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Burning questions for the Toy Industry Association

News about the perils of our children's toys has infiltrated newspapers, TV, the radio, and especially the Internet -- ParentDish included. I've been perplexed to hear about all the lead in toys, but it was easy enough for me to skirt the issue -- my...

Resources for losing a spouse

I've been through a bit of a ringer in the last year. A lot of changes: a split, a move, a change of jobs. My cozy world was tilted on its side and tossed out into the bitter wind and I was often left shivering, wondering where I was and how I was...

Top parenting bloggers of 2007

I know that Weblog Awards get slammed a lot for their utter uselessness -- most of the time there is no prize, votes are arbitrary, and a lot of incredible blog talent gets inexplicably left out of the whole process, but I still like to peruse the...

What do you want to see on ParentDish?

Blogging about parenting is hard work. Actually, it's not all hard work, it's also fun and cathartic and a bridge to a community of intelligent, like-minded (and opposing!) parents. I've been blogging here for...wow, close to two years now -- and I...

Do you know who's using your photos?

In the last few years, there's been an explosion in the number of parents using blogs, social networking sites, and media sharing sites like Flickr and YouTube to connect with one another, and share their experiences. For many of these parents, they...

Being a daddy blogger

18 months ago, I barely knew what a blog was. Years ago I'd heard about these mysterious personal diaries and political gossip websites on the news, but was so disappointed by the "what I had for lunch" content I found after I entered "blog" in a...

Parent Dish Size Six: Ways to Know You're a Mommyblogger

There's an interesting conversation going on at another post about if mommybloggers are "creepy." If you're a Mom who happens to blog, you have probably caught yourself asking "Am I a Mommyblogger?" I know I sure as heck have. So, I bring to you six...

Why we need parenting blogs

I found blogging by accident, as most of us do. I had kept a "dear diary" style blog for a year or so before I got pregnant, a mostly ridiculous collection of observations and insecurities. When I became pregnant, unexpectedly, I looked for comfort,...

Pick a college based on student bloggers

In addition to all the mountains of "official" reports about prospective colleges, thanks to the Internet, there's also hoards of unofficial, anecdotal information to help your teen pick the right school. That sounds like it might make the job even...

ParentDish Sleepover: Daddy Blog Round-up

Welcome to all of you late night blogging fiends. Every Tuesday night on ParentDish (or almost every Tuesday) we take a look at some daddy blogs. Here's a few I found this week that piqued my interest. Bad Dad Podcast & Blog: For starters, any...

Is Toolio a nice name for a baby?

Naming an unborn baby can be a seriously daunting task for parents-to be. Two people with often wildly varying sensibilities must agree on a name that: a) Will not provoke relentless mocking on the playground b) Is not the same name as 72% of the...

Sleepover post for Friday March 30

As I mentioned earlier this week, I was in New York City last week for the BlogHer Business Conference. I had mixed emotions: guilt for leaving my toddler, determination to focus on my job, and secret elation at the prospect of visiting a new,...

Does adding a second kid change everything?

For a variety of tenuous reasons, I'm not in any position to add to my wee family any time soon. I'm zooming toward 32 and most days I think that Nolan will probably be an only child. But I'm still interested in reading about women who are thinking...

Amalah: will dye for the cause

One of my favourite things about blogs is their ability to make measured impact on various causes. Voices by women and men passionate about the environment, animal rights, politics, poverty -- and yes, parenthood -- now have a platform and a unique...

When Mom likes one baby better

Love her or loathe her, Stephanie Klein is not afraid to be totally honest about issues that many of us would shrink away from. I happen to love her, I think it takes guts to expose your underbelly along with your heart, and I think she has a unique...

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