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Wed, 2015-01-14 11:59
I should be dreading the upcoming cookie season, my fifth as cookie mom. Instead, I feel like shouting, “Bring on the Do-Si-Dos!”
Wed, 2015-01-14 09:51
In studies, giving students recess immediately before lunch rather than immediately after was correlated with a decrease in food waste and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables eaten at lunch. But many schools still resist the change.
Tue, 2015-01-13 10:51
"If overtreatment is defined as instances in which an individual may have fared as well or better with less or perhaps no intervention," says a new report, "then modern obstetric care has landed in a deep quagmire."
Tue, 2015-01-13 09:23
Maybe, back when we had so much more of it, I left enough money in a coat pocket to buy the gallon of milk I can't afford now.
Mon, 2015-01-12 17:13
How do you help a child navigate continuing, but always fluctuating, family relationships — or should you just resolutely stay out of the way?
Mon, 2015-01-12 15:28
A variety of apps and online services put you in touch with medical providers, but users should be aware of who they're talking to (or texting with).
Mon, 2015-01-12 11:56
Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there's a big part of our story they often don't know.
Sun, 2015-01-11 07:40
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.
Fri, 2015-01-09 09:09
Sleep needs a new ad campaign, and parents need to sell it. Why don't we remind our children of how good it feels, and how good it is for us, instead of the way we tend to insist on it?
Fri, 2015-01-09 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.
Thu, 2015-01-08 15:29
"A word can’t be broken. It serves as a reminder; a filter. It’s who you want to be instead of what you regret."
Thu, 2015-01-08 14:47
Does dangling goods in front of children as a reward for good behavior or yanking them away as a form of punishment contribute to materialism when those kids grow up?
Thu, 2015-01-08 14:23
Start here: “We need to talk about Internet pornography; there are a few things I want to be sure you know,” and continue to the things your family considers the most important.
Wed, 2015-01-07 15:00
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.
Wed, 2015-01-07 14:30
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don't, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.
Wed, 2015-01-07 11:35
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.
Tue, 2015-01-06 12:04
I could lose a finger or two and still count on one hand the number of kids I’ve had more than a passing conversation with in my life. What if I can’t connect with children, even those that share my biological imprint?
Tue, 2015-01-06 09:13
With deployment hanging over our heads, 2015 will come with incredible challenges for our marriage, our children and ourselves. I'm resolving to take care of myself as well as my children, accept help when we need it, give it where we can and appreciate our beautiful mess.
Mon, 2015-01-05 14:38
Those spas for little girls aren't really about little girls at all. They're about parents looking for something special in a world where very little is “special” anymore.
Sun, 2015-01-04 07:00
I worried that my daughter's decision to take a gap year would mean she'd never go to college. I shouldn't have.