Yahoo! tells us why we squirt baby bottle milk on our wrists

I love the Clips feature in Google Mail. It shows me interesting URLs I might not have found by my own devices. Take this one from Ask Yahoo!. (Yes,...

35 percent of American parents are video gamers, says survey

Thanks to our peeps at Joystiq for this news about the video game habits of American parents. It seems the digital distractions aren't just for kids...

Cell phone for baby? Better get him these pants to boot!

Thanks to Kim at Three Dogs and a Baby for this pointer to Old Navy, where you can make your child the proud owner of a pair of  cargo...

Student essay draws Secret Service to school for President, Oprah threat

You know, I've read a ton of parenting advice books, and for the life of me I've never seen one that contained a section urging parents to warn their...

Faustian opera broadcast angers elementary school parents

Did an elementary school teacher encourage his students to strike bargains with the Prince of Darkness? That was some parents in Bennett, Colorado...

Groovy Girls: cute, durable - and doomed?!

I was reading Karen Walrond's latest post about Barbie sales being off, and was pleased to see a comment by Mary suggesting that parents ditch the...

A physical punishment detente: Education over criminalization?

My previous post on physical punishment and spanking has sparked a wonderful discussion about the issue that's caused me to step back and think thinks...

The label un-maker: My toddler terrorizes our canned goods

Ah, I love the age of 2. It's an age of exploration, of discovery...and of driving your parents absolutely freaking insane. The latest devilish device...

When kids starting doing chores...be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

Yesterday I saw what had to be the strangest thing I've ever seen in my parenting career: my nine-year-old daughter Neve taking out the trash. No one...

New Jersey lesbian couple demands both be listed as birth parents

Back in July, Stefania Butler reported on the conflict in Massachusetts over how to change birth certificates to acknowledge same-sex parents. The...

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