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We love the Father’s Day gift set that Pierrepont Hicks is doing this year…it comes with a tie, pancake mix from Wisconsin-based Great American Pancake Company, and Vermont-based maple syrup from Bobo’s Mountain Sugar. A clever combination of classics. (Photo by @joegannon)

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As a younger mother I imagined quality time with my daughters. We’d be traipsing over a bridge shouting at gulls, smelling the sea air, picking fresh berries, singing Joni Mitchell…such beautiful ideas, but I was working full time building an artisan food business. I was energized by that, but it was also exhausting and a […]


For Brian Leaf, author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi: Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting, fatherhood is not what he imagined. It’s harder. It’s less… enlightened—and more enlightening. With an arc that includes the idea of baby all the way through some of the high and low points of […]


My friend Jonathan Bernstein, along with Lori Majewski, wrote this great new book, Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. My husband got himself a copy the week it came out, which is too bad because it would have been the ideal Father’s Day present for him. […]

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