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There’s Someone Missing From My Facebook Photos

The person who makes my seemingly effortless parenting possible: my nanny.

July 18 2014 11:28 AMSlate Voice:Watching the Couples Go By”Listen to David Plotz read his all-time favorite Slate essay.
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 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
March 26 2014 11:12 AMGot Lice? Come On In.My kids’ school lets students with head lice stay in class. What a great policy!
March 20 2014 4:54 PMMy Son Loves My Little PonyAt 7, he already knows that’s not OK.
March 17 2014 11:55 PMI’m a Pediatrician. Should I Treat All Kids, or Just the Vaccinated Ones?It’s not an easy call.
March 6 2014 12:50 PMI Opted My Kids Out of Standardized TestsThen I learned a thing or two.
Feb. 28 2014 11:07 AMCan a Video Game Teach Empathy?The guy behind Madden NFL thinks so.
Feb. 18 2014 11:50 PMSelling FearSmart monitors cannot protect babies from SIDS, so what are they for?
Feb. 14 2014 12:54 PMTeen SpiritHelicopter parenting has crippled American teenagers. Here’s how to fix it.
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 22 2014 3:09 PMDrowning Doesn’t Look Like DrowningIn many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.
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.
April 1 2014 12:02 AMThe Harder They FallNew research shows that high-status kids go after each other more than they go after misfits. The targets say they suffer more, too.
March 25 2014 11:23 PMThe Kids, They Know ThingsI used to do everything for my children. Now, they do things for me.
March 19 2014 1:48 AMMy DementiaTelling who I am before I forget.
March 12 2014 11:39 AMHands Off My Kid’s iPadA Huffington Post blogger’s shaky case for banning hand-held devices for children.
Feb. 28 2014 5:33 PMThe Obesity Rate for Children Has Not PlummetedDespite what the New York Times tells you.
Feb. 27 2014 12:44 PMCity vs. Suburbs: Where Is It Better to Raise Kids?
Feb. 17 2014 10:19 AMHappy 11th Birthday, ColinI hope the 1.9 million Facebookers who liked your mom’s page also do something in the real world to help kids on the spectrum.
Feb. 6 2014 8:45 AM“My Life Is a Waking Nightmare”Why do parents make parenting sound so God-awful?

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