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Thu, 2014-10-09 07:01
If I were faced with a photographer coming to my house to take pictures of breakfast, I'd be very tempted to do it up right.
Wed, 2014-10-08 16:03
Being President of Jefferson County PTA in the midst of the controversy over the U.S. History curriculum has been a wild, exhilarating, if taxing and nerve-wracking, ride.
Wed, 2014-10-08 14:44
Women exploring conception aids have a new over-the-counter option.
Wed, 2014-10-08 08:46
Big Food lobbying dollars and heated partisan politics threaten the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in decades. Can parents be heard above the din?
Tue, 2014-10-07 15:41
My son's school seemed to see him as a bad child, not a child with needs the school could help to address.
Tue, 2014-10-07 13:26
If you keep a journal, it's not the record of the momentous events that will bring you the most pleasure later. It's the little things.
Tue, 2014-10-07 10:18
We are traveling – by car, as a family – 1,200 miles so that I can give birth in Omaha, which is where I am from. The waiting lists to be a part of midwifery practices on the East Coast and the overbooked schedules of its clinicians wore me down.
Mon, 2014-10-06 14:54
When I first heard what happened to Barb Webb, a married lesbian and teacher at my former Catholic high school who, after 9 years of teaching there, was fired after she announced her pregnancy, I was shocked—and then I wasn’t.
Mon, 2014-10-06 10:59
A reader asks: my 7-year-old daughter announced last week that she would be wearing a tiara for picture day. This was not ok by me, but I decided to keep silent. What would you have done?
Mon, 2014-10-06 09:15
"I’ll show you mine, you show yours" has been around for a long time. It’s the medium that makes it different and scary.
Sun, 2014-10-05 07:54
I was certain I would be the perfect stepmother, part Mary Poppins, part Maria from "The Sound of Music," as I helped to intertwine our families.
Fri, 2014-10-03 10:57
Before my son started school, I shared my parents' hippie view of the P.T.A. as a perfect-parent filled hassle and just another part of The Establishment trying to squelch creativity out of learning.
Fri, 2014-10-03 10:22
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, 2014-10-03 10:13
What family dinner really looks like at our house: tacos, noodles, slow-cooker curry with mixed success and a meatloaf from the freezer.
Thu, 2014-10-02 16:36
It's not necessary to create an arbitrary dividing line between "serious" science and everything else. For some children, learning about the science behind sparkly things is their way in to a whole world of technology.
Thu, 2014-10-02 11:15
In an atmosphere of uncertainty, an excess of caution can seem perfectly reasonable. So were the parents who removed their children from schools in Dallas because of the fear of Ebola wrong?
Thu, 2014-10-02 10:34
“I’m interested in buying a fairy house,” I told the first branch of the phone tree at Bank of America Home Loans. In August, the company agreed to pay a $16.65 billion penalty for its role in selling bonds based on make-believe mortgages. I felt that I had gone to the right place. Read more (and watch the slide show).
Thu, 2014-10-02 08:07
In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.
Wed, 2014-10-01 12:31
As parents we spend a great deal of time talking about the effects of work on our home life and how family life impacts our careers. There's a third variable worth considering: how our choice of career affects our family.
Wed, 2014-10-01 10:09
Rare is the child who looks forward to the appearance of the needle, but there are things parents can do to make the experience of getting a shot easier.