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What Did Your Parents Do Right and How Did They Mess Up? 

In this day, preparing for the birth of your first baby usually involves analyzing a spreadsheet filled with stroller specs and ratings, consulting etymology experts on hipster baby names, and deciding what tune to play when the tiny cherub journeys into the world: Lucinda Williams’ “Fruits of My Labor” or Iron &…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why This Plastic Butt Straw Is The Greatest Baby Gadget of All Time 

For the first eight months of my son’s life, I tracked every little thing his little body did. And I mean every damn thing. It started when a lactation consultant suggested I log his feedings and diapers due to early breast milk supply issues after an emergency C-section. It morphed into me obsessively opening the…Read […]

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The Carabiner Clip Is a Versatile Tool That Parents Need 

Rock climbers have long hailed the beloved carabiner, a tool unmatched in versatility. But did you know it’s also a baby registry staple? About 10 years ago, some marketing genius took the ubiquitous metal clip and rebranded it with a terrible name: The Mommy Hook. What it is: Uh, still just a large carabiner clip.…Read […]

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How to Get Out of the Parenting Roles You’ve Been Stuck In  

A mom of two, Rachel Rabkin Peachman realized that as she holds down the metaphorical fort in her family—she’s the one who books dental appointments, remembers to pack jazz shoes, and knows exactly where the snow pants are stored if anyone asks—her husband gets to be the “fun parent,” the one who builds literal forts…Read […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Sexism Against Men Isn’t Acceptable Either

The Banter Long Read: I know that as a man, the amount of sexism I’m subjected to is vanishingly small compared to women, especially in my day to day life. I don’t get catcalls walking down the street. I don’t get called “Sweet cheeks” or “Sugar tits”. No one tries to pinch my …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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