“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
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.
Confessions of a Vine DadMaking six-second videos with my baby started out as fun. Then came the followers, the money, and the fame.
Keeping Up With DadMy father took me hiking deep into the Grand Canyon, and then he got me out. Twice.
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.
There’s Someone Missing From My Facebook PhotosThe person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.
“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.