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A “rocking sheep” that is priced, in all seriousness, at $575

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Ordinary children have to make do with a rocking horse. Special children, whose parents like to shop online while drunk, get to own this $575 “Electric Pink Rocking Sheep” by Danish Crafts. Upholstered in lambskin, this creature is even more amazing than it first appears. Consider the web site’s description: Most nursery sheep lull you […]

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Obama tries desperately to get in on “bad parent” craze

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Item A: Confusing a trend with an authority figure,’s Karen Bridson blogs about how the “bad mother” craze has cut her “a little slack” after seven years of pressure to “do everything perfectly.” She has never met a trend so thoughtful and lenient. Item B: Just when she’s feeling pretty good about her new […]

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Top 5 weird parenting headlines

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Here at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street, we collect news stories about both perfect and imperfect child-rearing. Frieda Blimlock, head of our Oddness Department, contends that these five headlines are among the most amusing: 1. Canadian Parents Fooled Into Raising Prostitutes: Considering that most Canadian parents aspire to raise either malingerers or […]

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Inside the “bad parent” craze

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal reports on a popular new pastime: publicly confessing what a shitty caregiver you are. The piece cites’s phenomenally successful “Bad Parent” column, and enough new books on the subject (including one by Michael Chabon’s notorious wife) to justify Compulsively Shared Parental Incompetence as a trend. Best anecdote: The woman who […]

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