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Growing Up

Yagana Shah

7 Reasons Why You'd Never Want To Be Young Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

As age creeps up on you, you might find yourself reminiscing about the good ol' days of youth. Well, snap out of it. Your mind is playing tricks on yo...

Living the 'Dream'

Robin Korth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

A younger woman wore my clothes. An older woman held my soul. A teenage heart called my dreams. A mélange of ladies walked in this body of mine for...

What's The Point Of High School, Anyway?

Sanah Imran | Posted 04.16.2014 | Teen
Sanah Imran

Well, not really. I'm still a senior in high school, but I have finally gotten off the roller coaster of applying to college that I boarded as an apprehensive, but ambitious, junior. But, having finished this process, I find that I have more questions than answers.

One Of The Most Important Lessons I've Learned With Age

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Even when you're talking to your BFF and she's telling you about a friend who is cheating on her husband; even when you're listening to your child and she's telling you about a friend who hurt her feelings; even when you're talking to your husband and he's telling you about what an asshole someone is at work; even then, there's another side to the story.

A Letter to Early Graduates

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

In truth, while I know that you have loads of fun waiting for you in your life post-graduation, while I believe that you will, ultimately, find employment and reach financial independence, I am also scared for you.

Why I Won't Be Sending My Child to Preschool... Yet

Anjali Joshi | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I look down and my eyes well up. Immediately, I hug him tightly as if trying to shield him from the scary world he will eventually be a part of. He is startled with my response, but welcomes my embrace with a giggle.

What No One Tells You About Friendship In Your 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

But as the night runs as late as your twenties, the dishes are cleared, the coffee is drunk and you begin to part ways. As your friends meander out full of good food and new beginnings, you can feel doors closing all around you.

Go Ahead and Fail, Baby Girl

Leslie Blanche | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Leslie Blanche

I know that I can never live up to the image of perfection that she has of me right now, so I will enjoy it while it lasts. Truthfully, I don't want her to be just like me. I want her to be better than me. I want her to be HER.

How To Stay Close When Your BFF Moves Away

Garrett Degraffenreid | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Garrett Degraffenreid

Like a lot of teen fiction novels begin, so does this story. A story about a boy meeting a girl -- a new girl at school on the first day of the eighth grade.

5 Things Every Teen Is Tired Of Hearing

Amy Yoelin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

When I hit the age bracket of being a teenager, everything changed -- from the books I read, to the websites I used. At the same time, I found that more and more people would expect the following from me.

How to Survive Your Birthday

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Today, on my 26th birthday, I'm finding myself in cahoots with the 8-year-old version of Jen Glantz. She's sitting on top of a bean bag chair, wearing sparkle pants and stuffing her face with a slice of pizza.

The Last One

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Lindsay Ferrier

When you picture the last one in your mind, he'll always be running ahead of you and you'll be trying your best to keep up, your heart bursting with mingled joy and despair.

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.

College Age Is the In-Between Stage

Ashley McDonald | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Ashley McDonald

Only one more year until I'm thrust into the real world, with a real job, making (hopefully) real money. I'll have a little debt to pay off. I'll have to file my own taxes and pay my own bills and take myself to the doctor's when I'm sick. Am I excited? Of course. Am I scared out of my wits? Totally.

Stayin' Alive (at 95!)

Doug Bradley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

When my mom blows out the candles on her 95th birthday this Tuesday, she'll be buoyed by the joy that marked her early years in the Basile household.

Get Your Dog a Pet!

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Good News
Victoria Buchholz

I know I can't fix her leg, but I wonder how I can fix the rest. And then it occurs to me: when I was broken inside, what fixed me was her.

It's Time To Throw Out Your 'Growing Up' Manual

Gabrielle Posard | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Gabrielle Posard

It's time we stop waiting for the formal invite and become independent thinkers. Don't feel silly, or worse, feel like you should be studying. Take the challenge, take that breather and indulge into spring happiness.

All The Things I'd Tell My 22-Year-Old Self

Gabi Moskowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Gabi Moskowitz

I wish I could travel back in time and squeeze you and hug you and tell you all about the amazing adventures you're going to have. I know things are very uncertain right now. You're about to graduate from college, but beyond that you have no real plan. Real life seems both light years away and scarily fast-approaching.

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

Tom M. Burns | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that my daughter is getting older every day.

Call Me Crazy, But I Hate Being 16

Alexa Curtis | Posted 03.21.2014 | Teen
Alexa Curtis

My life is much different than it was when I was 12. Life is all fun and games until you start making money. The minute I turned 16, I could legally work and file taxes (all the "adult stuff") so why am I still being looked at like I'm 12?

The Bittersweet Milestone I Didn't See Coming

Devon Corneal | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Reading is one of those things that make sense to me as a mother, something that came easily and defines the contours of my days.

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

Anjali Joshi | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're not speaking.

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...

My Daughter, Jo March

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

Like Jo March, she spoke the truth, unafraid to forge her own path. Her perspective challenged me, required me to assess, each day, how to lead and how to mother.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.