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! […]
December 15th, 2012 by Matt | 2 Comments
Lessons on losing your children, from “Fringe” to Sandy Hook.
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. […]
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 […]