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Among College Students, the Frenzied Competition to Work for No Pay

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:48
My college freshman's summer plans are keeping her up nights. If she fails to earn a spot supplying free labor, she might have to resort to a paid job.

An Outpouring of Love and Onesies

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:48
There is so much effort and love in all these packages; so much support in all the inquiries. It's shocking, humbling and fantastic.

Grandmother, Surrogate Mother

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:43
An update from a mother whose own mother carried her daughter's baby, and gave birth to her own grandchild.

Patricia Arquette: To Every Woman Who Gave Birth to Every Taxpayer

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:29
Particia Arquette's Oscar speech is dissected, and the message to other women is clear: Shhh.

He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

Sun, 2015-02-22 08:06
The first time I let my now-husband "solo" with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I "forgot" not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.

Eavesdropping on the Seventh Grade ‘Instagram Show’

Fri, 2015-02-20 11:37
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it's like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:05
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.