Posts tagged "family"

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

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

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, and even though he’s just great, his old buddies from high school are dickheads. Or you’re at a work function, and you’re trying not to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 25, 2015

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, co-worker, boss, or friend. Sure, a fight with your child might hurt, but he or she will come around. You’re one of their parents for…

YourTango.com / June 10, 2015

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 need a minute. Go ahead and reread it.

Katie Klabusich / May 11, 2015

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

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 who were later convicted child pornography in her case. (Huffington Post)
A letter from ISIS captive Kayla Mueller has been released by her family, i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

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 that I love Valentine’s Day, and now that it’s just around the corner, I’m going to try to make an argument for why you should…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015

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 a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

Anna Goldfarb / January 6, 2015

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 is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about hi…

Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2014

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 anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness.
The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

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 remember it.
Your childhood room is still stuffed with decorations from sophomore year of high school. A ratty desktop computer with dial up Internet, a…

Huffington Post Women / December 22, 2014

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 pulls our scattered members across the country to one point in the Midwest is, I think, the same as what brings you and yours together…

Katie Naum / December 10, 2014

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 for me. I wanted to wait to plan my wedding until it was a real, tangible thing. (Not to mention, my tastes change on such…

Emma Sarran / December 4, 2014

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. Maybe you have the occasional tendency to think you’re pretty hot shit because you’re off doing Big Exciting Things while everything back home seemingly stand…

Claire Hannum / November 27, 2014

20 Ways To Change The Topic At Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving has arrived, and there will be turkey; There will be family; There will be uncomfortable conversations likely involving something political, racial or downright inappropriate. If you’re like any of us here at The Frisky, you’d gladly prefer talking about how you’ve gained weight or why you’re still single over having to endure others’ ignorant…

The Frisky / November 26, 2014

Rebecca: 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to show some gratitude for the blessings in our lives. First up is Rebecca…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

Life After Dating: Splitting The Holidays

My parents separated during my senior year of high school. That was bad enough, not because I was upset at the time about them separating, but because that first holiday season was weird — my dad was there, but only begrudgingly on my mom’s part — and once the divorce proceedings started and things got…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

I’ve been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn’t been easy. Writing this column is therapeutic in a way, because it allows me to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad, and figure out how to move forward with…

Dater X 2.0 / November 5, 2014

8 Reasons I Am Already Earnestly, Unironically Looking Forward To Christmas

YES. I am READY FOR CHRISTMAS. I have a job that pays me more than $10 an hour, ten hours a week this year (couldn’t say that last year), my overall health is in a good place, I’m determined to enjoy the cold weather instead of trudging through it, and my boyfriend and I are…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014
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