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Childhood Nostalgia

She Was Joy, Light, and Woohoo!

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

magine riding through a neighborhood with the windows down, warm air blowing through your hair, and laughing hysterically as the driver yells, "Woohoo! Get out of our way!" while beeping the horn non-stop. Yea, that was my grandmom.

So Long, Sweet Summer

Courtney Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

I suppose I thought making a memorable summer for my girls had to include traveling to new and exciting places, but we seem to have made a million little memories just enjoying the simple things summer has to offer right at home.

The History of Us: Why I Take So Many Photos Of My Kids

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

I see myself as my family's archivist. I'm preserving our history. And our history isn't made up of just special occasions. It's much more than that

Yagana Shah

11 Ways Technology Has Changed Since We Were Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

"When I was your age..." you say, beginning long-winded stories of your childhood of hard-knocks. You walked four miles to school in the bitter cold a...

Why Ashlee Simpson's 'Autobiography' Was The Best Angry Pop Album Ever

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

What were you doing in 2004? Listening to Ashlee Simpson's "Autobiography" on repeat and texting your crush on a Motorola Razr? Dude, same. Let's...

Suburban Blues: Memories of a Late Baby Boomer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Tim Koechlin

We slept with our bedroom windows open and our blankets at our feet. We heard the conversations of passing teenagers and lovers through the windows, and we heard the drone and swoosh of the occasional traffic. We could hear the ballgame on someone else's radio.

Augustember

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

The Dark Secret My Mother Hid In Her Closet

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Cleaning out my mother's house has been both painful and eye-opening. Her photos, keepsakes and written words remind me of the amazing woman she once was, and highlight the glaring contrast between her then and now.

Sweet Memories

Tamsin Eva | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

It's uncanny that Mum died the day before we were scheduled to depart. I ate volumes of candy during that long train ride. Nobody suggested I shouldn't. And I've always suspected that a lifelong pattern of episodic over-indulgence began that day.

A Different Day, a Different Time

Ron Brounes | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

When I was growing up (half a century ago), life was different. Telephones had rotary dials and did not double as game consoles. Kids sat next to the TV because we didn't have remote controls to change to the other three channels and rabbit ears needed constant adjustments.

Certain Deaths Hit Harder

Michele Willens | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I am surprised at how sad I have felt since learning of Dick Clark's death.

Of Hearts and Friendship After Half a Century

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Terrell Harris Dougan

My desk was next to Terry Taylor's, the prettiest girl in our class. On Valentine's Day, I kept comparing my pitiful haul with Terry Taylor's and wondering where I had failed socially.