Separate but equal parenting
Mon Jun 16
The blogosphere is buzzing about Lisa Belkin's story in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine, "When Mom and Dad Share It All," about, you guessed it, equal parenting. The story is TEN pages long on the web, so if you haven't read it, I'll summarize. Belkin describes equal parents Marc and Amy Vachon as such, ..".they would create their own model, one in which they were parenting partners. Equals and peers. They would work equal hours, spend equal time with their children, take equal responsibility for their home. Neither would be the keeper of the mental to-do lists; neither of their careers would take precedence. Both would be equally likely to plan a birthday party or know that the car needs oil or miss work for a sick child or remember (without prompting) to stop at the store for diapers and milk. They understood that this would mean recalibrating their career ambitions, and probably their income, but what they gained, they believed, would be more valuable than what they...
Parenting sites shafted by TIME
Mon Jun 16
This morning, TIME revealed their list of The 50 Best Websites of 2008, an array of online destinations so intriguing that even the technologically challenged could be lured into hours spent roaming the two-dimensional world. Some (actually most) of them are so genius that it makes me utterly bummed not to have come up with such brilliant ideas myself. The websites are constantly being voted on by viewers, so places keep switching, though one of our favorite sites, someecards.com, is currently snagging the #3 spot (right after HypeBeast.com, which features limited-edition and rare fashion finds, and ProFootballTalk.com). Lookybook.com was also named one of the top 50, an awesome site that enables you to flip through a myriad of children's books before ordering them online. Timeoutkids.com didn't make TIME's list, but more disconcertingly, neither did any other parenting site. I am wondering where the disconnect lies: Is it because a) not enough people are investing time in...
Coming soon: NYC ICY
Mon Jun 16
Our sister blog, The Feed, delivers the dish on all things food-related in the city. Here's a story we found particularly relevant to kids: "This just in: Suzie Leeds, one of the elusive owners of dearly departed ice joint to end all ice joints, NYC ICY, dropped a line to TONY delivering this scoop (pun unintended, but well-placed, no?): NYC ICY is opening this Wednesday (pending a Health Department visit) at its long-vacant storefront on 628 Tenth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. But wait, there’s more!" To read the rest of this entry, visit The Feed.
Movie review: The Incredible Hulk
Mon Jun 16
Our friends at KidPicksOnline.com scoped out what tweens had to say about The Incredible Hulk. Find out why some kid critics gave it four stars. Watch more reviews at kidpicksonline.com.
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