Friendship as the foundation of surrogacy 
A surrogate pregnancy between friends is unusual, but for Diane Kieras-Ciolkos and Meghan Hukowicz, it’s an extension of the bond they’ve shared since childhood.
(MATTHEW CAVANAUGH FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Friendship as the foundation of surrogacy

A surrogate pregnancy between friends is unusual, but for Diane Kieras-Ciolkos and Meghan Hukowicz, it’s an extension of the bond they’ve shared since childhood.

(MATTHEW CAVANAUGH FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Connected, powerful 21st-century moms 
Using the strength of their online networks, moms today communicate far beyond the backyard fence and at lightning-fast speed. And that means their influence is nothing to trifle with.
(ILLUSTRATION BY KALI CIESEMIER)

Connected, powerful 21st-century moms

Using the strength of their online networks, moms today communicate far beyond the backyard fence and at lightning-fast speed. And that means their influence is nothing to trifle with.

(ILLUSTRATION BY KALI CIESEMIER)

When teens can’t find jobs elsewhere, mom and dad do the hiring 
Summer jobs for teenagers have become a precious commodity, and some parents - desperate for their kids to have work - are stepping in.

When teens can’t find jobs elsewhere, mom and dad do the hiring

Summer jobs for teenagers have become a precious commodity, and some parents - desperate for their kids to have work - are stepping in.

Mother of twins chronicles terror, joy of first three years 
Jane Roper was thrilled when she found she was pregnant in 2006, but that delight became tinged with “terror” when she learned she was carrying twins.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF)

Mother of twins chronicles terror, joy of first three years

Jane Roper was thrilled when she found she was pregnant in 2006, but that delight became tinged with “terror” when she learned she was carrying twins.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/ GLOBE STAFF)

Social media make a play for youth sports 
A number of start-ups are offering Internet platforms designed to link coaches, parents, and players in youth leagues.
(MARK WILSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Social media make a play for youth sports

A number of start-ups are offering Internet platforms designed to link coaches, parents, and players in youth leagues.

(MARK WILSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY PREVIEW | GLOBE MAGAZINE
What if spanking works? 
Studies show that most parents don’t want to hit their kids - and that some 90 percent do it anyway. Why even the most modern moms and dads can’t stop asking themselves the most controversial question in parenting.
(JEKATERINA NIKITINA/GETTY IMAGES)

EXCLUSIVE SUNDAY PREVIEW | GLOBE MAGAZINE

What if spanking works?

Studies show that most parents don’t want to hit their kids - and that some 90 percent do it anyway. Why even the most modern moms and dads can’t stop asking themselves the most controversial question in parenting.

(JEKATERINA NIKITINA/GETTY IMAGES)

Has attachment parenting gone too far? 
- Time magazine’s latest cover has caused quite a buzz by featuring a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son and posing the question, “are you mom enough?”

Has attachment parenting gone too far?

- Time magazine’s latest cover has caused quite a buzz by featuring a mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son and posing the question, “are you mom enough?

Scariest question a mother can face 
- It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?”
(WILLIAM DUKE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Scariest question a mother can face

- It can strike terror in the hearts of mothers, who are tasked with preparing dishes and meals to satisfy a range of tastes: “What’s for dinner, mom?

(WILLIAM DUKE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

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Tooth Fairy economics 
- A shiny quarter won’t cut it. Now kids average more than $2 for a baby tooth, some far more.  (ISTOCK)

Tooth Fairy economics

- A shiny quarter won’t cut it. Now kids average more than $2 for a baby tooth, some far more.  (ISTOCK)