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To clarify: This article isn’t about the disparate amount of responsibility that falls squarely onto a mother’s shoulders and why that’s not fair. (Though it generally does, and it’s really not.) This article is about me letting go of...
Parenting is hard. There have been days in which I put my head on the pillow and hope that my children will remember more of the good than the bad. And believe me, many days it was a toss-up. I...
I had a father who didn't choose me. I didn't quite make the short list of important things in his life. This story isn't a unique one, and I've honestly spent a total of maybe five times in my...
Donte Palmer is a Jacksonville father and teacher who with one post on Instagram started a movement that is making a national and global impact. Palmer's journey began in a Texas Roadhouse in Jacksonville, FL. While changing his baby’s diaper,...
So, I’m a newly single dad. Let’s just say my divorce hasn’t been the most amicable. We have three kids at home ages 12, 14, and 17, and it has been most difficult on them as their security and...
Last month, a soon-to-be dad reached out on a meal-sharing site to ask for help. His wife was pregnant, and he wanted to be proactive in seeking help — including from, yes, strangers. He gave examples of favorite recipes...
I don't know what it is like to be an alcoholic. I don't know what it is like to fight that battle every single day. And I certainly don't know what it is like to tell yourself each night...
In honor of Men's Health Month, I decided to collaborate with my husband, Matt, to discuss some of his best health tips. Who better to talk to than a dad of three with zero health experience? "Magazines like Men's Health set...
Many weekends, my family can be found out exploring Jacksonville. We'll go somewhere like the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, explore downtown... or we might do something fun at home. Whatever the circumstance, like most parents, we...
My husband struggles with depression, which means that our entire family does, too. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have basically no experience with mental illness, so the learning curve these past few years has been difficult....
Diabetes is a disease I spent most of my life not thinking about and not truly understanding. After meeting my husband, a Type 1 diabetic since he was 13, diabetes has become something I think about daily. This disease...
If you’re anything like me, I seem to struggle with what to get the men in my life at Christmas. Whether it’s my husband, dad, or brothers, I am always looking for something they can use, but also something...

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