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What I'm thankful for

We at ParentDish decided it was a good idea to sit down and write about what we're thankful for this year. I am basically thankful for the same things every year--my health, having both my loving parents still with me, my husband, just being...

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...

Are manners a thing of the past?

I know we at ParentDish frequently relay shocking tales of bad-doing by parents, with the occasional twist added when a child does something less than stellar. I remember Susan Wagner's posts of this past year asking about writing thank you...

Adieu to an old friend

Long-time readers of this blog will know that Rachel Mosteller is a talented writer with a voice that rings true and a talent for capturing the absurdity of parenthood with a large dose of belly-laughter. What you might not know is that Rachel is the...

Can kids teach their parents CPR?

It's always nice to be able to share something positive with you. Generally here at ParentDish you read about how parents are trying to positively influence their children, but according to this recent report children may be able to influence their...

Nadine Silverthorne welcomes baby girl!!!

It is with great excitement and sheer, unadulterated joy that I bring you news that ParentDish's own Nadine Silverthorne gave birth to a lovely, beautiful baby girl bright and early (6:36 AM) August 25th! Although we wait with bated breath for...

Image of the Day: A different view of the park

It is all about the perspective when it comes to a picture. I love the view from this angle. I can pick out somebody int he distance with some sort of camera, but who is taking the picture from this angle? The mystery of it is intriguing. We see the...

Multiple miscarriages

Recently someone wrote into ParentDish about having had multiple miscarriages. She was, from what I could tell from the tone of her email, basically at her wit's end about what to do. More importantly, this woman (who shall remain anonymous) asked...

Jill Hennessy is expecting!

I feel like practically every week we here at ParentDish bring you news of yet another celebrity stork announcement. So far this week, at least as far as I know, Jill Hennessy and her hunky husband Paolo Mastropietro have announced a pregnancy....

Welcome, Christina Sbarro, to ParentDish

Christina Sbarro reckons that if she were single and childless, she'd "be living in a funky little apartment somewhere with Salvation Army chairs painted wild colors and chipped china teacups." She "could survive the rest of her live without coffee...

Things you can do with one hand

Now, come on--get your mind out of the gutter! Yes, you can do THAT with one hand (or so I am told), but what I was referring to was things you can do with one hand when you have a little one in the other. I was joking to my colleagues at...

Our Favorite Children's Books

Several posts from yesterday had me waxing nostalgic. First Jonathon got me interested with his query as to why there are no strong female characters in kids' books, these days or otherwise. Luckily several of our commenters had some good...

Angelina Jolie takes a year off...to be a mom

Angelina Jolie's foray into motherhood has generally been seen as little more than high-falutin and oft-photo-opped rather than maternal. After all, she's an international movie star. And even though Sharon Stone was the first celebrity I can...

Parent vs. Parent: Pets in the family

Ah, pets. They're hairy, they poop everywhere, and they can inevitably be found under your feet or chewing up your favorite pair of shoes--well, what was your favorite pair. They're expensive and time consuming and seem to require as much...

My first Mother's day

This Sunday will be my first mother's day. As you may know, I had a gorgeous, glorious, amazing son six weeks ago on March 31st. (Of course I'm biased, but then again, so are my son's various grandparents as is his father. But I digress.) This first...

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