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Archive for February, 2009

Diverting video of the week

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

In today’s selection, “Deb and Ali,” of, offer increasingly unhinged tips on how to cope with a child’s tendency to baby-talk. You may find this video diverting, or you may hate it, because, let’s face it, you are a bit mercurial that way. The ladies are obviously Canadian, and quite loosey-goosey, and I kinda […]

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Your pet vs. your perfect baby

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Pets are easily threatened by perfect babies. As are most average humans. I’ve discovered, however—thanks to my friends at The Cradle—a new way to prepare your dog, cat, ferret, or gerbil to cope with your new miracle, who, even in her boring, newborn state is more fascinating than a gerbil. And most cats. The makers […]

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Horribly flawed baby names

Friday, February 27th, 2009

As a follower of childrearing dos and dont’s, I was appalled by a recent study documenting some of the most egregious baby names ever—apparently the result of parental attempts at “humor.” Among the names mentioned in the study: Stan Still, Paige Turner, Hazel Nutt, and the involuntarily festive “Mary Christmas.” While Mr. and Mrs. Still […]

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Welcome to the Perfect Baby Blog…

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Although the Internet already offers a million blogs about children and parenting, a million is not quite enough to keep Angelina Jolie fully informed. So here is the 1,000,001st  such blog, a descendent of my widely admired new book, The Perfect Baby Handbook: A Guide for Excessively Motivated Parents. The Perfect Baby Blog will focus, […]

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