Despite being Donald Trump’s running mate in this crazy thing we call an election, the Republican vice presidential candidate isn’t exactly a well-known political figure, and he certainly wasn’t a household name before joining forces with the Republican presidential nominee. READ MORE »
If you needed an uplifting story today, this is not it. Like, at all. READ MORE »
The 4-foot-9 all-star gymnast dominating the Olympics isn’t just racking up medals in Rio and making an international name for herself as potentially the best gymnast of a generation. READ MORE »
Despite always having a notebook on hand, I use the notes on my iPhone for keeping track of a lot of things. For one, this emoticon: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I record my grocery lists, which is pretty much just the same block of text specifying how many cans of tuna I need to buy this week (#cleaneats). READ MORE »
Jeremy Bieber, as in the dad of Justin Bieber, is a weird dude. It seems like he only got in contact with his son after he rose to fame, but it was the comment about the Biebs’skinny dipping photos that really disgusted us. Guess we shouldn’t be super surprised that Jeremy just got engaged to… READ MORE »
My husband and I spent countless hours deciding whether or not we should be done having kids. The reasons for deciding that it was time for my husband to get a vasectomy were many: financial stress, previous miscarriages, my experience with postpartum depression. They were also deeply personal.
But that didn’t stop my mother-in-law from… READ MORE »
Maybe you’ve decked your dorm room out with Christmas lights and a Bob Marley poster, but there’s a good chance that your childhood bedroom has remained reletively untouched. It’s almost like a shrine to your 12-year-old self, complete with participation trophies from sports you quit a decade ago, embarrassing bed sheets, and posters of the… READ MORE »
Are YOU one of them?
Let’s face it: The holidays are a time of sadness, anger, grief, and frustration for a lot of people. Not everyone enjoys them or looks forward to them, and many people have a good reason why.
Here are nine types of people who may struggle during the holiday season,… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »
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 support you no matter what, no “We’ll love you anyway,” assumptions, or prerequisites. Now, family members are the people I count on and I get… READ MORE »
Argue with Aunt Edna about immigration reform, if you want, or talk about literally anything else. Your call! READ MORE »
A supposedly heartwarming story that made me want to punch a wall. READ MORE »
Late one summer night, I received a message on Facebook.
“You looked so sexy,” it read. READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
Well, it’s a little more complicated than that… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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. READ MORE »