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Everything I Know About Parenting I Learned From ‘Dr. Who’

March 31st, 2013 by Matt | No Comments

Apparently, a new season of the BBC’s classic sci-fi series, “Dr. Who,” is about to begin here in the former colonies, which has prompted some people to reflect on how the 50-year-old show, about a time-traveling do-gooder with a funny accent and slightly funnier outfits, is an excellent source of parenting wisdom. And they’re right! […]

Sandy Hook, A View From the Fringe

December 15th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments

Lessons on losing your children, from “Fringe” to Sandy Hook.

DadWagon + The Atlantic, Volume 1: We Take Care of our Kids, Dammit

December 12th, 2012 by dadwagon | 1 Comment

Originally posted at The Atlantic Hey, guys, Several times a day, after my infant daughter, Sammy, finishes breastfeeding, my wife, Jean, will hand her over to me and say, “Can you burp her?” And I will duly pick Sammy up, put her over my shoulder, and lightly pound her back until she emits a belch. […]

Cure for Princess Obsession Needed—Right Now!

October 10th, 2012 by Matt | 15 Comments

Fuck, the morning began so well. Sasha emerged from her bedroom in her new footie pj’s placid and happy. “I had a really long sleep!” she told me, sitting down on the toilet to pee and describing in unintelligible detail the great dream she’d had (about princesses). From there it got worse: a timeout before […]


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I don't care. EAT IT ANYWAY, KID!

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