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‘My Friend Has a Son Who Is Autistic’

At first, I didn’t get that the clumsy idle talk was an attempt at showing compassion.

Why Schools Should Undermine Moral Teachings

All men are created equal. True or False... or Opinion?

My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember.

Trust Your Matchmaking Mother. She Only Wants What’s Best.

Our children have found their colleges and careers. Isn't it time they found their soul mates? Trust us, we can help.

Small, Successful Steps Toward Finding Your Groove

Readers road-test Christine Carter's simple strategies for settling into a happy and functional routine, both at home and work.

Motherlode’s ‘Celebrity Class of Commenters’

It's been said many times that "the best thing about Motherlode is the comments."

The Internship That ‘Looks Good’ vs. the Job That Pays

My college freshman's summer plans are keeping her up nights. If she fails to earn a spot supplying free labor, she might have to resort to a paid job.

An Outpouring of Love and Onesies

There is so much effort and love in all these packages; so much support in all the inquiries. It's shocking, humbling and fantastic.

Grandmother, Surrogate Mother

An update from a mother whose own mother carried her daughter's baby, and gave birth to her own grandchild.

Patricia Arquette: To Every Woman Who Gave Birth to Every Taxpayer

Particia Arquette's Oscar speech is dissected, and the message to other women is clear: Shhh.

He Was Ready to Be a Stepdad. Was I Ready to Let Him?

The first time I let my now-husband "solo" with my 10-year-old daughter, he forgot to feed her, and I "forgot" not to yell at him in front of her. I had to learn to let them become a family.

The Unwritten Middle School Ground Rules of ‘The Instagram Show’

As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. I tune in to see the boys’ and girls’ initials rotate around. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it's like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.

The Magical Morality of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's "cures" manage to unite reading parents and children in mocking common childhood faults.

An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role

I chose my son by clicking and unclicking a series of boxes, looking for a sperm donor. Fifteen years ago, the roles were reversed: I was an egg donor.

?Advice for Finding Your Groove

Getting an email "obsession" under control, focusing on the task at hand, and finding time for gratitude and exercise.

The Guesswork in Deciphering an Autistic Son’s Behavior

The mother of a son with autism helps him to express himself by being the best guesser she can be.

Love, Panic, Adoption and Jerk-Chicken Knishes

I hope most of the stares Evy gets are because she's adorable, but I know that many of them will be because she's a dark-skinned child with white parents.

What Children Think of the Internet (and Why It Matters)

Question I haven't yet asked my 5-year-old: is the Internet a more reliable source of information than I am?

Adopted as a Child, Now a Mother, Finally ‘Lucky’

Countless times, well-meaning friends, relatives, and acquaintances told me I was “lucky” to have been adopted, “lucky” even to live in America.

Online Dating Rules for My Grandmother: Must Drive, Preferably at Night

While my grandmother and I have always been close, her online dating experiment brought us closer, mostly because she called me four or five times a week (she kept forgetting her JDate password).

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