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Today’s word is irreverence

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Even if her preschool peers are content to fool about with lower forms of comedy (knock-knock jokes, zombie impersonations), sooner or later, a perfect baby will want to master deadpan humor. “My First Dictionary,” a new website created by a “timid” British librarian named Ross Horsley, introduces a new word each day. Two inspiring examples: […]

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What to expect from a terrible parenting-humor book

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

A lot of people try to write funny books on child-rearing, but few attain this goal. Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor made me laugh out loud. So did The Three-Martini Play Date by Christie Mellor. And no, I’m not an alcoholic. One book I found less side-splitting is What to Expect […]

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Diverting video of the week

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

In today’s selection, “Deb and Ali,” of, offer increasingly unhinged tips on how to cope with a child’s tendency to baby-talk. You may find this video diverting, or you may hate it, because, let’s face it, you are a bit mercurial that way. The ladies are obviously Canadian, and quite loosey-goosey, and I kinda […]

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