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Sarah Cottrell is a Maine based freelance journalist and lifestyle writer. Her work has been featured on VICE Tonic, New York Magazine, Washington Post, and has been included in seven anthologies including the New York Times bestselling series, I Still Just Want to Pee Alone. Check out her work at sarahcottrellfreelance.com.
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The Teacher Shortage Is More Serious Than We Knew

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I have been a work-from-home-mom for 12 years, and this is the first year that I will finally have a quiet office because my...
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There is A Huge Capri Sun Recall After Cleaning Solution Was Found In Some...

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Got some Capri Sun pouches in your house? Before you hand one to your child, read this first.  We are in the dog days of...
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Should Schools Have Permission To Read Kids’ Text Messages? One Mom Sparks Online Debate...

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When I was a kid, the most advanced technology anyone had was a Walkman, and that was just the rich kids. The rest of...
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Doctor Cracks Open A Calcified Breast Implant On TikTok And We Can’t Look Away

Here at FFP, we love a good TikTok; who doesn't? But we especially love the super WTF videos that get us talking like that vabbing...
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A Scientist Dad Finally Figured Out Why Teens Wear Hoodies When It’s a Million...

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Every parent has wondered why teens wear hoodies when it's a million degrees outside. It seems to be more the norm than not. I live...
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Ohio Mom Warns Others After Her Kids Get Injured When a County Fair Ride...

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When I was a little kid, I loved the county fairs that popped up every summer around my home state. There were petting zoos...
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Mom Calls Out Chuck E Cheese for Ignoring Her Black Child During Birthday Party

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A mom on Twitter has gone viral after posting a heartbreaking video of what appears to be a Chuck E Cheese mascot ignoring her...
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Child Psychiatrist and Dad Explains Why He Banned Sleepovers for His Kids

There is nothing more triggering to parents than hearing another parent (or worse, a childless person) preach about what they refuse to do with...

99-Year-Old Dying Grandmother’s Final Wish Was To Have a Massive Penis On Her Grave

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Have you ever imagined what your final resting place would look like? For some, a simple pine wood box with an understated headstone is...

TikTok Toddler Destroys Couch With Chocolate, And Perfect Parents Everywhere Blame Mom

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The only perfect parents are those who have never had (or met) a child. It's so easy to spot them in the wild because they...