Blog Profile / Motherlode

Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
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Archived Since:July 10, 2011

Blog Post Archive

How Patrina Felts, Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent and ‘Pageant Mom’ Does It

A motorcycle-loving mother takes 3 boys, aged 8,10 and 14, to their 3-year-old sister's beauty pageant.

Unconditional Love: The Easiest, and the Hardest Part

Unconditional love isn't in what we feel or say, it's in what we do, and what our children hear.

Schedule Wonder

I'm highly dependent on our wall calendar. So when I saw my 10-year-old erasing it, I panicked.

How Kelly Darr, Lyft Driver and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Kelly Darr is a Lyft driver and the single mother of 2 teenagers, one with autism and diabetes.

Penguins With Parent Problems No. 1: The Coffee Shop

The first in a short series of randomly appearing penguins with problems you might recognize.

Greeks vs. Independents: My Daughter’s Battle, Not Mine

When I went to college, frat boys were the natural enemy of the Independent woman. Things have changed.

High School Students, Doing Their Teacher’s Taxes

Students learn financial literacy—and labor economics—by filling out a teacher's federal income tax return.

Why I Love ‘Full House’ and Why We Need a Sequel Done Right

I never realized how good Uncle Jessie was until I compared him to "Jessie."

Defending the Family Routine

Some weeks there's no such thing as a "typical" day—and there should be.

Information-Hungry Millennial Parents, Making It Hard on Themselves

Information has become the new barometer of what makes a “good mother.”

Forgiving $38,750 in Child Support, for My Kids’ Sake

"Child support" also means being there for your kids. Dads labeled "dead beat" can't do that.

Katy Perry, Showing My Daughter That Breasts Can Be Fun

Katy Perry has an approach to her breasts that seems very appealing to those who are on the brink of developing them.

In Debate Around Sally Mann’s Photography, Too Much Is Exposed

Which exposure broke the spell: the photographs, or the narrative behind them?

Encouraging Teenagers to Read, by Choosing Books From the Non-Y.A. Shelves

Offering literary bait to encourage a teen who has set books aside to start reading again.

White Parents, Becoming a Little Less White

Parents in non-white families know: our identities are changed by the identities of those we love.

How Tasharro Harris, a Child-Care Worker Who Can’t Afford Her Own Child Care, Does It

Most days I get off around 2:30 because I can’t afford after-school care. At $60 a week each, my wages wouldn't cover the cost.

When Schools Turn to the Police for Discipline

In schools that frequently use courts for discipline, black and special-needs students are disproportionately affected, and not just in the short term.

Taking the Torch From Sarah Brady: Why Doctors Need to Ask About Guns in the Home

Doctors need to ask families about gun ownership, because those guns pose a big threat to children.

Without Financial Aid, a Preschool Is Out of Reach

The best full-day preschool fit for my daughter costs three times what I spent for college.

As Parents Stand on Principle, Are ‘Free-Range’ Children Put at Risk?

Parents should teach children independence, but when Child Protective Services gets involved, it's time to step back.

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