Welcome, Illustrator Allison Steen

Thursday, 10 September 2015 by

The Motherlode blog has a new artist-in-residence.

I didn’t want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.

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The View from Inside the Stroller

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Diego Acosta López wanted to see what it was like when his son, Ignacio — just shy of 2 — visited New York City for the first time.

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A New Nominee for Worst Tween Sitcom on TV

Thursday, 22 January 2015 by

Instead of a show about the coed and girls’ teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers “Bella and the Bulldogs,” an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.

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43 and Pregnant

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 by

My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.

Meeting the Baby, Becoming a Family

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 by

From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and “rock star” we’d been told about.

It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I’m also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.

Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva

Monday, 19 January 2015 by

Diana Williams, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia, describes the value of making microloans from the classroom.

Parents in Maryland are being investigated for allowing their children to walk home from a park unsupervised. When did we abandon this idea that our children should learn to move about in the world without our hovering presence, and what have we lost?

Start here: “We need to talk about Internet pornography; there are a few things I want to be sure you know,” and continue to the things your family considers the most important.