Blog Profile / Motherlode

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Archived Since:July 10, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Why I Stopped Giving Hair Advice to White Moms of Brown Kids

I still wish a white adoptive mom would ask me about black haircare. But I understand why they don't.

Preschoolers More Likely to Sit Around Than Run Around at School

New research suggests that preschool offers few opportunities for active play.

A Heartfelt Thank You, and Nine Other Great Teacher Gift Ideas

The gifts teachers keep are the thank you notes, but you can't go wrong with a Pi dish.

When Two Mothers — Foster and Birth — Meet

For the first time during our time as BlueJay's foster family, my heart is breaking for BlueJay’s mother.

How Theresa Jones, Military Widow and New Real Estate Assistant, Does It

It’s been two and a half years since we last saw their dad. Some days it feels like a lifetime ago.

Thanks to a 4-Year-Old, a Laugh Stronger Than Death

Silence doesn’t protect our kids. It steals their chance to say goodbye.

Dance Class: An ‘Activity’ That Isn’t Very Active

New research shows that children in dance classes spend only about a third of class time in moderate to vigorous physical activity.

When Parents Can’t Care for Their Children

A group home should be a last resort for a child, but in too many cases, it's the first stop.

Buying Self-Confidence (and Belts) at Taekwondo

My tentative son was thrilled when he passed his first taekwondo test. Except that objectively, he didn't.

Maryland Drops Parallel Parking From Driver’s Test

Getting a driver's license in Maryland will be easier. Is that a good thing?

Make the Kids Make Dinner. It’s Good for Them.

Doing chores—including cooking—has developmental benefits for children.

Parents Don’t Notice Extra Pounds on Overweight Children

A high percentage of parents incorrectly see their overweight or obese children as being at their "Goldilocks" weight: just right.

A Foster Family, Forced to Focus on the Present

Parenting a child without knowing his history is an unanticipated challenge.

Giving Up a 3-D Printed Prosthetic for a Different Vision of Perfect

I thought a 3-D prosthetic hand would be perfect for my son. He didn’t.

Free Range vs. Helicopter Parenting: Get the Facts

Judging parenting styles is a national pastime. Here's everything you need to know to get in on the action.

Is Your Child Your Excuse to Buy an Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch does exactly what I wanted it to do — but it's not the killer app for parents. Yet.

Teaching Children to Love Bees, Not Fear Them

A child who squashes bees or runs from them is a child who hasn’t yet learned their value, and it’s our job to teach them.

Losing Our Religion: So What Do We Teach Our Children?

Sitting on the religious fence is harder when your children want to know what you really believe.

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