bullying
They lied when they said that going to the principal would resolve it. It's okay, though, I turned out fine.
television
I almost didn't get this article turned in because I was watching all of "Roseanne." #sorrynotsorry
stuffed animals
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?
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.
you are the advice columnist
The name fits me less than it did before, and no amount of asking will get them to stop.
body image
"Look!" she says, innocently enough, "Your legs are like, twice as big as mine!" I never prop my legs up again, and from that one comment, I feel myself turning inward, trying to become smaller than I am.
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

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

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

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.
bcbg
Time to get old, chickens. Let's have a structured headwear moment.
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.
bff
Yes, it was pretty codependent. Gloriously so. My husband became an afterthought to Morgan and I, and he seemed okay with it.
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.
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

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

movies
Will it be an innovative, interesting little film, or will it be another pile of sexist schlock about girls, growing up, and emotions?
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

20s
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
coming-of-age
I’m a Jeanie, I intuit other Jeanies and we are Annie-magnets. We long for the innocence of the Madges and the brass ovaries of the Deirdres.