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Fri, 2014-11-07 09:43
At the risk of being accused of holiday creep, I have to share these Rudolph, Santa, Hermey and Bumble stamps.
Thu, 2014-11-06 14:19
I get it. You're busy with iPhones and iPads and WhatApp and whatnot. But couldn't you do all those things from the comfort of my home for $10 (or so) an hour?
Thu, 2014-11-06 08:21
It's a statement that makes some parents uncomfortable — what are we teaching them, if that's the goal? It's still worth talking about honestly.
Wed, 2014-11-05 14:36
Language barriers and perceived race and class barriers can mean that when it comes to volunteering, some parents stay home—and feel unable to help their children achieve.
Wed, 2014-11-05 11:35
Paid sick leave was on four ballots last night. All four initiatives passed, even in Massachusetts, which now has both a Republican governor and the nation's strongest requirements for paid sick leave.
Wed, 2014-11-05 09:48
So many young people think: Why would I want to work backstage when I can vie to be the front person? But "backstage" work (literally or metaphorically) can lead to a more fulfilling and even more successful life.
Tue, 2014-11-04 12:57
I understand why so many of the smartest women I know are proudly carrying the no-rescue flag. Hovering and rescuing isn't a good way to raise kids. But do we really need to leave them to flounder alone?
Tue, 2014-11-04 08:20
As we prepare for my husband's deployment, the first since the birth of our two children, a not-so-sympathetic friend asks, “But you had to know what you signed up for, right?”
Mon, 2014-11-03 16:19
A story of a failed marriage and financial implosion provokes equal and opposite reactions on Facebook. Why?
Mon, 2014-11-03 12:13
While some families may approach it differently, there remain excellent reasons for taking a 'Just Say No' stance on marijuana use and teens — without expecting that to end the conversation.
Mon, 2014-11-03 12:12
Reporting on five families with wildly divergent ideas about what to teach their kids about marijuana, from no tolerance to offering to roll the joints and make nachos.
Sun, 2014-11-02 06:37
When a teacher at my children's elementary school was arrested, the school sent an email asking parents to have older children keep quiet to protect the younger kids. But it's impossible to put a stop to playground talk.
Fri, 2014-10-31 12:51
I'll be cooking next week, but I'm sure not cooking tonight!
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?
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.
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?
Thu, 2014-10-30 11:32
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.
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.
Wed, 2014-10-29 14:11
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.