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Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:45
The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated.

Tip of the Day July 13

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:30

When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about them and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.

Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 13:54
School administrators agree that students complained about new lunch standards when they were first implemented in the fall of 2012—but tell researchers that by spring, the complaints had largely subsided.

Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 13:09
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?

Tip of the Day July 12

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:33

Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re young.

Tip of the Day July 11

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-20 08:31

Do something unusual to make family mealtimes more fun. Have a picnic outside or on the floor in your living room.

Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Sun, 2014-07-20 07:53
According to my mother's prison records, she served around 17 weeks in "The Hole"—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.

Tip of the Day July 10

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Sat, 2014-07-19 08:33

Get your kids outside. Splash in puddles. Run around the yard or playground. Organize a neighborhood game night. Get out and move.

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-18 13:19
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.

I’ve Ruined My Boys

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-18 10:50
My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can't really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else's.

Tip of the Day July 9

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:32

Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.

Playgrounds for Kids Who Can’t Run and Jump

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-17 13:30
Knowing how many ordinary pleasures were cut off from my daughter, I was angry when something as common as swinging through the air on a hot summer day was also unreachable because of broken or missing equipment.

Goodbye to Cloth Diapers, and Ideal Motherhood

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-17 11:40
Those washable diapers were part and parcel of the vision I had of myself as a woman and a mother. And when I gave them up, I didn’t know who I was any more.

Tip of the Day July 8

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Thu, 2014-07-17 08:30

Model safe driving to your kids. Don’t text or use your cell phone. Focus only on the road (and talking calmly with your kids) while you drive.

Easy Ways to Get More Vegetables on the Table, More Often

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 12:37
Lots of different types of vegetables and beans can fill a taco, be the excuse for a soup, or top a big bowl.

Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:23
Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.

Tip of the Day July 7

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Consider re-arranging your kids’ rooms to help them feel like they’re getting something new—without paying a cent.

Tip of the Day July 6

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:31

Involve your kids when planning vacations, getaways, and reunions. They often have great ideas about what to do.

The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah

Motherlode Blog Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:45
My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.

Tip of the Day July 5

ParentFurther RSS Feeds - Tue, 2014-07-15 08:34

If you have more than one child, make sure you’re not giving one child more attention than another. Kids notice.

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