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Growing Up

The Myth of Adulthood

Annie Battles | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

Part of growing up, it would seem, is slowly realizing one's perspective is not the only one to exist. This realization is a slower process, however, than one would imagine.

Home Is Where the Heart Is and Other Lies

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Katie Tandy

The knots in the wooden floor were raised so high they could send you sprawling. The linoleum tiles in the kitchen made my feet sweat. I hated that house.

5 Things You Happily Stop Doing By the Age of 40

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

It doesn't get any more grown-up than 40. But I found that, with this realization, my shoulders noticeably dropped. I don't have to try so hard to be in the know. There's a freedom in becoming a bit of an old fart.

A Millennial's Letter to Her Future Daughter

Anna Hodge | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Anna Hodge

Whatever it is, even if you are a misfit or a rebel or a sorority girl or an entrepreneur or a round peg in a square hole or all of those things at once, always make sure you are living the life you want, not the one others think you should.

All The Women I Have Been

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

Forgetting can be a beautiful thing, but sometimes we live too much in the present. We forget about all the girls and women we have been.

The Ladies Who (Serve) Lunch

Anthony Romeo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Anthony Romeo

In a world where we're taught that "good fences make good neighbors," we've clung to the irrational rationale that the highest fence must, then, be the best. We tend to lose sight of minutia.

7 Reasons Why I Love Sending My Son to Sleepaway Camp

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I truly believe that sleepaway camp is one of the best gifts you can give your child -- and here's why.

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because the stars are aligned or life is really cruel my Facebook and Instagram feeds seem to be overflowing with wee little ones who are sleeping, learning to walk, just born or maybe celebrating a first birthday.

Hang Up the Phone and Camp

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

These little one week and two week intervals in which a child gets to operate wholly independently of Mom and Dad offer something priceless: a glimmer that not only might independence be manageable, it might even be desirable.

A Letter to My 10-Year-Old Self

Candace Davis | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Candace Davis

I love the thought of time travel, especially traveling along the course of my own life. I think it's got a lot to do with recognizing how much my life has changed -- from who I was and what I expected as a 10-year-old to who I've become and how my expectations have changed.

I'm Not Religious, But I am a Little Buddhist

Annie Battles | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Annie Battles

Meditation and Zen practice is a very personal business for my father, and while I would constantly see him meditating, I grew up unaware of the reasons why he did it.

The Pieces of Me

Robin Korth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I no longer have that hole in the center of me that aches for the comfort of feeling loved. That hole of need -- that no partner or lover could ever really fill -- is where these pieces that I set aside belonged. It was so very simple and elegant in the rightness of it all.

Want To Watch Your Entire Life Pass By In An Instant? Just Do This

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.

My Parents Got Divorced When I Was 22 And I Still Want My Pity Party

Annie Battles | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Annie Battles

Both my mom and my dad are living much more fulfilling lives as separate entities, and I'm grateful for that. Sometimes I just wish I didn't have to trivialize my own experience once people hear that I wasn't technically a "child" of divorce.

29 Things I Know Now That I'm 29

Serena Dyer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Serena Dyer

As I have realized certain people in my life don't energize me, but enervate me, I find myself walking away from them slowly and without much attention being brought to it. This has been a big lesson.

I'm 30... Now What?

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Cristi

Whether you think you have it "figured out" or not, what I've begun to realize is that the truth is that by 30, no one has anything figured out.

Maybe We Can (and Should) Go Home Again

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I didn't know my hometown was a small town. Not until college, anyway. That's where I realized not everyone gets stuck behind turbines and farm equipment on their dirt road. Not all people hear cows mooing at night.

Graduation Day: The Lie I Plan to Tell

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

My first-born graduates from preschool today. I'm bringing in the bagels and baby carrots. I'll be smiling, hugging, saying, "I'm so proud of you! I'm so happy for you!" I'll bond with the parents over how fast it's gone, how big they are, what a mix of emotions this all is. But in there is my lie.

Being 'Motherful' for Father's Day

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Ernest Owens

There is an overpopulation of families in our society that are obligated to acknowledge a holiday that doesn't exist in their households. And what is even worse is that much of what we hear and see during this time of year is society's self-imposed pity party that we never invited ourselves to.

It's Okay to Stop Looking

Robin Korth | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I am beginning to truly understand what love is. It is a powerful owning and gentle honoring of my own heart and soul as I walk into each day loving, learning and cherishing just me. And in doing this, I am at last fully able love others -- honest, open, grateful and free.

Growing Up Is So Hard!

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

Our minds are incredibly powerful and I am trying to impress to my daughter that her power to believe in herself is the single most influential indicator of her accomplishments, success and sense of pride.

Giving Trees and Why We're So Obsessed With the 90s

Jennifer Flaa | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Jennifer Flaa

People my age are so obsessed with the 90s because, for the first time, we feel our childhoods slipping away. The toys that we liked, the clothes that we wore, the foods that we ate are all becoming relics.

The Words That Changed My Life After My Mom Died

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.04.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

When people ask me why I have so much drive and passion for success, there is only one person's name I respond with: Michelle. Michelle was my best friend. She was my mother.

Dear Mom and Dad, I'm Moving Out

Jessica Kline | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jessica Kline

So here I am, confessing on behalf of every 20-something taking this leap of faith with me, we may actually miss you a whole lot.

The 'Rules' I Choose To Live By

Robin Korth | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

As my years are folding one into the other, I have come to the immutable fact that there really are no outside "rules" in life that really work. They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul.