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6 Cheap And Easy Birthday Party Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Cheryl Butler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Cheryl Butler

Kids don't need a fancy party or an entire park of wild animals. What they want is to spend time with you and their friends doing something fun.

A Dreaded Day

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any part of what is now just a memory.

9 Things I Decided To Do When I Turned 43

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Forty three is not some milestone birthday. This is no 30, 40 or 50. No big party, no keg, no new outfit was purchased to celebrate in -- just a day with people I love. And pizza, which I also love.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

How My Son Changed My Sense of Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I should have been happy, sweetly satisfied that day, at that moment. It should have felt like a celebration -- something to look forward to. If only I could stop myself from looking back, from feeling those feelings from that exact day four years earlier washing over me at random intervals.

How My Nerdy Childhood Prepared Me for Motherhood in the Age of Pinterest

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

I remember hand-dying a lace thrift store dress to just the right shade for my can can dancer costume. And, though I was only a fifth-grader, I wrote our whole skit in rhyme, incorporating and interpreting the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice to have some mother/daughter secrets.

Abe Rosenthal: The Man I Remember Every Day

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.

An Open Letter to Myself on my 30th birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Sutherland

Your choices haven't always been the best, but they have always been yours, and they have ultimately created a pretty awesome result: 30-year-old you.

How to Celebrate the Perfect Birthday (9 Ideas)

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 04.27.2014 | Good News
Kevin F. Adler

Last year, I designed the perfect birthday for me. And this year, as a call to rejuvenate birthday celebrations everywhere for all ages and life stages, I've decided to share what I did with you.

Your 21st Birthday: A GIF Timeline

Surviving College | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Surviving College

Before you can fully appreciate the sophisticated drinking habits of mature adults, you are essentially obligated to make sure that your actual 21st birthday is the biggest drinking night of your life.

Prisoners of Poverty: A Flip Side of Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

Struck with one of the highest inflation rates in the world along with scarce job opportunities, extreme levels of poverty and an endless wave of terrorism that has blanketed the city, residents of Karachi, the industrial hub of Pakistan are certainly going through turbulent times.

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

Aaaackk! I'm Older Than The President's Wife!

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Michelle Obama turned 50 recently. And while everyone was saying, 'Oh, isn't it great, Michelle Obama is 50!' I was looking in the mirror saying, 'I'm older than the president's wife?!?' For the first time in my personal history, the first lady is younger than I am. And that's not sitting very well with me.

January Baby, Counting My Presents (Not to Be Confused With Gifts)

Marie Woolf | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie Woolf

This was my first Christmas tree in five years -- four, if you count the austere Artistic Experiment of having a beefy neighbor with a buzz saw take d...

7 Things My 4-Year-Old Can Always Count On

Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

I will be here for you, always. Getting here in a foot or two of snow is only a tiny part of keeping that promise. Here's the rest of it.

41 and Now What?

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Janelle Capra

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school. "Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter. "Fort...

To My Parents on My 30th Birthday

Jill Patir | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Jill Patir

When my daughter's first birthday was approaching, I began to realize that birthdays are just as much about the parents as they are about the child. Now, as my 30th birthday is approaching, I can't help but feel the need to stop and thank my parents for living utterly and entirely for me.

To My Son on His Birthday

Kim Keating | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Kim Keating

Happy birthday! Now you're 13. Welcome to the teenage years, they're a big time for you to grow and learn. And for the past 4,475 days, I have done nothing more than grow and learn from you.

22 Unexpected Gifts Of Having Twins

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Holding a baby is delicious -- but holding your two infants at the same time is nothing short of a miracle.

How A Simple Earache Landed Me In The Hospital

Al DeLuise | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I tend not to go to the doctor when something is wrong; I will muscle through the pain until it goes away. Do not mistake this for some strong-stoicism because I will complain every minute that the pain is there. It was this anti-stoicism that landed me in the hospital just a few days before my son Alexander's third birthday.

20 Things I Miss About My Twenties

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Out too late partying mid-week at 23? Typical young person. Hungover on a Wednesday in my 30s? Get it together, buddy.

When I'm 34

Paul Rockower | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Paul Rockower

Birthdays are vantage points, where you can look back and forward. It is a departure point to mark the time. I have marked my time well on the days I have spent. I hope you do too.

Prayer For My Son On His 16th Birthday

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Bills and responsibilities and weekly paychecks will all come soon enough, so have fun. Just not the kind of fun that requires bail money. May you have the wisdom to know the difference.