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Come party with the perfect baby—and win a Teutonia stroller!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Hey, if you live in New York, come on by the book-launch party for The Perfect Baby Handbook this Tuesday night at the Tribeca boutique, Capucine. Thanks to the resourceful Julia Beck at, I have a grand door prize to give away that is actually, inarguably grand: A $600 T-160 stroller from the German […]

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Charlie Sheen, palindrome-lovin’ dad

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

So, Charlie Sheen and his non-Denise-Richards wife just named their new twins Bob Sheen and Max Sheen. Max Sheen is a decent enough name, but Bob Sheen? Really? Don’t you think that sounds more like a product designed to keep precise hairdos gleaming (see Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, right)? Not to Charlie, who says the […]

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Perfect Remnants, March 9-13

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Some compelling bits and pieces from the super-parenting sphere: • The new, happening baby name—Messiah: In my book, I drolly urge parents who’d like to raise a winner-child to call him “Messiah,” because, you know, that’s a hilariously ridiculous idea. Reality check: Not only are 70 out of every million American babies being christened so […]

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New mom M.I.A. denies baby-name insanity

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Free-spirited recording artist M.I.A., who raised eyebrows recently by performing at the Grammys while nine-months pregnant—and on her due date, has issued a statement of clarification regarding her sanity via her Myspace page: My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit, or Lickit, thank you very much to all the Hollywood Press. He’s a baby. He […]

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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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