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The House I Grew Up In

The House I Grew Up In-- a personal essay about the trials of growing up middle class in an upper class society. An authentic great read!

The house I grew up in was not a house. It was a two bedroom condo with one bathroom, one living room, one kitchen and one dining area. The apartment complex was very safe, gated from the upper middle class streets of the area. I grew up roller blading, swimming and playing tag in these …

Was The Barbie Doll A Friend Or Foe To Us While We Grew Up?

There's a few things to hate about hating Barbie. First of all, by pouring all the blame on this plastic play thing, other negative effectors pass by on the sly such as the influences of family, school, media etc. While Barbie is never free from blame, I can't help but worry that while we are busy demonizing her, we are also busy neglecting other problems.

Barbie. Barbie. And Barbie. Growing up, I loved Barbie. When someone asks me, “What was your favorite Christmas gift as a kid?” the first thing that immediately pops into my head is my three story Barbie town house which included a pulley system elevator and drop dead gorgeous backdrops, enhanced by the furniture sets I …

Epic Toys Back From the Dead

Let me waste your time and give your brain a break. It’s throwback Thursday–a perfect excuse to reminisce over the past. It’s a past that no longer exists not only because, well, time passes, but also because we’ll never be little kids again. Today, I see lots of awesome “new school” toys I know nothing …

17 Ridiculous Things Loser ex-Boyfriends Have Said to Me

17 Ridiculous Things Loser ex-Boyfriends Say

You don’t need to be embarrassed that you dated him. It would be embarrassing if you were still dating him. – my wise mom As many of you may already know from other posts, I’m recently engaged. I’m in a fluffy cocoon of new love and aspiration. My other half supports me in ways I …

Her Meanest Day

Learn how to survive even your toughest day. Sometimes looking back at childhood can help you design your own victories against fret, stress or worry.

Ever get the mean reds? –Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s as played by Audrey Hepburn Part 1 One of the main reasons work stresses me out when it does, is because of all the fretting I do. “To fret” literally means to gnaw, as in: The dog gnawed on the chew toy until she …

30 is the New 13

Today is my 30th birthday. Unforeseeably, I never imagined that I would feel more 13 today than I did when I was 13.  The thing about it all is that I feel happy like a kid, free like a kid, as magical as a kid, without all the pre-puberty problems of acne, awkwardness, lack of …

The Music Box

Sometimes, between the deadlines, diets and dusting, we forget about our most important asset, the self. We make sure we cater to our loved ones, water our plants and fill our bank accounts (or try to). Daily, I walk my dog, rush to work, network, send all the emails and texts I need to on …

Let’s get physical!

Feel the burn from back in the day.

“Step up!” “Step down!” “Step up!” screeched the bobbing blonde on the mini stage into her mini microphone. I could barely hear her above the 90s pop, “Pump, pump the jam, pump it up!” When I was around 6 or 7 yrs old, my mom would take me to her Step Up classes. I would …

48 Colors of Stress Relief…

So when I told my friend, a successful psychologist, that my new technique for stress relief was painting and coloring (yes, as in coloring books!), she didn’t seem surprised…surprisingly. In fact, she was so supportive she found an actual coloring book for grown ups and gave it to me on my birthday. It’s one of …

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