The CraftI would learn to sew in time to make my son’s Halloween costume. But who was the costume really for?
I Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My ChildrenThey refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.
Do You Spend Enough Time With Your Kids?Measure yourself against other parents with the same gender, employment status, and number of children.
“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
The Most Individualized Place on EarthDisney’s new Fantasyland makes your special snowflake of a kid the star.
The Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
We Need a New Etiquette for Thank-You NotesYou have to thank the gift-givers immediately. But you also have to thank them correctly.
Good Riddance to Little LeagueOrganized youth sports have become stressful, oversized monstrosities. Let them die.
My Step-Dad, the AstronautMy mom married the third man to walk on the moon. We didn’t always get along.
Envy, Disrespect, Thankfulness, ResentmentWhat’s behind my not-so-secret “secret disdain” for stay-at-home parents.
The Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
The Last SummerHanging on to every smell, smoke, and sound before my son heads off to college and everything changes.
Slate Voice: “Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.