Say No to Sarah Palin and Say No to Spanking

Every once in a while, even the best kid feels the need to be naughty.

By: Ted Peterson I have avoided the subject of discipline, because it is a particularly treacherous subject even within the landmine-strewn subject of childrearing. A few days ago, however, a friend posted on Facebook a video of Bristol Palin, the loathsome daughter of the even more objectionable former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. One might’ve hoped […]

Older But Geyser

Mikey asks, "When I am older, will I braver?"

By: Ted Peterson Getting older is a major point of discussion around our house. For a few months now, Mikey’s been asking everyone -family members, waiters, homeless people, other children, perfect strangers, “What’s your name?” Now, less delightfully, he’s been asking, “How old are you?” He can only count up to 20, so any numbers […]

Clueless Caucasian Parents Doing Their Son’s Afro

To squirm or not to squirm ...

By: Ted Peterson   I think we’ve got a pretty good handle on most aspects of parenting Mikey. The care and feeding of our three-and-a-half-year old hasn’t exactly gotten boring, but the “Oh my God, what the hell are we doing?” moments seem rarer and shallower than once they did. The exception to this is […]