I Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My Children

They refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.

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.
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.
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. 
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.