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Mon, 2014-04-07 14:51
Are parents raising children in extreme circumstances, like on a sailboat crossing the Pacific Ocean, bringing children into their chosen way of life or selfishly exposing them to unnecessary risk?
Sat, 2014-04-05 21:47
As a young adult Christian whose political views are left of center, working in higher education where intellect is the only religion, I'm constantly negotiating how much of myself to share. My daughter has no such doubts.
Fri, 2014-04-04 14:49
[SHARETOOLS]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.
Fri, 2014-04-04 13:19
Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist for The New York Times, is looking for college application essays about money, work and social class from this year's high school seniors.
Fri, 2014-04-04 12:38
Let’s be honest, when you add this word, the purpose of the statement is to communicate everything except “I love you.”
Thu, 2014-04-03 13:30
Is a savings account a teaching tool, or a "black hole that swallows birthday checks"?
Thu, 2014-04-03 12:08
Most of the time, being "busy" is a choice, and it's a choice I refuse to make.
Thu, 2014-04-03 09:30
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.
Wed, 2014-04-02 20:50
In Qatar, skepticism of adoption is such that, after an adopted girl died, her parents were accused of being intent on selling her organs. In the United States, doubts are less grisly but still apparent.
Wed, 2014-04-02 13:55
Tired of "boy books" and "girl books?" Nine books (or series) that both the boys and girls in my family have enjoyed.
Wed, 2014-04-02 11:44
It’s a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich, with tortillas instead of bread.
Wed, 2014-04-02 09:10
I went from getting toddlers to sit still for a 15-minute dinner to texting teenagers to make sure they joined us at the table, and from encouraging them to try new foods to taming their newfound food freedom.
Tue, 2014-04-01 12:35
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership -- for six months.
Tue, 2014-04-01 10:21
"Exmissions" is the opposite of "admissions," and the other parents working to get their offspring into preschool in Manhattan all seemed to have the kind of clear long-term plans that make a school's "top tier hit rate" matter. I wasn't even sure which preschool I liked best, let alone where I hoped Zee would go next.
Mon, 2014-03-31 11:24
Even researchers who can't point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?
Sun, 2014-03-30 07:34
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.
Fri, 2014-03-28 14:39
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.
Fri, 2014-03-28 08:38
After my toddler's bear toppled out of the stroller, I found a replacement and staged the great Rainbow Home for Christmas Spectacular. My daughter wasn't fooled for a minute.
Thu, 2014-03-27 08:45
Teachers wish parents knew that our children can do more than we let them, while parents wish teachers would be more honest — and understand that homework has real costs.
Wed, 2014-03-26 14:15
Into a field of parents looking to return to the workforce after taking time off for family reasons, a future mother lobs a tough question. Is stay-at-home parenting something you'd recommend?