Ossiana Tepfenhart


Ossiana Tepfenhart works as editor of FunNewJersey Magazine. When she's not working there, she's working on various solo projects and other major news sites. Writing is her life.

10 Things To Know About The Adoption Process, From A Birth Mom

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
I'm going to start this off with a confession: I wasn't adopted. I was, in fact, the birth mom to a little girl who was. Having found out that I was pregnant seven months in, I didn't have the option to abort. So, I ended up giving her up for…

9 Glass Half Full Lessons You Only Learn From Having Debt

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
College debt is now at an all-time high, and it’s pretty safe to say almost all people in our generation have had to deal with the pitfalls of debt in one way or another. The funny thing about debt is it’s an excellent teacher, and it’s also one of…

15 Relatable Moments Every College Party Animal Once Experienced

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
College is usually when people really unleash their inner party animal for the first time. For many of us, it’s also the time we go full-force into the party scene and become true party monsters. If this was true for you, you’ve also had these 15…

Blind Ambition: What Happens If You Ignore Your Student Loans

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
Our generation has a lot to be proud of. We’re more likely to go to college (and graduate) than any other generation before us. We’re known as a creative, entrepreneurial generation. We are known for our perennial optimism, our desire to change the…

Stop Coddling Your Kid: 4 Major Concerns Of Helicopter Parenting

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
As an older Millennial, I grew up in the 90s, when helicopter parenting was de rigueur, and the concept of letting kids get hurt as a way to let them learn about life was thrown out the window. My mom was not much different from other parents when…

Generation Isolation: How Tech Advances Have Ruined Our Social Skills

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
For the majority of my adolescent life and the bulk of my teen life, my routine was set in stone. After school, during which I wouldn’t talk to anyone, I’d go home, lock myself in my room and go on my computer. There, I would either play computer…

10 Things College Dropouts Wish You Knew

By Ossiana Tepfenhart
As a college dropout, I’ve faced my fair share of discrimination, questions as to why I didn’t graduate, and a large amount of goading by folks who insist a degree would somehow enrich my life. While I’m appreciative of the fact that people see me…