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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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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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“Daddy, please electrocute my piggy.”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

History has proven that infants love stuffed animals—even future despot Josef Stalin cuddled a soft, plush goat named Maruska (which means “tart”). But until lately, babies have generally enjoyed such toys at room-temperature. Pritty Imports finds that unnatural. Their new Cozy Collection of critters is “filled with wheat and gently scented with French lavender…designed to […]

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Suri’s new (doomed) hairstyle

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Breaking! Suri Cruise, the world’s leading celebrity, debuted a provocative new coiffure when the Cruise family hit Japan yesterday to attend the Tokyo Valkyrie premiere. While the look (below left) may merely be Inadvertent Bed-Head, it’s impossible not to speculate that Suri’s new peek-a-boo bangs are a knowing homage to silver-screen actress, Veronica Lake (below […]

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The Dark Side of Olivia

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

My book, The Perfect Baby Handbook, is a satire of what’s often called the “super-parenting” movement, the stressful idea that we must offer our children every opportunity so that they can become almost supernaturally impressive and compete in an increasingly competitive world. People often ask me “Whence cometh this super-parenting movement?” Except they don’t use […]

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