Regular readers of Daddy Types know we don't go in for celebrity parenting around here. Celebrities are just like us, we figure, except for all the free baby swag they hustle, and so don't warrant special attention. We're taking a break...Show More Summary
OK, then. A Jewish family in Central New Jersey has put the naming rights for their ninth daughter up for sale on Craigslist. After eight girls, the dad says to the JTA, "we're out of names basically. We needed the money, and I asked...Show More Summary
FINALLY. As Jason said, every parent who codes has imagined doing something like Kidpost, and it's great that someone as sharp and sensitive as Khoi Vinh is doing it. Kidpost is promising to solve the problem of sending the latest kid photos and updates and posts and such to all the right family members and friends. Show More Summary
Being a dad is like having your own reality TV show that three people are forced to watch every day. — Jonathan Gourlay (@JGourlay) January 21, 2014 Yeah, I would flip that. If you look around the room during a high-pitched toy drama and don't know who the trapped reality TV show audience member is, it's you.
Our Dominican brother showing us how it's done as he rolls like a boss up the West Side Highway. Let that man through! He's from the Mayor's Office of Film & Television, and he's got important Law & Order locations to scout! With that cone, he could park anywhere! As in television, so in life and station wagons: it's the little details that count. Show More Summary
I lost this link, and then I just found it. Which is awesome, because this 1966 book, La Patissierie est un jeu d'enfants/Mkaing French Desserts & Pastries is Child's Play, written and illustrated by Michel Oliver, who was then a 28-year-old dad of three, is awesome in French AND English. Show More Summary
From the 2013 list of top boys and girls names in Queensland, Australia, we see two things: Top Anglo girls' names seem more consistent throughout the Empire. But many Australians give boys names like ancestral names like Cooper, Harrison and Lachlan [!] instead of Jaden, Kaden and Aiden. Oliver and Charlotte top Queensland names [brisbanetimes via dt reader jjdaddy-o]
At first I wanted to find out where reddit user spokes1215 snapped this picture of a unicycling dad. You know, as a value-add for ganking his pic. Lincoln Av. Welcome to [Two Name Neighborhood]. But then I figured it's better not to know. Show More Summary
The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has assembled a map showing the vaccine-preventable outbreaks of disease around the world. And those aren't green chicken pox across the face of America; they are outbreaks of pertussis, whooping cough. Show More Summary
Srsly, you can't buy publicity like this. And I don't know that you'd want to anyway. Though I'd pay cash money for a remote control stroller. Nice hack, horror movie viral publicity video hacks. [youtube via dt reader evan]
The toddler is referring to anything he has to wait for as 'downloading'. "Where tea?" "Not ready yet." "Is downloading?" "YES." Amazing. — anna pickard (@annapickard) January 2, 2014 This is trying-to-swipe-fingers-across-a-magazine-to-turn-the-page awesome. Also, last night, K2 came in and asked what a homepage is. The wife said, "Ask your father."
Ohoh, Pope Francis, while baptizing 32 infants in the Sistine Chapel:"Some will cry because they are uncomfortable or because they are hungry," the Pope said. "If they are hungry, mothers, let them eat, no worries, because here, they are the main focus."This calls for an ecumenical celebration. Show More Summary
Yes, you could buy this thermometer pacifier if you want. Even if it's a little off, or your kid doesn't really take to it. It's only like ten bucks, so what the hey. But either way, I'll tell you right now this Exergen Temporal Artery...Show More Summary
Did you ever wonder why organic milk had such longer shelf life than inorganic milk? Did you think it was because it was organic? Yeah, well, it turns out it's because it's ultrapasteurized instead of regularpasturized. And so it isShow More Summary
Actually, you just stack the bricks before you put'em in the cup. That's it. Toys are Tools runs all the numbers, and they're significant. So stock up smartly the next time you're in a LEGO store, and if the cashier gives you grief, just say you're "teaching the kid spatial reasoning." Toy Tips: MORE LEGOs for LESS! [toysaretools.com via @ronlieber]
"Breastfeeding: Was there ever a golden age?" asks the BBC headline, because the answer is obviously no. "We talk about the golden age where everybody breastfed, and that age never happened," says Suzanne Barston, author of Bottled Up:...Show More Summary