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Lisa Bonchek Adams: She Did as Much as She Could for as Long as She Could

Mon, 2015-03-09 12:22
Lisa Bonchek Adams did not write like a woman resigned. She did not want to die. But even more, she did not want to disappear.

New Research on Antidepressants and Pregnancy Finds No Link to Asthma

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:35
New research suggest that taking S.S.R.I.s while pregnant does not increase the risk of asthma in the resulting babies, but the decision to take medication or not remains difficult.

Short Hair: A First for a Daughter, and a Leap for a Mother

Sun, 2015-03-08 08:22
As much as I didn’t want to micromanage my daughter’s hair, I did want to micromanage my daughter's hair.

After a Fire, Learning to Cook Again, One Grilled Cheese at a Time

Fri, 2015-03-06 11:38
I loved to cook. But after the fire, I couldn't do it for over a year.

Introducing Motherlode’s New Artist-In-Residence: Abigail Gray Swartz

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:12
Welcome Abigail Gray Swartz to the Artist-in-Residence role on Motherlode.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:56
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.

How Not to Be ‘That’ Sports Parent

Thu, 2015-03-05 16:22
If your child can tell you're unhappy during the game, you're doing it wrong.

Live Chat About Finding That ‘Sweet Spot’ in Life and Work

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:06
Join me and "The Sweet Spot" author Christine Carter for a live chat about finding your groove at home and work on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 Eastern.

Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have Helped

Thu, 2015-03-05 09:07
Students in a rehab program answer the question, “Was there anything that anyone could have said to you that would have affected your drug use?"

Shelf, iPad, Bed Table: Reading, February 2015

Wed, 2015-03-04 16:53
What I bought, what I read, what I thought I'd read and what I put down and never picked back up this February.

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."