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Real-estate listings for monstrous playhouses

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

After my recent encounter with oddly spacious play-dwellings, I began to wonder if the market for such necessities had burst. Could Liliput Play Homes and other purveyors of perfect-child mansions still be doing brisk business, when sales of adult-sized—and even millionaire-sized—homes have plummeted? I’m guessing the answer is no, judging from these desperate-sounding ads I […]

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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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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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