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Maggie Jones takes a personal look at the complicated emotional and cultural landscape of open international adoption. Though she and her husband decided to search for the birth mother of their 2-yo Guatemalan daughter, so far, they haven't found her. Did she mention that it's very complicated?
Ramones fan David Giffels can angst with the best of them. And what's more angst-inducing than buying your kid a Ramones t-shirt at freakin' Hot Topic?
Can Peyton Manning singlehandedly reverse the trend of parents of boys abandoning a name when too many girls start getting it? What about Morgan Freeman? Carroll O'Connor? Yeah, not too many people naming their sons after him these days. Boy Named Sue.
This article on how counter-productive it probably is to push academic learning on your kid too early is so long, you'll probably have to skip a Philosophers of The Enlightenment flash card session. It's worth it, though: it turns out the whole best-preschool-for-Harvard thing depends on vocabulary development and myelinization. And having parents who went to Harvard. [thanks to noisette's maman for the tip]