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Bid Along If You Feel Like A Seasons Natural Treehouse Without A Roof

On the one hand, this Seasons Natural Toys treehouse is a survivor, the first I've ever seen from the eco-friendly, indie toy company started by Jennifer stickley and Lynn DeRose in the early 1990s. And gone now--the last online mentions...Show More Summary

Hey, That Girl

Hey girl, Judith Butler encourages us to use camp to expose gender so I am wearing a pink ducky onesie today. ... Hey girl, I think I'm going vegan as soon as I stop breastfeeding. ... Hey girl, I'm really glad my mom was able to decide...Show More Summary

Phorbas & Oedipus

Oedipe enfant rappelé à la vie par le berger Phorbas qui l'a détaché de l'arbre #sculptures @MuseeLouvre — Le Scribe accroupi (@scribeaccroupi) July 11, 2014 This neo-classical sculpture of an infant Oedipus being rescued by the shepherd Phorbas is based on an 1801 plaster model by Antoine-Denis Chaudet. Show More Summary

Two Cut Jews Cover L-rde

@ftrain called this a pro-circumcision music video, but I'd probably call it anti-intactivist, and pro-mohel, with some factoids about the benefits of circumcision for sexually active men penciled in. It says a lot that the strongest...Show More Summary

Parenting Can Be Depressing

Not to be all Billy Bummer about everything, but I've had this Times article, "The Trauma of Parenthood," open in my browser tabs for a couple of weeks now. So it's expected. Psychology and management professor Eli J. Finkel writes about...Show More Summary

Baby Feud Zazzle: Now It Comes In Your Size

Speaking of grownups wearing infantile t-shirts... Poet, writer and alum Johannah K-S has just launched Baby Feud Zazzle, a tumblr collection of Onesie designs custom printed on adult-sized shirts. It only started this morning, and it's already making everyone look ridiculous. I expect big little things from this one. Baby Feud [ via @jjjjjjjjohanah]

Hello Kitty Waging Global War On Mr. Jihad

There's a new Mr Men in town, and Hello Kitty is not smiling. The Daily Mail reports [sic, obv] that Mr Men & Little Miss owner Sanrio is bent out of shape about Mr Jihad. [Wait, who owner what? Sanrio bought Mr Men in 2011 from the dissolution of Chorion just two years after the private equity rollup/MBO? How did I not--never mind. Show More Summary

In Mother Russia, Daddy Holds You

I don't know what glorious pronouncement of Soviet parenting advice No. 3A is, but I'm sure Putin's parents followed it to a T. English Russia has a whole collection of kids' propaganda posters for your future kleptocrat's collective nursery walls. Every Kid Should Know This [englishrussia via dt comrade rolf]

When The Bough Breaks

The tagline for the NY Review of Books' blog is, "Roving thoughts and provocations." And Christopher Benfy's post about poetry and bending vs. breaking is certainly that:Some commentators think that "Rock-a-bye Baby," first published...Show More Summary

Orbit Baby Stroller And Area Woman Pushing It

As everybody good stroller publicist knows, when it comes to paparazzi photos, the most important thing is logo placement. [via my back-in-the-day posse member, former Vogue editor, and power stylist who probably really, really wishes someone would help this unfortunate tourist from Calabassas, Ann's Twitter]

Street Life: A Big Bird Status, Triple Extra Large

an exhausted big bird, wheeled into his tent by sesame street toadies, no doubt to be revived by hookers and blow. — mark lamster (@marklamster) July 2, 2014 He's no Central Park Zoo Elmo, but it looks like Big Bird could use an intervention.

Man Insane, Kid In Footwell

We interrupt this not freaking out about news stories phase to bring you this important announcement: Some insane 27yo dad got arrested doing 150mph in a Mercedes 320--a 320!--in England last September, trying to make a 5-hour driveShow More Summary

You'll Never Guess The Corporation That's Shamelessly Melting Your Heart

So we took the kids to the movies the other night, a non-trivial event for them, because srsly, what would they ever go see: 1) some too-loud, dumb, animated fart-fest full of Gen Y culture references they know nothing about or 2) Frozen? Anyway,...Show More Summary

Not Free, Not For Target: Philippe Starck Mustache Ride

Philippe Starck's The Face haunts Daddy Types like a kids' design version of recovered memory trauma. The Face was introduced in 1997, and was briefly sold in FAO Schwarz, not, as the current seller on eBay UK claims, as part of Starck's...Show More Summary

DT Friday Freakout: Contagion Edition

The Daddy Types Friday Freakout is apparently on summer hours: With nutritional standards based on adults from 1968, fortified cereals are not part of kids' balanced breakfast, says a study. [usatoday] The Amish were refusing vaccines before refusing vaccines was cool, and now they've got a raging measles outbreak. Show More Summary

!Playmobil Limpieza en la Casa! ¡Diversión de Verano!

Esta muñeca de limpieza de Playmobil viene con todo lo que necesita para limpiar las habitaciones de hotel en todo el día, salvo un salario digno, la reforma migratoria, y la representación sindical! Y gracias al descuento de Amazon,...Show More Summary

Oh Those Seats Are INCLUDED: Swingline Kids Table By Henry Glass

You may remember Henry Glass's Swingline children's furniture collection from such posts as holy smokes, 2006, has it been that long? This stuff just does not turn up much, does it? In the early 1950s, industrial designer Glass created a series of kids furniture around the themes: bright colors, Masonite, and stuck-on-poles. Show More Summary

Here Is Pearl Jam Singing 'Let It Go'

Eddie Vedder added the chorus of "Let It Go" to a concert performance of "Just Breathe" and "Daughter" in Milan last Friday. It starts around 8:20 into this clip. I'm as surprised as anyone that I actually wanted to hear more than 30 seconds of this song. [via dlisted thanks dt reader brent]

Ikea Bag Raincoat Hack

Ikeahackers has been through a lot of crap recently, thanks to Ikea's overzealous, underthinking lawyers, who threatened the pioneering customer community site with trademark violation lawsuits unless they changed their name to WHATEVERWEDONTCAREASLONGASITSNOTIKEAhackers or something. Show More Summary

Khreightyve Baby Names Roundup At STFUParents

Sometimes as a parentblogger, you just have to stop and acknowledge pure WTF genius. And even when a loyal reader and contributor to the DT discourse says it's "the baby name post you should have written," you have to be strong enough...Show More Summary

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