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Katy Perry, Showing My Daughter That Breasts Can Be Fun

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:02
Katy Perry has an approach to her breasts that seems very appealing to those who are on the brink of developing them.

In Debate Around Sally Mann’s Photography, Too Much Is Exposed

Thu, 2015-04-16 11:37
Which exposure broke the spell: the photographs, or the narrative behind them?

Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the Non-Y.A. Shelves

Thu, 2015-04-16 08:26
Offering literary bait to encourage a teen who has set books aside to start reading again.

White Parents, Becoming a Little Less White

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:41
Parents in non-white families know: our identities are changed by the identities of those we love.

How Tasharro Harris, a Child-Care Worker Who Can’t Afford Her Own Child Care, Does It

Wed, 2015-04-15 07:06
Most days I get off around 2:30 because I can’t afford after-school care. At $60 a week each, my wages wouldn't cover the cost.

When Schools Turn to the Police for Discipline

Tue, 2015-04-14 15:34
In schools that frequently use courts for discipline, black and special-needs students are disproportionately affected, and not just in the short term.

Taking the Torch From Sarah Brady: Why Doctors Need to Ask About Guns in the Home

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:11
Doctors need to ask families about gun ownership, because those guns pose a big threat to children.

Without Financial Aid, a Preschool Is Out of Reach

Mon, 2015-04-13 10:45
The best full-day preschool fit for my daughter costs three times what I spent for college.

As Parents Stand on Principle, Are ‘Free-Range’ Children Put at Risk?

Mon, 2015-04-13 10:16
Parents should teach children independence, but when Child Protective Services gets involved, it's time to step back.

When My Daughter Called Me, Sick, From College, I Got on a Plane

Sun, 2015-04-12 07:29
I know what you’re going to say. Our parents didn’t fly out to save us when we got sick at college.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-04-10 08:25
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

As a Daughter Becomes a Teenager, a Mother Becomes a Vampire Novelist

Fri, 2015-04-10 06:29
Why would anyone write nine full-length vampire novels that only one person will ever read?

11, and Reviewing His Parents’ Credit Card Bills

Thu, 2015-04-09 14:10
He’s going to need to support himself, so he should know how much it costs to live in the world.

Raising Your Successful 35-Year-Old

Thu, 2015-04-09 06:17
Children's accomplishments can be gold stars for parents. But it's the qualities that lead to achievement that matter.

Easy Toppings for Fast Weeknight Pizza

Wed, 2015-04-08 08:52
Go-to toppings for weeknight pizza dinners when the dough is already prepped.

Our Push for ‘Passion,’ and Why It Harms Kids

Wed, 2015-04-08 06:55
Passion has become life’s magic pixie dust, but the fake passions that children adopt drive out real opportunities.

Shelf, iPad, Bed Table: Reading, March 2015

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:54
A getaway weekend means a rare chance to read novels.

Deployments: Costly. Remembering Why We Do It: Priceless.

Tue, 2015-04-07 10:13
An unexpected opportunity to see my husband, and to be reminded of why he serves.

‘Mom, When Do Grown-Ups Stop Eating Breakfast?’

Sun, 2015-04-05 07:44
I thought the remnants of my eating disorder had escaped my daughter's notice. I was wrong.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:28
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.