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Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Surviving The Death Of My Parents

Melanie Stoecklein  08.24.2015
On December 7, 2011, my parents took a scenic helicopter tour for their 25th wedding anniversary. Less than 15 minutes after takeoff, the...
Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

Rita Wilson: We Are Seeking Stories And Photos Of Inspiring Grandparents

Rita Wilson  08.24.2015
Dear Readers, Since October 2011, Huff/Post50 has provided a unique platform for readers and writers to explore the issues and ideas that...
I Don't Suck At Motherhood Just Because I Take Antidepressants

I Don't Suck At Motherhood Just Because I Take Antidepressants

Jill Robbins  08.22.2015
In life, I try to strike a balance between transparency and over-sharing. Motherhood is a blessing and a joy but it's messy and scary,...
How School Has Changed Since I Was A Little Girl

How School Has Changed Since I Was A Little Girl

Linda DeMers Hummel  08.20.2015
I learned a lot about modern parenthood when I watched my brother's kids for a week while he and his wife went on vacation. I stayed at...
A Grandmother's Rite Of Passage

A Grandmother's Rite Of Passage

Pat Gallagher  08.18.2015
My children are having children. It happens. I just wish they knew what they were doing. I get anxiety and heart palpitations every time...
The Phone Call That Changed My Life

The Phone Call That Changed My Life

Ken Solin  08.17.2015
Shock It was 14 years ago this October when I received the phone call that's every parent's worst nightmare. My ex-wife called to tell...
How I Kept Going After Losing Both My Children

How I Kept Going After Losing Both My Children

  08.17.2015
This piece is by Jamie Simmer, 56. My name is Jamie Simmer and I am 56-years-old. I was raised in a chaotic, unpredictable family...
Finding Strength After The Loss Of My Baby Daughter

Finding Strength After The Loss Of My Baby Daughter

Rhonda McMeekin  08.17.2015
At 34 weeks gestation, in February 2013, I gave birth to my stillborn daughter, Everlee Rose. My first and only child, having struggled...
How I Went From Fatherless To Fearless

How I Went From Fatherless To Fearless

Denna Babul  08.17.2015
From fatherless to forgiveness and from forgiveness to fearless is how I would personally describe my survival story. My father was murdered...
A Bereaved Mother's Journey To Peace

A Bereaved Mother's Journey To Peace

Stacey Thayer  08.17.2015
I met and said goodbye to my first-born children on the very same day. After five months of carrying my identical twin daughters, Lucy...
Surviving The Loss Of My Beautiful Daughter Tess

Surviving The Loss Of My Beautiful Daughter Tess

Nancy Kirkwood  08.17.2015
Original illustration by Jake Reeves. October 28, 2012 at approximately 10:30 am. Tess Senay Raynovich died in a car accident on...
6 Reasons To Reveal Childhood Sexual Abuse

6 Reasons To Reveal Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr. Margaret Rutherford  08.15.2015
There are some stories I hear as a therapist I would never repeat. Not only because of confidentiality. Because I don't want someone else,...
How To Downsize Your Home In 9 Easy Steps

How To Downsize Your Home In 9 Easy Steps

Linda DeMers Hummel  08.11.2015
It was true. My kids were grown and gone, I was divorced, and it was time to leave my home of 26 years for something smaller and more manageable....
How I Went From Planned Parent To Suddenly Grandma

How I Went From Planned Parent To Suddenly Grandma

Laurie Petersen   08.11.2015
I have a man living in the house for the first time in 14 years. He laughs with me, tickles my toes, and likes my cleavage. I buy him books...