Years of celebrations have blurred together, but a few still stand out, for good reasons and bad. And so does this lesson: Mothering is hard, but mothers are resilient. You can break our hearts again and again, but we will find our way back to joy

By Ann Douglas

We want something original but not bizarre (sorry, Gwyneth; no fruit names here), popular but not ultra-common, and of course we have to like how it sounds. At this point, with nothing nailed down, Lollipop will probably go nameless for a few days

By Megan Powell

When you have a smart kid not working to potential, it’s enough to make any parent twitchy. So I asked an expert for help, and here's what I learned

Guest post by Julie Cole

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A 65-year-old mother of 13 children is pregnant with quadruplets. A Canadian family has 18 children. A U.S. couple's video defiantly announcing their fourth pregnancy makes us wonder: Is the size of someone's family really anyone else's business?

By Sonia Verma
National Editor