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Candy. It’s What’s for Dinner.

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:51
I'll be cooking next week, but I'm sure not cooking tonight!

More Children Means More Work Productivity, Study Suggests

Fri, 2014-10-31 12:12
Researchers found that over the course of a 30-year career in academia, both female and male economists who were parents outperformed academic economists without children at almost every stage of their careers.

An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won’t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately

Fri, 2014-10-31 11:01
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you'd just hate those. Isn't your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-10-31 07:50
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.

At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

Thu, 2014-10-30 12:45
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say "trick-or-treat" — with better sweets?

Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:32
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.

Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:47
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.

Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Wed, 2014-10-29 14:11
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.

One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Wed, 2014-10-29 13:42
Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the "bad" kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.

What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Wed, 2014-10-29 13:02
If you're the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.

How Col. Jeanette McMahon, Retired Military Widow, Does It

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:35
Right after my husband's death, we were all struggling. Now, with two of my sons out of high school and only one living at home, I can finally think about what to do next.

When the Diagnosis Is Rare, Parents May Know More Than Professionals

Tue, 2014-10-28 11:02
It’s fine for parents to have more expertise than the pediatrician. In fact, sometimes it’s necessary.

A Baby Born Exactly According to Plan, a Thousand Miles From Home

Tue, 2014-10-28 09:20
Chances are good that Omaha won't matter to my new daughter the way it does to me. But no matter what, it will always be a part of her life story.

Schools With No Playgrounds Teach Kids Not to Play

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:37
When we provide our children with no time or space to play, first graders play anyway. By third grade, in some places, they think they know better.

Weekly Quandary: Does the Introverted Preschooler Need ‘Work’?

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:17
Should a reader help her child "work" on taking pleasure in being with others as well as "exploring/playing by himself" or let him be?

‘Don’t Expect Dinner.’

Sun, 2014-10-26 12:03
On Monday of my third week back at work after our son was born, I came home and found my husband sipping a beer with a frown, a sauce-stained dish in front of him, and no dinner for me.

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:52
Imposing a Women's Studies Curriculum on your Disney Princess. Someday she'll thank you!

Eating Chinese Takeout and Dreaming of Brisket

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:16
Last week, dinner did not go as planned. But having the plan still helped.

Preparing a Child to Own a Mobile Phone — But Not Always Use It

Fri, 2014-10-24 08:27
Having a phone can create a compulsion to do something when doing nothing is so often the better choice.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:19
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.