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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.

Phony Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Killing U.S. Children

Erik Ose | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Erik Ose

Is it too much to ask Jenny McCarthy to read a simple, well-researched article and properly educate herself about how no legitimate scientific studies have linked vaccines to autism? And then, to announce to the world she was wrong? It would help undo at least some of the damage she's done to public health and our country's children.

5 Games to Spur a Preschooler's Creativity

Vikas Gupta | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Vikas Gupta

I have a 3-year-old daughter. As she's grown since her birth, I've come to love the opportunity to introduce the world to her and to help her make sense of it.

One Very Good Reason To Stay Calm In Front Of Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents

It's one thing for parents to tell their children to behave kindly toward others, and another for them to embody the message with actions of their own...

Falling in Love With a Cartoon Character (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-01-14-20150109AlexZuccarosmall.jpgAlexander first realized he was gay at 5 years old thanks to a Hercules pillow set, a secret comfort he could turn to when he couldn't explain himself to his friends at school. The pillow was his "boyfriend," he says.

Cherishing the Kid Inside All of Us to Create Amazing Customer Experience: Steve Jobs Style

Karthik Rajan | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

The word magic takes me down memory lane, watching magic shows as a child was a roller coaster of delight, curiosity, wonderment, surprise and intrigue -- all rolled into one. For me, magic is a personal experience to cherish and the kid in me was overjoyed to observe its cross over to the professional side -- thanks to Steve Jobs.

The Real Definition Of A True BFF

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

From Barbies to boyfriends -- through the shifting tides of girlhood and womanhood -- my girlfriends and I shared a journey that was both profound and simple. We grew up together. And then we grew apart.

My Life Among the Children of the Corn

Thom Nickels | Posted 01.06.2015 | 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.

Nothing Beats a Snow Day... Until We Grow Up!

RB Bronson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I think even the most rabid anti-science, anti-evolution, anti-global-warming American would have to agree that we've been experiencing some pretty dramatic weather. This winter, storms seem to sweep through swaths of the country, dropping feet of snow along with freezing rain and sleet. Nasty stuff.

Alright, I Have Bad Taste

Anthony Romeo | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

It's practically 2015, and we mustn't forget the Tiffany Pollards and Brooklyns of the world. It was the perfectly highlighted and coiffed Todd Chrisley who said, "You don't ever go out of the house with your snapdragon snappin.'" I will buy a round of beer for anyone who can translate that.

10 Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Father

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Marco Cáceres

When you're a child or a teenager, the tendency is to look at your father as a bit of a pain in the neck. But as you grow up, have a career, get married and have a family of your own and face the daily pressures of life as a father, you quickly realize that your father was much smarter, much wiser and much greater than you used to give him credit for.

The Unexpected Gift I Got From My Kids This Christmas

Catherine Naja | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Catherine Naja

This absolute sense of joy and trusting belief so emblematic of the littlest among us is both powerful and inspiring. It's the stuff we should all be grasping for, something we'd all benefit from tapping into now and then.

Why The Whole Family Benefits When Kids Believe In Santa

Jacqueline Woolley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Woolley

Children are empowered by feeling that they have figured it out by themselves. Upon making the discovery, they become part of the adult world; they are "in on the secret" and can derive even more emotional benefit by being given a role in keeping the myth alive for their younger siblings.

To My Daughter On The First Christmas She Doesn't Believe In Santa

Sarah Dille | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Sarah Dille

I thought I'd be sad when we talked about presents and you knew they'd all be bought by me. But that isn't what has happened.

The Christmas I Will Never Forget

Deanna Smith | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Deanna Smith

I often think back to this Christmas that I will never forget and wonder what I'm supposed to learn from this experience that I still can't talk about. I can barely write about it. I know that it has been hard for me to trust after this.

Homeless Kids' Letters To Santa Remind Us Not Everyone Will Have A Happy Holiday (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact

Not every child will wake up on Dec. 25 to a mound of presents under the Christmas tree. Some won't even wake up with a permanent roof over their head...

Santa Guilt

Miranda Gargasz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Miranda Gargasz

He feels like the magic of Christmas was stolen away. I feel like my little boy just lost the last thing that made him a little boy. He mourns the loss of Santa Claus and so do I, for vastly different reasons, but leaving us both with this hollow space inside.

Homemade Holidays

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

The homemade Christmas gifts we made as children were good practice for hobbies that have followed us into adulthood.