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Stages, Hugs and Jelly Shoes

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

Putting away the jellies of course feels like waving goodbye to summer, to warm weather, light clothes and celebrations of her first birthday and baptism. But the looming chore of putting the jellies away also reminds me of something that happened last year.

The Hotchpotch That is Our Memories

Luise Meyer | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Luise Meyer

At best, they are a truth; our personal perception of a point in time that as the years pass, is interpreted and then reinterpreted using our current cognitive position as well as integrated feedback from others.

What I Learned From Taking A 'Selfie'

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

In the midst of that mysterious, sacred bond that connects childhood friends, something even bigger seems to emerge. In the small intangibles that remain from the innocence of youth.

What Proust Has To Do With Our Nostalgia For School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Our sense of smell has the most immediate connection to our memories.

Ben Craw

This Retro Arcade Movie Mashup Will Bring You Back To Your Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Hey, kids. Remember arcades? We sure do. Good times, great games. Go ahead and call us nostalgic. We don't care. Since there aren't many arcades left ...

'Enjoy Every Moment' Includes The Later Ones, Too

Emily Ballard | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Emily Ballard

As parents, we're instructed to "enjoy every moment" and are constantly reminded that "it goes by so quickly." The implication is that once on the other side of parenting our children daily, we'll be aimless and a little bit empty.

Which 'Rocket Power' Character Are You?

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment

Listen up, shoobies! "Rocket Power" is turning 15 this year! Nickelodeon is celebrating by airing episodes throughout August, and you can keep the ...

Grandma's House (Photos)

Adrian Murray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Adrian Murray

I'd like to introduce myself and some of my family by showing you a visual tale of my sons exploring this child's paradise, my home.

'Woodstock Was Truly A Life-Altering Experience And One That Changed The World'

Annie Birch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty

Back in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people converged this week on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York -- some 50 miles from Woodstock -- to p...

Woodstock: Yeah, It Was Something -- Just Not What You Think

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

About a month ago, I was standing in front of the Woodstock display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio when it happened again. A guy about my age, wearing a baseball cap over what I assumed was a balding head, sized me up and asked: 'So, were you there?' I nodded 'yes' and then what happened is pretty much what always happens.

How I Made Peace With My Son's Blank Baby Book

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

I have come to the conclusion that I make a better mother when I am happy. When I do less of what I should and more of what I want.

You Can Make Your Own Ecto Cooler, So We Did

Food & Wine | Posted 08.06.2014 | Taste
Food & Wine

Here, DIY Ecto Cooler, plus our own creation: The Roaming Vapor cocktail, named for Slimer's ghost classification.

These Drive-In Theaters Are The Perfect Blast From The Past

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel

In a world of Netflix and on-demand everything, the drive-in movie is a welcome -- and too-quickly fleeting -- blast from the past. TripAdvisor re...

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

How Neil Young Saved Me During High School

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Like most teenagers, music was my passion, and the music I loved defined me. Back when there were record players and 33 RPM albums with creatively rendered covers that opened like books, I collected and listened, read the liner notes and knew the words to hundreds of songs by heart.

Saying Goodbye to Creepy Baby

TueNight | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
TueNight

The photo was a forever-frozen time capsule, a blip in some nameless baby's life, suspended in perpetuity in a chintzy frame. An anonymous toddler, ostensibly born around the same time as me, in a backyard kiddie pool, living a childhood that looked like mine.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

10 Surefire Signs You Were Born In The 1950s

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You're definitely a boomer if you remember these favorite TV shows, iconic toys and political turning points. Read...

How Many Of These Iconic Cartoon Mascots Can You Actually Name?

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business

After all these years ... do you actually know the head Keebler elf's real name?

The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Christopher Harder | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France...and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy.

Heartbreaking Memorials To Dead Animals Will (Strangely) Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

For many children, their first exposure to death occurs with the death of an animal. Whether it's a beloved family fish who's lived out its last days ...

Daily Meditation: Nostalgia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Phrase I Used to Hate

Christine Burke | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Christine Burke

Before my son's birth, I envisioned long afternoons of cuddling and bonding, making gourmet meals for my husband and catching up on the books on my nightstand that had gone ignored while I worked full-time. It was going to be fabulous... and then our son got here.

A Little Nostalgia and a Bit of Perspective

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I wonder if, the older I get, life will seem simple again. In my 20s, I maintained a limited view of the world, not seeing more than I could handle perhaps. Will that be my final decades as well?

Why It's So Important To Pause And Take A Breath Together On The Fourth Of July

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Ann V. Klotz

Independence Day. Ideals. Parades and fireworks. Big ideas counterpointed against ceremony and celebration. On July 4, I suspend my worries about our country. I dive into nostalgia, grateful for immersion in traditions free of cynicism, free of the complexity of close analysis.