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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 […]


To Pre-K or Not to Pre-K, That Is the Question

June 14th, 2012 by Matt | 6 Comments

So, we got the letter: Sasha has a spot in a free pre-K program starting this fall! This puts us in a bit of a quandary—since we never thought she’d get in, we didn’t really figure out how we’d respond to an acceptance. Let me back up a bit. Universal pre-K, for those of you […]


My Child Will Bother You Now

June 12th, 2012 by Matt | 1 Comment

This past weekend, Jean, Sasha, and I made a courageous trip out to our local playground, two whole blocks away. Jean and I were tired, it was hot out, and while we wanted Sasha to get some running and playing in, we weren’t about to participate. Instead, we sat on a bench in the shade […]


The Tantrum: Should Young Men Even Be Allowed to Breed? Part III

June 6th, 2012 by Nathan | 3 Comments

From my middle-aged vantage point, it’s tempting paint younger parents as chronically unfit, the kind of people who make the evening news, who smoke weed and drive off with their baby in its carrier still on the roof of their car. There are those types of idiots, sure, but I’ve seen young parents who also do a great job.


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