Posts tagged "childhood"

Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Girl, don’t we all?

Claire Hannum | August 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us”…

Claire Hannum | July 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Can Your Childhood Predict Your Luck In Marriage?

We live in unprecedented times. If you’re married, you’re a minority. For the first time, there are more single than married people. Apparently, the entire country of Sweden has decided… | November 29, 2013 - 1:30 pm

11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

Hasbro Replaces That Boring Old Monopoly Iron With A Kitty Cat

I wasn’t really into Monopoly as a kid. There were just too many friggin’ rules (like, why can’t you just grab the money when it’s right there?), and if I…

Rachel Krause | February 6, 2013 - 1:40 pm

What Was The Worst Meal Your Parents Used To Make?

This is Dan Toombs, but you might know him as The Curry Guy, because every single night for the past year, he’s made his family dinner using curry. Chicken korma,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Woman Who Singlehandedly Ruined Your Childhood, Revealed

Growing up in the ’90s, I was crazy about Lisa Frank. Stickers, notebooks, folders, pencils — I had all of the school accessories, and though I was impossibly chagrined at…

Rachel Krause | April 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

Jessica Biel Thinks She Was A Strange Child

“[The first movie I remember seeing was] ‘The Goonies.’ I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—and…

Ami Angelowicz | March 14, 2012 - 9:40 am

20 Scarring Childhood Experience Every Woman Needs To Get Over

I spend an hour a week in therapy. When I’m not working through current traumas, like that woman who gave me the stink-eye at the grocery store, I am stuck…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2012 - 11:00 am

Quiz: Match The Frisky Staffer With The Screwed Up Childhood Game

One thing, we’ve discovered, that all of The Frisky ladies have in common is the fact that we played really bizarre games when we were children. I feel very strongly…

Ami Angelowicz | February 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm

6 Things We Wish We Had Now

Every year older brings new privileges. The obvious perks are voting, drinking, growing boobs and losing our curfews. However, with these new privileges consequently comes the loss of old privileges.

College Candy | November 6, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Two Men And A Baby … Kind Of

There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 21, 2011 - 3:40 pm

What I Learned About Boys At Sleep-Away Camp Back In The Day

Sleep-away camp often ends up being one of the most memorable experiences of your childhood. These memories can span everything from making s’mores to canoeing to hanging out with boys…

Lyn Lomasi | May 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Oh, How I’ve Missed Ye, “Dawson’s Creek”

When “Dawson’s Creek” first aired, I was in 7th grade and was caught in a blissful lust-cloud of my first “relationship.” Gregory Ware* was the self-appointed Dawson of Pine Cobble…

Leonora Epstein | May 6, 2010 - 11:30 am

What’s Your Earliest Fashion Memory?

Reason #327 why I love Mary-Kate Olsen: She, too, isn’t bashful about her past fashion choices, and is perhaps the queen of bad kid style. In a quote caught by…

Leonora Epstein | February 8, 2010 - 7:30 pm

My First Crush: Bill Nye The Science Guy

Before JTT, Leo, Pacey, or Dawson, there was Bill. Bill Nye the Science Guy. My first crush.

I was about 8, and Bill was maybe a million years…

Leonora Epstein | January 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Who Was Your Childhood Celebrity Crush?

Of course I thought Johnny Depp was dreamy in “21 Jump Street.” But my childhood crush didn’t turn truly psycho until I saw “Edward Scissorhands.” How did I express…

Ami Angelowicz | September 4, 2009 - 11:30 am

What We Miss Most About Childhood Summers

It’s the middle of July and the heat is ON, but sadly, as lovely as summers are, they just don’t have the same kind of magic they did when we…

Wendy Atterberry | July 17, 2009 - 1:30 pm

10 Favorite Dolls From Our Childhood

I was kind of obsessed with Barbie dolls when I was younger. Although I had over 50 Barbies, my mom knew we couldn’t leave a toy store without visiting the…

Annika Harris | October 1, 2008 - 4:30 pm