Parenting

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Bake Sale Ban Misses the Point

These cupcakes only look sweet and innocent. (Photo by Jupiterimages / Banana Stock / Thinkstock.) The elementary school bake sale: Is there anything more wholesome, […]

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The Mommy Wars and Math

(Photo via iStockphoto.) In the midst of last week’s mommy war kerfuffle, I found myself longing to dive head-first into the lush confines of an […]

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What Franco Garcia Can Teach Us

Yesterday the body of Franco Garcia was pulled from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, ending a nearly two-month search and hope against hope that the Boston […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Boston Public Schools Shelves Pink Slime

In case you haven’t heard of it, “pink slime” is the pulverized and ammonia-hydroxide-treated slaughterhouse scraps mixed into regular beef. It’s a food product that […]

Arts & Entertainment

Will the Real Star of the Super Bowl Please Stand Up?

There was a distinctly weird moment during Sunday’s Super Bowl, and I’m not talking about Ahmad Bradshaw falling backward into the end-zone for that touchdown […]

Wellness

Parents, Listen: There's No Such Thing as Too Busy to Use the Car Seat

Parents, Listen: There’s No Such Thing as Too Busy to Use the Car Seat. There’s overparenting, and then there’s the other extreme. A new study […]

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Beyonce, Jay-Z Welcome Blue Ivy

Most mothers I know were thrilled if they could secure a hospital room to themselves when they delivered their first baby. I, for one, was […]

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No Parents Allowed

A year ago I was fretting that our kids would never know the true joy of outdoor play in winter. On one particularly bleak afternoon, […]

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'Tis the Season to Overparent

Theories abound about why our generation of parents has become a generation of control freaks. Here are two interesting takes from interviews I did while […]

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New Study: Mom's Multitasking is a Full-Time Job

While doing research for my December feature story, “Welcome to the Age of Overparenting,” in which I come clean about my struggles as a helicopter […]

Overparenting Archetypes

The six different overparenting archetypes.

Welcome to the Age of Overparenting

See Jane. See Jane walk downstairs. Clap, Mom and Dad, clap! See Mom and Dad clap, clap, clap. For everything Jane does. Welcome to the age of overparenting.