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Archive: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

'Safe Haven' Father Has More Babies on the Way

Remember Nebraska father Gary Staton? He invoked the state's safe haven law to abandon 9 kids after his wife died. Nebraska has since changed the law to apply to infants up to 30 days old. Well, Staton is back in the news this week because ... drum roll, please ......

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 2, 2009; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (8)

Medical Histories and Family Trees

By Rebeldad Brian Reid A couple of years ago, I was jogging with my father when our conversation turned to how lucky we seemed to be, genetically. That's not to say there was no reason to be concerned: I shared my grandfather's red hair, fair skin and propensity for skin...

By Brian Reid | July 2, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (13)

Pop, the Gender-Free Child

Over on The Post's sister site, Double X, Hanna Rosin and Dana Stevens have contemplated the experiment that one family has embarked on in Sweden. Pop, age 2 1/2, is being raised by 24- year-olds who have decided to keep their child's gender a secret. “We want Pop to grow...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 1, 2009; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (26)

Park Etiquette: When Do You Step In?

It was an average afternoon at the playground. The boys rode ahead on their bikes. When I got there, a neighborhood nanny was holding one of her charges, a 2-year-old boy. The boy was repeating over and over, "Go other park." The nanny worked to comfort him, telling me that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 30, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (46)

'He Has Two Moms'

By Dana Rudolph I recently visited my son’s kindergarten to celebrate his “Birthday Walk.” During the ceremony, he carried a globe around a candle that represented the sun. After each orbit, once for every year of his life, I shared photos of him at that age. I explained who was...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (84)

 

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