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Growing Up

The Changing of the Garb: A Pivotal Moment in Motherhood

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents
Kristy L. Moore

I swear, I really did try. I got through a few shirts without even batting an eye. But then I realized something that sent me high-speed into an ugly cry: I was switching out the last of his infant clothes. These new sizes were for toddlers.

A Thank You Note to The Huffington Post

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

In the spirit of Thanksgiving (which is indeed a holiday, despite people's best efforts to skip over it and go straight to Christmas), I've decided to write a blog post over something I am and have been thankful for over the past four years.

A Meditation On Aging At 25

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Emily Tess Katz

How can I be confident that I'm navigating this unstructured free-for-all period correctly when I've been on this earth for less time than the movie Hoosiers? And where can I find some sort of validation for how I'm living that doesn't include Instagram likes?

An Adult's Reflection: Year 1

Alex Madda | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Alex Madda

I've reached my first full year as an "adult." I've graduated college, moved myself to a city, and attempted to find answers to life's most pressing challenges. As I look back on my first year in "the real world", a few noticeable themes come to mind.

Why I'm Not Ready To Talk To My Daughter About Tragedies

Mommy Nearest | Posted 11.19.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Right now, I'm going to let my tears fall in the shower, instead of in front of my child. I'm going to turn off the television, close the Facebook tab, toss the paper in the recycling under bottles and cans. I'm going to let my daughter play and laugh, and not know all of the terrible things that I have to know.

7 Things I Dislike In My 30s (That I Never Thought I Would)

Meg Owen | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Meg Owen

When I was young, I couldn't wait to be an adult and do adult-like things. Have my own house, pay my own bills. HAHAHA. This is the biggest laugh of them all.

20 Things I'd Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Amy Chan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

Now that I am in my thirties, I can look back with pride to see how much I've grown and developed in a decade. But, if I were to have a frank tête-à-tête with my 20 year old self, here's what I'd tell her:

Coming Full Circle

Durva Trivedi | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Durva Trivedi

This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 15

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Karin Hitselberger

I know it's frustrating right now, but I promise you it won't always be that way. You will learn to claim disability as an important part of who you are. You will become a proud disabled woman, and a fierce advocate who wants to dedicate your life to changing the world for the better instead of running from it.

12 Signs Your Quarter-Life Crisis Is Over

Samantha Matt | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

You would rather be productive with your weekend days than waste them hungover on the couch.

Wake Up, Grow Up and Show Up

Success 3.0 | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Success 3.0

When you fully wake up, grow up and show up, the evolutionary impulse incarnates as you. You become an expression of radical personal intimacy and evolutionary creativity. You embody a purpose-driven and values-driven life, overflowing with aliveness, love and energy.

It's Going Really Fast...And It's Okay

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 10.23.2015 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

It seems that everywhere I go these days with my kids (who at 12 and almost 10 must be going through some kind of major growth spurts), some older and wiser person stops me to offer some sort of older and wiser advice

Deep Down, We Are All Peter Pan

Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Lorenzo

We all have a dormant Peter Pan on the inside. Our generation may need more time to manage the fear of growing up than the previous generation did.

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Jodi Weiss | Posted 10.15.2015 | College
Jodi Weiss

What you want to be when you grow up is something that only you know, It's something that may evolve throughout your life, but it's likely that the passion and motivation that leads you in one direction, will come along for all of your journeys and pursuits throughout your life.

My Son Told Me He Hates Me and I'm Okay With That

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Well, it's official. My third son officially told me he hates me for the first time this week. I walked past a gelato shop without giving into his tantrum for a cone. An elderly couple happened to be walking by us just at the moment I was explaining why we don't have treats on school days.

What's Lost And Found As We Grow Up

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

Finally, as I am encroaching on 40, I think I've found myself. I remember who I am. I am a slobbery fool. I am a confident adult. I dance in the living room and sing off-key. I still have no fashion sense. And, even though I have to fight for it now, I'm happy again.

7 Lessons I Learned From My Childhood Pets

Erin Hinkle | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

For anyone who has ever loved and formed a bond with a pet, you understand the way they can make your heart swell with joy, or the comfort they give by sitting in your lap and letting you know they are your number one fan. Although they are no longer a part of my life, I have learned many things from two of my childhood pets.

How I'm Still Feeling Contractions After Four Years

Jennifer Legra | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

Of course, at the time I didn't know I was in labor. My doctor had mentioned that if the contractions lasted longer than an hour I could assume it was the real deal but I didn't know what contractions should feel like.


Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

I love teenagers. I do. Everything about them: the awkward, the self-conscious, even the angry bits. I'm especially intrigued by the way they shed their childhood like a skin and emerge a newer, older version of themselves.

Are You Ready for the Teen Transition?

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

From the moment they placed that bundle of joy and hope and love in your arms, you've been in control. You spoke, they listened. (At least that was the plan.) Now you have something else on your hands. Now you have a teenager.

Study Says THIS Is The Age Where We Finally Feel Like Adults

YourTango | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Christine Schoenwald When asked how we stayed so young, most people would say "immaturity." When I was younger, it wasn't that I had some secret f...

Quarter Life Crisis: A Work in Progress

Serena Lee | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Serena Lee

We realize that we are all going through something similar that we can't quite put into words. We fear the unknown yet don't fully embrace the known. We make plans for the future, dreaming of a world filled with perfectly delivered answers.

Secrets Of A Lifelong People Watcher

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I like to people watch. Always have and probably always will. My best people watching happens when there is a lot of sitting around involved -- like in a doctor's office waiting room or at an airport gate (especially when there is a big delay.)

And Then You Were a Girl.

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

It happened somewhere between childish toddler legs and long thighs.

Childhood, the Best Teacher of Life

Keyon Bayani | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keyon Bayani

As little kids, when we got an idea we'd get all excited and would naturally, without thinking, share it with our friends. There was no fear of reje...