childhood

‘Just Google it’: Millennial parents have access to endless information. Does it help or hurt?

Apps and websites are common go-tos among this generation of parents

Skinny-dipping, ‘Swan Lake’ and gazing at stars: Memories from summer camp

Feeling nostalgic for our own experiences of camp, we asked Lily readers what theirs were like

During the summer, dappled sunlight transports me back in time. Here’s how.

Suddenly I’m 13 again, waiting for my mom to pick me up from swim practice

Millions have read Anne Frank’s diary. A new book contains haunting, previously unpublished material.

Frank’s letters to her grandmother are particularly striking

I hated my bullies in middle school. Here’s what happened when one of them messaged me years later.

I never thought I’d interact with my middle school bully again — so the Facebook message came as a complete shock

Scooby-Doo, blankies and a hair straightener: 10 women share their most beloved objects from childhood

We all have items that bring us back to another time and place — that remind us of who we are, and the people we love

The case for grown-up slumber parties

The rituals of the childhood sleepover can prove rewarding for adults, too

Early 2000s icons, like Avril Lavigne, are making new music. Here’s what they gave me in girlhood.

I saw myself — a young brown girl living in suburbia — in Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton

This comedy writer’s memoir explores how to be alone. She finds the humor in unhappy circumstances.

Her story offers insights about the effects of childhood trauma and our capacity for resilience

Toys of holidays past: Troll dolls and bikes and ataris, oh my

It’s the season for sentimentality, so we’re thinking back on the toys we most yearned for