growing up

Jul 26, 2015

21 'Mistakes' Every Girl Makes in Her 20s

When you turn 20, you get this exhilarating feeling about leaving your teen years behind and finally entering adulthood. Whether...

Jul 16, 2015

20 Things Only An Only Child Would Understand

18. Your house looks like a shrine to you.

Mar 2, 2015

5 Reasons You’re Too Young to Be a Grandbig

All the emotion (and sugar) of big/little week comes with the impending dread that you’re one more generation removed from holding the coveted title of baby of the family.

That One Time I Made The Most Adult Decision of My Life

I figured he was going to ask me for some gum (as he always does) or the time or where we should get dinner later, but the question he asked wasn’t anything like that.

Oct 2, 2013

Will You Be Driving the Swagger Wagon in 20 Years? [Video]

Husband, kids, house, minivan...to a college girl, those are all things that exist in some vague future version of life. They're on the horizon, but still much too blurry to make out or even think about seriously.

Sep 7, 2012

I Think I'm Terrified of Adulthood [Confessions of a Twenty-Something]

I know I have mentioned this a few times, but as twenty-somethings, we’re still trying to figure it all out. We’re in this crazy limbo stage where we’re kind of kids but kind of adults.

Aug 29, 2012

Aug 12, 2012

You Know You're Ready For Adulthood When…

There comes a point where you can call yourself an adult. And the confirmation doesn’t necessarily come at a Church but potentially in a dorm room, a first apartment, or even outside of a bar.

Feb 1, 2012

How To Pretend You're a Grown Up

Sometimes, I feel very adult and responsible. Other times, I think it wouldn’t be so bad to go back to kindergarten and have naptime every day. Oh wait, there’s naptime in college, too. Having one of those days where you feel like you belong more in middle school than in college? Here are a few tried-and-true ways to pretend you’re a grown up.

Aug 25, 2011

10 Offensive Children's Outfits that People Actually Buy

Maybe it's just me feeling old, but I can't help but think kids are growing up faster than ever before. I'm constantly seeing second graders with iPhones, 13-year-olds rocking designer bags and little boys who use more hair gel than DJ Pauly D. I mean, maybe it's just because the 90s were a VERY different time, but I can't help but feel like kids today are growing up a little too quickly.

Dec 14, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: Screw You, Self-Help!

If you google “life after college” or anything related to being a post-grad, tons of self-help websites and survival guides appear. And even though I write a column about being a post-grad, I can’t help but find this to be incredibly annoying.

Oct 26, 2010

Taylor Swift Is No Better Than John Mayer or Kanye West

Taylor’s career has been built upon writing songs about her encounters with other people, revealing facts about her relationships, and candidly exposing her side of the story. This is something that many people have done in their music and through their interviews. However, they get a lot of crap for it – while Taylor seems to get the thumbs up.

Oct 10, 2010

10 Things You’re Never Too Old To Do

When you're little you always hear "Wait till your older" from piercing your ears to getting your first pair of heels to sending your very first sext. However, once you hit adolescence, it seems like you're constantly told to "act your age" or that you're "too old for" something. Just because you're in college doesn't mean you can't bask in things from the past ... Here are ten things you are definitely never too old for.

Sep 21, 2010

The Post-Grad Journey: How Adult

I’m not even five months out of college, and the word “adult” seems to have taken on an entirely new meaning. It appears that the idea of being an adult is boggling post-grads, such as myself, night and day – even over mundane things. Facebook status updates don’t lie, especially when recent grads are excited to update the world about their climb into adulthood.