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Growing Up

On Growing Up With The 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.16.2017 | Women

“We were all just doing our best.” –Hannah “Our best was awful.” –Jessa ** “Girls” is the Hillary Clinton of TV shows: You can’t adm...

The Space Between Baby and Boy

Melissa Bowers | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Melissa Bowers

We’re in it now, this space between baby and boy.We’re teetering, delicately and precariously, a roller coaster in its graceful pause just before ...

Things They Didn't Tell Us At My Fancy High School

Bryan Behar | Posted 01.09.2017 | Education
Bryan Behar

I'll admit it, I was blessed to go to one of those super-posh, elite boys' schools where someone with gray hair stands up in chapel and says "Gentleme...

10 Things That Happen When You Go Home Again

Courtney Ellis | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents
Courtney Ellis

There are things we only do or feel or get away with at home, aren't there?Here's my list.1. You revert to your birth-order behaviorI'm a bossy firstb...

When did we stop believing we were capable of the impossible?

Ginny Copestake | Posted 12.29.2016 | Travel
Ginny Copestake

Picture the scene. You're climbing a tree. You're going higher and higher, up into the branches. The sky is getting closer, the ground further away. H...

An Open Letter to My Junior Year

Taylor Johnson | Posted 12.08.2016 | College
Taylor Johnson

It is because of this new outlook that I now realize that changing is as beautiful as it gets.

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.

18 Years Ago I Met A Boy

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.22.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Ten days past my due date and after a 23-hour labor that ended in an emergency C-section under general anesthesia, I met a boy. Our first meeting...

Dad's Video Finds Humor In The Pain Of Watching Your Baby Grow Up

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents

La Guardia Cross and his daughter Amalah have captured hearts across the internet with their “New Father Chronicles” YouTube series. In honor of ...

Encino Man

Bryan Behar | Posted 10.26.2016 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

By no grand design, the last two books I've read--Philip Roth's American Pastoral and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run--while disparate in tone and con...

5 Small Changes For Successful ‘Adulting’

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Kimberly Petrosino

As an early 30-something, I often find myself comparing my current life status to that of my mom when she was my age. She already had a house, a husba...

The Things We Carried

Elizabeth Kirk | Posted 10.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elizabeth Kirk

One thing I've been thinking about lately as I peruse the old photos in my phone or glance over old social media posts -- looking back is painful. Th...

My Daughter is the Non-Immigrant at an Immigrant School

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

Five months after I landed in New York City from the former Soviet Union, I had my first day at the public school across the streets from the projects...

Put Some Condoms In That College-Bound Care Package

Jennifer S. Hirsch | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer S. Hirsch

I have to admit, the condoms on the dining room table were a little surprising. The packing list the college sent us suggested a first aid kit, along ...

What I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Kristina Cappetta | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Kristina Cappetta

Sometimes you don't know how good you had it until you move forward and look back. You see, I went to my 20-year high school reunion recently. First of all, I can't believe it's been 20 years since I graduated. It may sound cliché, but I can honestly tell you I don't know where all the time has gone.

The Art of Parenting: Learning To Live at the Edge of the Unknown

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

As parents -- as people! -- we all (I'm pretty sure all of us, yes?) wish there were a simple way, a method that is tried and true and guaranteed to get us the results we hope for... be this a fitness program, a healthy diet, a supplement protocol, a parenting handbook, a financial plan, a spiritual practice, a qualified approach to ANYTHING.

Is Watching Your Kid Grow Up Supposed To Hurt This Bad?

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents

I’ve been a little weepy lately. A few days ago, on the way home, a sad detail in a book made me burst into tears like I’d been recently been brok...

We Love The Advice From These Parents On Making Mistakes And Not Giving Up

Maya Kashyap | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents

One of the responsibilities of being a parent is teaching our children important life lessons like wearing helmets when they ride bikes and not double...

‘Less Selfies. More Themmies,’ And 7 Other Funny Life Lessons From Parents To Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents

As parents, a big part of our job is teaching our children life’s important (and not-so-important) lessons. Some parents are so good at imparting th...

These Parents Perfectly Explain Adulthood To Their Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents

When we were kids, we knew that adults drove, drank coffee and got a lot more letters in the mail than we did. But the rest was pretty mysterious. And...

10 Things I Learned While Everyone Else Was Getting Married

Thought Catalog | Posted 09.15.2016 | College
Thought Catalog

This post was brought to you by Thought Catalog and Quote Catalog. By Rania Naim 1. Your ‘type’ changes drastically as time goes by. Especially in...

A User's Guide To My Brain And Body

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Katie Tandy

Here at Katie Tandy™ we want to express our mutual excitement about your new relationship. The Katie Tandy™ Temporary User's Guide has been designed to assist you after your recent acquisition of exclusivity.

Your firsts are my lasts

Ger Renton | Posted 08.20.2016 | Parents
Ger Renton

We've one more year together before I lend you to a pre-school, then a school- my baby, my last baby - I will treasure this year more than you could possibly know.

I Took A Month Off To Be An Adult, And It Was Terrible

Devon Henry | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Devon Henry

I am terrible at this and waking up at 5 a.m. is honestly such a foreign concept to me that every time my alarm goes off I think my boyfriend is pranking me. But also I'm enjoying it. And I'm going to keep enjoying it. Maybe for like one more week.

New York, I Still Love You

Kari Parker | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kari Parker

Peeking in at the lives of those around made me feel like I was drowning in the responsibilities and decisions that should be mine but are not, in fact, my own. And I wasn't going to allow people who were "over it" to put me under it.