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