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As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:42
Is a job for a teenager worth the price of a long commute?

The Truck That Sparked Our Marriage Back to Life

Sun, 2015-03-29 07:54
Phase 1 of our married life was over. We needed to figure out what came next.

My Daughter Loves the ‘Pioneer Woman,’ Who Is All That I Am Not

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:15
A televised cooking show about a life that's far from ours has enraptured my 8-year-old.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:01
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.

New Hampshire Legislature ‘Honors’ Fourth Graders After a Real Civics Lesson

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:46
A fourth-grade class proposing a bill was met with vitriol and mockery, then "honored."

Sleep Training at 8 Weeks: ‘Do You Have the Guts?’

Thu, 2015-03-26 10:00
"When we first told our in-laws what we were doing, they thought we were monsters. Now they think we’re geniuses.”

Rekindling a Love for Cooking With Subscription Meal Kits

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:54
Suppertime was starting to feel like a chore. Could a dinner-in-a-box delivery service help me get my groove back?

Where the ‘Sex Talk’ Can Be Fun

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:32
What if sex education was fun, interactive, and for both parent and pre-teen?

Angelina Jolie: More ‘Common’ Than Any Celebrity Would Like to Be

Tue, 2015-03-24 15:12
Angelina Jolie has stripped the "Celebrities! They're Just Like Us!" trope down to its essence.

Live Chat With Amy Klein: Tuesday, March 24, 9 P.M. Eastern Time

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:01
Amy Klein will answer questions about her journey from infertility treatment to pregnancy.

After a Baby’s Arrival, Some Visit, and Others Stay Away

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:34
A baby changes everything about you—even things you were afraid you couldn't change.

Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:13
As a parent, you can’t escape the role of college-application Sherpa. Nor should you try.

My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Sun, 2015-03-22 07:11
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.

Rules for Teen and Tween Cellphone Use: Unspoken, or Printed and Signed?

Fri, 2015-03-20 16:25
Are your family's rules about children's mobile phone use set "rules," or just general guidelines?

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:07
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.

Raising Teenagers: Inevitably a Problem?

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:49
Teenagers need to become the centers of their own stories. For the writing parent, is that always a loss?

What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read

Thu, 2015-03-19 08:36
Starting reading instruction early doesn’t yield an advantage to comprehension.

The FaceTime Babysitter

Wed, 2015-03-18 13:33
FaceTime has become the "secret weapon” that allows relatives or friends to virtually babysit while parents get things done.

Sometimes a Cardboard Sled Is All You Need

Wed, 2015-03-18 11:09
Defeating the late-winter-blues with duct tape.

After I.V.F.: Pregnant, but Still Stuck in the Past

Tue, 2015-03-17 15:08
Every time I tell someone I’m pregnant, I think, “What if I have to tell them I'm not?”