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A Birthday Tradition

Monica Wyche | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Monica Wyche

I had a few minutes alone with my baby this morning, feeding him a bottle. As we sat there, quiet and cuddly, I found myself telling him the story of the day he was born.

Why It's Great to Be 48

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I feel pretty, and fortunate that I have access to dermatologists and Mary Kay. Even when I don't use them, it's good to know they're there. Like God.

Turning 21

Edward Lando | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Edward Lando

Tomorrow I turn 21. Tomorrow I drink but it's not about that, especially not for a Parisian. Days carry the importance we give them because days are days.

19 Things I've Learned As A Wife And A Mother

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Last year I wasn't as smart or as old. This year, on the occasion of my birthday, I'm making notes. I want to remember what I've learned.

The Question From My Toddler That Became the Blueprint for Our Lives

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

When Katie was little she asked me a question that quickly became our template for a successful day, which -- when added to the next day and the day after that -- makes a successful life: "What are we going to do fun today?"

Memories of the Oddly Charming Myron Rushetzky

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Myron Rushetzky is very much alive, but the legendary figure he cut in New York City journalism is now a thing of the past because Myron has hung up his telephone for good.

Do You Look Forward To Your Birthday? (POLL)

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A Family Travel Bucket List

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Family travel can play a strong role in the education you offer your children and grandchildren. Make the most of it. Here are six concepts to consider

Worcester Art Museum Offers Unusual Promotion For Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday

ARTINFO | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Friday Bob Dylan will celebrate his 72nd birthday, and to mark the occasion the Worcester Art Museum, whose current exhibition "Kennedy to Kent Sta...

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris Tells Ellen About His Incredible Surprise Birthday Celebration

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Doogie Howser is no longer a child. With his June 15th Birthday fast approaching, Neil Patrick Harris will soon turn 40. The actor swung by "The E...

Mother's Day, on the Island of Misfit Toys

Marie Woolf | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marie Woolf

Every family has one, and I'm it. The Different One. It's assumed I don't get it. Can't possibly understand. Must be one of those leaning-in barracudas every mother warns her son about, an overcompensating estrogen-dominant.

30 Things I Hope To Do After 30

Lori Fradkin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Lori Fradkin

Throughout my 20s, I bounced back and forth between feeling like Mommy and Daddy's Not-So-Little Girl and an adult who was out there in the world on her own. I wondered if that in-between feeling would ever go away. It did.

How I Learned to Celebrate Being 60

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

I turned 60 this week. Instead of calling out sick on my 60th birthday and spending the day eating chocolate, this is what I did.

Happy Birthday To Me

James Franco | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

It's my 35th birthday, not that anyone should care. Here's a poem I wrote on my 31st birthday. I have done a few things in the past four years, but this poem still captures how I feel on my birthday.

How I Got Over Turning The Big 5-0

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Marcia DeSanctis

Now that it's behind me, I can say that the only bad thing about turning 50 is, well, turning 50.

Organized Acts of Kindness

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 06.15.2013 | Good News
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

I came to see that some kindnesses are easy. But that doesn't diminish their value. When we take the time to do kind things, our acts can have a powerful effect, not just on the world, but on ourselves.

22 Acts of Kindness for My 22nd Birthday

Serena Lee | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Serena Lee

A few friends told me that by thinking about kindness, they began to change the way they lived their lives. I hope that we always continue to be kind.

Celebrating My Mom On Her 94th Birthday

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My mother, Lucy (Lucia) Basile Bradley, celebrated her 94th birthday this week in fine fashion -- with family, friends, food, card games (pinochle is her favorite) and presents. She likes to get presents. This year's bounty included a cake and flowers.

To My 2-Year-Old

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

When I see you walk the streets of New York, it makes me cry. You look like you fit right in and that you are your own, independent person. It's as if you were never a baby who fell asleep in my arms. You look like you just showed up one day, fully-formed. It's amazing and incomprehensible.

9 Tips For Throwing A Memorable Milestone Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

As CEO of Swank Productions, an event organizer in New York City, Maya Kalman has thrown her fair share of spectacular milestone birthday soirees. But...

Romney Parties Like A 66-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney celebrated his 66th birthday on Tuesday. His son, Tagg Romney, tweeted a photo of his smiling father wearing a...

Sorry, You Aren't Invited: A Practical Guide to Children's Birthday Party Guest Lists

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Being on all three sides of a guest list -- inviter, invited and uninvited -- can help children not only become more resilient, but also more conscientious and empathetic. It's up to parents to use parties as opportunities for chats about friendship, kindness, and etiquette.

Another Year, Another Birthday, Another Wish

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

Whether atop a cake, cookie, or stack of pancakes -- when I blow out candles celebrating another 365 days of my existence, my birthday wish is always the same: to be happy.

What Paul McCartney Taught Me

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

It seems almost impossible to have gotten to this age so quickly. Just yesterday I was 18, listening to Paul McCartney sing those words and thinking that 64 was a very, very, very long way off.

Hallmark Moment on My Birthday

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

What kind of love do we share with family? Insults, criticism, unbridled emotion, long boring stories, unreasonable expectations. Sometimes we put our best foot forwards when we are in the company of strangers and we save the worst for family.