Archive for March, 2008

Million Dollar Babies

I have an essay (a bit of a rant, really) posted on Time.com right now, called Million Dollar Babies.  The short version is, the government came out with new figures last week estimating the cost of raising a baby in America, but those numbers are a HUGE underestimation, which has unfortunate consequences for families nationwide. […]…
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Saturdays with Salon

Today, Katharine Mieszkowski has an interview with me front and center on Salon.com. There’s also a podcast, which I’m not going to be able to listen to, because I can’t stand listening to my own recorded voice. (Remember back in the Eighties when you first heard your voice on an answering machine?)…
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Time Out for Parenting, Inc.

April’s issue of Time Out New York Kids just hit newsstands, with a story on Parenting, Inc. by Matt Haber. Haber will forever be in my good graces for publicly pointing out certain egregious facts about a negative review of my last book, so I was delighted to find out he was on the case […]…
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Cookies for Me

I was very flattered to see that the incredibly talented writer and editor Nell Casey (she has edited two anthologies, on depression and caregiving), had nice things to say about Parenting, Inc. in this month’s Cookie magazine. In a larger story about a book on how the current generation is failing to achieve the economic […]…
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Twilight of the Nap

After three days in a row of my almost-three-year-old spending “nap period” dashing between her bed and the potty, I have come to the sorrowful conclusion that “my” nap period is coming to a close. Of course, my 16-month-old son still snoozes away for at least two hours, but the days of closing the nursery […]…
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