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Childhood Memories

My Mother And The Touchstone She Gave Me

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

When we moved, the rock went with us. I would see it in the new garden and take comfort that at least something was the same.

The Struggle to Preserve Photos of Loved Ones

Sukey Forbes | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Sukey Forbes

Charlotte's entire life is represented in the negatives that I sorted today. From the day she was born in 1997 until three days before she died in 2004.

Passing on the Gift of Shared Misery

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Years from now, what will they talk about at holiday dinners? What material are we giving them if any one of them wants to become a comic, write their own blog or mommy-dearest tell-all bestseller?

How Will My Kids Remember Me?

Abby King | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Abby King

There are days I can't stop hugging, kissing and squeezing my kids. I absolutely adore them. But love isn't only in kisses, hugs, cuddles and "I love you's."

The Razor Scooter Incident

Sam Lanevi | Posted 04.26.2015 | College
Sam Lanevi

Maybe my father has been there at every accident, but he has also been there to pick me up and dust me off after every one.

2 Siblings Recall Strikingly Different Childhoods

Posted 03.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

"When I was 9, my mother made us eat tuna sandwiches, which were actually made out of cat food," recalls Jori, who recently wrote a book based at leas...

Woman Claims To Recall Being Forced To Drown Kittens And Endure Sexual Abuse In Childhood

Posted 02.20.2015 | Dr. Phil

Jori published a book that she says is partly based on her own childhood, including allegations of emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her dece...

Memories Matter -- Resist the Urge to Purge After Divorce

Theresa Sirles | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Theresa Sirles

Perhaps there is a part of me that feels like if the objects disappear, so will the positive memories. Just because you can't model a live broadcast of a healthy, happy marriage for your child, that doesn't mean you can't find creative ways to show them that at some point one existed.

Yagana Shah

17 Simple Sights, Smells and Sounds That Whisk You Back to Childhood

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

The grind of adult life can make us long for childhood again -- a time when there were no bills to pay, no bosses to report to, no groceries to buy an...

This Is How Pictures Are Stealing My Memories

Jennifer Bly | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

"Mommy, do you want to dry the dishes?" my oldest daughter asked. "Not right now," I responded, "I'm taking some pictures." Stop. The. Bus. Since when did I become more concerned with documenting the experience than being engaged with it?

Of Course I'm Anxious: 20 Reasons Why

Nancy Roman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

If I forgot my hat on confession day, I would burn in purgatory. If I forgot my homework, I would burn in purgatory. If I skipped Mass on Sunday, I would burn in hell.

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

My Life Among the Children of the Corn

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Thom Nickels

As children we knew that nobody ever went into the cornfield alone. Not even the brash neighborhood bully who loved to chase me down and sit on my chest. Even he would pale at the thought. The only way to navigate the maze was to stick together.

Rediscovering Santa Claus

Mike Cruse | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Mike Cruse

Why do I ever need to tell my son Santa isn't real? Who am I to make that decision for him? And furthermore, what if I'm wrong?

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

10 Life-Changing Books We Read Growing Up

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (th...

Things I Miss About Being A Kid

Kathy Radigan | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Laughing so hard that milk shot out of my nose. Sometimes, I could achieve this state of hysteria with just my two sisters, but usually, it only happened when we were with our male cousins.

Bring It On: October 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Since my diagnosis, I am thankful to live through 10 Octobers as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, adorning more birthday candles on my much healthier adult birthday cake.

Love, Death and Innkeeping: Tricks and Treats

Melissa Levis | Posted 01.02.2015 | Women
Melissa Levis

This will be my first Halloween in Vermont since I went as the Pink Panther in 5th grade. Despite my advanced education and 20 years as a New Yorker, not that much has actually changed, as I still dress in pink on a daily basis.

Mom Captures Everyday Beauty In 365-Day Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents

Ginger Unzueta finds joy in the details: her children's messes, their big smiles, their cuddles. To document life's fleeting moments, the photographer...

My D Day: The Death of My Dad 46 Years Ago

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

As I remember his passing at the 46th anniversary of his death, I ponder about the 'what-ifs' and how we miss his presence all these years. I also acknowledge my good fortune and blessings as I enjoyed 15 years with a phenomenal dad whose legacy has lived on through his children and grandchildren. His short biography has made a profound influence on my life for good.

What Proust Has To Do With Our Nostalgia For School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Our sense of smell has the most immediate connection to our memories.

A Tale of Two Suicides and a Story of One

David Toussaint | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

None of my own experiences combined with what I know of my father's life make me think any less of a person who chooses suicide. In this week of unhappy reflection, I've found myself repeating that phrase a lot. Who are any of us to understand what pain another is going through, or to what depths?

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.

My Kids Are Grown and Gone But My Nest Is Far From Empty

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Why is my house still filled with so much stuff my grown children, who have children and homes of their own, have left behind?