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Rekindling a Love for Cooking With Subscription Meal Kits

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-25 10:54
Suppertime was starting to feel like a chore. Could a dinner-in-a-box delivery service help me get my groove back?

Where the ‘Sex Talk’ Can Be Fun

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-25 10:32
What if sex education was fun, interactive, and for both parent and pre-teen?

Tip of the Day March 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-25 08:34

As children get older, have them help out with physical chores that give them some exercise. Starting around age 6, kids can help wash the car. Middle school kids can do yard work and shovel snow. High school teens can help move furniture and mow the lawn.

Angelina Jolie: More ‘Common’ Than Any Celebrity Would Like to Be

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-24 15:12
Angelina Jolie has stripped the "Celebrities! They're Just Like Us!" trope down to its essence.

Live Chat With Amy Klein: Tuesday, March 24, 9 P.M. Eastern Time

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-24 11:01
Amy Klein will answer questions about her journey from infertility treatment to pregnancy.

After a Baby’s Arrival, Some Visit, and Others Stay Away

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-24 10:34
A baby changes everything about you—even things you were afraid you couldn't change.

Tip of the Day March 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-24 08:30

Listen to what your kids want—and why. Really listen. You may be able to help them get what they want by helping them set goals and take steps toward meeting their goals.

Go Ahead, Help Your Child Apply to College

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:13
As a parent, you can’t escape the role of college-application Sherpa. Nor should you try.

Tip of the Day March 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2015-03-23 08:32

Support your teenager, but be careful that you don’t take over their homework, school projects, or household chores. Give them help but just enough to get them to do their part.

My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2015-03-22 07:11
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.

Rules for Teen and Tween Cellphone Use: Unspoken, or Printed and Signed?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2015-03-20 16:25
Are your family's rules about children's mobile phone use set "rules," or just general guidelines?

Tip of the Day March 10

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:30

If your child discovers a friend in your neighborhood, take the time to get to know the family of your child’s friend.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2015-03-20 08:07
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.

Raising Teenagers: Inevitably a Problem?

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-03-19 09:49
Teenagers need to become the centers of their own stories. For the writing parent, is that always a loss?

What Not to Worry About in Teaching Young Children to Read

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:36
Starting reading instruction early doesn’t yield an advantage to comprehension.

Tip of the Day March 9

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2015-03-19 08:30

Make activity fun! Go to the playground together. Follow your child through the playground equipment. If you don’t fit in the equipment, walk around so that you get some exercise while your child plays.

The FaceTime Babysitter

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:33
FaceTime has become the "secret weapon” that allows relatives or friends to virtually babysit while parents get things done.

Sometimes a Cardboard Sled Is All You Need

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-18 11:09
Defeating the late-winter-blues with duct tape.

Tip of the Day March 8

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2015-03-18 08:34

Cook together! Although cooking can be messy, kids often have a blast when they cook something with you that they’re really excited to eat.

Tip of the Day March 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:32

Discover ways to have fun when your kids want you to do something over and over and over. After awhile, games can become stale to you—but still fun to your kids. Find a way to inject some fun into activities that become routine for you.

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