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The Lesbian Chronicles 52: Tales From A Chorus Line Wannabe

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 01.16.2017 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Part One: I am parked outside the studio waiting for my turn to audition, nervous as shit, (Don't know if shit gets nervous, but I imagine it does.) ...

When the World Seems Upside Down

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 01.11.2017 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When I was a kid, I loved seeing the world upside down. One of my favorite pastimes was to recline on my living room floor and stare up at the ceiling...

Sometimes the Best Punishment for Your Kid is No Punishment at All

Quora | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents
Quora

What is the worst punishment you have received from your parents, but taught you a valuable lesson? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge shari...

Why We All Need An Impromptu Dance Party In Our Lives

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 12.15.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

The music could be heard throughout our home, as my daughter turned up the volume for her favorite singer. Justin Timberlake's popular song created a ...

Growing Up Isn't As Bad As It Seems

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 11.28.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Sure, some of our true glory days will remain in the past, but that doesn't mean growing up has to be as bad as some people make it out to be. The good part is that every day has the power to be as good as we choose it to be- it all depends on our attitudes.

What Did You Do as a Child That You Hid From Your Parents?

Quora | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Quora

What did you do as a child that you hid from your parents? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

There Is A Hero Inside Each Of Us

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

As I walked through my local gym, I was obliviously to my surroundings. I was in a zone; my mind set on squeezing in a workout while my daughter was i...

How We're Endangering our Kids' Imaginations

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 11.02.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released its updated guidelines for children's media use. The recommendations reflect what I thi...

Children, Screens, and Why It's Time to Take Back Childhood

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

"Our children deserve the freedom to unleash their imagination and experience wonder in the world so that they can discover themselves, their passions...

Grief and the Loss of a Child: We Live To Love

Suzannah Galland | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Suzannah Galland

Adversity is something all of us experience in our lives. We can all relate to those tough times. When a child dies, the pain and devastation of loss ...

The Little Violinist

Sherry Caris | Posted 10.18.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

I fingered the neck as I had been taught and swung my bow up and down enthusiastically, but not a peep came from my violin, and I was one of the few students never chastised by our fearless leader.

The true measure of our nation's heart -- how it treats its kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

In a speech in which she leveled Donald Trump for boasting of a history of encounters that arguably amount to an admission serial sexual assault, it ...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

The Range Of Emotions That Go With Emptying Your Childhood Home

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

How do you empty your childhood home? How do you bag up 54 years of framed photos, scrapbooks, baby clothes, books, cookbooks, children's art work, thank you cards, birthday cards, holiday cards, sympathy cards and letters and letters?

Gardening as a Kid Indicates that You'll Eat Fruits and Veggies as a College Student

Modern Farmer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Aside from the obvious benefits of getting outside and helping pull weeds, it turns out gardening as a kid may have benefits that are longer-lasting than you might expect.

How To Know When (And How) To Ask For Help

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Humans are emotional and often irrational creatures. From birth until a certain age, we are taught to believe they we cannot do anything wrong. Our fe...

As You Become a Bat Mitzvah

Jessica Kahan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Jessica Kahan

The weekend is here. The first family members have arrived. My lists have lists, which have lists. Your dad is doing his best to be patient as I try to check things off his list too.

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

Rubber Bands And Yamulkes

Sherry Caris | Posted 09.13.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

Being of small stature and looking young for my age has invited countless unwanted pats on my head, engendering a primal anger that makes me want to punch the head-patter as hard as I can in their face.

7 Reasons I'm Grateful I Was a '70s Kid

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Lori Ferraro

I’m a certified nut for nostalgia and I recognize that in myself; a toy, a song, television show or a glimpse of anything ever made in a ceramics cl...

5 Ways My Child Is More Ready To Start Kindergarten Than I Am

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

As much as I try to be present in each moment, I know they are fleeting. September 6 is yet another reminder of this.

Clash With Your Boss? Research Suggests Your Childhood Could Be To Blame

Caroline Beaton | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Caroline Beaton

Millennial business coach and content marketer Ryan Robinson noticed that neither his old boss nor his dad were "quick to dish out praise"-- even when he did great work. Their approval was, in consequence, "very meaningful" to Robinson.

The Illusion of Lack

Candace Peterson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Candace Peterson

I think I realized that I didn't have much power when I started school. I skipped kindergarten (much to my dismay) and went straight into 1st grade at a small town, mostly white, Christian, tight knit school where everyone's parents knew each other and everyone had just finished graduating together three months before.

A Boy, A Barbie and Shame

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Seamus Kirst

When I think back to childhood I think of shame.For as far back as I can remember, I always knew I was different. I preferred a Barbie to a ball. Havi...

It's Not Whether You Win or Lose. It's How You Keep From Dying.

Sherry Caris | Posted 08.03.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

It's difficult to retain one's self-confidence when it is a constant struggle to remain upright. My challenge was due in large part to my imagination. My head was usually in the clouds, dreaming of fairies, castles and Alvin and the Chipmunks.