7 Straight Talking Tips For First-Time Moms

We’ve all heard the platitudes about parenting being the most important job you’ll ever have —and of course that is true. But most jobs come with a handbook, an employee manual or a job description. It’s a cruel fact of parenthood that this, the most important job ever, comes with no road map. Perhaps moms suffer … Continue Reading

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An Open Letter to My College Self

  This is a letter to a younger version of myself in college, but each of us has our own letters. We have the lessons, insight and comical sense of reality that can only come from moving through life one day at a time.  Dear College Me, I know the future seems like a distant reality to … Continue Reading

Dear Unhappy Twenty-Somethings: What Are You Waiting For?

Disclaimer: This article may be a little crass. The intention is not to be offensive or demonstrate a lack of empathy, because everyone has a different situation. The purpose is to show a little tough love, from one peer to another, about the potential we all are capable of reaching if we start fighting for … Continue Reading

10 Single Girl Activities for the Winter Months

Let’s be honest: it can suck to be single when the temperature drops and everyone seems to be pairing off to cuddle and do fun winter activities together. This is commonly referred to as “cuffing season.” In stark comparison to the carefree days of summer, the winter months make people just want to stay inside … Continue Reading

14 Ideas For Making the Most of Your Spare Time

If there’s one piece of advice I could give anyone it would be this: Do NOT waste your time. Your time is precious, limited, and life’s most wonderful gift. Everyone handles their time differently. Some people wake up to a pre-planned day, or a certain routine they like to follow. They write everything down in a planner. … Continue Reading

17 Ways to Make 2017 the Year of Moving Forward

As 2016 comes to a close, We are all looking forward to what 2017 will hold. Instead of waiting around for things to happen, take control and make 2017 a year of moving forward. 1. Chase the right things. A new year can be a chance for a fresh start. Maybe you spent 2016 chasing … Continue Reading

What It’s Like To Suddenly Grow Up Being The Only Latina

How being uprooted from my culture has made me a better person. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of a childhood spent bouncing back and forth from home to Manhattan for school and family parties, I was constantly seeing other Hispanics, minorities or people of color in my day-to-day life. The … Continue Reading

How I Learned to Move on From My Dream College

If you had asked me where I wanted to go to college when I was a senior in high school, I’d have told you my top choice was UConn. It was the dream college to me. I would have said I was born to be a Husky and Connecticut was where I belonged. It was … Continue Reading

The Honest Truth About High School

My younger cousin just began her journey into high school– the shortest and longest four years of conflicted adolescent development — and it’s caused me to reflect about the realities I have learned since leaving high school, college and every other varying stage of my life. To start, it wasn’t until years after graduation that … Continue Reading

The Ultimate College Packing List

Today I’m sharing my ultimate college packing list as I go into my sophomore year of college! There are so many posts about how much you desperately need to bring all these crazy things. Because college living spaces are notoriously undersized, over-packing can be a big issue. When it comes to actually packing what you … Continue Reading