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It never occurred to me in all my years as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient.

How Building My Own Ikea Bed Taught Me Life Lessons I Never Saw Coming

It never occurred to me as a single woman that every day I was learning how to be self-sufficient. That's what building my own Ikea bed taught me. Read...
Rebecca Jane Stokes of Your Tango    |   06.27.18   |   SHARE
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Watching People Go Back To School Is Bittersweet Now That I’ve Graduated

September, for the first time in many years, wasn’t the start of any new beginnings. I’ve been in some form of school — general education in public Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.31.17   |   SHARE
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Imposter Syndrome: Learning To Banish My Inner Gremlin

99% of the time, I feel like a complete f*ck-up in grown up’s clothing. Read...
Deanna deBara    |   08.11.17   |   SHARE
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Parenthood And The Passage Of Time

But what can be said for the day upon which I am no longer enough? I dread that day. Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   01.31.17   |   SHARE
Families
No relationship is perfect, not even with super mom. (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Unexpected Benefits To My Mom Moving Abroad

My mom and I are extremely close. Some would say we’re a little too close, but since she fills two roles in my life — mother and best friend — I Read...
Kelly Burch    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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When does being a grown-up happen again?

10 Things I Thought I'd Know How To Do By Now

To be honest, I consider myself pretty damn good at adulting. I’m a great cook, as long as I have a recipe. I’m a self-taught professional baker. I Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   11.22.16   |   SHARE
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Image Credit: National Telefilm Associates (Screenshot of the movie) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Power Of Nostalgia: Let The Good Memories Roll

Nostalgia is actually considered a valuable copoing mechanism for depression, anxiety, and especially grief. Plus, not only does it counteract Read...
Claire Hopple    |   10.26.16   |   SHARE
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Brian Littrell is still one of the top boy band crushes of all time. Image Credit: Flickr/Joella Marano

I'm Almost 30, But My Celebrity Crushes Are Realer Than Ever

Does becoming an adult mean you have to give up "childish" things like paralyzing crushes on celebrities? Denarii Monroe thinks not. Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   09.6.16   |   SHARE
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