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Monday, June 15, 2009

Local Coverage

Marc and I, and the kids, are on the cover of our local Boston parents paper this month - Parents + Kids. It has been fun getting calls and emails from friends who picked up the paper and then realized they knew the people on the front! Inside is a nice article about equally shared parenting (you can read an online version of the story here, with less photos).

Meanwhile, we've been busy writing. I swear I would not ever be one of those bloggers who says, "Sorry I haven't been posting very regularly, I've been SO busy but now that will change." Mostly because I know from reading these things myself that readers gain nothing from this type of confession - they just want to read good posts whenever they're available. So I won't apologize or make promises. But we can't wait to get back to our regularly scheduled lives! We just turned in our manuscript last night, and are reveling in a big, calm sigh tonight. It feels good to blog!

I'll leave you with another batch of parenting photographs. Unlike our homey photos of fun with dad in Parents+Kids, this high-end batch of posed photos from the July issue of Harper's Bazaar is designed to push buttons. Can't you just feel the power shift? Gag. How about sharing that power and maybe both parents can skip being either disinterested or overwhelmed by their kids?


Anonymous Mom said...

I saw this magazine yesterday when I was taking dd to the pediatrician! Cover story no less.

Harper's Bazaar pics made my blood boil.

Are you guys on twitter?

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Dennis said...

It's amazing - even an article about ESP still takes a shot at a father's competence:

"then he attempts to ‘style’ her hair. Ron couldn’t find a belt one day to hold up her pants, so he put a binder clip at the waist!"

11:09 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yeah, there's something emotionally violent about those HB pictures. Really disturbing on so many levels. I'm 'on' Twitter but I haven't tweeted yet. I'm not totally sold on it; it seems duplicative, but then others swear by it. Holding out for someone to give me a good lesson I think. I'm 'following' you now though, so tweet away!

I'm rather disappointed in that little dig too - at least the hair part. I thought perhaps the binder clip could be considered innovative, but I imagine most moms would consider this solution a failure. A few steps forward, one step back, inching in the right direction I hope.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Dennis said...

Amy, I agree the binder clip thing could be taken either way, but given how it's tied with the hair part, I read it as a dig that he couldn't find a belt.

4:20 PM  

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