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Tue, 2013-11-19 16:23
When I have questions about I.V.F., pregnancy and miscarriage, the fertility boards are always there with 25 conflicting answers, and the opportunity to immerse myself in hundreds of stories.
Tue, 2013-11-19 15:00
On the one hand, I don't want to waste what's left of the Halloween candy. On the other, I don't want the pumpkin buckets decorating my Thanksgiving table. Whole Wheat Leftover Halloween Candy Oatmeal Cookies were the perfect solution.
Mon, 2013-11-18 12:07
Inspired by a "Charlotte's Web" read-aloud, my daughter became a vegetarian at age 4. Three years later, I'm wondering if I let her make a choice she wasn't ready for.
Sun, 2013-11-17 07:28
I remember being left in the dark to "cry it out" by a father who abandoned me in every way. So how can I leave my baby daughter to face the night alone, even if I probably should?
Fri, 2013-11-15 14:35
Stark contrasts in income (from chef-taught nannies to food stamps), but one thing in common: parents struggle to teach their children to make healthy choices in a world of caloric excess.
Fri, 2013-11-15 10:20
Nothing is so deadly to the necessary college memoirist's perspective as Mom or Dad, no matter how loving, leaning down to read over one’s shoulder.
Thu, 2013-11-14 17:00
Decisions about limiting the exposure to nuts on airlines are often left to the discretion of an individual flight crew, and they are not always willing to comply.
Thu, 2013-11-14 12:04
Many domestic workers from the Philippines are still waiting for news of families left behind in areas struck by Typhoon Haiyan.
Thu, 2013-11-14 08:34
There are many ways to teach children to be generous without denying them the usual pile of gifts.
Wed, 2013-11-13 10:19
Like many women, I found being a full-time mother with a full-time job impossibly stressful. But many readers thought that by setting better boundaries with my boss, or having a more can-do attitude, I could have made the plague of overwork affecting millions of mothers magically disappear.
Tue, 2013-11-12 16:00
Swiss activists have proposed a scheme that would offer a guaranteed income to every citizen, no strings attached. Would such a plan help parents in the United States, or offer a distraction from the many ways our policies fail to offer families the support they need?
Tue, 2013-11-12 10:35
Motherlode's fertility diarist Amy Klein's husband, Solomon, answers questions about his experience with I.V.F., miscarriage and being part of such a public experience.
Mon, 2013-11-11 12:08
I feel guilty that I've let my son join an organization that still discriminates. I also feel guilty that I made him wait for so long.
Sun, 2013-11-10 07:34
When I volunteered to write the ribbons at my 10-year-old's swim meet, I had no idea I'd be helping write a ribbon for every child in every race.
Fri, 2013-11-08 13:53
I thought my 5-year-old was ready for the "Harry Potter" books. I was wrong, and I find myself verbally editing every page.
Fri, 2013-11-08 13:40
If a company gives more parental leave to adoptive fathers or biological mothers than to biological fathers, is that sex discrimination?
Fri, 2013-11-08 09:18
Parents share stories of bullying and their responses — sometimes successful, sometimes a subject of frustration and regret.
Thu, 2013-11-07 09:52
Her daughter wanted to be in above-grade-level math, and they pushed the school into it — and now it's too much. What's next?
Mon, 2013-11-04 15:44
How often did you apologize to your boss, your friends or your family last week?
Mon, 2013-11-04 11:10
Many parents and experts encourage teenagers to postpone driving lessons until they're older. I disagree. The way new drivers get to be good drivers is by driving.