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Superior dad-blog alert: “1001 rules for my unborn son”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I read somewhere recently that over 18 million mommies blog, collectively contributing 97 million exclamation marks to the web each day. Daddy-blogs aren’t in short supply, either, but 1001 rules for my unborn son stands out. Whoever is amassing this agreeably terse checklist has a terrific knack for pairing words with pictures: Sometimes the words […]

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David Letterman—perfect parent?

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

You wouldn’t think that David Letterman would make a great dad. Babies don’t really get curmudgeonly humor. Or irony, no matter how many times you patiently explain that it has nothing to do with a black fly in your Chardonnay. Yet, judging from this heart-warming if not exactly action-packed video clip from last night’s show, […]

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Perfect babydom slowly overtaking the Bay Area!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Judging from Amy Graff‘s hilariously frank observations on the SFGate’s blog, The Mommy Files, the Bay Area is fast approaching a perfection crisis. Apparently, the local demand for infant perfection is outstripping the supply, forcing left-leaning parents to resort to desperate measures: bragging, rationalizing, and meretricious hand-sterilizing. In her lists, “Stuff S.F. Parents Like: Part […]

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The New York Times likes The Perfect Baby Handbook! Yay!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

It’s a red-letter day here at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street. Quite unexpectedly, Liesl Schillinger of The New York Times has given the book a marvelous, glowing review. BEFORE the magical process can begin by which a child (boy or girl) is converted to a hero, that child must first complete the […]

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Photographic Proof: Imperfection is inevitable

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Please look at this astonishing yearly photo-diary a father took of his daughter, Alison, from toddlerhood to young adulthood. I’m not sure what to think of it. Alison starts off as more than passably perfect. Around eight, she grows surly; begins to favor ominous Cleopatra eye-makeup at 12. When a series of boyfriends—some of the […]

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