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Shante Hernandez3 hours ago
My Wonderful Family
This a picture of my family and I on my wedding day. As you can see, we can't be serious for pics sometimes. But this story is about my crazy and funny family. Some of my family members are not in the...
Kayla Parani2 days ago
Is It Worth It?
There comes a time in life when you sit back and wonder, “is it worth it?” I’m not talking about your life, no, I’m talking about the life of someone you love, and the decisions you have to make with ...
Layne Radlauer5 days ago
A Hard Rain
We heard the news. On this night, my mother was in Los Angeles at a “quit smoking” resort (she still smokes.) My brother, Franz, had come to join us. Pointer, our family friend, also decided to enjoy ...
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Brianna Kross14 days ago
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Over this past year, I’ve gotten various responses when I say that my husband and I don’t associate ourselves with specific family members, such as, “But that’s got to break their heart.” “What a awfu...
Julia Spring 18 days ago
Post Natal Depression
It’s funny, I always wondered why mums had post natal depression. You have a beautiful new baby, some women would give their right arm for a child, so what is there to be depressed about? You come hom...
Jason Rhode20 days ago
There's Always a Master and an Apprentice...
Yoda says, “Always two there are…a master and an apprentice,” in The Phantom Menace. So, considering today is the cusp of new beginnings, I started thinking and considering the people that’ve touched ...
Sad Little Tree
The thing I have noticed as I have gotten older is how crazy the holidays make us. They have become so stressful that they have lost much of their joy. This year that rings truer than ever. I have bee...
Kim Dora month ago
Where to Call Home
I don’t go outside. I don’t hang out with friends. I don’t have a social life that is not supported by the internet. But this is all on my own choices. The problem is I don’t like going to my aunt for...
5 Reasons Why I Chose to Live at Home
I’m 21-years-old and I live with my parents. And let’s be honest, there is nothing ideal, fun, sexy, or cool about it. Pretty much all my friends have their own homes or apartments, and then there's m...
Laura Fa month ago
The Affair, Ladybugs, and Blades Of Grass
I remember the feeling that was left in the very pit of my stomach when leaving a dear friends house – Something. Is. Wrong. My parents live on a beautiful property; lush, hearty green grass embraces ...
Hanna Wingate2 months ago
On New Life
I remember waking to my mother’s screams, and believe it or not, it was not an unfamiliar sound. It was December 12th, 2005, in five hours my sister Sammie would be born. The third sister whose birth ...
tay marie2 months ago
Diary of an Only Child
Growing up as an only child is weird, and I'm still not sure if I mean in a good way or in a bad way. I never experienced the hectic lifestyle that many of my friends say accompanies sibling-hood. In ...
Miss Kali2 months ago
Oh Christmas Time, Oh Christmas Time
PS. This is not my tree. My tree doesn't look anything close to this good, and the star fell off. I found this image on Google, so whoever took it, good job. I love Christmas. This year I decided that...
Matthew Bailey2 months ago
How A Bicycle Race Changed My Life
Honestly, I have led a very mild life in general. I've never really experienced what the world has to offer, as I've been fairly content with just staying in my little controlled and comfortable world...
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HM Pattinson2 months ago
Stand by Your Man. But Not Your Daughter
I grew up in a house where songs such as "Stand by Your Man," "Substitute," and "Jolene" were seen as containing valuable words of wisdom. They were played daily on one of our two cassette players- in...
SanJuanita Escobar2 months ago
Some Stuff You Just Don't Make Up
Today is one of those days. My head is congested and I feel a fever brewing in my chest. On top of my current health status, I have lost pretty much everything that holds you together as an adult. Wel...
Kye Earley2 months ago
Spending the Holidays Without Your Parents
I’ve been holiday-crazy since I can remember. It didn’t matter which one—Christmas was my favorite holiday, just like Halloween was my favorite, just like Thanksgiving, Easter, New Years, my birthday....