Microwaved sweet potatoes saved my sanity when my daughter was a baby. Skinny ones are perfectly cooked in 5 minutes. (Our microwave is weak so I usually do 3 and then flip it over). Now I have sweet potatoes for breakfast three or four mornings a week.
My husband, who enjoyed the new films much more than I did, and I were talking about what was missing from the Disney sequels. I argued that the characters were great, but I just didn’t care about what they were doing. He said that he was just happy to get more Star Wars and that any Star Wars was better than no Star… Read more
There used to be an entire chunk of the population who were “people with kids.” Then reliable birth control was invented. And suddenly kids were seen as an “opt-in” situation. (See the Republican ethos of: You brought ‘em here, you better take care of them by yourself.) Working moms today still spend as many hours… Read more
Ah yes, I will let my four-year-old who can neither read or write know she is in charge of her own assignments. Thanks internet commenter!
Joanna Schroeder wrote a twitter thread last August about how YouTube boy culture radicalizes boys, but making these inappropriate jokes and then doubling down on the “why can’t you take a joke” and discipline of these boys creates this shame feedback loop (she’s not saying don’t discipline them, but think more about… Read more
I know! It’d cost them like $6,000 to get new illustrations for an omnibus edition. And they could sell the digital version in perpetuity (I have seen these sorts of contracts). Even if they didn’t make a ton of money on the print edition the trickle from a digital version would add up over the years.
“Down By the Bay” is a traditional folk song. Sorry.
The problem is that the scale is existing within community transmission. NYC’s community transmission is low enough that I’d send my kid two days a week to a half enrolled classroom. But I wouldn’t do that in Arizona. I wouldn’t take my kid to play outside in AZ right now, the rate is so high.
I did both of those things in the mid-80s! I don’t think we ever owned a car seat and my youngest sibling was born in ‘87.