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Insider baby-naming secrets, part I

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

One of the more popular parts of the The Perfect Baby Handbook, it seems, are the tips on finding unexpected sources for unique baby names on p. 6. Those readers who’ve been pleading for more, equally sound advice on this topic are in luck: When writing the book, I researched several extra lists that didn’t […]

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Melodramatic video of the week: The curse of the know-it-all mom

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

It’s not easy being a smugly awesome parent. Just ask my favorite Canadian ladies: Deb (the frowzy-haired honey blonde) and Ali (the tight-lipped brunette). Related Posts: • Diverting Video of the Week: Baby Talk • The 50 Most Imperfect Moms • The Ghost of Perfect Babies Past: Sylvia Plath

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Is your kid “aggressively schooled”?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

More on the “who’s to blame—parents or teachers?” debate. This from Dr. Melissa Clouthier, a chiropractor who blogs “with children literally sitting on my head”: Slow parenting might be a new trend, though I’m dubious. Aggressive, strung-out parenting seems to be the norm. Kids have their extra-curricular activities and then they come home…where they are […]

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The great peanut panic of 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Though peanut allergies are ominously on the rise, Laura Bennett, writing in The Daily Beast while wearing sunglasses, questions whether over-anxious parents are demonizing the nut for honorable reasons: Our children are now being taught that a classmate might die right in front of them if they bring PB&J for lunch. Where were these kids […]

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Infant-graphic: States ranked by interest in baby perfection

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Here at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street, we take feedback seriously. We often gather together by our 15-foot-wide, baronial fireplace to study infant-graphics like this map indicating which states are visiting The Perfect Baby Blog most avidly (the darker the green, the higher the hit count). Herewith, America’s Top 12 Perfect-Baby-Obsessed States: […]

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