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Auntie SparkNotes: I Was Adopted Because of a Lie

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 7, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm the centerpiece of my current family conflict. I'm the adopted child of my mom and dad, and I was... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Was Adopted Because of a Lie

Auntie SparkNotes: A Toxic Christmas Conundrum

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 22, 2018
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Every year, my sister and I visit our family on my father’s side for Christmas and stay at our grandparents’... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Toxic Christmas Conundrum

Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 13, 2017
Dear Auntie, So here's a question that has confused me for a while: how do people define emotional, mental, and verbal abuse? Physical... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Difference Between Discipline and Abuse?

QUIZ: What Annoying Question Is Your Family Going to Ask You on Thanksgiving?

By ElodieNovember 17, 2017
The holidays are upon us, which means it's time once again to stuff our faces with carbs while sidestepping questions like "So why don't you... More  →
QUIZ: What Annoying Question Is Your Family Going to Ask You on Thanksgiving?

Pro Tips for Staying In Touch with Your Parents When You're Away at College

By Emma GordonJuly 28, 2017
Just because howlers are a thing of the past, doesn't mean that keeping up with Mom and Dad while you're away at school... More  →
Pro Tips for Staying In Touch with Your Parents When You're Away at College

Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 20, 2017
Dear Auntie, I live with my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my four-month old adorable nephew (I'm an auntie, too!). We all... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

Real Talk: My Grandmother Recently Died. I Used to Hate Her.

By Emma W.June 20, 2016
My grandmother died last month at the age of 88, in a nursing home, her mind riddled with Alzheimer's. Her death wasn't sudden... More  →
Real Talk: My Grandmother Recently Died. I Used to Hate Her.

Coping With Your Parents' Divorce

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 2, 2016
In my short life, I’ve weathered not one, but two divorces within my family. My sophomore year of high school, my mom... More  →
Coping With Your Parents' Divorce

Gilmore Girls Taught Us Everything We Know About Relationships

By Maddy AaronMay 10, 2016
Beyond providing us an ongoing dinner debate over Dean versus Jess, Gilmore Girls works as a guidebook for friendships, romantic relationships, and family drama.... More  →
<em> Gilmore Girls </em> Taught Us Everything We Know About Relationships