Parenting

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Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

Wellness

The Big Chill

Are egg-freezing parties the new way to have it all, or simply more biological-clock fear-mongering?

Arts & Entertainment

April School Vacation Week Events in Boston

Shake off that residual cabin fever, kids. There are plenty of things to do this week, indoors and out, rain or shine: Cambridge Science Festival […]

Arts & Entertainment

Presidents Day and School Vacation Week Events in Boston

— Museums — MFA In addition to checking out the MFA’s exhibits, the museum will host special School Vacation Week programming including a performance, stories, […]

City Life

Would You Let This Boy Play Football?

With all the news about concussions and football, I assumed I’d never let my kids play. But when they finally asked, saying no was harder than I’d thought.

Wellness

This Guy Got 200,000 Women Knocked Up*

*Paris Wallace claims that his Boston-based startup Ovuline has helped thousands of women conceive with the help of its fertility app. And I want to be next.

City Life

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
City Life

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.

City Life

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. […]

Wellness

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 […]

Wellness

Mind Games: Youth Concussions Are On the Rise

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

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]