Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

In my late 20s, I felt mounting expectations — from myself and society to achieve certain things by age 30. As my 30th birthday came closer, I felt increasingly frantic. But now my goal for my 30s is to let go of what I am “supposed” to do in favor of what might truly make me happy. I also want to treat myself with more kindness.

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With ‘temporal distancing,’ the goal is to imagine yourself in the future

Here’s a day in my self-quarantined life, hour-by-hour. We think you might relate.

Is it week six or week 60?