Topic: Childrearing

How To Survive Baking Christmas Cookies With A 4-Year-Old

How To Survive Baking Christmas Cookies With A 4-Year-Old

You know those commercials that pop up around the holidays that show a family baking happily together? Flour dusting the children’s rosy cheeks as they sprinkle the cinnamon and steal licks of batter. Everyone giggles. Mom is all smiles, and the kids are listening attentively to her measuring instructions. One big happy family.

Well, these commercials, no matter how heart-warming, are complete and total bulls**t. More »

STFU Parents: Do Viral Pictures Of Babies Pooping On Their Parents Encourage Other Parents To Overshare?

STFU Parents: Do Viral Pictures Of Babies Pooping On Their Parents Encourage Other Parents To Overshare?

Everyone poops, and for babies in particular, pooping is a huge part of an average day. It’s not necessarily appropriate for a middle-aged man to regale people with stories or pictures of himself pooping, but since babies have no control over their bowels, those tales and images are viewed as much more acceptable — funny, even. More »

Circumcising Your Child Because You Think An Intact Penis ‘Looks Funny’ Is Absurd

Circumcising Your Child Because You Think An Intact Penis 'Looks Funny' Is Absurd

Parents make choices for their children all the time, and parents of boys have one extra one to ponder: whether or not to have him circumcised. It’s up to parents to make the best choice for their family, but I always find it odd when the reason for opting to do it is purely cosmetic. You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about choosing to circumcise a child (apart from religious reasons, of course) that doesn’t involve some mention of how an uncircumcised penis looks. More »