I get emails on a weekly basis from moms chided by onlookers for letting their kids do anything by themselves: walk to the corner store, play in the backyard (editing that one now!), climb up the jungle gym without a parent underneath, arms widespread, like a fireman ready to catch a jumper. So this note […]
. All hail The Onion and it’s “Today Now” show! As the host notes of this story, “It’s the moment that every parent with a 20-foot long snake fears most, and one you can’t possibly predict.” (Sorry about the 30-sec ad before it…which I don’t even understand): . . .
. This kid reminds me of another young man who took the subway and proved that the world is a lot less dangerous than we are lead to believe: . .
. I can abide by most of these rules…except the alpaca thing.
. This entire New Yorker piece is so great: “HISTORY’S WORST PARENTS FACE THE WRATH OF THE COMMENTS SECTION,” by Eileen Curtright. It’s shocking to think how much history took place before Internet shaming. How did those rotten parents ever learn? Here’s Curtright’s take on one parenting fail you may have read about: In response to […]
. Gotta love this kid — and the pithy writer. This came from a friend’s Facebook page, filed under #yellowspringspolicereport:
. After I read this poem that came to my inbox yesterday, I wanted to stand up on the subway and shout, “ATTENTION, EVERYONE. YOU WILL LOVE THIS POEM! You just might feel the same. It was published on the site American Life in Poetry, which bills itself as “A project for newspapers by by […]
. What a friend we have in Garry! This ran the other week: . In case you can’t read it, it says: Blue Mom: Hey look boys — a new playground. boys? How ridiculous is this? Pink Mom: Sorry? Blue Mom: This playground! It’s so safe and sterile! Everything’s rubberized and low to the ground. Kids […]
. Readers, one of you must be good at figuring out where to find the latest Simpsons’ episode, legally. (We have plenty of people in my home who can do it the other way.) If/when you do, please share its embed code. But until that date, here is a synopsis of last night’s season finale. […]
. Today’s post comes to us from Sally Mills Butzin, the mother half of the mother/daughter writing team behind Best Buddies Birthdays, a guide to homemade, low-tech b-day parties. I agree with everything Sally writes below, and yet must confess that when my kids were young we did all sorts of pricey parties, including one at […]