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Fri, 2014-10-17 07:04
If we want to have any chance at defeating, or better yet avoiding, lice, we’re going to have to be willing to talk about them.
Thu, 2014-10-16 13:24
Many parents have grown so accustomed to the need to cobble together an after-school plan that we overlook the challenge those hours present to families who are already over-stretched.
Thu, 2014-10-16 11:56
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. "Sleep Study Skills" can help our teenagers game the system — and get enough sleep.
Thu, 2014-10-16 09:15
An inspection of a fifth grader's backpack shows that student organization is a work in progress.
Wed, 2014-10-15 16:09
When I dropped my child's friend off after a visit, my fellow mother came out onto the driveway. "How'd it go?" The answer was "not well," but I didn't know how, or whether, to say it.
Wed, 2014-10-15 13:46
I spent three days with my 3-year-old in the hospital last winter, regretting all the justifications I'd given myself for turning down the flu vaccine at the pediatrician's office.
Wed, 2014-10-15 09:34
Why do we rarely talk about pregnancy loss, though the statistics are staggering? Sharing our stories may be the best way to help other families with their grief.
Tue, 2014-10-14 15:42
Fall is rushing toward winter, and maybe there just isn't enough fall fun to be had to make up for it.
Tue, 2014-10-14 15:36
Our son is allergic to peanuts, and medically supervised experimentation—a byproduct of desperation, and fear—is the best we have to offer him.
Tue, 2014-10-14 10:12
It's a lot of work to pack up your 4- and 2-year old sons and drive home to the Midwest to have a baby, but there are benefits. I'll be surrounded by friends and family, and have room to breathe.
Mon, 2014-10-13 13:48
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.
Mon, 2014-10-13 10:08
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?
Sun, 2014-10-12 07:41
The “terrible twos” are merely the beginning of a futile attempt to tame the Bartleby in each of us.
Fri, 2014-10-10 17:25
Someone has to figure out some way for the family to eat. Here's what our dinners will look like next week.
Fri, 2014-10-10 12:29
As a missionary's kid, I grew up in speaking a language not my own and playing with children not like me. To find the same experience for my daughter, I had to make her the outsider.
Fri, 2014-10-10 09:50
Every year, while others are mapping out their jack-o'-lantern carvings or dusting off boxes of Christmas decorations in the attic, we are building a hut for Sukkot.
Fri, 2014-10-10 09:15
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, 2014-10-10 07:06
When my daughter first started school, she raced off to school happily each morning. Until, suddenly, she didn't.
Thu, 2014-10-09 13:44
It’s much easier to brush off your mother than a stranger who is paid to give advice about your college application essays.
Thu, 2014-10-09 09:47
One morning last month, I turned the corner with my 8-year-old daughter and there, on the sidewalk, lay a teaching moment waiting to happen in the form of a crumpled $20 bill.