Show Us Your Pandemic Baby Family Reunions

The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Jessica Rankin and Julie Mehretu Were Partners, Then Friends

Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #marriages, #mehretu-julie

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Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

#bloomington-public-schools, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #mobile-applications, #online-school, #osseo-area-schools, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rand-corp, #remote-learning, #teachers-and-school-employees, #virtual-school

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My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last?

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #hong-kong, #hospitals, #malawi, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #rumors-and-misinformation, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #shortages, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love

In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #photography

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How I Time Travel to Parent My Adult Son

Once a year I record a brutally honest conversation for my little boy. Here’s why that’s psychologically healthy for both of us.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #storycorps, #youth

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Young Women Are Dropping Out of School and Work. Is Caregiving the Culprit?

While much of the economy is beginning to bounce back, young people — particularly young women — are living a different reality.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #gender, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls, #youth

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‘I Have No Idea Where My Daughter Is’: Migrant Parents Are Desperate for News

With a record 20,000 migrant children in shelters and detention facilities, many parents have waited weeks to learn what happened to their children after they crossed the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #smuggling, #united-states

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Why Students Are Logging In to Class From 7,000 Miles Away

Students are joining remote classes from outside the country. In one New Jersey school district, computers were traced to 24 countries on a day last month.

#computer-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teachers-and-school-employees

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A Novel Effort to See How Poverty Affects Young Brains

An emerging branch of neuroscience asks a question long on the minds of researchers. Recent stimulus payments make the study more relevant.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #poverty, #research

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When an Estranged Relative Dies, Some Face Grief, Regret and Relief

Some have regrets over unfinished business. For others, the end of an unhappy and complicated relationship just comes as a relief.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion

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For Adoptees, a Deep Yearning ‘to Know Where You Come From’

Should adoption records be open? Several adoptees, birth parents and others offer their personal, often heart-rending stories.

#adoptions, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #inskeep-steve, #parenting

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School: It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore

Both children and parents do better when they have access to nutrition, health care and economic opportunity. Why not provide them all in one place?

#education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Death Cleaner

For a forensic cleaner in Mexico City, helping grieving families heal is at the core of his service.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #forensic-science, #mexico

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Partially Vaccinated Households Struggle to Navigate Freedom and Risk

Some households are now just partially vaccinated, leaving families split on how to enjoy new freedoms while protecting the safety of those who are still vulnerable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Family Travel Gets Complicated Without a Covid Vaccine for Kids

Amid the chatter of travel’s long-awaited rebound one year into the pandemic, many families with children feel largely left out of the conversation.

#caribbean-area, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disney-walt-world-lake-buena-vista-fla, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #parenting, #road-trips, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Your Pandemic Baby’s Coming Out Party

Haven’t seen your family in a while? Have a grandchild you’ve never met? Visiting may be awkward at first but you can get through it.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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In a Role Reversal, Asian-Americans Aim to Protect Their Parents From Hate

The conversations represent a fraught yet tender shift in the traditional parent-child dynamic.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #hate-crimes, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #taiwanese-americans

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How Murray and DeLauro Scored Big Wins in Biden’s Stimulus

After working for decades on the issue, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Rosa DeLauro teamed up to ensure that the stimulus law included a lifeline to the nation’s poorest families.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #delauro-rosa-l, #democratic-party, #families-and-family-life, #house-of-representatives, #murray-patty, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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He’s a Famous Evangelical Preacher, but His Kids Wish He’d Pipe Down

The Rev. Rick Joyner has called on Christians to arm themselves for civil war. But his children would be on the other side.

#christians-and-christianity, #content-type-personal-profile, #evangelical-movement, #families-and-family-life, #joyner-rick-1949, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Were Strangers Allowed to Hide Part of Me From Myself?

For 50 years, my state denied me the story of my birth. All adoptees deserve better.

#adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us

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The ‘Old American Dream,’ a Trap as the Floods Keep Coming

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #floods, #global-warming, #houston-tex, #hurricane-harvey-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #texas, #weather

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In an Immigrant Family, the Tension Between Freedom and Duty

I lived without the societal pressures that would have existed for me in India. But when my father died, my sense of duty was profound.

#citizenship-and-naturalization, #cremation, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting

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Talking to Children About Anti-Asian Bias

“I’m not sure Asian-American families can avoid ‘the talk’ any longer,” one expert said.

#asian-americans, #children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

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I Brought My Mother Home to Ireland

Near the lichen-mottled bottom of the family headstone, a single new line appears in the slate gray.

#cemeteries, #families-and-family-life, #galway-ireland, #ireland, #long-island-ny

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The Costly, Painful, Lonely Burden of Care

Health care in the U.S. relies on an “invisible army” of caregivers — mostly women. For many, stunted careers, lost earnings and exhaustion are part of the fallout.

#already-toast-caregiving-and-burnout-in-america-book, #books-and-literature, #families-and-family-life, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #washington-kate-journalist, #women-and-girls

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Jaime Herrera Beutler Is Undaunted

After seeing her eldest child through a medical nightmare, the six-term Republican from Washington was not intimidated by the idea of breaking with her party to support Donald J. Trump’s impeachment.

#conservatism-us-politics, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #herrera-beutler-jaime, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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A Break for Working Families

The government is allowing people who qualify for the earned-income tax credit to use income from either 2020 or 2019, whichever will result in a bigger credit.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #rebates-and-refunds, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Book Review: ‘Hunt, Gather, Parent,’ by Michaeleen Doucleff

In “Hunt, Gather, Parent,” Michaeleen Doucleff visits with Indigenous people to pick up parenting tactics that Western cultures may be sorely lacking.

#books-and-literature, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #doucleff-michaeleen, #families-and-family-life, #hunt-gather-parent-what-ancient-cultures-teach-us-about-the-lost-art-of-raising-happy-healthy-little-humans-book, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #parenting, #tanzania

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The Year Grandparents Lost

The enforced separations of the pandemic have brought a particular kind of mourning to many grandparents.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Ending the End of Welfare as We Knew It

The Democrats’ new child benefit is a very big deal.

#aid-to-families-with-dependent-children, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #families-and-family-life, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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A Safety Net for American Children

Inside the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill, there is a provision that is revolutionary in the way the U.S. government regards minors.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #deparle-jason, #families-and-family-life, #income, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy

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In the Stimulus Bill, a Policy Revolution in Aid for Children

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package moving through Congress advances an idea that Democrats have been nurturing for decades: establishing a guaranteed income for families with children.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #income-inequality, #income-tax, #parenting, #poverty, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Modern Love: My Parents’ Divorce and That Two-House, Duffel-Bag Life

When my parents divorced, I lost the link that held our family together. And then I found it.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion

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LaToya Ruby Frazier, American Witness

A marriage of art and activism, the artist’s searing photographs reveal the human toll of economic injustice.

#black-people, #braddock-pa, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #frazier-latoya-ruby, #labor-and-jobs, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity

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Biden Administration Says It Will Shorten Detention of Migrant Families

A new plan calls for releasing parents and their children after no more than 72 hours. Researchers say children can show symptoms of trauma after spending long periods in custody.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #texas, #united-states

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Mothers Are Regaining Jobs, Even While Shouldering Pandemic Burdens at Home

There are similarities between the recession’s effect on men and women’s employment, but also crucial differences.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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A Florentine Villa Whose Story Is One of Family

For three generations, the Caponis’ 15th-century home has been a repository of history, style and togetherness.

#caponi-loretta, #design, #families-and-family-life, #florence-italy, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy

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Diagnosing Autism in the Pandemic

Autism spectrum disorder is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers. That can be much harder in this isolated time.

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telemedicine

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The Sunday Read: ‘Sigrid Johnson Was Black. A DNA Test Said She Wasn’t’

The surge in popularity of services like 23andMe and Ancestry means that more and more people are unearthing surprises in their ancestry.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #families-and-family-life, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-medical

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China’s Retirement Home Industry is Plagued by Ponzi Schemes

Rooms and beds for retirees are in short supply as the population ages, leaving many vulnerable to companies pitching risky investments.

#china, #elder-care, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #finances, #frauds-and-swindling, #nursing-homes, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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How Pandemic Isolation Affected an Alzheimer’s Patient in a Nursing Home

The pandemic has stolen away the chance to surround the sister we are losing to dementia with our love, so that she does not have to face death alone.

#alzheimers-disease, #bipolar-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nursing-homes, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms

Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #families-and-family-life, #midwives-and-doulas, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Her New Life Started With a Robbery on a First Date

Nine months after she fled Syria, Maisam met Marvin in Germany. Their relationship gave her a surrogate family while she was separated from her own.

#asylum-right-of, #content-type-personal-profile, #families-and-family-life, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria

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When One Fridge Is Not Enough

For many Americans, a second fridge — and sometimes a third — is another member of the family.

#families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #refrigerators, #united-states

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Mitt Romney Has a Plan, and Joe Biden Should Borrow From It

Child poverty requires a permanent fix.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #federal-aid-us, #poverty, #united-states-economy

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 1 Recap: ‘Inappropriately Intense’ Behavior

The new HBO documentary series takes another look at Dylan Farrow’s sexual abuse allegations against her adoptive father, Woody Allen.

#metoo-movement, #allen-woody, #dick-kirby, #documentary-films-and-programs, #families-and-family-life, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-ronan, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television, #ziering-amy

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What My Father’s Covid Survival Taught Me About Security

He’s a security guard. I work in nuclear security. The pandemic swept away my sense that we can really protect the ones we love from anything.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #nuclear-weapons, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Romney Family Plan Sees the True Value of Parenting

There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.

#babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #lee-michael-s-1971, #parenting, #romney-mitt, #rubio-marco, #senate

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Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them?

One policy goal of a child allowance is to reverse declines in fertility, but some experts say improving families’ well-being is more important.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-rates, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #research, #romney-mitt, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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