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When Letting Children Take Risks Is Risky for Families

Wed, 2015-03-04 09:29
A group of strangers in a suburban Maryland car repair place come together to condemn a verdict against being a free-range parent.

An Improved Vaccination Against a Virus — and Some Cancers

Tue, 2015-03-03 14:40
"A possible side effect of not getting the vaccine is cancer, and it's far more common than any side effects of the shots."

Developing Baby, Developing Dad

Tue, 2015-03-03 11:00
I'm fascinated with babies, especially mine. And I'm fascinated by how much my life had to change before I could appreciate them.

‘My Friend Has a Son Who Is Autistic’

Mon, 2015-03-02 14:37
At first, I didn’t get that the clumsy idle talk was an attempt at showing compassion.

Why Schools Should Undermine Moral Teachings

Mon, 2015-03-02 13:29
All men are created equal. True or False ... or Opinion?

My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

Fri, 2015-02-27 12:34
My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember.

Trust Your Matchmaking Mother. She Only Wants What’s Best.

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:39
Our children have found their colleges and careers. Isn't it time they found their soul mates? Trust us, we can help.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:00
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.

Small, Successful Steps Toward Finding Your Groove

Fri, 2015-02-27 08:29
Readers road-test Christine Carter's simple strategies for settling into a happy and functional routine, both at home and work.

Motherlode’s ‘Celebrity Class of Commenters’

Thu, 2015-02-26 12:39
It's been said many times that "the best thing about Motherlode is the comments."

Among College Students, the Frenzied Competition to Work for No Pay

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:48
My college freshman's summer plans are keeping her up nights. If she fails to earn a spot supplying free labor, she might have to resort to a paid job.

An Outpouring of Love and Onesies

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:48
There is so much effort and love in all these packages; so much support in all the inquiries. It's shocking, humbling and fantastic.

Grandmother, Surrogate Mother

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:43
An update from a mother whose own mother carried her daughter's baby, and gave birth to her own grandchild.

Patricia Arquette: To Every Woman Who Gave Birth to Every Taxpayer

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:29
Particia Arquette's Oscar speech is dissected, and the message to other women is clear: Shhh.

He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

Sun, 2015-02-22 08:06
The first time I let my now-husband "solo" with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I "forgot" not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.

Eavesdropping on the Seventh Grade ‘Instagram Show’

Fri, 2015-02-20 11:37
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it's like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:05
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.

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, Still Rescuing Parents

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:17
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's "cures" manage to unite reading parents and children in mocking common childhood faults.

An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role

Thu, 2015-02-19 08:51
I chose my son by clicking and unclicking a series of boxes, looking for a sperm donor. Fifteen years ago, the roles were reversed: I was an egg donor.

A Child, Coping, with Autism and Everything Else

Tue, 2015-02-17 17:21
Every once in a while, I can help him. Mostly by getting off his back about what helps him.