Lisa Belkin

New York Times

Takeaway contributor and Motherlode blogger for The New York Times.

Lisa Belkin appears in the following:

Noble Reporting to HBO Mini-Series

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lisa Belkin discusses how her 1999 book 'Show Me a Hero' became a HBO mini series directed by David Simon, which airs this Sunday.

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Mothers Who Chose to "Opt-Out" Want Back In The Workforce

Friday, August 09, 2013

About decade ago, a movement of highly educated, well-paid professional women chose to leave their positions of power to stay home and raise their children. At the time, journalist Li...

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The Changing Work-Life Balance

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post’s senior columnist on life/work/family, talks to Brian Lehrer about the new policy at Yahoo! that you may no longer work from outside the office, and the ...

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Changing Roles

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins offers her bemused take on state and national politics and then she and Lisa Belkin of Motherlode talk about what’s changed for women and men since the women's movement of the 1960’s.

Gail Collins’ most recent book is When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present.  Lisa Belkin’s article "Judging Women" is in this week’s New York Times Magazine.

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Should a Parent be Allowed to Return an Adopted Child?

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Tennessee woman who returned her adopted child to Russia is causing a diplomatic crisis. We talk about how it feels to be rejected as an adopted child with Orlando Modeno, a man who lived through the experience when he was only a boy. We also talk with Lisa Belkin, Motherlod blogger for our partner the New York Times

We started the conversation early on this, and want to know what you think: Should a parent be allowed to return a child?

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When Kids Are Bullies, Are Their Parents to Blame?

Monday, April 05, 2010

When we talk about bullying at school, we usually hear about it from the victim's perspective. But what is the role played by the parents of the bullying children? In the aftermath of the Phoebe Prince suicide in South Haldey, Mass., we find out how much parents can be responsible for their children's aggressive behavior. 

Earlier, we asked you to start the conversation on this topic. Read those comments here.

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Going to College: Dreams vs. Cost

Monday, March 22, 2010

For this week’s family segment, we discuss a topic that’s on lots of teenagers’ and parents’ minds right now, as April 1st ticks closer: college acceptance. And how to balance hopes for a dream school versus the reality of what a family can afford.

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Share and Share Alike: Can Parenting Ever Be Equal?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Can parenting responsibilities ever be divided truly equitably? If so, do you have to be well-to-do to make it happen? Takeaway contributor and New York Times 'Motherlode' blogger Lis...

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Court Case to Test Quadriplegia and Parental Fitness

Monday, January 04, 2010

A quadriplegic mother is at risk of losing her five-month-old son in a custody battle with the baby's father, who cites her quadriplegia as a reason to deny her custody. Should the co...

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Managing Religious Differences at Family Holiday Dinners

Monday, December 21, 2009

Getting together with one's family during holidays is a pretty natural affair. But it’s also a time when you all get together and rediscover each other’s differences ... and this can...


Families: Reducing Stress at Home for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family. As college-age kids return home, however, it can be difficult for parents and children to figure out how the rules have changed. T...


Growing Up With Gay Parents

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Voters in Maine voted yesterday to revoke gay marriage in the state. Opponents of gay marriage frequently bring up the hypothetical effects of gay parenting on kids as a reason to den...

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Parenting: Make Way for Dads

Monday, November 02, 2009

Everyone knows that it's better for families if dads are involved in the parenting process, but some researchers say moms might be making it harder for them to get involved and stay i...


Kids and Chores: Housework and Gender Differences

Monday, October 26, 2009

For our family segment today we look at some recent studies on housework: kids doing chores at home as their parents work more hours, and gender differences in how much parents pay th...

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Finding Parenting Lessons in 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Monday, October 19, 2009

Are there parenting lessons to learn from Spike Jonze's new movie, "Where the Wild Things Are?" New York Times blogger Lisa Belkin says Jonze's film, and the classic children's book t...

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Fighting Over the Family Fortune

Monday, October 12, 2009

Anthony D. Marshall was recently convicted of stealing from his mother, wealthy New York philanthropist Brooke Astor. In most families, questions of inheritance don't result in crimin...

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Sibling Rivalry Frequent but not Foregone

Monday, October 05, 2009

Experts say that the way siblings treat each other early in life can be a good predictor for how they'll relate to each other down the road. The relationship you start out with, thoug...


Blackberries at the Dinner Table

Monday, September 14, 2009

This week's look at family issues tackles the impact of technology in the household. Blackberries, laptops and mobile phones may increase access to knowledge, but do they isolate chil...


As Budgets Tighten, Schools Turn to Parents

Monday, September 07, 2009

As some public schools experience steep budget cuts, they turn to parents for help. Among other things, they're sending letters home, asking for cash to help keep school programs runn...

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Dissolving an Adoption

Monday, August 31, 2009

It’s Monday, when we talk about family issues on The Takeaway. Takeaway contributor Lisa Belkin, who writes the parenting blog Motherlode for The New York Times, is here to talk with ...

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