Blog Profile / Motherlode

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Archived Since:July 10, 2011

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What Will Your Kids Cook for Thanksgiving?

Giving a child a dish to prepare helps him make Thanksgiving his own.

Giving Thanks for a Proper ‘Got Your Nose’ Bit

How to distract children on the verge of holiday meltdowns by combining the threat of facial disfigurement with the giggles of survival, in 11 easy steps.

This Thanksgiving, Sit Down and Listen (and Record)

StoryCorps and the "Great Thanksgiving Listen" offer a chance to connect across generations.

Thanksgiving, With College Students: Fantasy, Reality, and Getting It Right

For college students, coming home is a choice. Here's how to make it one you're all glad they make.

Saying Yes, and No, Shonda Rhimes Style

Introvert Shonda Rhimes says "yes" for a year. But (maybe more importantly) she also says no.

Girls Aren’t Meaner Than Boys. It Only Looks That Way.

There aren't many gender differences in meanness. What's different is how girls and boys respond.

One Parent, on Paris: They Might Have Guns, But We Have Flowers

Talking with children about the ways we respond to tragedy, good and bad.

A Birthday With a Foster Family, and Away From a Birth Family

It is the first birthday we will celebrate with him and the first party his biological parents will miss.

Instamoms, Curating a Photo-Worthy Childhood. Discuss.

Is "taking over your Instagram account" a coming-of-age ritual anyone wants?

A Baby Dies at Day Care, and a Mother Asks Why She Had to Leave Him So Soon

I wasn't just up against the end of my parental leave. I was up against an entire culture.

When Headlines Play Down Dads, All Parents Lose

The "who does more at home" story distracts us from real policy issues while supporting the status quo.

When a Child’s Project Shows a Parental Hand at Work

It's become an act of parental dereliction to let a child turn in a project that looks like a child's work.

Tasting and Testing a Genetically Modified, Non-Browning Apple

A non-browning apple passes the backpack and blender test—but will the genetic modification win parental approval?

How Do You Tell a Preteen That Sometimes the Monsters Are Real?

How can I tell my own daughter that the monsters she reads about are not real, when I know better than most just how real they are?

Winners: The Best Parenting Advice in Six Words

The winners in the "Best Parenting Advice in Six Words" contest include the funny, the practical and the sweet.

Why Your Kids Love Snapchat, and Why You Should Let Them

No perfectly curated lives, no friend counts. no "likes." Snapchat is all about interaction.

Making a Picky Eater Project Last a Lifetime

10 tips to turn a Picky Eater Project into long-lasting change.

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