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‘I’d rather die than have a poop bag attached to me.’ My boyfriend didnt sign up for a sick girl.: Woman with ulcerative colitis learns to ‘love herself’ despite invisible illness

’Great, how do we get rid of it?’ The look on my doctors face immediately made my stomach drop. ‘There is no known cure.’ Everything I ate caused intense pain and had me running to the toilet. When I told my boyfriend, he nodded and we drove home in silence. I told him if he wanted to end the relationship I would understand.

Theres an issue with her hand. I was scared. It was inverted backwards, and she only had 3 fingers.: Mom shocked after daughter born with limb difference, I was determined to protect her every way I could

The moment I gave birth to her, I noticed the doctor and nurses exchanged glances. They wrapped her up before handing her to me. We want to get her cleaned up first. I didnt understand. I quickly opened her up and checked. I was shocked. I told my husband, God created her like that. The doctors were accusing me I mustve taken drugs while I was pregnant. Her deformity is the reaction the drugs had on the baby, they said. Babies like these come with a lot of baggage. She is different, not less.

‘I ‘killed’ my son, long before he went missing 5 years ago.’: Mother encourages shift in ‘black parenting,’ claims ‘we can change the world with love’

“Growing up, my son loved me more than life, but feared me worse than death. I screamed in his face, threatened him for disturbing me, and dared him to cry when he was hurting. Sometimes, I denied him hugs and loving arms. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Our sons suffer an invisible death when their mother is the first one to call him ‘bad.'”

Is he a drug baby? I heard the whispers. Youre making a huge mistake.: Southern woman adopts African American child in little town known for racial divides, aims to break stigmas, I want my children to be inclusive, kind

On a holiday weekend, we received a call. A baby boy is in the hospital and needs a home. I was scared to say yes. Just 3 hours later, a car pulled in our driveway with a 6-pound, 3-day old, baby boy. Time stood still. She handed him to me with two Walmart bags of random items, some paperwork and wished us well. We had no idea what the future would hold. Everything about this decision looked crazy to most people – even us.”

‘Its not that you hate people or youre shy. You just need alone time to charge your battery. I promise, I get it.’: Mom ‘appreciative’ of introvert daughter, ‘I’ve got your back this holiday season’

“The holidays just started. Soon, relatives you dont know will be asking what grade youre in, how your love life is going, and what youre planning to do with your future thats exciting and financially viable. I know social events can be uncomfortable and draining for you. But being an introvert is not a flaw that needs fixing. It’s part of your uniqueness.I’ve got your back this holiday season.”

I wasn’t thankful last night. I can be a real witch at bedtime. It saddens so much to admit that.: Mom upset, frustrated kids climb in bed with her at night, I threw in the towel

Well call bedtime rest, because it sure as hell isn’t a good night’s sleep. So, when one of my kids can’t fall asleep, it freakin’ frustrates the heck out of me. Then I feel guilty because my poor child is frustrated she can’t sleep, and here I am, making it worse by getting upset with her. I wasn’t thankful last night. Nope. But then she puts her head on my chest.

‘No Jessica, YOU are his mom. I only carried him. I became a mom in a courtroom.’: Woman ‘forever grateful’ for bio mom who made her a mother, ‘My son didn’t to my heartbeat from inside my womb, but he’s laid on my chest every day since 3 days old’

“Walking in the courtroom, there were 12 other families waiting with the same excitement. Some with matching shirts, letterboards, signs, all to commemorate their special day. The judge, dressed as Woody from Toy Story, walks in to officially kick off the festivities. You understand this is a permanent proceeding. He would be yours as if he were born to you?, he asked. I couldnt hold back the tears any longer.”

‘My 4-year-old had a rough week. He’s been acting ‘off.’ Anxiety and depression dont care if youre 5, 25, or 65.’: Mom gives son mental health day, ‘kids are never too young to talk about their struggles’

“Today, my son crawled onto my lap and started whining. I told him to use his words. At that exact moment, I realized I haven’t been using mine. This week, I forgot to ask him if he was okay. Instead, I yelled, was less patient. I said I cant play, mommys busy! a lot. So, I made him feel special. His smile was instant.”

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