How “Degrassi” Was The Most Progressive Show Of All Time

“Degrassi: The Next Generation” is one of the greatest exports from Canada, other than maple syrup lollipops and Justin Trudeau. But, in all honesty, “Degrassi” was one of the most progressive shows out there, complete with heroin addiction, sexting, abuse and Holly J getting a new kidney. Some might say that this show was over … Continue Reading

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What Really Happens When You Propose to Your Boyfriend

Yes, you definitely read that correctly. I had the absolute pleasure of proposing to my boyfriend… and he said yes! It shouldn’t be a novel concept, but somehow the gender reversal takes people by surprise. Ever since we announced our engagement, we’ve been dealing with some pretty interesting experiences. For those who might be considering … Continue Reading

What It Means to Love Someone With Depression and Anxiety

Lasting love has no boundaries or limitations. It seeks no reward for thriving in the imperfect nature of humanity, that which makes all of our personal connections so vastly unique. Real love triumphs over the most dangerous of evils; those that exist inside each and every one of us. The intricacies of who are intertwine with … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My First Love

Years have gone by since I’ve first decided I wanted to write this to you. Understanding a first love is difficult and heart-wrenching for all of us. I’ve been staring at a blank screen for days, trying to find the right words. Since the end of 2011, I’ve wanted to write a letter to you, … Continue Reading

Parenting Without Sacrificing Your Dreams

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  When I first became a mother I believed that everyone else’s needs and wants were greater than my own. I now know that’s not true. As a young mom, being able to … Continue Reading

10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

Being Cheated on Gave Me My Life Back

Love is so far beyond my realm of expertise. I am a hopeless romantic. I want big love. I want a love that makes my life bright, shiny and full of joy. I, like every other girl, have watched a lot of Disney movies, have read a lot of Nicolas Sparks books and have seen … Continue Reading

10 Honest Realities of Being Engaged

Before getting engaged, I often dreamed about what it would be like. I assumed it involved lots of ring selfies, champagne to celebrate at any given moment and nothing but total bliss and happiness. The way engagements and engaged life is portrayed in the media, who could blame me? I dreamed that my fiancé and … Continue Reading

Love is Not a Competitive Sport

“Contrary to what the Bachelor/Bachelorette television franchise and the entire spirit-decimating Hollywood Industrial Complex would have you believe, romantic love is not a competitive sport.” -Cheryl Strayed Alright guys, I have a confession that might make me wildly unpopular: I’m not a fan of the Bachelorette or the Bachelor. I have had several roommates through … Continue Reading

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being A Big Sister

Coming from a family of all girls and being the oldest has taught me a lot. As the oldest, you are expected to set an example and lead your younger siblings. With two little sisters, I was especially responsible for leading by example when it came to behavior, curfews, the way I dressed and the … Continue Reading