Social anxiety during coronavirus
Social anxiety during coronavirus
Love

Self-isolation is exacerbating my fears about passing my social anxiety onto my children

In the months leading up to having my eldest daughter, the people closest to me…

How I Bought That Disneyland mug
How I Bought That Disneyland mug
Lifestyle

Buying Disney mugs for my parents helped heal the pain of losing our home

How I Bought That takes a peek inside the process of making a meaningful purchase, whether…

Bachelor season finale Madison and Peter
Bachelor season finale Madison and Peter
Relationships

If your parents can’t stand your significant other, it’s not the end of the world

The breakout star of last night’s season finale of The Bachelor was not Hannah Ann…

young couple celebrating holidays, interfaith couple hanukkah and christmas
young couple celebrating holidays, interfaith couple hanukkah and christmas
Relationships

How to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah as an interfaith couple

As a member of an interfaith couple, you’re blessed with the opportunity to celebrate double…

family taking selfie photo quotes about family
family taking selfie photo quotes about family
Lifestyle

15 quotes about family that are perfect for sharing during the holidays

The holidays are a time for coming together. Whether that’s with family, friends, or other…

mom in hospital
mom in hospital
Love

My favorite holiday memory is when my mom was in the hospital

The first time I ever saw It’s a Wonderful Life was in a hospital on…

Thankgiving
Thankgiving
Lifestyle

Celebrating Thanksgiving as a person of color is complicated

grief around the holidays
grief around the holidays
Lifestyle

How to cope with grief around the holidays after a recent loss

I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, though I understand why people enjoy it. A…

millennial moms
millennial moms
Lifestyle

I didn’t have a voice as a child—but my children will

My firstborn likes to tell me when I do things right. She showers me with…

How to cope when your parents get sick
How to cope when your parents get sick
Family

How to cope as an adult when your parents get sick

“Yo Momma’s so stupid, she got hit by a parked car.” My date was firing…

My Father's Funeral
My Father's Funeral
Lifestyle

Performing at my father’s funeral taught me the life lesson I needed most

When I first told my mother that I wanted to perform my father’s eulogy as…

parent and child holding hands
parent and child holding hands
Lifestyle

Should parents tell kids about their addictions or mental health issues? Here’s what experts think

Earlier this year, Walking Dead actor Kevin Zegers posted a video on Instagram of his 3-year-old…

Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Illustration of mother carrying her husband on her back while caring for son and daughter
Lifestyle

The parenting double standard I’m done being quiet about

I’ll give it to you straight: I’m a tired mother of two. My days end…

Rear view of girl wearing backpack and standing in front of purple wall
Rear view of girl wearing backpack and standing in front of purple wall
Lifestyle

Meeting my half-sister didn’t go as planned, but it brought me the closure I needed

It was a spring afternoon in 2015. I was sitting in a restaurant when I…

Mother and daughter silhouette
Mother and daughter silhouette
Lifestyle

Having a daughter gave me the relationship with my mother that I never had as a kid

This essay was originally published on August 13th, 2018. I knew that my second child…

Paper cutout family on top of dollar bills
Paper cutout family on top of dollar bills
Money & Career

Why starting a family feels scary when you’re a millennial

I was sitting down to write this when I came across an article from The…

Author and her daughter
Author and her daughter
Lifestyle

What I learned about parenting a child who has depression

I was in elementary school when my grandmother took me to my first therapist. The…

Mom holding her baby and texting on phone
Mom holding her baby and texting on phone
Lifestyle

The parenting advice from my mom that I have to ignore

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Mom breastfeeding her son
Mom breastfeeding her son
Health & Fitness

I loved the idea of breastfeeding. The reality stressed me out

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Health & Fitness

Being a mom with fibromyalgia means teaching my kids the importance of kindness

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…