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During the fall and winter months, parents and children are often encouraged to donate to school food drives. Unfortunately, many parents use these as an opportunity to clean out their pantry. When I was in middle school and high school, my mother and I received food donations, which sometimes included expired and unlabeled food, as well as rusted cans. Being more conscious of your donations can directly help the person on the receiving end.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine