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Happy Birthday, From Mr. President

Carly Stern | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Carly Stern

My 21st birthday present is a President Trump. Within 24 hours of Trump's ascension to the Oval Office, I will turn 21 years old. The beginning of m...

Everyone Deserves A Party: Organizing Events for People and Pets

Brie Witherspoon | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Brie Witherspoon

When you envision a birthday party what do you see? A cake, balloons, party hats, and a room full of your closest friends, right? Well when the almost...

It Takes A Long Time To Become Young

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Siobhan Kukolic

A gaggle of Grade 4 girls celebrated with my daughter for her 9th birthday last week at a trampoline park. The squeals of delight, the contagious lau...

Dad's Video Finds Humor In The Pain Of Watching Your Baby Grow Up

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents

La Guardia Cross and his daughter Amalah have captured hearts across the internet with their “New Father Chronicles” YouTube series. In honor of ...

Celebrating My Fourth Birthday As An Adult Woman (A Story Of Reinvention)

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Michelle Dempsey

This weekend is my fourth birthday. Well, let me clarify. I'm a relatively mature 32 years old and frankly, I have enough life experience to easily d...

How I'm Battling My 'Mom Guilt'

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

She smiled up at me. The sun hit her face, and half of it was white-lit, the other half shadowed and displaying the temporary tattoo we had given her ...

Learn About Laidback Luke's Iconic Career and Enter for a Chance to Celebrate the DJ's Birthday at Marquee New York

Kyle Stevens | Posted 10.17.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Krijn van Noordwijk Laidback Luke is counting down the days until he turns 40 years old and you have the chance to celebrate the milest...

On Turning 30

Joelle Zarcone | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women
Joelle Zarcone

I wasn't sure if I was supposed to care, or if it mattered. Billions of people turn 30 daily, and 30 is... 30. I had such trepidation about turning 29, and what that meant, and now this birthday has sort of been an afterthought.

Motherhood Does NOT Define Me (Or Does It?)

Ali Fallis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
Ali Fallis

Does motherhood define ME? No. Well, yes. Kind of. (Maybe?)

USAGov's 11 National Parks You Can't Miss in 2016

USA.gov | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
USA.gov

Time flies whether you're inside or outside. On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 and the celebrations are a century in the making. In fa...

28 Life Lessons I've Learned This Past Year

Amanda Beilke | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Beilke

The seasons of life tend to affect all of us in very different ways. Some of us get thrown off by the spins of change in the weather or the many hecti...

I Celebrated My Birthday Alone In A Foreign Country. You Should, Too.

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 08.16.2016 | Travel

For the first time in my life, I wanted to be somewhere I’ve never been before for my birthday. I wanted to be surrounded by people I didn’t know ...

What Would Happen if We Hit the Wedding "Reset" Button?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 08.08.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I've watched couples deteriorate under the pressure to keep up with current wedding trends, and how they think their day "should be", versus staying true to who they are, and what they want to achieve in their future together. So, let's hit "reset."

Happy Birthday, Mom

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 08.06.2016 | Parents
Taylor Dibbert

So I recently spent several days in Dallas, my hometown. I was there for my mom's birthday. Her actual birthday is today, but I wanted to come from th...

Why I Ran a Marathon For My 50th Birthday

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

One of the best presents I've ever received was something I gave to myself. It was three years ago, and for my 50th birthday, when I gave myself permission to try something outside of my comfort zone.

30 Things I've Learned For My 30th Birthday

Anjali Sareen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Anjali Sareen

The best and brightest moments of self-discovery in life often happen after you've pissed someone off in the pursuit of your own happiness.

This Is The First Time I Won't Hear My Sister's Voice On My Birthday

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.24.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I am starting to get Facebook notifications in advance of my birthday. But this year, every time I log in to Facebook I am reminded that this marks the first time in all my 56 years that I will not hear my sister's voice on my birthday.

The Biggest Downside To Living Abroad

Sarah McArthur | Posted 05.16.2016 | Travel
Sarah McArthur

Today my younger sister Shannon turns 21. While she is off celebrating in Rhode Island where she goes to college I am thousands of miles away in Costa Rica.

33 Life Lessons I've Learned In My 30s

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Stop chasing perfection. No one expects you to be perfect anyway (and if they do, kick 'em to the curb!).

A Goodbye Letter to 23, That Beatiful A&%#@$!

Alex Madda | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Alex Madda

DUECES 23. MAY YOU BURN IN THE MOST LUXURIOUS SPA FROM A FACIAL TREATMENT YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE ALLERGIC TO. Thanks for some wicked good times, but 24 is where it's at.

Holy Sh*t -- Birthdays Are Overwhelming

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.13.2016 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

Maybe birthdays are like Halloween and Christmas, maybe like most things, they're simply better when you're a kid.

Making Birthdays Meaningful

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Tim McDonald

For this birthday, I set up a personal fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, a cause I am passionate about. I'm asking everyone who wishes me a happy birthday that it will be meaningful if they can support my wishes by donating or spreading the word.

When No One Showed Up To Boy’s Party, Troopers Threw Him Birthday Bash

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.12.2016 | Good News

Arkansas State Troopers were in hot pursuit of a juvenile — who needed a little birthday love. When no one showed up to Toxey Andrews’ tenth birth...

Here's How I Really Feel About Turning The Big 5-0 This Week

Cheryl Scott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
Cheryl Scott

In less than a week, I'll be dipping my toes in the big 5-0. But it's not the toe-dipping that rattles my nerves. As all mid-lifers know, it starts with a little 'testing of the water' and the next thing we know we're half-way through a decade and beyond!

What I've Learned About Birthdays After 93 Years

Phyllis Sues | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I have lived 93 years with no stop sign in sight. Nothing wrong with that scenario. If I'm going to celebrate, it's going to be a celebration of waking each day with the same energy and love for living.