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My So-Called Free-Range Childhood

Erika Milvy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Erika Milvy

When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.

A Book Review and Interview: "Just Kids from the Bronx" by Arlene Alda

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.02.2015 | Books
Cathy Chester

Every story is a gem, bringing us back to our childhood when we'd sit on the front stoop to hear our grandmothers spin yarns about their childhood adventures. And, because the Bronx gave birth to countless influencers, by the end of the book, you'll wish you were born there, too.

The Upside Down Economy of Parenting

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Who you are and what you have to say and what you have to offer and what you think matters. I want you to learn how to speak your mind. If you have a good idea, share it, because your words have value.

A Little Time With My Sweetheart

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Stoufis

Shelly is at that stage where she still rents a stroller and sets up play-dates and all of that new mom fun stuff. I miss those days.

The 'Mother Figure' I Didn't Know I Needed

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

No one would ever fill that void left by her death, I told myself, and it's true that no one really has. But my father has certainly made that void feel a little less empty.

Give It Up For Sexual Chocolate

Ashley Allen | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Ashley Allen

Today, I'm a stay-at-home-mom of three boys under the age of 7. My karaoke machine died a long time ago, and even though I wept at its funeral, I realized that it was its time to go. There is no place for a karaoke machine in a home full of animals, I mean young boys.

This Office Just Installed A Ball Pit

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The creative team at London-based design agency Pearlfisher believes that work environments today have grown too serious, focusing on goals without nu...

The Childhood Games That Make Us Feel All Nostalgia

Richard Abrons | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Growing up in New Rochelle in the the 1930s, we played games that now are off the map. I wonder if any of my small but hearty band of readers are familiar with them. You'd have to be old and lived in the suburbs. These games took up much of our free time and I remember them with great fondness.

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

6 Movies That Taught Me Something About Life, Love and Other Totally Random Things

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Christy Heitger-Ewing

My 10-year-old son recently asked me what movies I enjoyed watching when I was younger. A flood of awesome (mostly) '80s flicks immediately sprang to mind. I dug through my collection of DVDs and pulled out six of my childhood favorites. Each one taught me something about life, love and other totally random things.

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...

New Feelings Two Years After My Father's Death

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Two years ago today, my dad passed away. He was 86 years old and his body finally succumbed to the wear and tear he inflicted on it with alcohol and c...

#VaccinesWork: Open Letter to Parents & Families From Faith Leaders

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

A disease wiped out has returned because of choices that put the nation's health in jeopardy. More responsible choices are demanded.

Relearning The Horrors Of Measles

Seema Yasmin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Seema Yasmin

The rapid rise of measles of this year has highlighted the importance of vaccines. They are heralded as one of the top 10 successes of public health in the 20th century. So why do some people -- even some health care workers -- choose not to use them?

The Bucket Stops Here

Charlie Carillo | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

Not long ago I was helping my father with a job at his house, and a five gallon bucket of water had to be carried outside. I grabbed the handle t...

Why We Know So Little About Moses and Jesus

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The dearth of information about the formative influences on towering biblical figures such as Moses and Jesus has invited some skeptics to question whether they actually existed.

To Expectant Mom From New Mom, With Love

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Pregnancy can be an isolating experience, if only because it's your own. No one can know how you feel, because they aren't you. And you have no idea how to feel, because it's not something you've ever done before. Every day, every feeling, is new.

7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Candy Leonard | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Screaming teenage girls got a lot of attention in 1964 and they're the ones immortalized in the black and white footage, but the largest number of first-generation Beatle fans were actually boys and girls between five and 10 years old -- boomers born in the mid-to-late 1950s.

When Motherhood Felt Magical

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Those days, when motherhood felt magical, were simpler. They were easier. And even when I wipe away the sepia, I forget that they didn't feel so at the time.

Sometimes I Just Miss My Daughter's Babyhood

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I'm not tempted to have another baby, because that wouldn't solve the problem.I don't yearn for another child. I yearn for Jane, for Jane as a baby, the baby I miss sometimes.

Mom Who Is Being Investigated For Letting Her Kids Walk Home Alone Stands By Her Decision

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Last month, 10-year-old Ravi and 6-year-old Dvora were walking home from a park when they were stopped by police and driven to their residence about a...

Finding Stillness With My Toddler

Becky Tountas | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

There is no greater joy then seeing my daughter thrive. She grows week-to-week, day-to-day; this is what a parent wants. But there is a part of me that wishes I could hold her like I did when she was a tiny newborn. I want to slow things down, even just for a moment.

Saying Goodbye to Our Kids' Childhoods, One Ritual at a Time

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

I turned away, my eyes filled with tears, as I put away the peanut butter and jelly. He's only 8. I'm not ready for this, I thought. It's all going by too fast.

In The Nursery, Where Time Stands Still

Liz Curtis Faria | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Liz Curtis Faria

I want to hold him in my arms a little longer today, because already my baby is gone. Already there is a little boy in his place. And one day not too far in the future, there will be an older boy in his place, and then a teenager, and then a young man.

What I Discovered Reading My Childhood Diaries As An Adult

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I knew in order to be true in my sharing of the past, I needed to find my childhood diaries. That is where I escaped to, writing and drawing in books which I worked so hard to hide -- however, not always successfully.