Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

During the fall and winter months, parents and children are often encouraged to donate to school food drives. Unfortunately, many parents use these as an opportunity to clean out their pantry. When I was in middle school and high school, my mother and I received food donations, which sometimes included expired and unlabeled food, as well as rusted cans. Being more conscious of your donations can directly help the person on the receiving end.

I created an emergency kit for when I’m feeling down. Here’s what’s in it.

On my worst days, I really need to be reminded of how much I am loved

A (far from complete) list of the roles moms play

Moms aren’t just caretakers, but jills of all trades, masters of everything

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family