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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 2014-06-03 15:26
At a Senate committee hearing, a supporter of paid family leave tries to convince legislators on both sides of the aisle that there's broad bipartisan support for policies that support families.
Tue, 2014-06-03 09:43
When I announced the pregnancy at a family dinner, my father reminded my younger brother that I was "helping out" friends by being their "donor." “But David's gay,” he helpfully reminded the table. “How can they make a baby if they're not having sex?”
Mon, 2014-06-02 12:06
That steady stream of articles deeming coding "the new lingua franca" and coding education the holy grail for kids flowing by on social media and dropping into your in-box makes coding the hot new parent guilt trip.
Sun, 2014-06-01 07:36
All of the photographs from my entire childhood were taken while my parents were married. What do I do with them now?