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Entries from June 2011

Morning Doloroso

June 30th, 2011 by Nathan | 3 Comments

No, this isn’t some tragedy like Matt foisted on our Facebook friends recently (that of the man whose wife and kids were, umm, murdered). This is more everyday, which makes it in some ways worse. The brief story is: it’s a beautiful day in Manhattan. Literally will be 75 degrees all day. I have some […]


Art Attack

June 29th, 2011 by Nathan | 12 Comments

There are days, many days in fact, where I, an innocent man trying to enjoy his home, feel instead like the curator of an art gallery of the damned. On chairs, on the table, behind the couch, on the desk: art, art, art. Little drawings of castles that look like turds. Green squiggles that we […]


The Preschooler With the Dragon Tattoo: Or, Life in a Swedish Day Care

June 28th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

From the depths of the New York Daily News comes this heartwarming story about a Stockholm preschool that has done away with both traditional fairy tales and gendered pronouns: At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys. From the […]


Okay, Maybe I Don’t Totally Hate ‘Dora’

June 28th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

Not long ago, I wrote a little about how much I hate “Dora the Explorer,” which was becoming Sasha’s favorite TV show. As I said back in May: Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. But recently, I’ve learned that “Dora” has its uses. Namely, when trying to get […]


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Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death

time.com

It's because it makes for happier kids, says new book.

Aug 11th 8:19am • No Comments

Not sure whether to be proud or pissed we didn't make this list.

The Awl

The definitive ranking of dads.

Aug 3rd 5:39pm • No Comments

With a little more swearing, this could've been one of our articles.

The Real Reason You’ll Never Be Able to Parent Like a French Mom

nymag.com

Hint: It has nothing to do with being chic.

Jul 1st 9:30am • 1 Comment