Blog Profile / Motherlode

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Archived Since:July 10, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Mile 13 in the Deployment Marathon

Halfway through a deployment, looking for the "I can do this" moment.

Well Family: A New Name and New Home for Motherlode

The Times is introducing Well Family, a new online report with expanded coverage of parenting, childhood health and relationships to help every family live well.

Whether Our Foster Child Stays or Goes, He Is Loved

I can't promise that our foster son can stay with us, but I can I try to prepare him for the possibility of leaving without adding to his fear.

The School Conference Blues

As much as parents want to know about areas that our children are struggling in, we're also wondering what teachers like about them.

When Another Child Wants to Be Friends and Yours Does Not

By the time children are in middle school, parents should be stepping back. But what if another child won't stop annoying yours?

A Family Adds Five Children, Special Needs and All

In November, this family adopted five young children from foster care.

Calorie Counts on the Kids’ Menu

Will posting nutritional information at chain restaurants change our behavior, and our weight?

Food Lessons From Families of Kids With Allergies

They have something to teach the rest of us about healthful eating: It's not as hard as we think.

Why Teenage Girls Roll Their Eyes

Eye-rolling serves a variety of purposes, and the meanings behind the mannerism tell us a lot about what it’s like to be a teenager.

Mile 13 in the Military Marathon

Halfway through a deployment, looking for the "I can do this" moment.

Doctor’s Orders: Stay in Bed and Do Nothing

Bed rest is like Las Vegas. It’s nice for three days, but stay any longer and you might lose your mind.

A Blended Family Survival Guide

Blend is how you make smoothies. Put children in a family 'blender' and something quite different happens.

A Conversation With ‘The Restaurant Critic’s Wife’

A real restaurant critic's wife writes a novel, "The Restaurant Critic's Wife," with just enough truth in the fiction.

Two Cooks, Two Kitchens, Two Organizing Plans

Do different cooks need different approaches to organizing the kitchen?

Why Students Lie, and Why We Fall for It

All kids lie, the writer Maria Konnikova says. It’s a part of growing up, testing limits and adjusting to social expectations and norms.

Learning to Walk Alone

My daughter took her first steps in a homeless shelter. In some ways, I did, too.

When a Public Family Is Publicly Attacked

A well known blogger's children become the target of abuse on Twitter. Should she stop sharing their family stories?

Ask the Experts Your Parenting Questions

Times journalists and experts will answer your questions on family matters.

Six Steps to Curb Materialism in Your Kids

A program helped teenagers learn to distinguish wants from needs.

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