Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash Trigger warning: suicide, postpartum depression Happy ten months, my sweet baby boy. When I think about how we’ve crossed into “double digits,” my mind wanders to think...

Scary Mommy and futureimage/Getty As much as I’d like to admit that I’ve actually filled a garbage bag full of my children’s toys, clothing, and art and tossed it...

Scary Mommy and Eye for Ebony/Unsplash When a close friend asked if I’d check out  a deck of “positive affirmations” cards her friend had been developing, I’ll admit… I...

Simon Holland/Twitter and NBC It’s almost time! The night This Is Us fans have been waiting for all summer (and most of spring, since the Pearsons left us hanging...

Marilyn Nieves/Getty When my husband was diagnosed with a very rare form of bone cancer, we wanted to try to keep our kids’ lives as normal as possible. That’s...

Scary Mommy and Ariel Skelley/Getty In the seven years I’ve worked as an elementary school teacher, I’ve dealt with some awesome parents, and I’ve also had to bite my...

AntonioGuillem/Getty There was a time when my kids had friends spend the night pretty regularly. I liked it because I enjoy having a house full of kids and spoiling...

PeopleImages/Getty My wife and I are about to celebrate 15 years of marriage and last night I sent her a text from upstairs asking if she could turn the...

Scary Mommy and Highwaystarz-Photography/Getty My daughter came home from the park sobbing one day. “They left without me mom!” she cried into my arms. “They saw me coming and...

Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Imagine someone you love. Now imagine them carrying a huge glass bowl. It’s big, beautiful, and just holding it fills them with joy. This makes you so...