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Childhood Memories

A Tale of Two Suicides and a Story of One

David Toussaint | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

None of my own experiences combined with what I know of my father's life make me think any less of a person who chooses suicide. In this week of unhappy reflection, I've found myself repeating that phrase a lot. Who are any of us to understand what pain another is going through, or to what depths?

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.

My Kids Are Grown and Gone But My Nest Is Far From Empty

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Why is my house still filled with so much stuff my grown children, who have children and homes of their own, have left behind?

Each Father's Day, I Remember

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My parents would have parties in our basement and the old records from South America would be pulled out. My father, with a brown bottle of beer in his hand and the always-present 1960′s fixture of a cigarette hanging from his lower lip, would slide his feet back and forth.

Yagana Shah

11 Vintage Toys From Our Childhood That We Still Love Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Few things define our childhood memories like the toys we grow up playing with. We all had our favorite toy that we just couldn't be without, whether ...

How Do You Measure a Grandma's Legacy?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I approached my grandmother with my desperate desire to have this doll. My grandmother always had what she called her "kinipple" stashed away in her purse that she hid behind the living room drapes

Say Cheese! Documenting Our Lives in Every Imaginable Pose

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

There are poses beside the limo. In the limo. On top of the limo. There are solo poses. Group poses. Date poses. And then a nice mixture of all the aforementioned. There are poses by ponds with ducks. Poses with duck faces. This picture extravaganza is not just limited to prom night.

Mother's Memories and Making Spring Rolls

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Andrew Lam

I want my mother, that is, at her best: cooking and providing for her family.

Things I Learned (and Wish I Had Learned) From Mom

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Like many little girls, I grew up in awe of my mom. I thought she was the prettiest, hippest, kindest woman on the planet.

Why It Makes Sense to Take Awesome Trips With Your 2-Year-Old

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Martin Varsavsky

I am a father of six children, not a child psychologist. So what I am about to say comes from experience not academia. But still I think it's valid. And it refers to a question that somebody asked me that went like this.

Friendship and Other Superpowers

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

Friendships help clear our paths. Paths that were made dangerous long before that friend arrived on the scene. Friends can walk beside, share our burdens, and penetrate the gray bubble of shame and fear. No small feat.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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.

The Briefness And Beauty Of Childhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

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

Scientists Pinpoint The Age At Which Our Earliest Memories Fade

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By very virtue of being human, everyone has experienced infancy and toddlerhood. So why can most adults not remember anything that happened before the...

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

Early Childhood Recollections Reveal Insights Into an Individual's Personality

Arthur J. Clark | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur J. Clark

What early memories seem to serve is a way of understanding what life is like or about. In other words, the remembrances are purposeful and suggest that life is a place of support, caution, curiosity, or other ways of being.

A Girl on Her Bike

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Just recently -- 48 years later -- I bought myself a brand new bike. And you know what? I sing on this bike. I let my voice rise in wonder and love. My heart cries from my throat with joy and laughter, with awe and gratitude. I let it rip and roar as I pedal and explore this city that I call home.

Christmas Magic

Roberta Gately | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

This holiday season, as we celebrate, and spend too much and complain too much, I hope that we will take a moment to think about the 42 million refugees and displaced around the world.

A Grandmother Of Our Many Santas

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 02.24.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Sullivan

For us, Santa has many faces and comes in many guises. And, Megyn, if you need yours to be a white, 'Twas-the-night-before-Christmas Santa, fine. That's what you need. He's that way for you. Others of us see him other ways. They all work.

Nana Was The Best Santa

Rachael Clarke | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Rachael Clarke

"You're going to drop that, Rachael. Put her down before you slip and fall." I sashayed along the tile and wood, watched the snow swirl.

Snow Dance

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

Maybe, instead of bracing against the blizzard, we could learn to embrace it, relax into the surprisingly rich heart of the storm.

Dark Memories of Sunny South Africa

Anya Schmemann | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Anya Schmemann

We had just arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa from snowy New York City. It was suddenly the middle of summer, the garden was lush and green, and there was a sparkling pool outside our window beckoning us. All year we had dreamed of our new life in Africa.

Yagana Shah

15 Tunes That Take Us Back In Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

From the song that was playing when you first danced with your high school sweetheart to the tunes you blasted on the radio of your first car, some me...

Grace in a Goldfish Bowl

Carissa K | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

To my child's tender heart, the loss of a pet goldfish is a big deal. And even though I'm an adult and can see this morning's tragedy as funny and ironic, most powerful of all, I'm a parent. And once you've grown, sustained and nurtured your child's heart both inside and out of you, you'll always feel it as it swells with joy or breaks with grief.