The Rise of Older Mothers
Everyone is having fewer babies in the U.S.—except women in their 40s.
The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling
Some black parents see teaching their own children as a way of protecting them from the racial disparities of the American education system.
Melinda D. Anderson
The Curse of an Open Floor Plan
A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.
Dear Therapist: My Adult Daughter Thinks I Was an Awful Parent
She’s 32, and she blames me for her unhappiness.
When Mother's Day Means a Trip to Prison
Through an annual bus ride, a short documentary reveals the emotional impact of mass incarceration on children.
The Decline of American Motherhood
The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century.
The Art of Parenthood
New books by Sheila Heti and Michael Chabon explore the claims of family-making, and of writing.
The Ecstatic Empathy of Motherhood
A cinematic ode to the changes that new parenthood brings.
Older Moms Are an Elite Club
Having kids after 40 can ease some pressures of parenting—but only for women who can afford to wait.
The Baby-Name Trend That Unites America
In the past decade, new parents have fallen for vowels.
Why You Should Argue in Front of Your Kids
Modeling respectful conflict can foster creativity in children.
Why Is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?
Yes, there will be mason jars.
The Kids’ Guide to the Postwar World
Half a century ago, a Czech illustrator’s vivid travel books helped open young minds to the rest of the planet.
Dear Therapist: I'm Scared of Having Kids
I feel a rush of longing when I see a cute baby, but I can’t tell if I’m ready to have one of my own.
My Fears, My Daughters, and #MeToo
The movement has unfolded in public. What about the conversations closer to home?
The Gender Trap of Being First Lady
Unelected and unpaid, first ladies often struggle to develop their own policy goals. But even so, the case of Melania Trump stands out.
Steven Johnson and Lena Felton
The NRA Is Still a Staple of Daily American Life
Even as the Parkland shooting has energized gun-control advocates, the organization’s youth programming continues to draw teens across the country.
The Problems With Breastfeeding Go Way Beyond Breast Pumps
At an MIT hackathon last weekend, engineers, designers, and parents brainstormed ways to make feeding newborns easier.
Dear Therapist: How Do I Know If I'm Compromising Too Much for My Partner?
She got into her top-choice graduate programs, and now wants me to move to a place where there aren’t many opportunities for me.
When ‘Universal’ Child Care Isn’t Universally High-Quality
Quebec made up for shortages in its day-care system by letting private centers step in—and different families are getting very different experiences.
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