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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.

Proving Parental Love, on Snowshoes and Roller Coasters

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:12
The four-day mountain trek seemed like a winning entry in the sweepstakes called: ‘How do you get your teenager to appreciate you?

The Problem With Math Problems: We’re Solving Them Wrong

Thu, 2015-04-02 14:55
Taking math from memorization to problem solving, and getting stuck along the way.

When the Politics of ‘Religious Freedom’ Divides Families

Thu, 2015-04-02 12:16
What's the debate on "religious freedom" bills really about, and will it take place at your table this weekend?

On World Autism Awareness Day, Gratitude — and a Wish List

Thu, 2015-04-02 11:08
If you're born with autism, where you live makes a big difference.

‘Scrapbooking’ Our Children Into Facebook

Wed, 2015-04-01 16:53
How to give your baby her own Facebook page without breaking the rules.

If an Expert in Day Care Can’t Find a Good One, Can Anyone?

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:12
Here I was, an “expert” in childcare, and yet I knowingly left my own baby in a mediocre program.

Quantity Time Begets Quality Time, and Parents Spend Enough of Both

Tue, 2015-03-31 15:55
It's time to look at our family calendars as half full, not half empty.

Not an Adoption Diary. Yet.

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:24
The guy I was in January would not have sung a burp-related version of "Let It Go."