Mother of Merci

After her father was murdered, Nixia came to Boston from Honduras in search of a better life for her children. But she had to leave one of them behind.

Mother of Matt Damon

Mothers Know Best: Advice from Boston Celebrities’ Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked notable Bostonians and their moms to share the best piece of wisdom they ever received or gave.


The Terrifyingly Nasty, Backstabbing, and Altogether Miserable World of the Suburban Mom

The terrifyingly nasty, backstabbing, and altogether miserable world of suburban motherhood.

Arts & Entertainment

What to Do in Boston Presidents’ Day and February School Vacation Week 2014

3rd Annual Boston Storytelling Festival Fight dragons, save the kingdom, or discover you’re a wizard—throw your kids into the wonderful world of books this weekend. […]


Parents Still Outraged Over ‘Fat Letters’

More parents are criticizing the so-called “fat letters” they’ve been receiving from schools, saying that the state requirement of informing parents of a child’s body […]


Mind Games: Youth Concussions Are On the Rise

Youth concussions—and worry among parents—are on the rise.


Parents: How to Talk To Kids About the Boston Bombings

One of the joys of parenting is seeing the world through a child’s eyes. Years ago, my daughter told me I was the best mother […]


As Harvard Considers an Honor Code, Parents Should Ask a Few Questions

Last week, Harvard’s academic integrity committee proposed that the school institute an honor code in which students promise to conduct themselves ethically in their academic […]


Ten Things You Missed at the Harvard Forum on Bullying

On Monday evening Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, spoke to […]

Arts & Entertainment

February School Vacation Week: A Survival Guide for Parents

Presidents’ Day at the John F. Kennedy Museum. (Photo via John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum) It’s one thing to entertain your children on […]


Boy Scouts Consider Opening Their Troops to Gays

The Boy Scouts of American (BSA) is considering lifting a ban on gay troop leaders and scouts as early as next week. Bowing to pressure […]


Rehma Sabir's Death Brings Up Heartbreaking Questions

On her first birthday, Rehma Sabir, who lived with her parents on Ash Street in Harvard Square, received head trauma so severe that she died […]


When Mom and Dad Pay College Tuition in Full

It’s a common belief that any financial contribution a parent can make toward his or her child’s college education will help the kid in both the short and long run, […]


Wellesley Schools Want Every Fifth-Grader to Have an iPad

Photo credit: Brad Flickinger via Flickr Tomorrow night Wellesley schools will host a parent forum to discuss a proposal requiring every fifth grader to bring […]

Losing Our Religion

Many adults are leaving religion behind. But as they become parents, they’re confronting an uneasy question: What about the kids?