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Piet Klaarhamer Rolling Cradle

Look what I found while surfing around the website of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, looking for more info on Piet Klaarhamer, Gerrit Rietveld's mentor and De Stijl collaborator. It's a cradle! More importantly, it's a cradle on wheels, like a wheelbarrow. Show More Summary

De Stijl Kids Room In The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has the largest collection of Mondrians in the world, and one of the largest collections of art and furniture from the broader de Stijl movement. Hometown favorites, I guess. Anyway, this boys bedroom design just caught my eye. Show More Summary

Speaking of Amazon

Oh right, how could I forget to mention in that previous post that Amazon is one of the main sources of revenue for Daddy Types via its affiliate link/kickback program. Also that it's apparently a family-hostile quant-obsessed corporate...Show More Summary

Watched Over By Hacked Machines Of Loving Grace

So this guy Ted Benson [who named his kid Everest, great move] just posted about how easy it is to hack Amazon Dash buttons, those ridiculous little gadgets Amazon wants you to put around your life so you can reorder stuff with one-product-one-click, to automatically track kid data. Show More Summary

The Letters H, B, And O

via @TheRyanParker RETWEETS EQUAL ENDORSEMENT UPDATE: @peterme Reality is there's a TON of quality educational teevee thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime. SESAME STREET is for nostalgists, yo. — Peter Merholz (@peterme) August 13, 20...

Big Kid Bed: Station Wagon By Paul Frankl

One good thing about leaving the toddler bed behind is that you're back in real furniture land again. And in that real furniture world, twin beds are usually discounted pretty heavily. Like the 1940s-1950s Station Wagon series Paul Frankl designed for the Johnson Furniture Company. Show More Summary

Good Touch Bad Touch

Dear Mr. Dad. I have a five-year old daughter who is obsessed with sex. Every day, she’s got a new question that I don’t know how to answer, like “How do babies get in there?” and “What’s sex?” She’s fascinated by other kids’ private parts and spends a lot of time touching her own. Show More Summary

Rugrats Dads

every white guy in bk looks like one of the dads from rugrats — Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) June 11, 2015 Twitter is a gold mine today, a freakin' gold mine. Siddiqi is the editor of The New Inquiry, which just dropped The Daddy Issue last week. So she knows from Brooklyn Rugrats dads. The New Inqiury | The Daddy Issue [thenewinquiry.com]

You May Say I'm A Dreamer/ But I'm Not The Only One

this is the saddest dream a parent has ever dreamed pic.twitter.com/9jNciVtmTn — Lisa McIntire (@LisaMcIntire) August 6, 2015

The Importance of Being a Blockhead

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are new parents and our baby is going to have his first birthday in a few weeks. We both work in tech and we’re really excited about getting a tablet for him. There seem to be so many options out there and we’re a little overwhelmed. Show More Summary

Water Safety:

Dear Mr. Dad: My 4-year old twins are crazy about swimming or floating or doing pretty much anything in and around water. On one hand, I’m thrilled. I swam in high-school and college and I’m looking forward to having them follow in my footsteps. Show More Summary

Volunteering: It’s Not Just About You Anymore

Dear Mr. Dad: I have to admit that my wife and I have been a bit self-centered in our adult lives, focusing on our work, earning money, and supporting the family. We’ve done quite well financially and we’ve both decided that we should start giving something back to our community. Show More Summary

Morning Sickness: On the Job All Day Long

Mr. Dad: My girlfriend is about a month pregnant—her second baby but my first. I’m concerned because she’s nauseated and vomiting all day long. She calls it “morning sickness” and says she had the same thing with her first baby and that it’s normal. Show More Summary

Long-Distance Parenting

Dear Mr. Dad: My ex and I share custody of our son (age 6) but she recently moved a few hundred miles away so I sometimes don’t get to see him for a few weeks. In between, I really miss him and I worry that he’ll forget who I am or won’t want to see […] The post Long-Distance Parenting appeared first on Mr. Show More Summary

Daddy Against Patriarchy T-Shirt

I think these Daddy Against Patriarchy t-shirts are designed by the artist Nayland Blake. What I do know is that they are available only for a limited time--less than two weeks--so if you want to bring down the patriarchy through fashion, you need to hurry. Join the D.A.P., t-shirt $20, Available until Aug. 20 [teespring.com, yes indeed, via @naylandblake]

Kidpost Upgrade

Kidpost was created by some awesome, web-savvy parents to share photos with less plugged-in relatives and friends. It solves a small but real challenge, and it does it very thoughtfully. And now they have upgraded. Read co-creator Khoi...Show More Summary

Small Steps Make a Blended Family

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m engaged to an amazing man with a 9-year old son who’s with him every other weekend. When I first started going out with his father, the boy and I got along great. But the closer we get to the marriage, the worse things get between us. Show More Summary

Don't Trust Anyone Over 8

The first generation of kids to watch Teletubbies are now in college, and they are paralyzed with anxiety and inadequacy. And their OG helicopter parents have already called all their professors to discuss it. Kids these days aren't getting enough free play. Show More Summary

Anthony Caro Sculptowers

Anthony Caro, Child's Tower Room, 1983-84, image: anthonycaro.org Relentlessly experimental British sculptor Anthony Caro was interested to make a sculpture that was also architecture, and a sculpture that had no inside or outside. And...Show More Summary

Tactical Baby Carrier by Mission Critical

The Tactical Baby Carrier from Mission Critical looks like it's just a bodycam and a couple of Kevlar inserts shy of a Take Your Kid To Work outfit for law enforcement. There is black for urban crowd control, coyote for desert and border...Show More Summary

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