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Entries from November 2009

Flat Daddies

November 30th, 2009 by Theodore | No Comments

Nope–has nothing to with man-breasts. Flat Daddies are cardboard cutouts of photos of dear old dad, designed for military fathers posted abroad. Now, I have no interest in making a statement about the military, heroism, public service, terrorism, apple pie, counterinsurgency tactics, Iowa, SUVs, or any of the millions of other things I associate with […]


Kill James. Or his mom.

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | No Comments

I guess the video is a year old, but Brooklyn writer Phil Campbell passed this along over the weekend, so for me it’s brand spanking new. It’s about a toddler named James who has a talking Elmo that glitched into saying Kill James. Ha ha. But when I watched the thing, I got caught about […]


Sippy Cups Cause Impotence

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | 1 Comment

A new HuffPost report from my former TIME Magazine colleague Elaine Shannon: apparently BPA, the synthetic estrogen that leaches out of plastics used to make many baby bottles and sippy cups causes impotence, or what used to be known as Whiskey Dick before we got so much book learnin’. I am the first to admit […]


The Case for Needles, Part Two

November 30th, 2009 by Nathan | No Comments

An astute Dadwagon reader pointed out that my defense of needles didn’t really go into why nasal flu spray wasn’t an option for my kids. So, yes, FluMist is painless, but it’s not for kids under two (so my boy is too young), and it’s not for anyone with wheezing or asthma. I don’t know […]


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Essential reading if you want to know what teens are up to these days. When you're done, you'll want to kill yourself.

My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

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Oh, ha ha. You're fucked.

The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

theatlantic.com

A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 12:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

theatlantic.com

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 10:42am • No Comments

You're doing it all wrong! Or, possibly, you're not? Who the hell knows any more?

Should Parents Be More Demanding and Forceful With Their Kids?

slate.com

Did you know that some of America’s most pressing ills—obesity, psychiatric illness, and our eroding educational system among them—have a single cause?

Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments