life lessons

“Know what, mama? It’s a good thing I’m good at falling.”

Good At Falling

In a flash, my daughter was back on her feet and just a few steps forward, she was letting herself sink into the snow once more. “I love this, mama! Read...
Pauline Campos    |   12.3.18   |   SHARE
Photo courtesy of Reema Zaman.

10 Truths I've Learned In 35 Years

I define myself by the truths I live by. Today, I’m turning 35. Here are 10 Truths I’ve learned that make me who I am. I offer them to you, with love. Read...
Reema Zaman    |   11.20.18   |   SHARE
Rachel Cherry White and Tony Cherry

7 Things A Person WIth Down Syndrome Wished You Knew

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Here are seven things my brother, a person with Down Syndrome, wished you knew about his life. Read...
Rachel Cherry White    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
Families
Knowing a few compulsive liars over the course of my life has taught me some things.

How To Maintain Your Sanity Around A Compulsive Liar

Knowing a few compulsive liars over the course of my life has taught me some things. Living during Trump’s presidency has reinforced them. Read...
Chelsea Cristene of Role Reboot    |   09.26.18   |   SHARE
Culture
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
Voices
There is literally no disadvantage to being confident. It’ll make you happier, more successful, a better friend, a better person.

The Confidence Question: How To Get It And Keep It — And Why

There is literally no disadvantage to being confident. It’ll make you happier, more successful, a better friend, a better person. Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   03.5.18   |   SHARE
Voices
There is no more powerful place to learn a life lesson than at the bedside of the dying.

What Really Matters: A Lesson From The Dying

There is no more powerful place to learn a life lesson than at the bedside of the dying. At the end, very little matters. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
Families
At first, every time the quarry had a group scheduled, the same level of panic would hit all over again.

Real Teacher, Fake Dinosaur Quarry 

I walk out onto our fake dinosaur quarry, and watch in fear as a line of second graders get ready to witness my first time delivering the lesson. Read...
Jackie Sizemore    |   12.5.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads