Comment Policy

The Journey of Parenthood is a positive place to help each other out. I welcome comments form all perspectives, but I reserve the right to delete inflammatory comments as I see fit. Let’s build each other up, not tear each other down. If you disagree with something and feel the need to write a comment about it, please do so in a respectful manner. I will delete all comments that are simply link drops. 

I have had past issues with very ugly, personal and rude comments on my posts that borderline bullying towards myself and towards my family. I have zero tolerance for these types of comments and they will be removed immediately. I am always open to healthy, positive discussion but personal attacks will not be justified with any response or dialogue.

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a source of income for the author and may occasionally include endorsements or affiliate links.  I only promote products, services, and businesses that I use and/or think will be beneficial to the readers.  While I may receive compensation for reviews, all my opinions are 100% my own. Receipt of a product does not guarantee a good review.  My goal is to be 100% honest with my readers.

Privacy Policy

I do not share your personal information with anyone. I do not store your information. Cookies are used here for various services (see information listed below). You can turn off cookie use if you like in your personal browser settings. 

I am not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs and websites without my permission. 

This policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on March 11th, 2018. You can contact me with questions at journeyofphood@gmail.com

Personal Information

I do not do anything with your personal information. If you leave a blog comment, “Blogger” or “Disqus” have the information you have provided in order to log in (I require logging in so I can somewhat avoid major spam). I do not get any of that information. I see what you see in the comments sections – your username. I do nothing with that information other than see that and reply to you. 

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics on my site. They use cookies in order to gather information about readership. I do not know what you are doing as an individual, but I am able to collectively see what posts readers like best, view most often, and other such information. You can read their terms here. 


I have ads on my site. These help pay for things involving blog related costs and also help provide some income for my time and efforts. I am with Medicine which is a fantastic company to work with so far! These types of companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. 

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Touring Plans Affiliate Disclosure

I am a participant in the Touring Plans Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Touringplans.com 

Reward Style Affiliate Disclosure

I am a participant in the Reward Style Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to sites and products through Rewardstyle.com 

Your Content

I do my best to always link to any sites or sources within my posts. If you have come here from your site or blog and feel I have violated your site terms (for example, if I have linked to your site and you don’t like that), please contact me at journeyofphood@gmail.com and I will take the content down.


Content on this blog is the intellectual property of Emily Parker, author of The Journey of Parenthood. All content is my own. Republishing or use of this content without consent is prohibited. If you use content from this site, use quotes and link back to the site. Quotes are limited to a reasonable paragraph size (5-8 sentences). Do not use images from the site without permission. If you desire to use more content or ideas, please contact me first. Contact me at journeyofphood@gmail.com to discuss content.


I have had prior issues with copyright infringement. I have a lawyer on hand to handle these types of issues should they ever arise again in the future. You can read my official, legal, copyright infringement warning here. 

Please respect my work and the laws. It is a violation of my Journeyofparenthood.com Copyright to re-post any articles from this site in their entirety on another site.

You may, however, use a short excerpt (two paragraphs or less) from articles on this site with a link back to the original article and an introduction giving the content. Please respect the hard work that goes into this site and do not plagiarize or I will file a DMCA takedown order. Thank you!


All photos posted on JourneyofParenthood.com or the accompanied social media channels are property of Emily Parker and are not to be used without written permission.

Contact: journeyofphood@gmail.com

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First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

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