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Entries from August 2010

Things I don’t Want to Know So I Share

August 31st, 2010 by Theodore | No Comments

They don’t call it a blog for nothing, right? Here’s a video from our good friends at Dadlabs, with everything damn you need to know about babies and constipation. Why? Because you should be informed about shit, folks! Having a kid doesn’t make you enough of an expert–you need to know what everyone else knows […]


Preschool of America Sadly Emblematic of America

August 31st, 2010 by Matt | 7 Comments

When I went to pick Sasha up from daycare yesterday, a woman outside the building shoved a flyer in my hand. Tune into WBAI, it instructed, “to hear the real story of what is happening at Preschools of America from the teachers who have been fired for merely expressing their rights.” The second page went […]


Jeepers, Creepers, Where’d You Get Those Peepers? (a.k.a. Si ves algo, di algo.)

August 31st, 2010 by Matt | 2 Comments

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! No, wait—actually, it is a plane. This, pretty much, is a typical excursion out of doors with Sasha these days. No matter where she is or what she’s doing, she’ll suddenly tilt her head heavenward, point, and say, “Airplane!” And usually, Jean […]


On Wanting It to Be Worse

August 30th, 2010 by Christopher | 3 Comments

A bit of news came home from school last week: “The kids were exposed to a coxsackie virus.” What that is (I learned) is almost anything, from a mild flulike bug to something that causes nasty sores. Whatever: He seemed fine, didn’t show any symptoms, and (once we confirmed that last week’s biter was not […]


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theatlantic.com

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

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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

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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