Illustration of a middle child looking unhappy and happy

Expectations vs. reality of being a middle child

I am the middle child of three girls, and when I tell people, they either react with a surprised “woah,” a curious sympathetic expression with the question, “Do you have the middle child syndrome?” or some sort of empathy expressing that they are also a middle child.
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Growing up and growing apart

Off the Beat

Though my sister and I were raised in the same house with the same parents in the same Chicago suburb, our childhoods were immeasurably different. I have to wonder if that is what made us so different or if it was inevitable from the beginning that our life paths would split so drastically.
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Why sisters are the best

As you grow up, the unimaginable happens. You become best friends with your siblings. How that magic happens, no one knows exactly, but you can’t run away from this truth. We at the Clog just wanted to shout out to these sisters in your lives that you may or may
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