Topic: Childrearing

It’s Creepy For A Dad To Pacify A Baby With His Own Nipple

It's Creepy For A Dad To Pacify A Baby With His Own Nipple

In an anonymous post on Reddit’s “Dads of Reddit” forum, one father asked if any of the other dads there had ever tried to get their baby to suck from their nipples as a way of calming them down. The Dads of Reddit, who were sweet enough to throw in a lot of “no judgments,” to a man said, “Nope. Not once. I’ve never even come within a hundred miles of doing that.” And as open-minded as I am about a great many things, I have to agree: if I need to worry about picking chest hairs out of my newborn’s mouth, I’m out. As a rule. More »

Cliché Handbooks For New Dads Are Offensive, Not Cute

Cliché Handbooks For New Dads Are Offensive, Not Cute

I know we have all seen them before, and maybe you have even purchased one as a cutesy, tongue-in-cheek baby shower gift. But I’m here to tell you something you may not want to hear, some profound truths that may fill you full of regret at ever thinking commercialized “new dad” handbooks were a good gift idea. Kitschy new dad handbooks are not cute. They are offensive and continue to reinforce the tired, bumbling dad trope. More »

8 Moms You Find At Every PTA Meeting

8 Moms You Find At Every PTA Meeting

The worst part about the PTA, in my opinion, is the mean girls factor. For some reason, every PTA I have ever attended has been filled with clique-ish, catty parents and grandparents who seemed more worried about the latest gossip than what they could do to support the school. Below are 10 parents I’ve found at every PTA meeting. I specify moms for the sake of brevity, but these could be dads, grandmas, aunts, uncles etc. Sanctimommy and annoying know no age or sex. More »