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Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

What I Want for My Daughter and Her Beautiful Imagination

TueNight | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
TueNight

For TueNight.com by Aliza Sherman My 8-year-old daughter asks me if kids teased me at school when I was younger. When I ask her if she is being tease...

How A Race Riot During Childhood Stayed With Me Forever

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

My mother's parting words were about tear gas. 'If you're hit by some and can't breathe and your eyes begin to burn, cover your face with this cloth,' she said. It was 1968 and my family was living in Washington, D.C., where I was born.

Why I Stopped Waiting

Susannah Lewis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

We wait for a holiday, a vacation, a break, a change. We sigh, we tap our foot, we moan about long lines, days of the week, seconds on the clock. We wait and we wait, and we don't realize that in the grand scheme of things, all of this slow waiting is hiding the fact that time is flying.

Summer, Then And Now

Casey Carey-Brown | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Casey Carey-Brown

Summer ruled when I was a kid because I was a kid. I made it awesome by running and climbing and dancing and playing with friends. She can do that too. And will. Year after year.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

The Two Biggest Secrets of Parenthood

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

I was truly horrified when Ford learned to ride a bike eight years ago. I actually had to go inside and let Dustin handle the lessons. In one afternoon, my firstborn child became intimately familiar with the pavement.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

A Little White Girl's First Experience Of Racism

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Amanda Smear Baudier

"Mrs. W, hi this is Amanda. I strangled Jamie too. We were just playing a scene from The Simpsons. They only got him in trouble and not me because he's Black."

Milk and Sugar

Brigid Brett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Brigid Brett

There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing ove...

Bottoming Out: The Tale of a Woman and Her Butt

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

Strange as it may sound, I never contemplated the existence of my butt until one fateful day in the eighth grade.

Why I'll Probably Sneak Into 'Boyhood' Again

Eden Friedman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Teen
Eden Friedman

For every flaw I struggled to find while I watched it with wide, wonder-filled eyes, each flaw was clearly justified. The only thing that bothers me is that if there is a sequel it will take at least 12 years before I get to see it.

Grandma's House (Photos)

Adrian Murray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Adrian Murray

I'd like to introduce myself and some of my family by showing you a visual tale of my sons exploring this child's paradise, my home.

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

Daily Meditation: A Wonderful Kind Of Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Melting Ice Pops Become Psychedelic Art

Julie Grahame | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

These melted summer treats, part of Michael Massaia's new "Transmogrify" photography series, may be heart-wrenching reminders of that dreadful moment as a child where your ice cream slips from your small sticky hands.

Letter From a Kindergarten Teacher

Philip Kovacs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Philip Kovacs

As for your son's drive and desire to learn, I will do my best to protect both. I've picked up a few things over the 20 years that I've been teaching, and I assure you he's in good hands.

What My Son Taught Me About Living in the Moment

Holly Klaassen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

How many moments am I missing because I'm in such a rush to get to the next thing? What 'here and now's' am I wishing away (even if not consciously) because I just want to do something else or be somewhere else?

9 Lies You Learned In Kindergarten And Probably Still Believe Today

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.03.2014 | Weird News

Turns out you might need to repeat kindergarten: Some of the most basic things you learned your first time through aren't actually true. Being a ki...

The Day I Stopped Hiding From Bullies

Ashley Allen | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

How could I go back and face that lunch table with no ally, no disguise, no excuse to hide behind? I was always hiding, and I suddenly realized I was sick of it. Why should I hide, I thought, when none of this is my fault?

5 Tips That Will Change the Way You Parent Your Children

Kathie Holmes | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Kathie Holmes

When you rush from place to place, you tend to forget that you are actually raising children, not just keeping them busy and meeting deadlines.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.