Category: true story

True Story: I’m A Climatologist

What's it like to work as a climatologist? How can we, normal citizens, slow climate change? How do you deal with climate deniers? Click through for a not-as-depressing-as-you'd-think interview!

What’s it like to work as a climatologist? What do you do on a day-to-day basis? Do you spend all your time crying? Or just some of your time crying?

In honor of Earth Day, I landed an interview with the smartest, funniest, kindest, most handsome climatologist I know – my husband, Dr. Kenny Blumenfeld. Read on!


True Story: I’ve Had A Chronic Illness Since Childhood

What's it like to live with a chronic illness since childhood? How do you talk about your health? How do you help people understand your invisible illness? Click through for one woman's story
A chronic illness is defined as an illness that “cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication.” What would life be like if you were diagnosed with a chronic illness at age 5? How would that affect you life choices and how you thought about yourself? This is Beryl’s story.

True Story: I lived in a shed in my parents’ yard for 3 years

We could call it tiny house living ... but it was more like a shed. Rachel shares she story of how she came to live in a 10' x 10' shed in her parents' backyard! Click through to read more!
Can you imagine living in a shed … in your parents’ backyard? Would it be a great way to save money and regroup? Or tiny and cramped and drafty? After a bad breakup during the housing crisis, Rachel living with her parents and losing sleep because of her stepdad’s incredibly snoring. Solution? Move into the shed in the backyard!


True Story: I donated a kidney to my dad

Would you ever donate a kidney to a family member? Organ donation saves lives and kidney donation isn't nearly as invasive as you'd think! Jessica shares her story of donating a kidney to her dad.

What would you do if a friend or family member needed a kidney? Would you ever consider giving them one of yours? That’s just what Jess did! This is her story.


True Story: I’m a teen mom success story

Sometimes you can be a teen mom, keep your baby, and find love and professional success. Click through for Emily's story

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘teen mom’? That MTV series? That girl in your 11th grade history class? 17 year old girls don’t usually make an active decision to become mothers while still in high school. If they do become pregnant, most of them choose to end the pregnancy or give the baby up for adoption.

We see very few stories of teen moms who kept their babies and built a happy life for themselves. But that’s what Emily did. This is her story.


True Story: I’m in an open marriage

Could you ever be in an open marriage? Would you want a marriage that wasn't monogamous? Click through for one woman's story about how opening her marriage improved every thing.
How would you feel if your spouse told you they wanted to date other people … while still being married to you? Would you ever want a boyfriend and a husband? Today, Cristin is sharing the story of her open marriage and the benefits she and her husband have found from being monogam-ish.