Including this Very Important Parenting Tip about how we handle dessert around here:
"We have handled it in the somewhat schizophrenic way that a lot of new parents do: we all go out for ice cream as a family and then, late at night, after Isaiah is asleep, I carefully scrape the evaporated cane juice off each individual corn flake. He never suspects anything.".
Introducing my blog on Slate.com about Baby Meet World. (And even more!) Here's the beginning of the first big post, on the new science of human milk:
"When we come out of the womb, we make our way to the breast. We enter the world knowing we’re mammals, with milk on our minds.
But even as grown-ups, we have never known exactly what’s in that milk—or, as strange as it may sound, what the point of it is. For decades, milk was thought of strictly in terms of nutrients, which makes sense—milk is how a mother feeds her baby, after all. But providing nutrients turns out to be only part of what milk does. And it might not even be the most important part."
Soon to come: somewhat-slower-than-real-time coverage of Baby Meets World, plus other exciting developments in the world of small humans.
In the meantime, though, we maintain our strong editorial tradition of posting the finest in pugilistic baby Santa photos: