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At the Cutting Edge of Gay Family Law

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:05
In the past, second-parent adoptions have been standard in the gay community. But a court recently ruled that such adoptions were neither “necessary nor available” for gay married couples since a "presumption of parenthood" exists.

Climbing Out of the Darkness of Maternal Mental Illness

Mon, 2014-06-16 19:39
A community and an event for women experiencing maternal mental illness, those who have passed through it, and their family and friends.

Whose Dress Code Is It, and Why?

Mon, 2014-06-16 13:06
The best school dress codes aren't about students and sexuality, but about placing school on the list of places where there are standards, and where the freedom to do whatever we want, whenever we want shouldn't and doesn't apply.

The World’s Best Father Gets a Close Shave

Sun, 2014-06-15 06:57
Daughter Alice Bee has some special pampering planned for the World's Best Father.

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.