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Childhood Memories

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

Reflections on My Reunion

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2015 | Fifty
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a high school reunion that we decided to hold outside of the usual decade milestones. This was #43. I couldn't make the 40th as I had a wedding that same weekend, but it was fairly well-attended and everyone seemed amenable to getting together more often.

A Salute to Egg Rolls and Forever Friendships

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 07.07.2015 | Chicago
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

"There are other places in Chicago to get good egg rolls. You're being ridiculous!" This was my husband's comment to me as I rushed out the door to pick up my final carry-out order from my all-time favorite Chinese Restaurant, Kow Kow.

Why Childhood Memories Disappear

The Atlantic | Alasdair Wilkins | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

My first memory is of the day my brother was born: November 14, 1991. I can remember my father driving my grandparents and me over to the hospital in ...

Why I Love My Father

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Dani Alpert

When I was a little Dani, about four or five years old, my father invented a character called, the Tickle Monster, long before Josie Bissett's, Tickle Monster Laughter Kit, which included cuddly tickling mitts. I'm not sure why you would need a kit to tickle someone, but whatever. My dad was the original.

With Kids, Little Things Are Magic

Kasey Ferris | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

A few minutes of digging went by when I heard a happy shriek, and he came trotting over to me with his hands folded together, cupping -- what I could only imagine by the look on his face -- something awesome.

My Father's Oasis of Tranquility

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jorge Newbery

When I was little and growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would take me and my four siblings to the beach. These were significant outings: pails,...

The Lost Art of Skipping Rocks

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

As we stood there, it occurred to me how much we've lost to the hectic pace of a technologically advanced society.

The Littlest Summertime Pleasures That Take Us Back To Childhood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

Sunshine, beaches, family vacations and a perfect tan are only a few of the things we love about our favorite season: Summer. Though we're all grown u...

My Mother And The Touchstone She Gave Me

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.28.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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...