YouTube, Apple Music, Netflix. Kids seldom watch, listen to, or read anything these days they didn’t select themselves—or that wasn’t suggested by an anxioius-to-please algorithm. By Mary Janevic
Motherwell publishes on all aspects of the parenting experience—from the poignant to the humorous to the thought-provoking. Here are our most-read original pieces from 2018.
College counselor and admissions expert, Sara Harberson, offers valuable insight into the nitty gritty of the application process.
“Oh, relax,” he says, ruffling my daughter’s wispy blonde hair. “We’re just playing.” By Lisa Norgren
As much as I loved football as a kid, I don’t want my own sons watching—or playing—a sport based on such overt violence. By Kate Allen Fox
If a tween is asking for it, is willing to adhere to the rules you set, what’s the harm? By Lauren Apfel
He sees a choice down the road he doesn’t know how to make: how can he choose just one of his names to join with his wife’s? By Andrea Jarrell
If I saw him now, I doubt I could pick him out of a line-up. By April Vázquez
I’ve always told my sons that “boys will be boys” is neither a license nor an excuse. To hear that rhetoric used to erase Christine Ford’s allegations makes me want to scream. By Deborah Lindsay Williams
Whether to have a baby before tenure is still one of the most pressing questions for female academics. By Sarah Rivett