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Entries from June 2012

DadWagon Q&A: Jennifer Niesslein of the late, lamented Brain, Child

June 29th, 2012 by Nathan | 2 Comments

As editors of a dadblog that rarely produces anything particularly smart, we are keenly aware how little protein-rich writing there is about parenting. So at the end of May we were saddened, along with the rest of the Internet, to hear that the magazine Brain, Child would stop publishing. The magazine, run for 13 years […]


A Dream Trip for the YouTube Generation

June 28th, 2012 by Robert Burke Warren | 1 Comment

A boy has one wish this year, and that wish is to go to Anaheim to meet Antoine Dodson (et al). Guest post from @RBWUncleRock


Dork Dad vs. Dick Dad: The Fine Line

June 26th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

One of the great things about being a father is that, well, you get to act like a father. Not in the teaching-your-kid-to-play-ball, carrying-the-sleeping-first-grader-to-bed sentimental-tripe way, but in the sense of getting to indulge in stereotypically dorky dad behavior. Example: “Hey,” says Sasha, trying to get my attention. “Hay is for horses,” I interrupt. Sasha […]


Why I Plan to Kidnap and Murder ‘Baby Pizza’

June 21st, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

Normally, Sasha is a pretty good kid—and pretty good at playing on her own or with other children. But lately she’s been getting on our fucking nerves, and it’s her damn doll—Baby Pizza, as she’s decided to name it—that’s to blame. Every morning, every evening, we hear the same thing: “Daddy, I want baby to […]


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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.

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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

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.

Feb 10th 4:48pm • 1 Comment

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 1:10pm • No Comments