Being a Parent

Driving Alone With Baby

Are you nervous to drive alone with a baby? 

As one young parent shares:  "Starting soon I'm going to be taking several short road trips alone with my child. Before having kids, I found myself in a few accidents that were my fault--never have been hurt but did some damage to the car. I haven't been driving in the city (where I find drivers far crazier than in other cities) in several years and not since having my child. I'm nervous about driving with them, especially because they'll be in the back seat and I'll want to glance back if they're crying. Anyone else have nerves about driving with babies? Have good tips to get over it?"

 

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Raising 3 Kids in Brooklyn

One parent asks PSP what it is like to raise a large family in Brooklyn.

 

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Rabbits and Horses and Bears

One local dad shares his story on the little gestures we as parents do that turn into a unique family habit.

 

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Exile on Dad Street

What Keith Richards can teach us about being parents.

 

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The Magic of Special Time

The importance of making time just for your kids.

Lesbian Parenting – In Research and In Real Life (Mine)

A personal story about being a Lesbian mom.

A Vivid Awareness

a personal account about the ups and downs of parenting.

The Parenting Crack I Smoked

A personal anecdote on the extremes of parenting consumer culture

Why Do Parents Blog?

Considering being a "Mommy Blogger" or just want to learn more? This article discusses how PSP's (former) blog editor first started blogging!

"Real Parents" of NYC - NOT.

An interview with Lenore Skenazy of "Free Range Kids" fame - about one mom who broke all the parenting rules.

 

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The Best Place to Raise Kids?

One parent shares her personal experience of being a Mom in Brooklyn.

Dad’s Job

A local Dad discusses his personal relationship with his father to understand the pressures of being a parent.

Parenting Icons - Why I Love Lois

One mom talks about TV's iconic moms - especially her love of the mother from the TV show, Malcolm in the Middle

 

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The Dad Amount

Local Dad examines at his parenting techniques through the lens of his international friends.

Sharing MegaMind - Equally

What one parent learned about being a Mom from the movie MegaMind

 

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Simple Pleasures

An article about the simple pleasures local Park Slope Parents allow for themselves.

Ice on a Hot Stove

An article about what one local dad learned from popular and literary culture - from Homer Simpson to Atticus Finch.

The E Word

Evaluating evaluation: how one parent interprets evaluation.

Park Slope Anthropology: The "Mom Purse"

One mom humorously discusses the contents and disorganization of the contents in a typical mothers handbag.

 

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Reflections of a Flex Dad

One local dad talks about what being a father means to him.

 

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Being Here Now

one Dad discusses the small victories of being a Parent.

 

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Monkey Mama

An opinion, personal story about being a parent in the neighborhood - using monkey's as an allegory.