Posts tagged "family"

14 Books To Read When You Want (Or Need) To Escape Your Family

You can talk to your family all day, if you want or you can just sit somewhere nice and not think about being related to anyone.

Megan Reynolds | November 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm

On Thanksgiving, Gratitude & Family-By-Choice

It took several decades and multiple disownings, but family got simple for me a few years ago: family is made up of the people who stick around to

Katie Klabusich | November 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Here’s What To Talk About At Thanksgiving Instead Of Fighting About Politics

Argue with Aunt Edna about immigration reform, if you want, or talk about literally anything else. Your call!

Megan Reynolds | November 25, 2015 - 9:00 am

Man Chooses Wife’s “Needs” Over Sister With Down Syndrome, Expects Cookies

A supposedly heartwarming story that made me want to punch a wall. …

Robyn Pennacchia | October 29, 2015 - 3:30 pm

On Donald Trump & Fathers Who Sexualize Their Daughters

Late one summer night, I received a message on Facebook.

“You looked so sexy,” it read.

Tiffanie Drayton | September 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Make It Stop: “I’m Afraid My Parents Will Hate My New Boyfriend”

Introducing a new relationship to the folks is nervewracking as it is, but especially so when they didn’t like the last guy you brought home…

Anna Goldfarb | August 28, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Make It Stop: “My Sister Is Pregnant & She’s Stealing My Baby Name”

Well, it’s a little more complicated than that…

Anna Goldfarb | July 17, 2015 - 1:15 pm

7 Ways To Express Your Distaste For Someone Without Being Mean

We’ve all been in situations where we hate the person or people we’re near, but for one reason or another can’t leave. It’s your best friend’s birthday party, for example,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 25, 2015 - 11:45 am

9 Reasons Sister Fights Are The Worst Fights Of All

Growing up with three sisters, I can guarantee there is no fight worse than one with a sister — not with your husband, wife, ex-wife, ex-husband, mother, child, father, neighbor,… | June 10, 2015 - 11:15 am

True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice

I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.

It’s alright if you…

Katie Klabusich | May 11, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Make It Stop: “My Sister Totally Ignores Me On Social Media”

Just toss me a like! Is that so hard?

Anna Goldfarb | February 20, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

10 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is Awesome And You Should Celebrate It

Despite my consistent general mood of cynicism and constant mild frustration with humanity, I happen to be a person who’s enthusiastic about all holidays, even the “Hallmark” holidays. Which means…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

Make It Stop: “My Twin Brother & I Took Separate Paths In Life — But He Still Resents Me For It”

Make It Stop is a weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on

Anna Goldfarb | January 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Here’s What Everyone’s Really Thinking When You Bring A New Boyfriend Home For The Holidays

Ahh, the holidays. It’s a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all…

Katie Oldenburg | December 25, 2014 - 10:00 am

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

7 Things That Will Happen When You’re Home For The Holidays

You get off the airplane and into the backseat of your dad’s car and say to yourself, “Why the heck did I ever leave this place?” Everything is exactly how you

Huffington Post Women | December 22, 2014 - 11:45 am

Holiday Estrangements: On Being Motherless By Choice At Christmas

Like many American families who celebrate Christmas, mine does it in a pretty secular way. The more observant among us attend services to mark the holiday, but the magnet that…

Katie Naum | December 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Hitched 2.0: Why Both My Parents Will Walk Me Down the Aisle

I’m not one of those girls who started planning her wedding before even hitting puberty. I didn’t create a pre-engagement “Someday…” Pinterest board. Nothing against those girls, but it wasn’t…

Emma Sarran | December 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm

15 Facepalm Moments When Visiting Your Hometown For Thanksgiving (In GIFs!)

So, you’ve left the nest. Maybe you bailed on your suburban childhood home for college, or for life in a big city, or a town across the state.

Claire Hannum | November 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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