gay and lesbian
When you love someone, you don’t give a crap about which sex they’re into.
20s
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
engaged friends
To her fancy engaged lady, I feel like an unpredictable 20something toddler, one drunken mistake away from totally sabotaging my love life forever.
in

Apr 18, 2014 at 3:00pm | 36 comments

fear
Think of all the opportunities that you have passed over because you were scared -- think of all the times your fear has kept these opportunities from even coming your way. What have you lost?
books
While the real world can seem scary sometimes, and we can feel like we’re not nearly as grown up as everybody else seems to be, the books of our childhood can still serve to bring us together, and keep us growing up.
in a relationship
I don't know what I should do, and I have NO idea how I can stop acting like this. I know this sort of behavior isn't healthy.
bcbg
Time to get old, chickens. Let's have a structured headwear moment.
in my head blog
“Do you think I’ll ever be skinny?” my daughter asked. No, honey, no. I do not think you will ever be skinny.
stuffed animals
movies
Will it be an innovative, interesting little film, or will it be another pile of sexist schlock about girls, growing up, and emotions?
happiness
When I have kids, I'm going to reassure them that the best is always yet to come.
in

Aug 9, 2013 at 10:00am | 127 comments

goodbyes
It was a chance for a proper, decent goodbye with a good man who had treated me very well, and I blew it, preferring to sneak off in the middle of the night to go home alone.
you are the advice columnist
The name fits me less than it did before, and no amount of asking will get them to stop.
television
I almost didn't get this article turned in because I was watching all of "Roseanne." #sorrynotsorry
bullying
They lied when they said that going to the principal would resolve it. It's okay, though, I turned out fine.
moms
This one survey says yes.
in

May 17, 2013 at 11:30am | 110 comments

adults
There are a few things that a younger version of me wrongly assumed I would own by now, as if a box would have miraculously appeared on my doorstep labeled “Miscellaneous Adult Necessities.”
in

Mar 28, 2013 at 2:00pm | 109 comments

college
I'm writing them out now in hopes that it'll save a couple of you from the trial and hideous adult error that we've all gone through.
in

Nov 16, 2012 at 3:30pm | 38 comments

friendship
Everyone's idea about the number of friends you should have is "unrealistic" and realizing this is a "normal part of growing up" that unfortunately doesn't get a ton of airtime.
in

Nov 9, 2012 at 2:30pm | 81 comments

birthdays
I’m not the jetsetting 20-something with the world at her feet anymore. I’m more like the 30-something with her feet in comfy socks.
in

Jul 31, 2012 at 3:00pm | 43 comments

growing up
There was no pretending that my wildly promiscuous young mother was wailing because she was suffering through another bout of lower back pain. I knew.
bff
Yes, it was pretty codependent. Gloriously so. My husband became an afterthought to Morgan and I, and he seemed okay with it.