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Archive for March, 2009

Admirably imperfect mom of the week: Lenore Skenazy

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

You may know the infamous Lenore Skenazy as “the mother who let her nine-year-old ride the New York Subway alone!” The erstwhile New York Sun columnist was widely vilifed after she casually confessed to this in print last April. Finding herself at the center of a media storm, Skenazy defended her actions: “I let him […]

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The unbearable irony of the Tripp Trapp highchair

Monday, March 16th, 2009

First the bad news: Despite its name, the Stokke Tripp Trapp—“the chair that grows with the child™”—was not invented by Captain Von Trapp of Sound of Music fame, nor did Harry Houdini ever successfully escape from its five-point safety harness. (It does have at least one celebrity connection; Julianne Moore once donated a “gently used” […]

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Sensible Mom Award: Shauna Sand

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

This mother-of-three, a former Playboy Playmate, has her own special take on practical footwear. Note that Shauna has had these efficient stilt-shoes individually color coded. This lets her use them as a teaching moment to help her children grasp the difference between “right” and “left,” and also between “sane” and “insane.” (Thanks to FameCrawler.)

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An epidemic of stroller elephantitis!

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Thanks to the same infertility treatments that gave us Octomom, multiple births are becoming almost as common in the U.S. as The Snuggie. A corollary of this uptick is a new array of tastefully mammoth strollers designed to accommodate triplets, quads, quints, or the alto section of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I have to say […]

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10 sad things Malia Obama can buy with her measly allowance

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

As you may have heard, President Obama is one of Earth’s most generous dads. Even when he’s tied up at his neither-square-nor-round office, he gives the First Daughters plenty of love, attention, encouragement, and exactly 100 cents to spend a week. Yes, that’s right. As part of Barack and Michelle’s extreme “normal childhood” plan, both […]

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