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Bringing James Home

When our baby died, we wanted to take his body and bury him ourselves. No one at the hospital knew what to do.

June 18 2018 5:51 AM“Nits Make Lice”America has a long history of casting suspicion and blame on nonwhite children.
June 15 2018 11:56 AMFatherhood Makes Men Better—at Work and at HomeBut research suggests this only happens when they are fully engaged in the work of parenting.
June 15 2018 8:00 AMGalway, Fergus, Emile, and MeLessons on fatherhood and writing from a famous poet—and his son.
June 7 2018 12:02 PMMy Daughter, the JockA once-nerdy father comes to terms with a daughter who loves basketball.
June 6 2018 12:24 PMStuck in the Bleachers With YouHow do you make friends with sports moms? And will those friendships last?
June 6 2018 10:00 AMNew Recommendations for Postpartum Care Are Long OverdueHere’s how women have been getting by in the mean time.
June 5 2018 9:00 AMBoopMy kid, the incompetent, smart-assed, absurd, victorious middle school fencer.
June 4 2018 9:00 AMTwo, Four, Six, Eight, Who Do We Appreciate?A modern history of childhood, in one postgame cheer.
June 1 2018 9:30 AM“Liam, We Talked About Your Focus!”Once, Little League taught boys to be team players. Now, it’s about their dads berating them to maximize their personal excellence.
May 31 2018 5:57 AMChoosing Life With Down SyndromeAfter prenatal testing shows a fetus is at risk, families are faced with a profound decision. The national abortion debate is making it even harder on them.
May 29 2018 10:00 AMThe Joy of Silent SoccerFor one blessed Saturday, parents and coaches shut up and let their kids play. Not everyone likes it.
May 25 2018 1:47 PMLeave Ryker and Questin and Anbre AloneIt makes perfect sense that Mormons give their kids such unusual names.
May 24 2018 2:59 PMThe Code of StreetballHackers, ballers, and getting dicked on.
May 23 2018 3:00 PMTo a TeeA triumph of American design, in rubber and plastic.
May 23 2018 1:00 PMThe Exquisite Shame of the Participation TrophyCritics say it gives kids a false sense of achievement. But kids aren’t idiots.
June 16 2018 8:23 AMRaising Boys in an Age of “Gender Battles”If more men publicly called out their female partners as true intellectual equals, it would set an important example for our sons.
June 15 2018 9:45 AMAn Intellectual History of the SandboxSince 1885, it’s been a place for children—and ideas—to flourish.
June 11 2018 7:37 AMWhen Your Mom Is “Mommy Blogger” Heather Armstrong aka DooceFeaturing Leta Armstrong, age 14, grade eight.
June 7 2018 9:39 AMYouth Gone WildEight-year-olds should not pitch.
June 6 2018 11:00 AMChildren of Queer Parents Often Face Confusion and Hostility. Establishing a Family Narrative Can Help.
June 6 2018 5:55 AMDon’t Let Travel Sports Eat Your Life!Escaping the time suck of youth athletics.
June 4 2018 12:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Be RecruitedAnd why I committed to a school before I was ready.
June 1 2018 11:00 AMHow 9-Year-Old Me Learned the Folly of Coed SportsGiving girls a worse athletic experience for the benefit of the boys on the team isn’t worth it.
May 31 2018 11:29 AMThe Five Shots You Must Master to Destroy Your Opponent in Horse
May 30 2018 1:39 PMThe Bachelor Coaches of My YouthHow the men—they were always men—who presided over my childhood sports teams gave me a weird and formative window into the grown-up world.
May 28 2018 10:00 AMThe Catapulting ThwampIn the final game of my high school basketball career, I saw the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream: to dunk.
May 25 2018 9:00 AMWhat Childhood Sports Failures Keep You Up at Night?Here are ours.
May 24 2018 9:07 AMMy Flailing BoyhoodFor bookish gay kids like me, sports were a crucible that laid bare our secret.
May 23 2018 1:02 PMThe Most Ruthlessly Effective Move in SportsIt’s the kickball bunt. Master your hubris, and you’re unstoppable.
May 21 2018 4:23 PMThe Baby Name Crisis of 2018 Is Upon Us

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