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Pink Alert: Princess mania getting even weirder!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

According to a new AP report, it’s finally dawning on certain parents that immersing their daughters in Disney’s Princesses crap—wands, tulle skirts, even castle-shaped alarm clocks (for the days when their daughters’ ladies-in-waiting fail to wake her gently)—might trigger a raging sense of entitlement. Feminist sage Barbara Ehrenreich sounded a similar warning in 2007, but [...]

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Perfect baby names: “Eighmee” vs. “Amy”

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Back from Canada. The staff at Perfect Baby Handbook HQ on Montague Street greeted me with a sign that read: “Welcome home, Dhale!”—a sly reference to the time I tried to convince my high school teachers to spell my first name with an “h.” (“Dale” was too boring, I felt and I’d just watched a [...]

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Inside the making of The Perfect Baby Handbook, Part II

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

The Perfect Baby Blog is on a brief hiatus while I’m in Canada. Until May 26, when regular blogging will recommence, I’ll be posting excerpts and illos from The Perfect Baby Handbook that provide an insider glimpse of how the book came together. Today: Let’s take a look at some of the early illo concepts [...]

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Inside the making of The Perfect Baby Handbook

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The Perfect Baby Blog is on a brief hiatus while I’m in Canada. Until May 26, when regular blogging will recommence, I’ll be posting excerpts and illos from The Perfect Baby Handbook that provide an insider glimpse of how the book came together. Today: A challenge. Chapter One includes a guide to setting up a [...]

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The creepiest perfect babies in the world

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

This adorable creature used to have a normal mouth. Then the Italian photography duo, Winkler+Noah revised her slightly to make a point about excessively motivated parenting with their latest art project, “The Puppet Show.” The exhibition, featuring 30 photographs of similarly eery Charlie McCarthy kids, recently captivated Milan. In their statement, the photographers (whose real [...]

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