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Archive: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Does D.C. Have Too Many Parks?

Shortly after the 2004 election, I almost totally gave up on politically oriented blogs, realizing that they rarely made me smarter and generally just made me angry. This has improved my general disposition, but every once in a while it means that I miss a teacup-tempest that really does interest...

By Brian Reid | August 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

The Back-to-School Commercial Hall of Fame

Jen Chaney -- who covers topics as varied as movies, DVDs and "Lost" for, contributes to Babble's Strollerderby blog and happens to be the mother of a toddler -- will write occasional posts for OnParenting. Here is her first. Nothing portends end-of-summer doom quite like the back-to-school commercial. As...

By Jen Chaney | August 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (16)

The Five Best Things About Disney

I have been a not-infrequent critic of the Disney empire, particularly the mind-scramblingly dull music and the (mostly) insipid television shows. But lest you think that I harbor only ill will for the House of Mouse, let me present the five things that rock about ol' Walt's empire. 1. "Finding...

By Brian Reid | August 26, 2009; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (53)

Hello (Again)

As Stacey noted yesterday, I'll be leading the charge at On Parenting going forward. It's a huge challenge; Stacey did an incredible job of keeping her ear to the ground for parenting wisdom day after day, month after month, and I'm going to do my darndest to maintain that level...

By Brian Reid | August 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (48)

So Long, Farewell ...

About a month ago, new parents in the neighborhood walked by our house. Their 12-day-old baby was shrieking in the stroller. Mom with bags under her eyes was walking slowly up the hill with her husband by her side. I asked her not about the baby, but about her. Clearly,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (31)


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