30 Reasons Why Being The Oldest Sibling Sucks The Most

These older siblings from Ask Reddit had it rough. 1. When you get into a disagreement with your younger sibling, where you are justified, but your...

An Apology To My Husband Who Is Ready For A Family Even Though I’m...

I’m sorry that I’m not ready. I often hear that “there’s never a right time to have a baby.” Well, I disagree. I think there is a...

50 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up In A Middle Class Family

Ask Reddit explains what it’s like to be middle class. 1. Having too many damn mugs in the cupboard and too many signs on the walls. 2. Living in...

15 Creative Ways To Meet New People If You’re Having Trouble Making Friends As...

Answers found on Ask Reddit 1. “Hobbies. Specifically, ones that get you out of the house. It gives you an easy thing to talk about before things...

Why I Said Goodbye To The French ‘Be Quiet And Mind Your Manners’ Method...

I’m a French girl, born and raised. I first came to the U.S. when I was 21 to be an au pair. The first thing I...

It’s Not Your Fault Your Parents Hate Each Other

When your parents hate each other, it’s natural to wonder whether you’re to blame. It’s natural to think you could have done something to change the...

Why Are You Supposed To Be Loyal To Family?

Why are you supposed to be loyal to family, no matter what they do to you, no matter how they treat you? Why aren’t you allowed...

All The Things That Scare Me About Growing Up

Marrying my job. Marrying a job that belongs to someone else. Treading water through my twenties. Just exerting all this energy to stay afloat. Never moving forward...

Saying Goodbye To A Toxic Family Member Is Hard On Your Heart

Saying goodbyeto anyone toxic is always hard on your heart — but when you say goodbye to a toxic family member, there’s a lot of added...

When You Lose The Friend You Thought Would Be In Your Life Forever

When you lose a friend, part of you dies a little. It hurts even more when the end is slow. It starts with them taking a...

50 Brilliant ‘Child Hacks’ For Babysitters, Parents, Teachers, And Nurses 

1. If a child is having a meltdown, ask what color their shoes/shirts/pants/whatever clothing their wearing are. This distracts the child long enough to stop them...

The Dark Side Of The Autism Community

On top of raising the general public’s awareness of autism, it’s also important for me and many others in the autism community that this civil war...

50 People Reveal How They Finally Realized Their So-Called Friend Was Toxic

These men and women from Ask Reddit know what it feels like to have a toxic friend. 1. When I would listen to all the things happening...

It’s Okay To Grieve | Thought Catalog

The truth is that raising a nonverbal autistic child is emotionally draining. I wish I could say that I was strong enough that Charlie’s severe impairments...

What It’s Like Living With Autism

Though I can’t tell you what autism feels like for everyone, I can tell you what living with autism is like for me. Before I was...

6 Ways Growing Up With A Toxic Father Figure Turned Me Into A Stronger...

1. He made me raise my standards. I am wise enough to realize no relationship is better than a toxic relationship. I will not put up with...

A Cozy List Of Things I’m Thankful For Tonight

Stevie Nicks, my beautiful rescue pup. For the way that she loves and trusts me a little bit more each day. For the perspective and empathy...

Some Thoughts About Turning 25

1. When people hear I’m turning 25, they like to joke about how a quarter of my life is already over. I’m not sure why it’s...

Things I Wish Someone Told Me In High School

I spent six years learning to be the perfect, proper young woman I was told I would always grow up to become. The desire to conform...

A Story About Processing That You’re Gone

Shattered In one moment, in one instance, everything I have ever know was completely gone. Sitting on the couch smiling and laughing, followed by a cataclysmic series...

When You’re A Woman Who Chooses To Have Pets Instead Of Children

You have always preferred animals to humans. You don’t have any desire to raise a child — but you are perfectly happy filling your home with...

Girls Who Come From Broken Homes Are The Hardest To Love

Girls who come from broken homes are always questioning how someone really feels about them, what their true intentions are, what their true colors are really...

Here’s What They Don’t Tell You About Growing Up

They don’t tell you that at times, you will find yourself at a crossroads and you will have to count on your intuition and your gut...

What It’s Like Growing Up With An Agoraphobic Parent

I was born on February 11th, and I’ve got to say, I often regret it. My parents spent an entire year trying to have me—they read...

A Brief History Of All The Times You Didn’t Show Up

Ümit Bulut / Unsplash The earliest memory I have is of the day you left. I was four. It was nearly five years later before I saw you...

To The Boy Who Was Once Innocent

Seven years have passed since your shelter was taken apart, piece by piece. I’m writing to you what I wish would have been said to me...

A Short List Of Things That Only Hurt A Little

1. The moment I saw the dress, I fell in love. It was a soft blue and sparkled in the light, so different from my usual...

The Silent Struggle Of Postpartum Depression

During pregnancy, we spend our time daydreaming about how amazing we are going to be at this parenting thing. We imagine all of the other moms oohing...

All The Things I’ve Left At The Bottom Of A Bottle

Trigger warning: abuse, drugs and alcohol When that first sip of beer caressed my lips and cascaded down my throat at the lovely age of eight, I...

“Goodbye, my darling” Heartbroken father gives last kiss to daughter killed by her mom

While most of us think of child abuse as being an issue that takes place between a father and his offspring, there are mothers...

Newborn Baby Passes Away – 4 Days Later A Call From Hospital Turns Their...

Josh and Katie butler from Nashville, Tennessee were expecting a baby. The couple was excited beyond measure to welcome life into the world. At...

Family Happy With Newly Adopted Child Until She Learns English And Confesses Horrific Truth

Celebrities like Julie Andrews and Angelina Jolie are just two who have adopted children from third-world countries. Many families, those with children of their...

Ellen’s Show Interrupted By A Call Alerting Audience Member That It’s About Her Sick...

Ellen DeGeneres has made a name for herself by becoming the type of comedienne who does things that few would expect her to. A...

Boy Passes Away Making Blue Stain In The Carpet. Years Later Mom Is Taken...

If you are a mother (or if you happen to know one), you realize that they can be pulled in so many different directions...

Mom has never fed her baby sugar or carbs in her life, here’s what...

Grace Cooper is only 13 months old and she’s never had sugar or a carb in her entire life! Most adults can’t even adhere...

Woman Fulfills Sick Grandfather's Wish In The Most Precious Way

One of the harshest realities we have to face in life is that our time here is limited and we're going to lose people we love. It's...

Dad Gets Flack Online For Making ‘Bully’ Son Run To School In The Rain

Bullies. They're the worst. Bullying is something that happens not only to children at school but even to adults in the workplace! You'd think bullies...

Kristen Bell Gets A Little Too Real With TMI Anal Worms Conversation

Celebrities: They're just like us! For some reason, we peasants desperately cling to this idea that people who live in Bel Air mansions driving Aston...

While Her Child Was Getting A Clean Bill Of Health, This Panda Nearly Rejected...

You may be surprised to learn this, but in the animal kingdom, not every mother-to-be comes equipped with those motherly instincts. Not right away,...

Single Father Demonstrates How To Do His Daughter’s Hair In Elaborate-Looking Braids And Hairstyles

Single dads with daughters often find themselves figuring out new ways to bond with their daughters. One thing fathers can do to spend time...

Dancing Dad Adorably Helps Daughter Remember Her Dance Steps

Parents always want their children to succeed. Sometimes that means letting them try things on their own, and yes, even fail until they finally make...

One-Year-Old Looks At Her Birthday Cupcake Suspiciously Before Slapping Out The Fire On The...

A child's first birthday is a really exciting time for parents. They get to shower their bundle of joy in gifts, and it's basically a...

Woman Posts Pictures Online Of The Creative Places Her Father Hides Money To Help...

Parents always want to help their kids, even when they're all grown up. There are plenty of different ways parents can support their adult children,...

Doctor For Terminally Ill Children Posts Twitter Thread About What They Value In Life,...

In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life, it can be easy to forget what matters in life. We get caught up in work...

Kids May Say The Darndest Things But What Comes Out Of These Kids’ Mouths...

Just because you see your kid as a perfect angel doesn't necessarily mean every thought running through their head is a pure and innocent...

Teenager Who Ordered A Bong Online Is Caught Red-Handed When His Mother Wants To...

Teenagers are pretty well known for trying to pull a fast one on their parents. They are terrible at lying and not adult enough...

Woman Responds To Reddit Question With Touching Story About How She Never Knew How...

Reddit is one of the places on the internet that people go to ask for advice. It can be relatively anonymous, and there are...

Husband Reacts So Sweetly To His Wife, Who Had Dreadlocks For 20 Years, Shaving...

When you've been with someone for 20 years, there's probably very little you could do to surprise them. But when you've kept the same look...

Hilarious Father And Daughter Try To Bake A Cake And The Results Are Adorable

When it comes to spending quality father-daughter time together, there are a ton of activities to do. La Guardia Cross is a first-time father who...

Baby Boy Can’t Get Enough Of His New Favorite Drink: Water!

According to medical guidelines, it's recommended that we drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Something tells me that as this adorable...

Connecticut Family Combats The Cold To Make An Unbelievable Igloo

Following a heavy snowfall, most families can't wait to play around in the fluffy white and maybe bond over a snowman or two. But...

Gaggy Dad Can’t Keep Down His Lunch While Changing Daughter’s Diaper

I'm willing to bet that if you asked the men in your life to change a tire, they wouldn't think twice, but asking them...

The Monster Project Pairs Children With Professional Artists To Create Illustrations Of Kids’ Imaginations

Kids have a lot of imagination, and they come up with some truly insane creatures if you give them some paper and crayons. When...

When It Comes To What Her Children Wear Out In Public, This Mom Has...

As a parent, there's a fine line between wanting what's best for your children and single-handedly micromanaging every aspect of their lives for them. One...

Woman Who Lost Her Husband Surprised With A Pillow Made Of His Clothes For...

Those who have lost a loved one may find the holidays particularly difficult. It's hard to celebrate when someone who was part of so...

Ohio Teenager Surprises Her Stepfather With Adoption Papers For Christmas In This Heartwarming Video

There are some families we're born into and some we create ourselves. When Stephen Dabney entered his stepdaughter Makayla's life, she was just five years...

Navy Dad Surprises Family Just Days Before Christmas During Reunion Lunch

Navy Officer Roberto Tapiador decided to hang up his uniform for just one day in order to try his hand at waiting tables for...

Father-Daughter Duo Take Polar Plunge In Their Backyard

With the temperatures dipping into the single digits, most of us can't wait to finish our commitments and warm up in front of the...

Brother Creates Hilarious Difficult-To-Open Gift To Take Revenge On His Sister

Siblings can do some pretty awful and hilarious things to one another. When you have brothers and sisters, pranks are just sometimes part of the...

Dad Lures Daughter Into Walking Using Nothing But A French Fry

As a parent there comes a point where you realize that sometimes it takes a little bribery to get your children to do something. Whether...

Visual Artist Dad Makes His Son’s Playtime Fun Come To Life

Parents will go to some pretty large extremes to make sure their children's wildest dreams come through, but what Daniel Hashimoto does for his...

Genius Little Girl Builds ‘Wall of Sorrow’ To Persuade Her Dad Into Getting A...

It's no surprise that parents sometimes use bribes to get their children to listen and follow their instructions, but kids can be crafty, too. If...

Father-Daughter Duo Bust A Move In This Adorable Dance Video

Father-daughter dances aren't just for weddings anymore! For many, it was the song of the summer 2016, so it's no surprise that Justin Timberlake's "Can't...

UK Woman Charges Her Family $40 Per Plate For Their Christmas Meal, But It...

Who cooks holiday meals in your family? Have you ever thought about how much it costs them? Cooking a large meal in general costs a...

Neighbor Annoyed With Children’s Birthday Party Who Thought He Was Unplugging Music Actually Unplugs...

Kids' birthday parties can get surprisingly rowdy. Whether it's the number of kids running around or their parents behaving even worse than children, neighbors...

New Delhi Hospital Under Fire After Mistakenly Declaring A Newborn Dead

There are few things as tragic in this world as losing a child. The pain and anguish parents endure when faced with this kind...

20 Conception-Based Hypothetical Names That Are Absolutely Hilarious

People decide to have children for all kinds of reasons. Honestly, wanting to love and care for another human being should be the only reason,...

Concerned Mom Posts Her Issues With The Show Peppa Pig To An Online Forum,...

If you've been around any children at all lately, you probably know about Peppa Pig. If not, here's what she's all about. Peppa Pig is...

Daughter Receives Last Message From Late Father On Her 21st Birthday

In 2013, 16-year-old Bailey Sellers and her siblings had to deal with one of the hardest things children can go through -- losing a...

Surprised Baby Says “Oh No” After Sneezing, And His Mom Caught The Adorable Moment...

You're probably not going to be shocked when I say that babies do some pretty cute things. After all, that's kind of the point...

Little Girl Points Out Why The Story Of Santa Claus Is Completely Ridiculous In...

It's that time of year again: the one where parents pull out the myth of Santa Claus. Santa can be used to create Christmas...

Couple Alleges Their Low IQ Scores Resulted In Both Of Their Children Being Placed...

There's a lot of stigma around people with intellectual disabilities, especially when it comes to parenting. Up to 80 percent of people with intellectual disabilities...

Brother Greets Her Sister Every Day With A Hug After Stepping Off The School...

While most siblings act like mortal enemies, these two adorable nuggets aren't afraid to show some public displays of affection for one another. Every day...

These Pint-Sized Cuties Love Bedtime So Much, They Practically Jump Into Bed

As any parent of a toddler will tell you, putting your son or daughter to bed can sometimes feel like you’re running a full-on...

Man Surprises His Stepfather On His 60th Birthday By Asking Him To Officially Adopt...

Step-parents get a bad rap, but the truth is that most of them care about their step-kids so much. It's a hard position to...

Man Shot During Routine Traffic Stop Is Learning To Walk Again With The Help...

Police brutality has been in the news more and more lately as we see incidents arise across the country. In 2014, Leon Ford was...

Kind Doctor Sees Children Worried About Their Sibling And Throws A Dance Party

Doctors treat our bodies when we're ill, and working in a hospital can be stressful. All day long, doctors spend time around patients and worried...

Man Sneaks Up On Baby Wearing A Killer Clown Mask, But The Little One...

For reasons I don't entirely understand, some parents like scaring their children. They capture these moments on camera and post them online, where other...

2018 Winter Olympics Ad Campaign “Love Over Bias” Shows Moms Helping Their Kids Facing...

If you've ever seen the Olympics, you've probably seen ads for Proctor & Gamble claiming to be the "Proud Sponsor of Moms." Playing on the...

This Common French Name Is Causing Trouble Between This New Mom And Her Friend

Being a parent is full of difficult decisions, but the very first life-altering decision you make for your child is settling on a name. What’s...

Little Boy Can’t Choose A Halloween Costume, So His Mom Tells Him To Be...

It's every parent's dream that their child looks up to them one day and understands the sacrifices they've made to make their lives the...

Grandpa With Dementia Sings Old Hymns Surrounded By His Family

Dementia is devastating not only to the people it affects, but those closest to them as well. It robs a person of their ability to...

Jealous Infant Breaks Up Romantic Gesture Between Mom And Dad

This pint-sized diva is taking the title of daddy’s girl to a whole new (and truly hilarious) level. What should have been an adorable moment...

10 People Talk About Raising And Growing Up With Older Parents

As a woman who's approaching the big 3-0, I can feel my biological clock ticking. Well, it's either that or the constant pressure from...

Young Girl Can’t Stop Crying After Her Brother Refused To Kiss Her While They...

As we get older, we start to become embarrassed by things that used to be normal. In movies, there's a common trope where a...

This Clueless Dad Follows Directions Quite Literally

Parenting is a difficult journey filled with many ups and downs. But perhaps one of the hardest things for any first-time parent is mastering how...

Hilarious Family Waits For School Bus Dressed In T-Rex Costumes

As much as we love our family members, we can't deny that at times, they're monumentally embarrassing to be around. That's why so many kids...