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Wed, 2014-01-29 17:47
As of 2009, more than half of all children born to women under 30 in the United States were born to unmarried women. So why is Wendy Davis, a Texas gubernatorial candidate, being singled out for criticism?
Wed, 2014-01-29 13:23
In the third installment of the Picky Eater Project, parents of 4-year-old twins work to expand the boys' food choices.
Wed, 2014-01-29 12:18
After the State of the Union address, White House officials are hosting a day of social media engagement via Twitter, Facebook and a Google Hangout. If you have questions about how this year's agenda will affect your family, here's how to ask.
Tue, 2014-01-28 20:59
Snow days: celebrated and rued by kids and parents everywhere, in that order.
Tue, 2014-01-28 15:50
Jennifer Senior's "All Joy and No Fun" answers why being a parent doesn't tend to offer much immediate pleasure. How can I get the fun back?
Mon, 2014-01-27 20:46
Who gets to decide when another round of IVF is too much?
Mon, 2014-01-27 15:18
Forgoing the baby food in favor of letting a baby feed herself means more mess. It also means parents can enjoy their meals while baby eats, too.
Mon, 2014-01-27 11:26
Of all the things I thought might be difficult about having children, I never realized it would be so much work to get them to do any work.
Sun, 2014-01-26 08:37
For a year, I froze eggs in a frenzy, bloated in fat pants and cranky from hormones; $50,000 later, I had stashed away 70 eggs.
Fri, 2014-01-24 13:02
Our 2003 minivan saw us through 10 years of family life. It was our concession — our submission — to life as parents. Recently we realized we didn't need it anymore.
Fri, 2014-01-24 00:01
The older a child is, the less of her screen time her parents are likely to consider educational, a study finds.
Thu, 2014-01-23 15:19
A video profile of a teenage mother-to-be in rural Missouri highlights the challenges one young woman will face in not following in her own mother's footsteps.
Wed, 2014-01-22 20:11
My corporation values diversity, but somehow being a home-schooling parent felt so far outside the norm that I couldn't talk about it.
Wed, 2014-01-22 12:28
During week one of the Picky Eater Project, 4-year-old twins who'd once demanded that their parents serve as short-order toast chefs during meals prove surprisingly willing to eat what they help prepare.
Wed, 2014-01-22 10:01
With the murder of three more vaccine workers in Pakistan comes another set back for the global effort to eliminate polio.
Tue, 2014-01-21 10:09
Genetic screening of embryos during our I.V.F. procedures may not increase my chances of having a baby, but it would greatly reduce my chances of miscarrying or bearing a baby with genetic defects.
Sun, 2014-01-19 08:00
I grew up poor, and I've tried to speak up for the students in my daughter's schools who don't eat sushi and can't afford cheerleading. Mostly, I've failed.
Fri, 2014-01-17 13:52
Proctor & Gamble's big 2014 Winter Olympics ad glorifies the sacrifices moms and children make in the name of athletic glory (once again, dads aren't in the picture). I say Thanks, Mom and Dad, for letting me enjoy the sport without the sacrifice.
Thu, 2014-01-16 16:12
I don't see the mindful parenting movement as creating more goals for parents. I see it as putting a name to a goal most of us already have.
Thu, 2014-01-16 12:17
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