” Read...
Eliana Osborn    |   09.11.15   |   SHARE
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After Losing Three Sons

As I compare my body with other women expecting their second, or even third, I remind myself that this is my fifth child. I am OK. This is my fifth Read...
Diana Stone    |   05.29.15   |   SHARE
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