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Sneaking Out

The night my dad told me he was glad to have a kid like me.

May 28 2015 2:54 PMI Didn’t Like My Son’s NameSo I changed it.
May 8 2015 3:43 PM“Bye-Bye, Normal Mommy”How my kids and I coped with a winter of pain and guilt.
April 21 2015 1:13 PMThe Bystander EffectWhat is it like to be the neighbor of a “free-range kid”?
Feb. 2 2015 4:38 PMMy Life With Anti-VaxxersI raised my children among them. Here’s what I learned.
Dec. 5 2014 11:47 AMWhy Poor People Stay PoorSaving money costs money. Period. 
Oct. 31 2014 11:26 AMHow to Scare People on HalloweenIf you are a boy, dress up like Elsa. 
Oct. 16 2014 11:21 AMThe Most Individualized Place on EarthDisney’s new Fantasyland makes your special snowflake of a kid the star.
Aug. 6 2014 10:42 AMThe Shortening LeashSix thousand respondents to the Slate survey and the trend is clear: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.
July 16 2014 11:52 PMThere’s Someone Missing From My Facebook PhotosThe person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.
June 19 2014 12:26 PMDear Son, Who Am I?Writing letters to your kids at camp is weird. 
June 13 2014 9:08 AM“My Dad Gets Rele Fostated”When asked by her teacher to reflect on a problem in her life, my daughter chose to write about me.
June 12 2014 5:21 PMDaughter PressureFatherhood ruined my life plan—and made me the writer I am.
May 5 2014 11:55 PMUnpreparedRob Lowe on sending his son off to college. 
April 16 2014 4:03 PMThe Case for Separate BedsI love my husband, but I want my own bed.
April 8 2014 2:49 PMRaising a Child DangerouslyAdventure sailing with young children can be risky. It’s also the best way I know how to parent.
May 26 2015 7:48 PMGood Riddance to Little LeagueOrganized youth sports have become stressful, oversized monstrosities. Let them die.
April 29 2015 2:14 PMToo Real for Reality TVWatching outdoor births on YouTube is fantastic. On Lifetime, not so much.
Feb. 19 2015 10:00 AMMy Step-Dad, the AstronautMy mom married the third man to walk on the moon. We didn’t always get along.
Jan. 2 2015 5:09 PMParenting With Chronic PainWhat kind of mother refuses to pick up her child? This kind. 
Nov. 20 2014 12:30 PMEnvy, Disrespect, Thankfulness, ResentmentWhat’s behind my not-so-secret “secret disdain” for stay-at-home parents.
Oct. 28 2014 4:29 PMThe Awful TruthThe world is a terrible place. Your kids already know it. There’s no point in lying to them.
Aug. 8 2014 9:27 AMThe Last SummerHanging on to every smell, smoke, and sound before my son heads off to college and everything changes. 
July 18 2014 11:28 AMSlate Voice:Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
July 9 2014 9:12 AMConfessions of a Vine DadMaking six-second videos with my baby started out as fun. Then came the followers, the money, and the fame.
June 13 2014 2:56 PMI Started a Business With My DadAnd almost stabbed him only once.
June 13 2014 7:45 AMKeeping Up With DadMy father took me hiking deep into the Grand Canyon, and then he got me out. Twice.
May 9 2014 10:04 AMFifty Things About My MotherShe liked to stay and watch the credits.
April 17 2014 3:58 PMSurvivalist SederThis Passover, we packed emergency preparedness bags, in case we had to run.
April 15 2014 12:11 PMThe Gay Father I Never Knew
April 1 2014 2:23 PMA New Way to Think About the Obsessions of Autistic Kids

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