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“The Best Kids’ Books Ever”—as chosen, in a willy-nilly manner, by Nicholas D. Kristof

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Want to scare parents? Claim that their children’s brains start disintegrating every July, unless the kids are pried away from computers, televisions—and (presumably) diving boards and climb-able trees—and forced to read the 13 children’s books that New York Times’ op-ed columnist, Nicholas D. Kristof, vaguely remembers from his boyhood, or has read to his own […]

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Facebook updates about babies bring both joy and heavy sarcasm

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Witheringly funny website alert: If you haven’t visited STFU, Parents, a new blog which celebrates the peculiar inanities of parents’ Facebook updates, proceed with caution. It is a 100 percent sentimentality-free zone. The site works like this: Someone submits a screen-shot of a gushy parent’s Facebook page to STFU, which posts the screen-shot and relishes […]

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What if the only news were baby news?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

We all know obsessive parents who believe the entire world revolves around infants. Though understandable, this perspective is dangerously distorting. For instance, when these moms or dads attempt to read New York Times headlines, it’s quite possibly they see this: U.S Says It Will Preserve Secret Jails for People Who Dislike My Baby Short of […]

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Video of the week: Stroller porn

Monday, June 29th, 2009

If you’ve never heard of the Swedish stroller company, Emmaljunga (founded 1925), don’t worry. You’re not missing out on much—except the occasional strangely eroticized advertisement. The video that currently greets visitors to the company’s website crosscuts between a hot mama pushing an Emmaljunga and a seemingly unrelated dad who has the hots for…hmmm, could it […]

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Outraged mom reacts—sluggishly—to a 2001 teen trend

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Almost all parents excel when it comes to paranoia. For the few who don’t know how to freak out competently on their own, there are syndicated parenting columnists like Debra-Lynn B. Hook to give them a nudge. In a recent piece, Hook uncovers a trend so disturbing she can’t quite process it: Co-ed sleepovers. I […]

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