If there’s anything a Millenial knows, it’s that the future is scary. We all went to college assuming the economy would get better. We all went to college thinking that in doing so, we would be protecting ourselves from the scary things we were hearing in the news about recessions and possible depressions. We went, […]
I told myself I was above the quarterlife crisis myth, but that’s of course because I’m all ego and I might still be 16 pretending that I’m above whatever is popular or cool.
The week we find the Bravermans pulled in all kinds of directions. The election, Victor’s performance in school, Camille’s absence and more are explored.
I can’t stand “milestone timeline” articles that advise women that by the time they are 30 they should know how to prepare at least one flaming dessert, or that by the time they are 40 they should have done their first poetry reading. They are gimmicky, arbitrary, and seemingly designed to make readers feel inadequate. IMHO, […]
I know it’s etiquette day, but I’ve been doing a lot of teaching, and when dealing with kids, feelings about your own childhood eventually come up. For me, the worst time in my life was at fourteen, and I recently thought, “What would I tell fourteen-year-old me, if I could tell her anything?” And this […]
It all started with a plastic tricycle with a handle. My girl was about 18 months old when she started wanting to ride this trike, or rather, have me push her around on it.
Look, it’s not that I don’t crave the outward signs of adulthood (they help people take my baby-faced self a little more seriously), it’s just that until recently, we neither needed nor wanted a dining table.
This week’s episode of Parenthood was packed with plot progression and sweet scenes. There were laughs, there were tears, it was an episode that reminded me why I watch the show. Jaber brings his parents camping, Amber quits her job after the Bob Little Affair, Adam and Crosby are wooed with an offer to sell […]
So, friendship. Awesome until you move, right? In today’s LTP, I want to hear about making new, grown-up, non-classroom friendships.
Last year, some of our writers took on recaps of The West Wing while some of our regular recap shows were on hiatus during the doldrums of bad summer TV. That got me thinking about the show again after a long time, so when the DVD boxed set went on deep discount, I couldn’t resist […]
Warning: this may contain spoilers. George R. R. Martin’s series entered my life at what felt like an eerily appropriate time. The Harry Potter franchise was officially grown up and over–until they remake the movies in five years, that is. I had reread them all in preparation for the final film, seen it at midnight like […]
Halloween always reminds me of dressing up for When You Grow Up Day in elementary school. I dressed up as a ballerina, not so much because I wanted to be one but because I had a twirly skirt I wanted to wear. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you have […]
It’s taken me nine years, but I’m ready to go public. Enya is a total BAMF.
This past weekend I returned to the land of my youth. I moved to the Southeast shortly after my son was born, but his father still lives in the Midwest, so the past few years I have driven the young man up to Indiana to meet his dad for summer break. Every single time, I […]
Dear Little Hattie, Nice backpack, nerd. What are those, your initials embroidered on the front? Is that to keep people from stealing such a clearly awesome bag?