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Family & Parenting
1 hour ago1h

Posted by tinkercreek
This long-distance "Meema" is feeling rather desolate today. My precious 2 1/2 yr granddaughter suffered a supracondylar fracture (involved trampoline & big brother), but resting well in NZ with their indoor AC. Hurts so much that I cannot be there ...
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Family & Parenting
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by bigpawbullets
Christmas present from the daughter residing in Auckland. Enclosed card indicated that I am to learn all these skills so I can pass this knowledge on to my two grandsons. Landing the Airbus seems pretty straight-forward. I then skipped to chapter ...
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Family & Parenting
2 weeks ago2w

Posted by girlwithsmiles
This New Year I realise for the first time the wealth of freedom not being tied to family has given me. Wanting to be with someone now ties me to their family and commitments for the first time.
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Family & Parenting
3 weeks ago3w

Posted by Hages
WASPs Question
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Family & Parenting
Dec 26, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Honorabledougn
Dear god, why does dealing with family take so much effort now. Can't show reasons for damn near anything, follow media who fear monger like no tomorrow. And everything that doesn't align with my views is a lie or a conspiracy. This is one of the ...
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Family & Parenting
Dec 21, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by lulufaerie394
My father recently died and the pastor presiding over the service used that time to convert people to follow Jesus. Should I be incredibly offended?
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Family & Parenting
Dec 20, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKA boy finally comes to appreciate 'dad dancing' in this French holiday ad | Ad Age
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Family & Parenting
Dec 19, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by UpsideDownAgain
What would you do?
19 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 11, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by DangerDave
Another reason I never spawned
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Family & Parenting
Dec 11, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by UpsideDownAgain
What studies do you know of that show the affect of religion on child development?
16 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 9, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by MsAl
My 12 year old has taken to texting me big thoughts while I'm at work 3rd shift..
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Family & Parenting
Dec 8, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Cleaning out our bookshelves of hundreds of books. Amazing what I'm finding! This volume is a keeper. I'm starting with the machine gun in my shop, as I await projects to dry. My grandsons' will be manly men!!!!!
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Family & Parenting
Dec 8, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by SydneyKathleen
Just joined, going to vent. I have been interviewing caregivers for in home care, and since it's in my home my atheism eventually comes up, and generally triggers believers. Whether they want to or not they begin inadvertently slipping in ...
24 comments
Family & Parenting
Dec 6, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Boltz
Do you think fairy tales affect children’s reality perception?
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Family & Parenting
Dec 4, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by Bigwavedave
I overheard my wife and sister arguing over whose mom was the largest. Oi. Pushing wheel chairs.
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Family & Parenting
Dec 4, 2020Dec 2020

Posted by DangerDave
Another reason I never married
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Family & Parenting
Nov 26, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Atheist_News
Almost frightening to see how many families plan on having a big Thanksgiving dinner this year, in spite of the pandemic. When someone argues that “they’ll be ok”, I ask them if they also go 90 mph on a 45 mph road, because they “probably ...
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Family & Parenting
Nov 21, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Here's a "Covid Quarantine" idea (wine generated to be sure) to occupy some of my time. I'm confident folks here are familiar with Leggos. I've stepped on countless ones barefoot in the wee hours of the morning. The only thing more enjoyable is ...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 18, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by 1EarthLovingGal
TW: dg use. Also a long post.. sorry Ever since I started EMDR with my counselor I’ve been bitter towards not only my mother, but my whole family. They all knew what was happening at home and would tell me how horrible it is and how it ...
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 16, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Charliesey
@boyscouts At least 92,000 have filed sex abuse claims against the Boy Scouts, legal team says cnn./2020/11/16/us/…. THE BOY SCOUT ORGANIZATION SEXUALLY ABUSE BOYS AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE THAT DOESN’T WORSHIP THEIR GOD OR NO GOD AT ALL!...
14 comments
Family & Parenting
Nov 15, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by towkneed
So my oldest told my wife that he doesn't want anything to do with us for a while. He told her that it was more me than her but that we had caused him damage and he needed time. He recently moved in with his boyfriend and he told my wife that now ...
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Family & Parenting
Nov 14, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HumanBeinme
My 89 year old mother is a strict Catholic and has known for several years that I do not believe in anything supernatural. Today as we visited she showed me a souvenir photo of John Paul II from her visit to the Vatican on April 1, 2005. She and ...
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Family & Parenting
Nov 11, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by IAJO163
LINKKenosha shooter's mother tries to deflect blame from her son - AOL News
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Family & Parenting
Nov 3, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by Archeus_Lore
Rice arsenic content . . . .
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Family & Parenting
Nov 1, 2020Nov 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
I was in Half Price Books about a week ago. I had a box of books to sell, and while I was waiting for my price, I was browsing. This caught my eye. I can't get it to upload straight, but I found it amusing.
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Family & Parenting
Oct 29, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Green_Soldier71
LINKWhy everyone in Japan is talking about this dad - BBC News - YouTube
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Family & Parenting
Oct 24, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by josephr
When people ask me about my religion, i answer that i am a secular Jew. I remember my also saying to me that, as an adult, i was always trying to escape from my family. And so it was, unbeknownst to me until i recognized my own behaviour during my ...
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Family & Parenting
Oct 19, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by towkneed
It's been a hard weekend. Saturday I went for a bike ride with my 7 y/o (ASD level 2) and 4 y/o. 7 kept getting too far ahead so I made him promise not to. 4 y/o kept stopping to pout about everything, his bike wasnt working, was turning to the ...
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Family & Parenting
Oct 17, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Umbrella_Guard
LINKWhat are you even good for?! - YouTube
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Family & Parenting
Oct 15, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by Amzungu
Get to brag on my son here so he won't be embarrassed by my public displays of pride. As a high school senior this year, he's been worried about his SAT scores, hoping to get into U of I for Bioengineering and knowing there's quite a bit of ...
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Family & Parenting
Oct 11, 2020Oct 2020

Posted by JonePaulMcCain
I love my environment
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Family & Parenting
Sep 26, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Mitch07102
A thoughtful and insightful article about one person's dealings with her mother's dementia. "dementia robs us of our loved ones while they’re with us, putting our understanding of them at risk. However, what really happens is something else: when...
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Family & Parenting
Sep 25, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by yayagoddess
My husband passed away in July, 20, just five months, to the day, of coming down, literally overnight, with a rare, genetic form of fatal dementia. A year before he became ill, I had ordered a personal return address stamp, with both of our first ...
15 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 25, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by anonymous
Another night of overhearing my father bad mouthing me to his friends. Doing so explicitly loudly so i could hear. Even his friend had some compassion and asked at some point if i could hear him to which he replied proudly yes. So his friend changed ...
35 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 21, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by aussietopescor
According to Gauthier, the general reluctance to drop bises is proportional to the greeting's growing importance to French cultural identity. .
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Family & Parenting
Sep 20, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Linda's sewing is involved in making 🧸 for the local children's hospital & charity organizations. These are her samples. From left to right: Round-Bigpaw, LeatherBear, Proto, and BrownBear. BrownBear will go into production using a variety of ...
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Family & Parenting
Sep 11, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Joanne
This is what my 87 year old dad gets up to when no one is watching. He does this with a back that has had three discs "cemented" because they were fractured and he can only stand for limited amounts of time before the pain gets too bad. And, if my ...
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 10, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by JenMorris
Homeschool religion
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Family & Parenting
Sep 9, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by Bigtank9401
The (Non) Obligation?
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Sep 6, 2020Sep 2020

Posted by anglophone
Homophobia is alive and well in India:
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 29, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by wordywalt
My grand-nephew persists on calling me a communist on Facebook. This is my final response: Little Ben, I have never done or said anything to hurt or diminish you. And, I find it really irksome that you call me a communist in social media, when the...
6 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 27, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by fishline79
Do you feel you are much like your parents or Do yo feel you are much unlike your parents Be honest
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Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by thethinker
Thanks for your post, I saw myself in some of your words
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Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by fishline79
"I brought my father with me":... My father was a Republican all his life and he passed away in 1980 before he was as old as I am now. I was never a Republican and he would consider himself a Conservative, and I was, of course a Liberal and as such ...
21 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 23, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by Mcflewster
Some Characteristics of the Child Mind [My apologies for not knowing the reference for this. Perhaps another member has come across it, and can identify the author. I have found it fascinating, especially number 8 in the upper list ...
10 comments
Family & Parenting
Aug 22, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by hankster
🤣🤣😏 extended family can be one of the scariest things ever, even when they're nice.
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Family & Parenting
Aug 21, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Will our children be using 'blood' computers this fall ?
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Family & Parenting
Aug 20, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by anonymous
Fuk 🖕🖕🖕🖕
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Family & Parenting
Aug 20, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by jlf32119
Hey guys. What are some specific and realistic strategies that parents can use to increase critical thinking skills in our young kids? Many of us on this website acknowledge the need to use critical thinking skills regarding religion, beliefs, etc....
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Family & Parenting
Aug 19, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by bklynite53
I hope she has her claws ready- even at 54 she is a very attractive and petite lady--they will eat her up in prison
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Family & Parenting
Aug 5, 2020Aug 2020

Posted by nogod420
POLLIs it weird to watch my mom sleep?

OPINION?????

  • 3 votes
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Family & Parenting
Jul 30, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Allamanda
A new treatment for insommnia that works -
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Family & Parenting
Jul 27, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Gyanez
I call it, The Santa Claus Paradox My kid believes in Santa, Elf on the Shelf, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. To some extent, he believes in god. His relationship with each is pretty interesting. To be honest, I am pretty sure I screwed ...
10 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 26, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by PixieStyx
So first post. Woo. So much pressure um. Well first off. Hey? They say in supposed to put a question so i guess for those of you coming out of religious families (like me) any advice on how to deal with suddenly being cut off from family/friends? Im ...
23 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 25, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by PondartIncbendog
Dragotta's Systems Engineering & Automation Corp. Oh look, my little spoiled brat cousin made it big. Now he's a Trumpee. I got in trouble numerous times for kicking his butt.
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Family & Parenting
Jul 24, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
My mom and dad back in 2015
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Family & Parenting
Jul 24, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
I think my dad was an atheist before he died, because he would laugh in church when i was little and years later he saw a jesus sticker on a windshield and he stuck his middle finger at it 🤣🤣🤣🤣.
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Family & Parenting
Jul 20, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
Ever since my dad died my mom developed this fear of dying in her sleep, and i was like, mom chill! Your not like dad you like to take long walks here and there and dad didn't, and she said the nicest thing, she said i always make her feel better. ...
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Family & Parenting
Jul 19, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
Goddamn i live a miserable life, i live in a shit hole double wide, i have a 300 pound sister that doesn't bathe and talks to her English boyfriend on the playstation live, i have a 70 year old mother that gets into a depressed fit every time im too ...
9 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
I can't believe my fucking father died at that rest home. i feel so hollow inside, and guilty as fuck because someone hacked his ATM and he wanted $350 dollars that i didn't have and i was avoiding his phone calls because of it. and plus i have ...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 15, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
LINKHonest About His Scam
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Family & Parenting
Jul 12, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Dana1199
should Parents be punished for the misdeeds of their children.if parents are responsible for the upbringing of their children, Does every misdoing mean parents are at fault in raising their children?Does being underage make a person less guilty, even...
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 11, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Triphid
In loving memory of my daughter, Lorrae Kathleen, ( aka 'Wild Thing/Sasquatch,' You'd be 36 years old today if cancer hadn't taken you from me, Sasquatch. I still remember having the great Honour and Privilege of giving you your FIRST ever bath on ...
23 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 10, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Allamanda
Give yourself some credit - a lot of us aren't right now -
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Family & Parenting
Jul 10, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Dana1199
Can divorce harm children? Should marriage be preserved for the sake of children? Is it better to secure the kids against seeing unhappy parents?
8 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 8, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by skado
Parental Standards?
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Family & Parenting
Jul 7, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Triphid
A little something in memory of my son, Joel Adam, still-born at 24 weeks on this day in 1980. Hey, little Mate, you never got to feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair or the sand between your toes but my love for you has never faded and ...
6 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 7, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Ravenwolfcasey
My Grandmother just turned 93... She is on no medications She drinks regular ( not diet) pepsi She still drives and walks her dog She had melanoma skin Cancer 7 times Refused Chemo and Radiation And is still alive and moving around quicker than some ...
7 comments
Family & Parenting
Jul 3, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by dermot235
What do your Kids think of Trump?
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Family & Parenting
Jul 3, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by CopperPenny
Recently relocated from Denver, CO to Greenville, SC. Big change for me. I live with my sister and we came out here to help our elderly father and because the cost of living is lower. I'm also happy to get out of the snow! This has been a very ...
37 comments
Family & Parenting
Jun 28, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by anonymous
For the next 25 years, I experienced nightmares involving her and her behavior, almost daily at first, fading to a nightmare of two a month in recent times. In December, she died of a stroke. Since then I have not experienced a single dream involving...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 26, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by lobsteraki
no hope.....
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Family & Parenting
Jun 25, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by TimothySkaggs
I ordered my mom a premature realistic baby doll from ebay it cost 55 plus shipping. some reason it came a day early.👍👍👍
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 24, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by lobsteraki
Arrogance the first sign that the person opposite of you is actually deep inside nothing more than an ash-ole.
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jun 23, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by tinkercreek
One of these is not like the others. And so it began.
3 comments
Family & Parenting
Jun 21, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Beowulfsfriend
Alright, many people are talking about their Dads. My Dad never came and saw me play or shit or whatever. He did visit me in the military and do vacation shit. Taught me a little about cars (my brother more). He was terrified, like all of us, of ...
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Family & Parenting
Jun 21, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Paddypereira
As it's Father's Day, that usually I don't celebrate, think or even care about, today I'm breaking the mold and do something different. Here's a photo of him, taken at my older brother's first wedding. As you easily guessed, my father is the one on ...
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Family & Parenting
Jun 21, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by tinkercreek
My Daddy and I, likely about 1961. I only wish I had actual memories of closeness with him, but I do of fishing and hunting, construction work, practice at the shooting range, laughing over 60's TV comedy shows. He was the son of immigrants who rose ...
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Family & Parenting
Jun 21, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Observer-Effect
Fathers Day question: From the moment I first saw one of my children's faces, I really knew true and selfless love for the first time. And through the rollercoaster of their mom and I separating, health, travels and all the regular challenges of ...
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 18, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Allamanda
My favourite blogger on Resilience and justice, (and gardening) -
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 12, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by ticklemehomo
what the hr
1 comment
Family & Parenting
Jun 7, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
The Results Are in for Remote Learning: It Didn't Work
4 comments
Family & Parenting
Jun 5, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by Redfeather74
Atheism and Free Thought for All
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Family & Parenting
May 29, 2020May 2020

Posted by Allamanda
"...overall decline in birth rates is being driven by steep drops among Hispanic women and women who do not belong to religious organizations."
2 comments
Family & Parenting
May 28, 2020May 2020

Posted by m16566
there was a time in my life when I was able to have a truly bisexual relationship. we had sex together every weekend for about 2 years, it was great. I have no regrets except maybe I wish I would have cherished that time more. at the time I didn't ...
9 comments
Family & Parenting
May 25, 2020May 2020

Posted by FearlessFly
Teens up all night and sleeping half the day. Endless Netflix binges. In lockdown, kids carve out whole new schedules
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Family & Parenting
May 22, 2020May 2020

Posted by Allamanda
How do we grieve 100 000 lives? and that's just in the USA>
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Family & Parenting
May 18, 2020May 2020

Posted by Allamanda
For a while I have greatly respected George Monbiot, but never as much as here - on how we can rebuild the educational system ecologically - and he is doing it at home, himself, in the pandemic.
2 comments
Family & Parenting
May 17, 2020May 2020

Posted by Lorajay
Memorial day is coming up. I've always decorated family graves not because I think they know about it but because it brings back sweet family memories.When my grandfather and I went to the cemetery, he would fill the trunk of his car with fruit jars...
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Family & Parenting
May 15, 2020May 2020

Posted by Secular_Squirrel
For anyone who thinks child protective services are competent, remember: This guy still has custody of his children, including the one he let fall from a second story building!
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Family & Parenting
May 10, 2020May 2020

Posted by HippieChick58
The coolest thing about having adult children is when they apologize for the little shits they were when they were teenagers. 32 year old daughter found her journal that she kept when she was 14/15. Has texted me her abject apologies and asked how I ...
6 comments
Family & Parenting
May 6, 2020May 2020

Posted by Allamanda
The pandemic does not seem to be helping re the balance and value of labor by gender...
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Family & Parenting
May 5, 2020May 2020

Posted by Blackatheist1985
Don't be afraid of cutting off your own family if they don't accept the fact that you don't believe and worship a non existent paternal God if they don't fully love or accept you for YOU just need to cut the cancer
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Family & Parenting
May 4, 2020May 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
As a bit of amusement, I posted a meme in one of my favorite groups, about what it will be like for the neighborhood children when they return to a traditional school setting. Now, I'm not sure that's going to happen. Our little neighborhood has ...
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Family & Parenting
May 3, 2020May 2020

Posted by bigpawbullets
Should create quite a scene with the school's security officer.
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Family & Parenting
Apr 28, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Joshua7183
Need help reconciling my sons suicide and my ex wife's beliefs. I am atheist and have accepted that he's gone. Every part of him no part of him exists anymore. She is Christian and it's causing friction between us and our other kids.
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Family & Parenting
Apr 28, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by soobydoody607
Religion was destroyed! By whom? The right! Why? For religious reasons! When Ronald Reagan was in the White House, he started the trickle down economic political machine! And since Reagan, every Republican in the White House has destroyed the ...
25 comments
Family & Parenting
Apr 27, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by plf515
I have started a new group on learning disabilities.I am LD myself and wrote a book about it. The group is for anyone who is LD, parents of LD people, teachers who suspect they have LD people in their classes and anyone else interested. ...
2 comments
Family & Parenting
Apr 26, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by Apunzelle
Today my little man and I did an in-neighborhood picnic, got some sun, and played Uno, hangman, and frisbee in an area with lots of social distancing. It felt great to get out.
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Family & Parenting
Apr 25, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by UpsideDownAgain
My daughter has been having a rough time of it lately. She lives with my abusive ex who got the kids after I literally went crazy after being married to him for 10 years. Six years out, I'm doing much better and only barely able to start trying to ...
9 comments