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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.

Why I'm Glad I Have a Distracted Kid

Mommy Nearest | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I have a child who doesn't sit still -- ever. Over the years, I've watched her peers learn to sit long enough to draw pictures. I've watched others learn to stay seated for an entire meal. My 5-year-old girl operates quite differently.

6 Of The Biggest Parenting Regrets I've Had

Mommy Nearest | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

My baby was bald for her first two full years. Desperate to make her look girlier, I tracked down non-slip hair clips for "ultra fine baby hair" and stuck them on her two strands of hair. When I look back at photos, it just looks like she has a piece of felt glued to her bald head. Major fail.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

Mom Hits the Bar

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

When mom and I are together we slip into our routine banter. Sometimes it does get loud between us and not all the words shared fall into the touchy, feely category. Let's just say, we don't keep anything in.

How This News Anchor Found The Strength To Forgive Her Father

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

When she was growing up, Emmy Award-winning news anchor Kara Sundlun never had the chance to know her father. Later in life, though, father and daught...

Mom's Entrance

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

At 91, she is a phenomenon. When she is at home in Boca Raton, by 7:00 a.m. she is at the athletic center -- they never call it a gym in her gated community of Boca Pointe. Pointe spelled with an "e" at the end, don't forget it.

5 Screwed Up Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Jenn Scalia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Jenn Scalia

I learned a lot of amazing lessons from this man. And even though we butt heads, I love him with all my heart. But the truth is I don't love everything about him.

A New Addition To The What-I'm-Thankful-For List

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Jeremy Krashin

I am thankful for these nurses, and so many others. They made the most challenging part of our life bearable. They made it human.

Let's Give Our Kids More Credit

Risa Sugarman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

I'm a planner, and planning my own psychiatric hospitalization may sound ridiculous, but it is emblematic of how I live my life.

What It's Like To Be A Personal Assistant To A Kindergartner

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

I realized today that I am the personal assistant to a diva celebrity, without any of the implied benefits.

'They Grow Up So Fast!'...and Other Cliché Phrases

Denice Duff | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Denice Duff

I came home from the airport to quiet house with an empty laundry hamper, the sink devoid of dirty dishes and a bathroom counter I could actually see. And I thought to myself, there are two things that are keeping me from sobbing from loneliness.

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.

I've Fallen in Love with Someone New: Happy Grandparents Day!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I became a mother for the first time in 1980, there was no "use and care" manual that came with a newborn. Most of us just winged it

The ABCs of Being a Woman

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

This Divorcee Believes in Marriage

Amy Koko | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I believe in marriage and I believe this new generation has a shot at getting it right. They know each other better, they have more life experiences, they have goals and aspirations that they tackle as a couple. They get it.

From Empty Nest to Full House

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Gone are the days of sharing a leisurely cup of coffee over the morning news. My husband and I now sip our daily elixir while watching Chuggington with our granddaughter sandwiched between us on the couch.

Role Model Mom

Tina Karkera | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Tina Karkera

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It's a title that's conferred upon you, whether you are ready or not.

WATCH: I Traveled The World With A Cutout Of My Late Father

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After the death of her father, Jinna Yang turned her seemingly perfect life upside down. The 20-something New Yorker ditched her high-paying job, luxu...

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Amy Barr | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Amy Barr

My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings. Yet like many comedians, my father's humor hid an inner sadness, part of which I now understand, part of which is still a mystery.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

Let's Celebrate Turning 40 Instead of Dreading It

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Risa Sugarman

Why should it matter? I don't feel 40, but when I turned 30, I didn't feel that, either. I don't know what it is supposed to feel like and the truth is, why should I even spend time worrying about that?

Like My Mother Always Said...

Erin McHugh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

My mom has been gone for over 20 years now, so it's not like I would be repeating an incident from yesterday. But she ticked off what I'd said, and I thought, Wow, I do do that. Without even realizing it, every day I'm leaning on, laughing at and listening to my mom.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.