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

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.21.2016 | 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.

This 10-Year-Old Is The Motivational Speaker The World Needs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.03.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (@kingnahh) on Aug 2, 2016 at 6:14am PDT Nyeeam Hudson may only be 10 years old but he probably has much...

Remembering The Boy Who Broke My Heart When I Was Young

Nancy Roman | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I did not have a lot of boyfriends when I was young. I was self-conscious and nerdy, and could not figure out how to connect with boys. But now and then, in my teens and 20S, I managed to find myself with a boyfriend. I met Lee when I was 19. He broke my heart. But not in the way you imagine.

The Key To Mending Your Relationship Problems

Lisa Rosenthal | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Lisa Rosenthal

We are capable of change. Even tiny, incremental changes can shift ways of seeing, smelling, tasting, breathing and being. As a dear friend reminds me, a butterfly flaps its wings in Paris and we have a sweet summer storm in New England.

Baby Steps

Ishan Patel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Education
Ishan Patel

Going to college is a huge step in life and applying is far from relaxing. It can be overwhelming and the thought of it will probably consume you at some point, but remember, nothing is more important than your health. So sleep in, go to the beach, hangout with friends, play outside, just enjoy your youth, because it'll be over before you know it.

Why Millennials Living with Parents Is Robbery

Jared Buckley | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Jared Buckley

Recognizing an experimental learning opportunity, I walked right over to her and nudged her so she would fall into the pool.

Father's Day: I Wrote a Book About My Dad and Now My Family Wants to Kill Me

Mike Edison | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Mike Edison

My new book is called You Are a Complete Disappointment - those were my father's last words to me, literally from his death bed. It was quite a scene....

The Beauty In Leaving Home

Her Track | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Her Track

This is the place you grew up. It's where you attended your first school, met your best friends and made the most memories. It's the place you sat sid...

A Letter To My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Debra Carnes | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Debra Carnes

Daughter, you are amazing. One day you're sweet and needy, where I feel like you'd cuddle up in my lap if you were smaller. The next day, you spew venom and the look in your eyes tells me someone has taken over your body and she is not of this world. You are my 14-year-old daughter and I am simply your parent along for a ride that makes Google maps question the route at times.

I Won't Let The Memories Of High School Haunt Me

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.09.2016 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

It was my first year of high school, and after 4 months, I had finally decided it wasn't so bad. Where were all those insults and bullies I had seen i...

The New Stresses of Raising Teen Girls -- 5 Books To Help Parents Find Their Way

Brightly | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Brightly

This article was written by Laura Lambert for Brightly. I'm currently the mother of a school-aged girl on the precipice of puberty -- and I really th...

To The Friends That I've Left Behind

Sarah Warman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Sarah Warman

We never know who we will meet when we try new things, experience something different or move somewhere. These experiences no doubt will teach us about others, but also teach us things about ourselves that we never knew. Why hold back from this?

Dear Daughter, Thank You For Needing Me

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

Stacey Skrysak It was the wee hours of the morning. My mind was racing as it normally does when I can't sleep. The night sky still visible; a sign th...

Rules for Adult Life

Nicole Scobie | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Nicole Scobie

A few pearls of wisdom from a mom as her grown-up child moves out and far away...

Help! I'm a Man Baby Trying to Fix My Credit

Credit.com | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Credit.com

There comes a time in everyone's life -- sometimes more than once -- when you have the sinking realization that you're an adult and need to get it together.

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

Sackcloth, Ashes and High School Graduation

Laura A Boggs | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Laura A Boggs

Maybe I'm overdoing -- one is heading to university only 35 minutes from home, the other will be two hours away. We'll visit, call, text. There won't be an ocean between us. How on earth did Ellis Islanders manage?

Coming To Terms With Being A Boring, Overly Cautious Adult

Literally, Darling | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Literally, Darling

I'll keep missing out, but I also won't ever fall so hard I won't be able to get back up on my own.