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Should Unvaccinated Children Stay Home to Protect a Vulnerable Classmate?

Thu, 2015-01-29 15:55
For a student unable to be vaccinated in California, the risk of measles exposure isn't as small as his family believes it ought to be.

Do Your Children Know How Much It Costs to Support Your Family?

Thu, 2015-01-29 12:48
If you want your children to have any idea what it takes financially to take care of a family, or of themselves, it starts by letting them in on what it takes to support the family they’re a part of now.

Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Thu, 2015-01-29 09:42
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.

How Janice Dean, Meteorologist and Mother, Does It

Wed, 2015-01-28 14:26
If you had told me before I had kids that the chance to watch "Parenthood" on the DVR would be the lap of luxury, well....

Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:30
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?

Totally Prepared. Still Freaking Out.

Tue, 2015-01-27 07:54
One would think that we'd be more ready for her; after all, we had been waiting for this moment for over three years. But "ready" and "get your car seat" are two very different things.

A Mobile Umbilical Cord, Off the Table, but Still Connected

Mon, 2015-01-26 15:07
Those of us who keep our phones nearby all the time — just in case — run the risk of 24/7 distractedness, of never being fully there for our work, ourselves, or our non-offspring companions.

Snow Day Approaches

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:16
Cookie baking. Board game playing. Snow shoveling. What will you do with your snow day?

Changing Early Pregnancy Etiquette: Share Good News, and Bad

Sun, 2015-01-25 20:24
When we decided not to tell friends and family about my pregnancy until after the first trimester, we never paused to consider how much we might need those people if something did actually go wrong.

Childless, With Regret and Advice: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Picture

Fri, 2015-01-23 11:23
I didn't want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.

The View from Inside the Stroller

Fri, 2015-01-23 10:31
Diego Acosta López wanted to see what it was like when his son, Ignacio — just shy of 2 — visited New York City for the first time.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:46
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.

A New Nominee for Worst Tween Sitcom on TV

Thu, 2015-01-22 13:25
Instead of a show about the coed and girls' teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers "Bella and the Bulldogs," an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.

Free of Gluten, but Not of Arsenic (or of Guilt)

Wed, 2015-01-21 16:24
For gluten-free families, the increasing concerns about arsenic and rice are a source of worry and guilt. But how much should parents blame themselves?

When Measles Spreads From Disneyland, It’s a Small World After All

Wed, 2015-01-21 15:50
A current measles outbreak, now at 48 confirmed cases, began with a visitor to Disneyland, and quickly spread beyond those directly exposed there.

43 and Pregnant

Tue, 2015-01-20 14:37
My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.

Meeting the Baby, Becoming a Family

Tue, 2015-01-20 10:39
From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and "rock star" we'd been told about.

Do I Need Screen Time Rules for Other People’s Children, Too?

Mon, 2015-01-19 14:31
It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I'm also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.

Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva

Mon, 2015-01-19 10:30
Diana Williams, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia, describes the value of making microloans from the classroom.

‘That’s My Sister!’ Taking a Twin’s Gender Fluidity in Stride

Sun, 2015-01-18 07:13
One of my twins was born a boy but, for the moment at least, identifies a girl; wearing dresses, using the girls' restroom, crying if referred to as "he." Only one person has handled all of this with ease: her twin sister.