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Milestones

We've Reached Our 1 Millionth Donation

David Simnick | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
David Simnick

One million units donated! What a milestone; and it's all thanks to those who support the mission that soap equals hope.

The 5 Most Underrated Kid Milestones

Rob Sachs | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I've realized what I appreciate even more are milestones of autonomy -- times not when they've completed a task set before them, like attending preschool, but rather instances when they solve their own problems.

A Decade of Becoming -- Saying Goodbye To My Thirties

Katia Bishops | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Katia Bishops

This is the last day of my 30s, a decade I've spent BECOMING.

Why I Ran a Marathon For My 50th Birthday

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

One of the best presents I've ever received was something I gave to myself. It was three years ago, and for my 50th birthday, when I gave myself permission to try something outside of my comfort zone.

What Turning 3 Means To Me

Amy Smalarz | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Amy Smalarz

Little did I know that 3 years ago, I would start out on this adventure called a Business. When I set out to launch my own company, I didn't really k...

What Kids Can Teach you About Persistence

Fabienne Raphael | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Fabienne Raphael

Do you have kids? Even if you don't, have you noticed something very particular about kids? When they want something, they REALLY want something. I...

All KPIs Are Metrics: The 3Ms of Scaling

Ja-Naé Duane | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Ja-Naé Duane

“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Management guru Peter Drucker often gets the credit for this quote, and it’s a truth that every o...

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids...

Why Raising the Yellow Flag for Help is a Sign of a Strong Team

George Bradt | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
George Bradt

You would think that weaker teams would under perform, would need more help and would call for that help more frequently than would stronger teams. Yo...

Drive Operational Accountability During Your First 100 Days in a New Job

George Bradt | Posted 01.17.2016 | Business
George Bradt

Team milestone management is the single most important operational leadership skill you can develop. It is the critical link between theoretical strategies and plans and activities that actually have practical, value-creating impact.

Keeping Track of Milestones When You Have 3 Children

Cara McDonough | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Cara McDonough

As a mother of a seven-year-old, a four-year-old and our youngest, who is 16 months, it's important to keep track of all the notable events that have occurred during this enchanting period of young childhood. It's tiring, for sure, but it also goes by in a heartbeat.

Days of Our Lives' Turns 50: Giving Respect to The Soap Star

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

(Actor Eric Martsolf (Eric Brady). Martsolf won a Daytime Emmy for this role. Photographer: Brad Everett Young) This past November, another milestone...

The Age When You Should Stop Doing Everything

Thrillist | Posted 12.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Now that you're in your 20's, it's time to make the switch from posters to pictures. Keep hanging stuff wherever you live, but try and stick to portraits, framed pictures, or artwork. That Zac Efron poster can be removed now.

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?

I Won't Be Shamed for Crying Over My Children

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

I will not be shamed for crying tears over my children as they grow their own wings. My tears celebrate their life, because I know every memory, hope and wish that exists in each hot drop that falls for only them.

The Biggest Crier on the First Day of Kindergarten Wasn't My Daughter

Beth Grady | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Grady

It was my first back-to-school morning as a parent. You'd think I'd be doing the happy dance all the way to the car and heading straight to Target to celebrate. Instead I was speed walking with my head down.

Words Can Hurt; Words Can Heal

Becky Holland | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Becky Holland

It is late at night that the words sneakily return and disable reasoned thinking. The ceiling becoming a notice board for my thoughts, all pushing for my attention. "Could I have done more?"

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?

The Milestones That Matter Most

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

My child is loved. He feels safe jumping from the side of the pool into my open arms. He giggles at his own jokes, confident that his sense of humor is funny to others. He snuggles in my bed on stormy nights, knowing his mama's body will protect him from thunder and other scary things in the world.

I Wish My Daughter Would Stop Growing Up

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.28.2016 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

I have decided that I will allow this milestone to occur and I know there are more to come. I do hope though that she will enjoy the school bus ride and her first days as a kindergartner. I hope she makes new friends and soaks up all of the learning she can. Instead of growing up, let's call it moving forward. That feels less threatening and more encouraging, for both of us.

Managing Milestones: The Key to Level Three Delegation

George Bradt | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
George Bradt

The people you supervise are going to miss milestones. It is not necessary for them to hit all their milestones. What is essential is that you and your team have put in place a mechanism to identify reasonable milestones with checkpoints that allow you to anticipate and adjust along the way.

How to Give the Best Baby Shower Gift Even Though You Have No Idea About Babies

Jennifer Mayer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Jennifer Mayer

Yep, it's that time in your life. The past couple summers your calendar has been booked solid with weddings. Now a year or two later, the baby announcements are rolling through Facebook. You are faced with a whole new social affair: The Baby Shower, and you're not quite sure how to prepare for it.

THIS Is 40.

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 07.02.2016 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

Let me preface this by saying that that prior to turning 40, I was never the type to experience any angst about my age. My 20's were great. Turning 30 was no big deal, because I was so busy- married for 5 years and pregnant with my third child.

WATCH: Adorable Baby Takes His Very First Steps

HooplaHa | Posted 06.26.2016 | Parents
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment captures one of life's most special moments... a baby's first steps! One day they are crawling and the next they decide they are ready. They pull themselves up and make that first move.

Mourning The End Of The Baby Phase

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

They are walking, talking, attitude-filled little human beings who still need us, but each year just a little bit less. I'm happy to know them and to have had the experience of carrying them, loving them and raising them... but sometimes, my heart still hurts.