1.  

  2.  


  3. Bricks from an outdoor fireplace? I could turn those into needle-point-covered door-stoppers, of course. Like my mother had.
    — 

    How I became a borderline hoarder

    For one writer, growing up with Depression-era parents was a lesson in thriftiness — to an extreme

     

  4.  


  5. While not intentional or planned — or even something I would have chosen — formula-feeding helped us create egalitarian habits that remain with us today. I’m not saying I live in an equal parenting paradise, but bringing in formula nudged us much closer to 50/50, domestically and professionally, than we would have landed otherwise.
    — 

    How formula-feeding made my husband a better father

    Breast is best — except for equal parenting

     


  6. When you have a developmentally disabled child, a part of you does not want them to grow up. Watching their body outgrow their mind and ability to reason brings with it a terror all its own. You want to push the pause button — or better yet, hit rewind.
    — 

    When your special needs child becomes a special needs teen

    My daughter’s body is changing. But inside, she remains a child.

     

  7. Orphaned children and the abandoned dogs they love

    In Bangladesh, an Australian photographer finds a tight-knit, motley family

     


  8.  

  9. Take a look at this week’s cover, featuring Hillary Clinton’s inevitable run at the presidency.

     

  10. 7 photos: Reaching through light

    Photographer Micaela Walker uses her lens to brighten young lives

     

  11.  

  12.  


  13. Sunnie Kahle has short hair. She enjoys wearing sneakers and playing sports. She also “cries when she comes home because she wants to go back to Timberlake Christian [School] with her friends.” 

    8-year-old girl removed from school because she isn’t feminine enough