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Feb. 2 2016 2:39 PMUnequal PartnershipWe both have jobs. Why am I the one who remembers the preschool snack?
Dec. 22 2015 11:31 AMHow to Talk to Other People’s ChildrenThere are two schools of thought.
Dec. 17 2015 1:24 PMSlate Voice: “Two Kinds of Goodbyes”Listen to Jill Bialosky’s heart-wrenching story about motherhood, love, and loss. 
Nov. 18 2015 3:08 PMRemember the Toddler Who Threw a Tantrum in Front of the President?That was my kid.
Oct. 22 2015 10:39 AMHow My 3-Year-Old Son and I Gave Up Our BlankiesWe did it together!
Oct. 8 2015 5:00 AMWe Need a New Etiquette for Thank-You NotesYou have to thank the gift-givers immediately. But you also have to thank them correctly.
Sept. 14 2015 9:38 AMThe Value of a MessYou should let your kids totally botch household chores from an early age.
Sept. 10 2015 12:14 PMThe Lost SummerThe high cost of summer vacation for struggling families.
Aug. 26 2015 5:50 AMBaby BirdHow wrong am I to flip off my sleeping infant? A philosophical inquiry.
June 18 2015 10:00 AMSneaking OutThe night my dad told me he was glad to have a kid like me.
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.
Jan. 22 2016 10:00 AMDon’t Procrastinate on Getting Your Baby a Passport! She’ll Thank You Later.Flying with a baby on board? Slate’s president, Keith Hernandez, shares a parenting triumph. 
Dec. 21 2015 2:10 PMShould I Make My Kid Hug His Grandma at Christmas?There’s no one way to handle this situation.
Dec. 17 2015 9:45 AMNo, Busybody Strangers of the World, My Baby Is Not ColdWinter is prime time for a certain brand of parental concern-trolling.
Oct. 26 2015 10:02 AMThe CraftI would learn to sew in time to make my son’s Halloween costume. But who was the costume really for?
Oct. 8 2015 1:15 PMI 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.
Sept. 27 2015 2:08 PMDo You Spend Enough Time With Your Kids?Measure yourself against other parents with the same gender, employment status, and number of children.
Sept. 11 2015 4:47 PMTwo Kinds of GoodbyesWhile dropping off my son at college, I think of the two children I lost.
Sept. 2 2015 3:05 PM“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
July 25 2015 12:34 PMI Am Terrified of Taking My Child Literally AnywhereWhat if my bad parenting choices go viral?
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. 

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