Everything 90s Kids Got Hyped About That Are Practically Non-Existent Today

Everything 90s Kids Got Hyped About That Are Practically Non-Existent Today

Let me jog your memory.

Whenever you see these posts on Facebook, the lists normally include, Tamagotchis, Webkinz, Pokemon cards, Disney Channel shows and movies like "That's So Raven" or "Sister-Sister."

1. Highly Town Heroes

Did anyone else used to wake up before school and this would be playing on your family room TV. The pizza delivery guy was always a crowd favorite.

2. Little Miss Books

I don't know about you guys, but I had collections of collections, LITERALLY. Little Miss books were defiantly the core of my collection days. Little Miss Sassy is the reason I who I am today.

3. My Super Sweet 16

Remember watching this and just cringing when girls who have celebrities as their performers, because I know I did.

4. Licorice the Cat American Girl

Everyone remembers Coconut, but poor Licorice was just as cute!

5. Disney Movies at 8

Did anyone else set alarms when there was good movies coming on at 8? Like The Thirteenth Year, Camp Rock, or The Wizards of Waverly Place Movie.

6. Stamp Markers

Your paper no longer had any white on it with these boys.

7. Minute Maid Juice Bars

I will never forget getting off the bus and enjoying a nice cold juice bar as an after-school snack.

8. Old Altoids

If you never got a chance to try these, I'm really sorry.

9. Omegle

I know you've been on here, don't hid it. Every 90's kid loved messing with all the weird older people on Omegle. Or were you one of the ones that copy and pasted your social media links and then got banned?

10. Miley World

Was anyone else obsessed with Miley Cyrus so that when this game came out it was like heaven. You got a fake credit card in the mail with your name on it to show your membership. It was a real deal.

11. Kim Possible Game

I hope I wasn't the only one who played this Kim Possible car. It was so frustrating every time you jumped and woke up one of the sleeping kids.

12. Classroom Libraries

Everyone had a classroom library at some point or another. You had the pillows and the stuffed animals. You would get 30 minutes or so to pick a book and read it anywhere in the classroom but of course, people always fought for the pillow section.

13. Counting Bears

Learning addition in 1st grade wouldn't have been fun without the help of the bears.

14. The Children’s Place Dolls

Once again, another of my many collections. Every time I ever made a clothing purchase at children place I would always get a doll.

I hope I was able to remind of some of the best things throughout our childhood!

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It's About Time We Stop Treating Stay-At-Home Moms As Slaves To The Patriarchy

With all this talk of empowering women, it's about time we get rid of the stigma that surrounds moms choosing to stay at home with their kids.

This is in response to an article written on Forbes based on research published by Pew Research Center, but my frustration is borne out of a long-standing cultural issue. The study stated an increase in stay-at-home moms in the Millennial generation. My problem was not with the data but rather with the way in which it was presented in the Forbes article.

Underlying the whole article seems to be this assumption that there's no way Millennial women could possibly be choosing to just be a stay-at-home mom. There must be some other outlet for them, another employment or career outside of motherhood.

The article discusses the moms who are choosing to work outside of the home while balancing being a stay-at-home mom, which is great! However, they do so in a way that demeans those who would rather choose to stay at home completely.

One sentence, discussing the SAHM's who work as well, reads, "Women are mothers in the home, but in a way that the patriarchy never dared dream."

But wait. Remind me, when did being a stay-at-home mom become equivalent to bowing before the overpowering male patriarchy?

These women are shaping the next generation of leaders, writers, employees, teachers and parents. Why are we stuck on labeling them as slaves to the patriarchy for working a full-time job of incalculable value and worth?

Another line discussing moms working online and staying home says, "Technology's evolution allows modern women the empowerment of joining tradition with innovation."

We talk about empowering women all the time, in everything they do. So why don't we allow women the empowerment, not only "of joining tradition with innovation," but of choosing tradition over innovation if that's what they want?

With all this talk of empowering women, it's about time we get rid of the stigma that surrounds moms choosing to stay at home with their kids. I can't understand what is "not enough" about a job that takes up your physical, mental and emotional stamina 24/7 all year long.

Being a mom is hard, stay-at-home or not. It's hard enough without the cultural commentary of stay-at-home moms being weak vessels propagating the cursed patriarchy, not living up to their full potential and never being enough.

There. That's been on my chest for a while.

And to my (stay-at-home) Mom, your work has been of more worth to me than I think you'll ever know. I hope you never believe a word of the lies society throws at you. You have been and always will be more than enough for me.

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Learn How to Stick to a Budget When You Are in College

Few tips and tricks that you can use to ensure that you do not waste any of your money when you are in college

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Save Money by Not Spending Frivolously

When you are in college it can be tempting to go out with your friends on a regular basis. This is not a good idea when you have to live on a budget. Take the time to consider what your costs are each month and then plan on going out with friends once or twice a month. This will allow you to still be able to have plenty of fun but help you not to go over your budget and struggle the rest of the month.

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