The week of November 30, 2014

The Parent Trap
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The promises and pitfalls of modern adoption

By Allen Weiner

The Internet provides all sorts of tools for prospective parents, but challenges remain.

Quote of the week

“All I hope is that I don’t turn into an ignorant, fossilized Old, complaining about how much better everything used to be.”

—Rusty Foster

Features

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For kids, screen time is a luxury and a liability

By Leslie Anne Jones

Are we bringing up a generation of attention-less digital drones?

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Authenticity and the art of dad humor

By Jaya Saxena

Everyone wants in on it.

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Inside the Web’s most anarchic parenting forum

By Brendan O'Connor

No question is ever off limits here.

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19 things that are cheaper than raising a child in 2014

By Samantha Allen

With the costs of parenting rising, is it any wonder that the Internet generation is opting out?

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Me IRL: Rusty Foster

By Cooper Fleishman

Signing off with the dad behind Today in Tabs.

Opinion

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For queer parents, support starts online

By Elizabeth Sutherland

Life is hard for new parents—feeling isolated on- and offline doesn’t help.

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How I learned to stop worrying and love that my dad is on Facebook

By Audra Schroeder

My father and I have never discussed my menstrual cycles, and yet here we were.

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The real problem with mommy blogging

By S.E. Smith

The Internet doesn’t forget. For kids, that could be problem.