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Archive: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

What Working Mother's attack on custody says about dads

When I first became an at-home dad, way back in 2002, I was sure I was part of an exploding trend. The number of at-home dads seemed to be growing exponentially, and all the signs pointed to continued growth. That was what it felt like. The reality was somewhat different....

By Brian Reid | November 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (145)

When baby gets airbrushed

Anyone with even the vaguest knowledge of what goes on in the publishing industry probably realizes all those sexy, magazine-cover images of movie stars and models are usually -- shocker! -- airbrushed. But for some reason, most of us may not have considered that the cherubic faces beaming at readers...

By Jen Chaney | November 19, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (24)

Understanding why toddlers say 'why'

There are more than a million pieces of scholarship published in peer reviewed journals every year, and yet -- despite all of that frothy research-- some of the biggest mysteries in our world remain unexplained. Among the questions we have not had a good answer for: Why do toddlers ask...

By Brian Reid | November 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (23)

Raising little artists when dad is artistically challenged

One of the best parts of adulthood is that I am no longer graded on my ability to draw. For whatever reason, I never really got past the stick-figure stage. Fortunately, I now live in an adult world where PowerPoint can cover up my freehand liabilities and stick figures are...

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

Cooking with gas: The first 5 solo recipes for the elementary-aged

Last week, my oldest had her braces adjusted, which ushered in a 48-hour period in which she'd wince at the sight of anything firmer than a banana. Being an occasionally short-sighted parent, I hadn't adjusted the dinner menus to reflect her opposition to chewing. So with the hour getting late,...

By Brian Reid | November 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (25)


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