March 3, 2013 | Parenting Issue

Why your children should do chores

Most parents allow their offspring to take a pass on housework, but here’s why it’s so important—to the whole family—that kids grab a sponge and get busy. By Agnes R. Howard

10 questions to ask when choosing a summer camp

Advice for New England parents looking for a day camp, an outdoor camp, single-sex or coed camps, and more. By Elizabeth Gehrman


Finding rhythm in everyday life

At the gas pump, at Logan Airport, in our chest, we hear the beat. By Scott Helman

Your Week Ahead

Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia at JetBlue Park. 5 things to do in and around Boston

Sox vs.Yankees pre-season, a Lincoln cabin replica in Milton, locally made maple treats, and more things to do and see.

Miss Conduct

Accidental intrusion

Overhearing difficult conversations at work. Plus, gifts for the once and future married. By Robin Abrahams

Out and About

MOVIEMAKERS: Artist and filmmaker Laurie Simmons with daughter and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham at their screening and lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on February 6. As seen around town

Blizzard cleanup, actors all around, and more.

Dinner With Cupid

Standing room only

Will these two singles sweep each other away?


Spicy Spanish-style sauce is flavored with paprika, cumin, and sherry. A cook’s tomato tour

Spice up your repertoire with sauce ideas from around the world. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Gobi Manchurian with an Indian tomato sauce at Red Lentil. Gobi Manchurian with Indian tomato sauce

A vegetarian specialty at Red Lentil in Watertown.

On the Block

55 Codman Hill Road, Unit 3 in Boxborough. New construction in Boxborough, Lexington, and Cambridge

With these options, builders are trying styles other than Colonials.

Tales from the City

A story to make you smile around tax time

Featuring: The friendly Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on the closure of the Johnnie’s Foodmaster in Somerville and outsourcing parenting.


Rachel Dratch on young lies

The Lexington-bred comedian, performing at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre March 21, makes a joke on Twitter.