I wanted to believe that bringing teenagers into our life would make it easier to let them go. I was wrong. By Meredith Gordon Resnick
This has become our routine: reliving each event point by point, trying to trigger a memory. By Amy Roost
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