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Entries from August 2011

Mandatory Breaks for Babysitters

August 31st, 2011 by Nathan | 7 Comments

From Radley Balko, a man whose libertarianism is pure enough that I do believe his ideal world might mirror the anarchic hellhole that Snake Pliskin had to blast his way through, made a very good point today on the Twitters: California’s assembly just passed a lunatic bill that is the kind of thing that would […]


‘I Pee Awesome!’

August 29th, 2011 by Matt | 4 Comments

It was not much more than a week ago that I lamented Sasha’s slow toilet training, enumerating the many, many places she has managed to pee (e.g., on her bike seat, on a cafe chair) while marveling at the sole instance of her actually pissing in a toilet in front of me. Well, much has […]


Places I’ve Seen Sasha Pee

August 18th, 2011 by Matt | 1 Comment

In her diaper. Through her diaper. Through the infinitesimal crack between her diaper and her thigh. In her bed. On the couch. In her undies. In her undies and her shorts. On a chair at the Van Leeuwen ice cream cafe. (Afterwards: “I didn’t pee on your face, Daddy!”) On her bike seat. On the […]


The Corrupted Child

August 17th, 2011 by Nathan | 7 Comments

My child is corrupt. Not morally (I think), but in that old-fashioned way of all the clerks and bureaucrats in Chekhov stories. She wants bribes. She has from the day she was born. Part of me thinks all children are like this. Beneath the faultless skin, behind the innocent eyes, lies a sweaty Carpathian customs […]


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Actually, we prefer to let babies cry US to sleep.

It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

cnn.com

A new study adds support to the idea that letting babies cry it out is effective and does not cause stress or lasting emotional problems for babies.

May 24th 10:54am • No Comments

Why you should name your next child Jasqquosius or Viterine.

Baby names generated by a neural network

boingboing.net

In 2015, Stanford computer science PhD candidate Andrej Karpathy decided to test out some neural network tools he’d been experimenting with, and set them to generating plausible baby names.

May 6th 10:48am • No Comments

News flash! Some kids have a hard time trying to find an nyc apartment. Other kids have rich parents.

My Parents, My Landlords

nytimes.com

Even starter apartments are expensive in New York. Some parents help out by buying an apartment, then charging the child a bearable rent.

Feb 22nd 9:46am • No Comments