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8 Essential Parenting Lessons We’ve Learned from Kids’ Books
“The days are long, but the years are short” is possibly the most honest phrase ever said about parenting. Becoming a parent is one of the best,...
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5 Books Featuring Runaway Parents
There are a few things in life that are supposed to be sacrosanct, and one of those things is that parents should love their children and devote themselves...
The 5 Worst Mothers in Literary History
As Philip Larkin wrote in the Greatest Poem of All Time (GPAT): “Man hands on misery to man/It deepens like a coastal shelf/Get out as early as you...
6 Books in Which the Parents are MIA
Parents complicate things. They force you to change clothes, insist you come home before curfew, and demand to meet the people you’re heading out with...
: Hell is Other Parents
In Cutting Teeth, four privileged stay-at-home-parents—three mommies and one daddy—leave their brownstone Brooklyn neighborhood to spend a weekend at a...
Some Laid-Back Pregnancy Book Recommendations from a (Somewhat) Laid-Back Newish Mom
My son turned one recently, so pregnancy books are in my rearview (for now), but I read with interest about the upcoming book Expecting Better: Why the...
The Real Poop On 8 Potty Training Books
Potty training, like sleep training, is one of those hot-button parenting topics that can get a rise out of even the most mellow mama. In my opinion, there...
7 Quirky Baby Name Books
Baby name book titles really go for the gusto, have you noticed? There has yet to be a guide entitled, One Million of the Most Comprehensive,...
The 6 Most Honest, Least Insulting Parenting Books
I’ll confess: most books written by parenting professionals on HOW to parent haven’t been all that helpful to me. Typically, they’ve sent...