Who Goes On “Dates” Anymore?


Outdated ritual courting models are nerve-wracking and no fun. Greg Simms explains why.

My Racist 3-Year-Old

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Zach Rosenberg tries to figure out how to explain race to his son, without teaching him to identify people as “others”.

17 Excuses the GOP Might be Making for Their Loss

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Elissa Schappell offers a humorous list of post-election excuses the GOP might be making to explain their losses.

Confession Time: I Quit Potty Training My Kids

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Jerry Mahoney tried every potty training method available with his 3 year-old twins. Finally, he chose happiness in diapers over misery and an Elmo potty.

Confessions of a Bad Dad: 10 Reasons We Love McDonald’s

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Jerry Mahoney lists 10 reasons why taking his kids to McDonald’s is important… Or maybe just not so bad.

The Birthday Party Pact

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Jerry Mahoney has had enough of lavish kids’ birthday parties and parental one-ups-manship.

Hearts in the Trash


I packed the car like a Tetris master for the move. What are these “feelings” you speak of?

National ‘Let Your Boy Be a Girl’ Day


Boys will discover their own interpretations of their gender if they’re given the freedom to explore masculinity—and femininity—on their own, Soraya Chemaly writes.