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.
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
One day infants and diaper bags and hemorrhoids and boobs won’t be hanging off of your person like you’re a cross between a human mobile and a Sherpa. By Catherine Newman
One family photo, two different perspectives. By Pat Alexandro and Amy Alexandro Jones
My daughter is trapped inside, trying to make admissions counselors she doesn’t know fall in love with her. By Sandra A. Miller
When it was time to walk away—leaving my son there and a part of my life behind—I didn’t have any regrets. By Randi Olin
All of my efforts to push them toward enthusiasm only served to exacerbate their resistance. By Christie Tate
One mother refused to let her daughter stop playing the flute. So what made her change her mind? By Daisy Florin
When my son was 11 he told me, “I wish I wasn’t autistic. It would be easier to make friends.” By Joanne De Simone