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Children’s Portrait Tips, Part II

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

As we learned in Children’s Portrait Tips, Part I, foolish couples are attempting to immortalize their children by hiring online charlatans to turn their beloved photos into cheesy, Photoshopped pseudo-paintings. Don’t make this mistake. Do go the traditional route, but do be aware of certain pitfalls. When commissioning a portrait in oils or charcoal, follow […]

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How to tell if your baby’s head is crowning

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

It’s easy when you’re wearing the Peekaru, the newest alternative to a baby sling. In his bemused, horrified review of this product,’s Brett Singer confesses that it reminds him of a certain sci-fi movie mutant: “All I can think of is the alien fetus thing from Total Recall. Kuato. Remember him?” How indelicate. Personally, […]

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The perfect baby florist

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Perhaps you’re wondering how the NYC book-launch party for The Perfect Baby Handbook unfolded? The creation of which left me hallucinating bird-shaped cookies, and swearing never to make light of a publicist or party planner’s labors again? Thanks for asking! It was a terrific success by most standard measurements, with over 100 of Manhattan’s brightest, […]

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When did genius kids get “hot”?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Fictional genius kids used to be realistically frumpy for the most part. A Wrinkle in Time’s Meg and Charles Wallace were not fashion plates. When we first meet Esme of J.D. Salinger’s For Esme—With Love and Squalor, she is wet and ratlike. Here, to take another instance, is the original 1976 cover of Very Far […]

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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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