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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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Meet the (fancy pants) mom of the Obamas’ new dog

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Big news this weekend: Bo, the Obamas’ new Portuguese Water Dog has arrived. Yes, wearing a lei, like the Brady Bunch when they go to Hawaii. Except that Bo—a pedigreed scion of the Amigo Portuguese Water Dog Kennel in Boyd, Texas—is considerably more well-bred than all the Bradys put together. Though the media has dutifully […]

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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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Oprah perfects Michelle Obama’s parenting techniques

Friday, March 6th, 2009

When it was announced earlier today that O Magazine‘s new issue will feature Oprah’s exclusive interview with First Mother, Michelle Obama, this exciting piece of super-parenting news echoed down the hallways here at Perfect Baby Handbook World Headquarters on Montague Street. I immediately checked out the sneak preview of the tête à téte at Oprah’s […]

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