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Growing Up

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...

7 Things We Wish We Hadn't Worried About When We Were Young

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.26.2015 | Fifty

It's often said that worrying doesn't keep any of the bad stuff from happening, it only saps the enjoyment out of the here and now. But whether you're...

10 Things Second-Time Moms Couldn't Care Less About

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

When you're a first-time mother, everything feels huge and important. It's difficult to know what advice to follow or what timelines to pay attention to. Having a new baby is difficult enough without worrying about all the endless obligations and deadlines you (or your baby) are supposed to be meeting.

The Circle Will Continue to Get Smaller...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

But the value of those who remain within that circle will only increase. What am I talking about? Your relationships with friends, family, and anyone ...

Dear Men, It's OK to Be a Pussy

Anna Waletzko | Posted 09.22.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

Working as a local lifeguard over the summer, I observed how feminism isn't solely a women's issue, but a male issue as well. I watched many young boys get teased by their friends with phrases like, "Don't be such a pussy" or "Be a man, stop crying" and my personal least-favorite, "You throw like a girl."

Distance Up Close

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The first day back to school was a study in spacing. It was the first time that Avery would ride the bigger kid bus with Briar, leaving Finley home for another hour and then off to ride the younger kid bus alone.

Why I Am Thankful for My Big Sister

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

I call my big sister my guardian angel. She has looked over me with a giving heart and as a loving guide, always catching me when I fall. I remember...

Three Things You ACTUALLY Have to Do Before 30. Or, Y'know, Whatever Age.

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News
Abby Rosmarin

Here are three things you actually have to do before 30. Or 20. Or 40. Or 50. Really, before whatever age. Before next week. Before tomorrow. I'm choosing 30 because I just turned 29, so my egocentric heart is picking the big 3-0.

Finding Your Old Neighborhood Bully on Facebook

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

Facebook has been a boon to people like me who are curious about whatever became of -- ok -- everyone I ever met. I love it when Baby Boomers talk about navigating Facebook as if we are really tuned into modern technology. We brag about uploading a photo or unfriending someone as if we're Navajo Code Talkers.

Footsteps on the Stairs

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I don't know how it happens exactly. Fully present in the everyday, watching as shoe sizes change and hair grows longer, and bodies stretch and teeth are lost and come again, but time still sneaks up and bites.

5 Ways Kids' Birthday Parties Are Like Slow Torture

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I used to have a social life. I used to leave my house after the sun went down and stay out until it rose again. I partied.

There's No Such Thing as an Adult and No One Has Their Shit Together

Nicole Martin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Martin

We think that there is a certain age that you turn where suddenly things just make sense and you have all the knowledge to make the right choices. Then you grow up and realize that there's no such thing as an adult.

This Is 29

Joelle Zarcone | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Joelle Zarcone

Never in a million years did I think I, of all people, would be nervous about turning 29. I mean, what's age, right? Nothing but a number. But the thoughts started piling up -- of the things I had done, that I hadn't finished, that I hadn't started.

Sitting Still

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 08.31.2015 | Divorce
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I'm dealing with learning to be stable. I'm learning that when someone loves you they don't dispose of you at the drop of a dime. I'm learning that when you sit still and take time, you truly love and care about someone.

A Dynamic Way to "Let Go" of Adult Children

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

Why do we as parents have so much trouble "letting go" of our children once they complete their teenage years and need to assume primary responsibility for their lives?

5 Things I Swore I'd Never Do When I Had Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I thought I had it all figured out. I was almost smug in my insistence that when I became a parent there were so many things that I would never do. I wasn't going to let my child run my life. It would be the other way around, of course. How wrong I was!

The 8 Best Things About Entering Your Late 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

I started to actually live in the present instead of dwelling over the past. I started to look toward to my future instead of absolutely dreading what was to come. I started to enjoy life, for real.

Another First Day

Adina Ciment | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

I wonder if I'll ever get used to it. I mean, it's just another first day. Like every year. But even with some of my kids leaving high school, I still find myself praying as they walk out the front door, "This is my life. You have my world. Please take care of her."

Have a Moment

Dina L. Relles | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

Wasn't this what we all hope for? That our kids become these self-sufficient beings, capable of walking off -- first down the hallway, then down the street, across town, and ultimately out of our household to create another -- without us?

Letting Go of the Balloon String

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Ayyan Zubair

Just as surely as the days of the summer continue to shorten, so too do the days of my childhood come to a close. Leaving for college does much more than simply just changing one's ZIP code; it removes the innocent coating of childhood from us.

20 Real Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was A Teenage Girl

Jamie Varon | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Jamie Varon

You have a way of attracting compliments and a false sense of bravado that hides a much deeper insecurity. Do not believe the compliments, because you will weave those into your identity and let other people's opinions of you matter more than your own.