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helplessness of babies

August 28, 2013
by Creed

The Remarkable Helplessness of Babies

As any new parent will surely attest, babies are remarkably helpless. It is frustrating. So frustrating, in fact, that online forums of emotional solace exist merely so new parents can vent their frustrations and confirm that they are, indeed, not … Continue reading

baby age

August 16, 2013
by Creed

A Guide to Baby Age: Counting in Months Like Parents and Prisoners

The eternal question: how does one properly determine baby age? Months? Weeks? Do you still use your fingers to help with simple addition? Don’t be ashamed if you do. I admit that I do on occasion. I try my best … Continue reading

August 12, 2013
by Creed
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Thousands of Years of Bad Parenting Advice: Colonial America

In Colonial America, children were expected to be contributors to the family. Even in the formative infant years, children were discouraged from crawling and were placed in upright positions because it more appropriately mirrored an adult posture. Parents would often … Continue reading

baby clothes

August 8, 2013
by Creed

Baby Clothes: A Tale of Parental Vanity & Bodily Functions

Sometimes it amazes me how many clothes my infant son has. Our home, once pristine, is overrun with baby clothes. He’s monopolized a decent portion of our closet and doesn’t seem to be relinquishing it anytime soon. I tolerate it … Continue reading

raising kids

August 5, 2013
by Creed

Raising Kids: Children Might Be Parasites

Raising kids is difficult, especially when children and babies don’t always seem all that different from parasites. They attach themselves to a host. They consume. They contribute nothing. In fact, one could argue that raising kids from fetal to age … Continue reading

parenting advice

August 2, 2013
by Creed

Thousands of Years of Bad Parenting Advice

I really despise listening to other parents discussing their entitled youngsters or giving parenting advice. And they are everywhere. These are the people behind you in line at the grocery store, or sitting across the waiting room in the doctors … Continue reading

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