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Brianna Krossa year 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 a year 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 Rhodea year 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 year 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 year 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 Wingatea year 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 ...
Miss Kalia year 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 Baileya year 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 Pattinsona year 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...
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 Earleya year 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....
Victoria Vargasa year ago
The Never Ending Norm
SLAM! The door downstairs literally shook the house, and then I knew… my aunt was pissed off about something. That was just how you knew she was in a bad mood, when doors started slamming in the house...
Melina Smitha year ago
Losing Sight
My mom wasn’t around much when I was a little girl because she was always working. She picked me up from school, dropped me off at home, and went to work until 2 AM. Because of this, I spent most of m...
Denilia Bluea year ago
Being a Child Carer
All over the world, there are kids who have taken on the responsibility of looking after their ill parents. There are even some children looking after their siblings. Making sure they eat, bathe, and ...
Lauren Gonzaleza year ago
A Culture Like No Other
Amazing food, strong families, and having a great fear of a chancla wielding mother when you did something wrong. Latino culture is one unlike any other; the music, the language, and the people are so...
Being Thankful for Family
With the holidays coming up, a lot of us are thinking about family. We're either thinking about how much we're dreading spending so much fucking time together, or trying to remember how thankful we ar...