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Mon, 2014-03-31 11:24
Even researchers who can't point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?
Sun, 2014-03-30 07:34
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.
Fri, 2014-03-28 14:39
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, 2014-03-28 08:38
After my toddler's bear toppled out of the stroller, I found a replacement and staged the great Rainbow Home for Christmas Spectacular. My daughter wasn't fooled for a minute.
Thu, 2014-03-27 08:45
Teachers wish parents knew that our children can do more than we let them, while parents wish teachers would be more honest — and understand that homework has real costs.
Wed, 2014-03-26 14:15
Into a field of parents looking to return to the workforce after taking time off for family reasons, a future mother lobs a tough question. Is stay-at-home parenting something you'd recommend?
Tue, 2014-03-25 15:50
If your children have been making in-app purchases on iTunes without your permission, Apple is offering a refund.
Tue, 2014-03-25 09:54
I know the New York City preschool application process we're going through is preposterous. That doesn't mean it's meaningless, or that rejection—of my child—doesn't hurt.
Mon, 2014-03-24 10:22
Nearly 30 years after a United States court first considered it, many questions surrounding surrogacy, legal and otherwise, remain unanswered.
Sun, 2014-03-23 07:09
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn't sure I'd know how to raise a "normal" child.
Fri, 2014-03-21 16:05
Welcome to Motherlode's second official 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, 2014-03-21 14:30
Times readers ask career development experts for guidance on returning to the workforce after a break to care for children or aging parents.
Fri, 2014-03-21 12:16
Adoptive families, and children who were adopted into them, often talk among ourselves about the "dumb things people say" to and about us. Those comments have a name — microaggressions — but there's no consensus about the best way to handle them.
Fri, 2014-03-21 10:10
Advice from New York Times readers on how fathers can make the most of paternity leave.
Thu, 2014-03-20 10:53
EchoAge enables children to get one sizeable cash gift to use for a special birthday present while giving an equivalent amount of money to charity. The catch? You have to let your children ask their friends' parents for money.
Wed, 2014-03-19 14:49
Even teenagers who say they "don't text and drive" pull out the phone at every red light, and many of their parents do too. Should you ever touch the phone keyboard while the car is in drive?
Wed, 2014-03-19 10:29
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn't share the disappointment when the dream college doesn't come true?
Tue, 2014-03-18 15:59
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.
Tue, 2014-03-18 14:43
Bill Yosses took the White House from the bottomless cookie plate to a granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. How does your family balance healthy eating and foods that are fun?
Tue, 2014-03-18 09:20
My husband and I are both Jewish, but we're different kinds of Jewish. I thought a Jewish preschool would help connect our daughter to her culture. He had doubts.