Lisa Belkin

New York Times

Lisa Belkin appears in the following:

More Moms Drinking and Driving

Monday, August 24, 2009

For our family segment, we take a look at a recent government report that shows a 30 percent increase in the number of women arrested for drinking and driving in the past ten years. This report comes out amidst a vigorous discussion in the blogosphere about mothers who drink. Are mothers more stressed out than they used to be, or has the feminist movement made it more socially acceptable to drink than a couple of generations ago?

To discuss this we speak to Lisa Belkin, writer of the New York Times' MotherLode blog; and Tara Trower, assistant features editor at the Austin American Statesman and writer for the Statesman's Mama Drama blog.

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Parenting and Mad Moms

Monday, August 03, 2009

While working fathers are content with their job-life balance, moms are increasingly angry as they try to balance being great employees and great parents. Who are they mad at? The dads. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the continuing inequality of parenting are Lisa Belkin, author of the Motherlode blog for The New York Times, and Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared ParentingAreTransforming the American Family.

Division of labor is very important. But a lot of studies ...have found that just as important is expressing gratitude for what your partner does and cultivating an attitude of gratitude in your home and when you do that couples tend to be a lot happier, individuals are happier, and the relationships tend to last longer and also, I think, it's good for the kids.
—Author Jeremy Adam Smith on maintaining a happy marriage


When Is a Woman Too Old to Have Children?

Monday, July 20, 2009

The world's oldest mother died last week. She was a Spanish woman who gave birth to twins when she was 67. But cancer took her life just three years after giving birth. This week's family segment will explore the issue of starting a family later in life. Joining The Takeaway is Lisa Belkin, who wrote about the issue in The New York Times blog Motherlode: Adventures in Parenting. Also joining us is journalist Karen Day, a 56-year-old mother of a three-year-old, who also has three other children.

Read an article that Karen Day wrote Why Have a Baby After 50?

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"Slow Parenting": The Noble Savage in the High Chair

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Are modern parents adopting the idea of the child as a noble savage? Slow parenting, free-range parenting, I-don't-give-a-darn parenting -- this new approach is gaining popularity in reaction to the hovering of so-called "helicopter" parents. The basic premise is to leave your kids alone and let them develop at their own pace. Are parents taking pride now in being labeled a bad parent? Lisa Belkin is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and she writes about this new trend in parenting in this weekend's issue.

Want to hear more? Listen to our interviews with Ayelet Waldman and Heather B. Armstrong.

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My old man: The truth about men's biological clocks

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Women have long battled with their biological clocks, but with men like Tony Randall cranking out kids in their seventies, many men don't really think about their biological clocks. In the wake of new studies, though, that might change. Lisa Belkin, New York Times Magazine contributing writer, makes the case in this week’s Magazine that there’s now even more evidence that when it comes to making babies, men have a sell by date.

Lisa Belkin's article will be available in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday.

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Back-to-Work Mom

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Lisa Belkin, contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of the Motherlode blog on, looks at Caroline Kennedy's Senate bid through the lens of women returning to the workforce.

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Letting Go

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Violent crime continues to drop, but a new study reveals among young, black men, murders involving guns are actually increasing. James Alan Fox, Professor of Law, Policy and Society at Northeastern University, discusses his findings. Plus, New York Times writer Lisa Belkin, looks at Caroline Kennedy’s Senate bid through the ...

Caroline Kennedy's bid for the U.S. Senate continues

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Filling President-elect Barack Obama's vacant senate seat has turned into such an incredible drama that it is easy to forget that there are other empty seats in the U.S. Senate. Vice-president-elect Biden's seat was quickly filled, but more drama is roiling over the soon-to-be vacant senate seat from New York. Caroline Kennedy has made her claim on the seat once held by her father and no one is quite sure whether or not she is qualified. The coverage of that issue has raised quite a few eyebrows, too. Here to discuss all sides of the issue are Nick Confessore a reporter in the Albany bureau of the New York Times, and Lisa Belkin, a writer for the New York Times Magazine whose piece in this Sunday's magazine is called “The Senator Track.”

Read Nick Confessore's article on Ms. Kennedy in today's New York Times. (You'll have to wait for Sunday for Lisa Belkin's!)
"I don't know that she is qualified to be Senator. I know she can't be discounted as inexperienced."
— Lisa Belkin on Caroline Kennedy


Rock a Bye Britney

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

"I Kissed A Girl" isn't just for clubbing anymore, lots of parents are using it for putting their baby to sleep. The sound of the lullaby is changing.

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Should You Bribe Your Kid?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Lisa Belkin, New York Times Columnist who writes The Motherlode, talks about why she pays her kids to be good.

Let Us Know: Do you pay your child for good behavior or good grades? And if not, why not?

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White Space

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Andy Hines, futurist and director of consulting at Social Technologies, a DC consulting company, and Lisa Belkin, New York Times "Life's Work" columnist and the author of Life's Work: Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom (Simon & Schuster, 2003), talk about "white spaces" where people find their creativity. Where ...

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