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The Paper Cuts That Don't Heal

Jamie Krug | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

There are moments lately -- a lot of moments -- when I have had enough of my 5-year-old and some of her recently-developed habits.

KISS Frontman Reveals He Was Born With Only One Ear

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.15.2014 | Celebrity

In his recent memoir, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed," Paul Stanley revealed that his fellow KISS band members were anti-Semitic, and also that he wa...

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

I told the crew that I had created this game, and not only did they not believe me, they didn't care. Just wanting to play, one of the kids threw me the ball.

Undertaker's Streak Is Over and So Is My Childhood

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Norris

Today I hang up my childhood like the Undertaker did his boots and relish in the good ole days.

Spring Fever at School

Susan Kaufman | Posted 04.03.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

It seems that, no matter how much I genuinely enjoy my classes, there is no place I would rather be than sprawled out on the president's lawn working on my tan.

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

10 Things Children Know That Adults Seem To Have Forgotten

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Jocelyn Kelley

Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here's what we can learn from our younger selves to bring more clarity and joy into adulthood.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.27.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

While there are a ton of hands-on, creativity-inspiring messy toys on the market, sometimes, it's good to just work with what you have.

Big Deal or Little Problem?

Raluca State | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

The teacher, in a calming, warm voice, said: "Big deal or little problem?" He thought about it for a second. His eyes focused squarely on hers. His hands relaxed motionless by his sides.

Yagana Shah

13 Signs We Never Really Grow Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

They say the grass is always greener -- and that never holds true more than when it comes to age. As kids we long for the freedom to be able to do wha...

Under the Skin: How Childhood Adversity Takes Its Toll

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

These findings highlight an important and previously unreported link between early misfortune, unhealthy living and serious health risks in early adulthood. It's not to suggest that this is the only mechanism at work, but these hopeful findings identify actual behavioral targets.

13 Absolute Truths About Being A Mom

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

There is no supermom. There is only the real mom. And the real mom is brave, tenacious, funny, crazy, excited, tired, giving, crying, hoping, loving, challenging, working, worn out, loving life, loving those kids, and amazing.

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

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 03.07.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.

10 Common Mistakes Parents Today Make (Me Included)

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.

Late Blooming: On Writing For Tweens

Bianca Turetsky | Posted 02.27.2014 | Books
Bianca Turetsky

At 34, I already feel like I've been dating my whole life. At 11, if you're lucky, you don't realize how long life is. How long you get to be an adult. How quickly childhood, which at the time seems interminable, becomes a memory. A really sweet dream.

A Parenting Moment You Will Never Forget

Raluca State | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

It's a moment I hope you never forget. The moment you achieved something that seemed far greater than you. Something that scared you and excited you at the same time.

Deborah Carberry: I'm One of Those People

Deborah Carberry | Posted 02.25.2014 | Women
Deborah Carberry

I am who I am because of the people in my life, not the things in my life. My family. My friends. The experiences I've shared with them. Knowing they believe in me. Knowing and feeling I am loved no matter what.

The Briefness And Beauty Of Childhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

They will never again be as young or as old as they are right now. Or now. Or now.

Hot and Spicy Gluten-Free Indian Dumplings For Valentine's Day

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
Amber Rehman

There are some dishes that can transport me back to my grandmother's kitchen with every bite I take.

3 Very Different Babies Showed me the Way

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Sidonie Sawyer

I could have written three books on babies, and they would have been very different ones. Truly now, I do believe that baby knows best. No matter what you believe in and try, the children will probably live the life they are intended for, the way they want to.

Revisiting the Books We Loved

Ellen Dulsky Watkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Ellen Dulsky Watkins

Turning the pages of an old and adored book allows me a wistful glimpse of my less-than-a-decade old mind. As I crack the dusty spine and reread familiar sentences, I recall what enchanted me as a child.

LA's Cold Spell

Myra Demeter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

There was no transportation provided to schoolchildren and I had to walk to school in all types of weather. I wore knee socks with my skirts, but it didn't prevent the bitter cold from invading me as I walked those 15 blocks to junior high.

The Detail In This Photo That Stunned Me To My Core

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Through my presence, I can become someone my son can believe in. Perhaps then, I can learn to believe in myself.

This Is A Mom's Brain On Noise

Kim Forde | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Kim Forde

Of course I expect noise. It comes with the territory. But at some point, it began eating my brain and swallowing things like complete thoughts and witty remarks.