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Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:08
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 Lost Father, and a Daughter Who’s Not Ready to Let Him Go

Fri, 2014-06-13 08:56
The Friday before Father's Day last year, my dad, an Alzheimer's patient, wandered off from my mother at the grocery store. I'd been saying goodbye to him for almost a decade, but I wasn't ready to lose him.

Kids and Parents: Happy to Move Up, Sad to Say Goodbye

Thu, 2014-06-12 14:03
I think of summer as a happy time of year—which is why I'm annually blindsided by the small sorrows of graduations and change.

Parental Collusion on Spending and Rules: Harder Than It Sounds

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:48
Here’s the tricky part about trying to form a cabal to stomp the seeds of perceived materialism: It’s awfully hard to be the first person who speaks up.

Lasagna with Red Chard Satisfies a Meat-Loving Family

Wed, 2014-06-11 11:43
As they enter their second week of adding two vegetarian meals weekly, a meat-loving family finds a lasagna they love, and prepares to try a Big Bowl with black beans, greens, avocado and salsa fresca.

Who’s Your Mommy? We Don’t Know — Yet

Tue, 2014-06-10 08:23
Although Kelly is carrying their daughter, we won't know until she arrives who the biological mother is. For now, it's father's baby; mother's maybe.

Raw Food Families Provoke Powerful Reactions. Why?

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:25
Families who feed their children a raw diet consisting solely of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and sprouted grains feel judged for their choices.

A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX: Why Don’t More Women Coach?

Sun, 2014-06-08 07:22
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren't that many women who'd grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they're still not represented on the sidelines, and that's not the way this is supposed to work.

Camp: Love It or Hate It? Readers Comment

Sat, 2014-06-07 08:42
If the world of campers divides into those people who hated camp and those who loved it, on which side of that divide do you fall?

Give Kids Your Undivided Attention — or No Attention At All

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:22
Either shut your phone and laptop down and be present, or grab the gadgets and get to work. It's the half-measures of attention that don't work for parents or kids.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:35
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.

When the Teacher Is Depressed

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:06
Teaching can be a stressful occupation, and yet there is comparatively little done to protect teachers’ well-being or consider the effect of a teachers’ emotional health on students.

Three Things Students Wish Teachers Knew

Thu, 2014-06-05 10:53
Students wish teachers would be fair, consider homework assignments carefully and with an eye to utility, and treat students like people.

A Brawny Vegetarian Soup Holds Its Own With Meat Lovers

Thu, 2014-06-05 09:03
Martha Rose Shulman, a cookbook author and Times columnist, works with the Ruder family to help them go vegetarian twice a week without even thinking of feeling deprived.

A Curriculum to Strengthen Students Against Cyberbullying

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:20
Students at the Facing History School in New York City try to understand the circumstances and decisions surrounding larger social injustices and then relate that back to their own experience.