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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."

The White House and Paid Leave: Let Flowers Bloom

Mon, 2015-03-30 12:07
The Department of Labor focuses on encouraging cities, states and employers to "Lead on Leave."

As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:42
Is a job for a teenager worth the price of a long commute?

The Truck That Sparked Our Marriage Back to Life

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:54
Phase 1 of our married life was over. We needed to figure out what came next.

My Daughter Loves the ‘Pioneer Woman,’ Who Is All That I Am Not

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:15
A televised cooking show about a life that's far from ours has enraptured my 8-year-old.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:01
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.

New Hampshire Legislature ‘Honors’ Fourth Graders After a Real Civics Lesson

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:46
A fourth-grade class proposing a bill was met with vitriol and mockery, then "honored."

Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:00
"When we first told our in-laws what we were doing, they thought we were monsters. Now they think we’re geniuses.”

Rekindling a Love for Cooking With Subscription Meal Kits

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:54
Suppertime was starting to feel like a chore. Could a dinner-in-a-box delivery service help me get my groove back?

Where the ‘Sex Talk’ Can Be Fun

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:32
What if sex education was fun, interactive, and for both parent and pre-teen?

Angelina Jolie: More ‘Common’ Than Any Celebrity Would Like to Be

Tue, 2015-03-24 15:12
Angelina Jolie has stripped the "Celebrities! They're Just Like Us!" trope down to its essence.

Live Chat With Amy Klein: Tuesday, March 24, 9 P.M. Eastern Time

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:01
Amy Klein will answer questions about her journey from infertility treatment to pregnancy.

After a Baby’s Arrival, Some Visit, and Others Stay Away

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:34
A baby changes everything about you—even things you were afraid you couldn't change.