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Entries from February 2010

A Week on the Wagon

February 26th, 2010 by Matt | 1 Comment

Did I sense a bit more ambivalence over fatherhood this week? Although we started off debuting our very first video feature—a trip to the Toy Fair, yay!—and successfully redesigned America’s favorite lethal foodstuff, the hot dog, we spent a lot of time angsting over who our children are and what we’re doing as parents. The […]


Snow Day, Cont’d.

February 26th, 2010 by Christopher | No Comments

As Nate said earlier today, it’s a snow day. As a 10-year-old, I would’ve considered that the best possible treat. But when you work on a weekly magazine, you can’t shuffle work from day to day as you can in some places. Deadlines are measured in hours, and not in doses of 24. In our […]


More Death Talk

February 26th, 2010 by Theodore | 2 Comments

Nathan’s somewhat mournful post from earlier today (Coors really bums me out), about work and snow and parenting, reminded me of one of my few straightforwardly sincere posts on death (most of my thoughts on slipping the mortal coil are outrageously funny). As I wrote earlier, one of the teachers in JP’s preschool passed away […]


The Best Way to Fly With Children

February 26th, 2010 by Matt | No Comments

First, a disclaimer: What you are about to see in this commercial for Boost Mobile is something I would never do to my daughter, Sasha. Second, a confession: God, I would love to. I mean, she’s pretty much a natural traveler already, but there’s something so lovable about this ad—the kid so sweet and deadpan, […]


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theatlantic.com

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

Feb 4th 12:10pm • No Comments

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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

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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

Meet the most annoying kid in the world. Go the fuck to sleep, Olivia Farnsworth!

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Extraordinary Olivia Farnsworth.

Jan 15th 12:41pm • No Comments