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The New York Times likes The Perfect Baby Handbook! Yay!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

It’s a red-letter day here at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street. Quite unexpectedly, Liesl Schillinger of The New York Times has given the book a marvelous, glowing review. BEFORE the magical process can begin by which a child (boy or girl) is converted to a hero, that child must first complete the […]

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Competitive-crawling sweeps nation

Monday, April 6th, 2009

If you happen to be in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 18, and think it’d be both hilarious and loving to watch your baby impersonate a race horse, stop by the Baby Derby crawling contest at the American Baby Faire. Yes, faire, with an “e.” I”m not sure why they went all medieval with the spelling, […]

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Are you a “consensual parent” (a.k.a. an idiot)?

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Okay, so I read a piece today about “consensual parenting,” a newish trend that’s as worrisome as it sounds: “In the consensual living model,” The Globe & Mail diplomatically explains, “father doesn’t know best. Neither does mom. Instead, parents and children are equal partners in family life.” In describing this North Carolina-based movement (naturally started […]

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Come party with the perfect baby—and win a Teutonia stroller!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Hey, if you live in New York, come on by the book-launch party for The Perfect Baby Handbook this Tuesday night at the Tribeca boutique, Capucine. Thanks to the resourceful Julia Beck at, I have a grand door prize to give away that is actually, inarguably grand: A $600 T-160 stroller from the German […]

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