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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! […]


Why Men Brag About Their Salaries, Part 2

February 20th, 2013 by Nathan | No Comments

Nathan on how bragging is a developmental milestone, and so girls, as with every other milestone, get there quicker. Crosspost from The Atlantic


DADWAGON + THE ATLANTIC, VOLUME 3: WHEN DID WE BECOME GROWNUPS?

December 18th, 2012 by dadwagon | 1 Comment

Originally posted at The Atlantic I just got back a couple days ago from a reporting trip to the Western Cape of South Africa, which included some time with farmworkers mourning the death of Michael Daniels, a young father shot dead by police during a wage protest. There was a visitation of the body, a […]


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 […]


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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