it will be a long time (if ever) until I find another family like the Bravermans, and another TV show like Parenthood.
It was nearly four years ago that my daughter was born to me, without pain or contractions, on the side of a road.
Sometimes I wish I could forget that I dropped him. But the fog that cloaked his arrival with sleepless wonder did not shroud those few horrifying seconds.
By Bethany Thies. I’ve been expecting the call and dreading it since he was 2.
When I learned you were going to be part of my son’s life, I couldn’t breathe.
By Melissa Bangs. The agony of missing my daughter was accompanied by the shame of abandoning her.
“The second time I got cancer…” Not a sentence I thought I'd ever say, but I've used it in the last several months. To differentiate from the first time I got cancer at age 12, and a breast cancer diagnosis at age 39. wresting with this disease as a kid: very different dealing with it now as a mom to three and wife to one. Join me on my LAST (hopefully ever!) chemo treatment.
By Gillian Kessler. He is all elemental, stick and strength, born of my strong body, his muscles rest in mine.
As the parent of a trans* kid, I was deeply affected by Leelah Alcorn’s suicide.
By Stephanie Land. I know I'm headed for a hard road, raising two kids on my own.