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The No Longer Reluctant Sperm Donor

Tue, 2014-07-08 12:53
When my friends Tori and Kelly first asked me to be their sperm donor, I was reluctant. But I quickly became fully invested in their process, and far more aware of how widespread infertility is.

Weekly Quandary: Children With a Single Focus

Tue, 2014-07-08 11:33
A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?

Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Mon, 2014-07-07 12:14
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team's misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that's more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.

Three Generations, One Home, One Unavoidable Future

Thu, 2014-07-03 15:18
Does sharing a home with your parents or in-laws also mean spending more time thinking about death?

If You’re Lighting Fourth of July Fireworks, Who’s Holding the Match?

Thu, 2014-07-03 14:41
When fireworks are legal, it's up to parents to set limits and decide who should be lighting the fuse.

The Biological Grandparent Trap

Tue, 2014-07-01 07:40
I'm thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly's baby, but I'm the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I'm working to manage their expectations.

Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Mon, 2014-06-30 11:52
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o'clock, I'm fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day's been especially tough?

I Think About Divorce a Lot, but Not Because I Want One

Mon, 2014-06-30 08:31
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.

The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Sun, 2014-06-29 07:19
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:48
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.

An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:27
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they've been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.