It is an everyday tragedy that our profits-over-people system puts parents in these impossible positions.
We’d rather live in the city that never sleeps than have a second baby who sometimes sleeps.
We sort of think we should treat these gifts as Frivolous Dollars, money we should use on — you guessed it — experiences rather than things. So what should those experiences be?
“Parents are always using their children to get advantages.”
Let us all swoon over Anne-Marie Slaughter’s husband.
The writer Paul Ford has come up with a novel way to take on the pay gap: he’s going to put aside money for his daughter rather than her twin brother.
“Paid leave can be a matter of life and death for children.”
The general rule in our house is that new clothes come at Christmas and birthdays unless your toes are sticking out of your shoes. Otherwise, you can buy them yourself.
If everyone benefits from childcare, everyone pays for childcare. Period.
Calling out stay-at-home parents is a social sin in posh neighborhoods.