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Milestones

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 mileston...

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 07.29.2015 | 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 07.28.2015 | 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 07.22.2015 | 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 07.21.2015 | 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 07.06.2015 | 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 06.26.2015 | 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.

10 Parenting 'Firsts' You Wish Never Happened

Jenny Evans | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

The first poop in the bathtub. Bonus points if this occurs while you're bathing other siblings at the same time.

The Heartbreak of Freedom

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

As a parent, the freedom is overwhelming. It is worrisome. It is tremendous. We have a child and every moment after is spent letting them go in little bits.

6 Awesome Things About Having a 6-Year-Old

Meredith Hale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Last week, my daughter had her first drop-off playdate. I used to dreamed of the day when I'd be able to run to the grocery store while someone else's mom watched the kids. But walking away from that playdate was a bit of a wake-up call. She's growing up.

I Didn't Have This End in Mind

Sarah Smiley | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

How did I not know that my best years will always be when you were running through the grass to tell me about your day?

Cherishing My Child's Hard-Won Milestones

Elise Jackson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Elise Jackson

For me, it was Elijah's first words. Most babies begin talking on schedule as expected, some a little sooner, others a little later. Elijah's first words came late, and after much time and hard work on his part. My husband and I will never forget them.

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

Why My Children's Baby Books Are Incomplete

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

I'm not a bad mom. Really, I have been paying attention. To everything. I was there for all the, "did he just say 'Mama'?" moments. But their lives seem to be marked by larger swaths of time than those that would fit in a blank space in a book.

In Your Own Time, Baby

Shanell Mouland | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I told you how happy I was for you. What an occasion it was. I made excuses to let you go and then I cried. Kate hadn't spoken yet. Hadn't uttered a sound.

The Milestones That Really Matter In My House

Robyn Passante | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Some parents celebrate their children's growth using hash marks on a door frame. Others marvel -- or weep -- at the increasing heft and strength of their little one each time he or she leaps into their arms. I celebrate my children's growth every time I get to throw something out.