Chief among snackdinner's goals is questioning our most closely-held assumptions about the "right" way to parent. One of my most deeply-held attitudes about those who didn't bring carseats on flights is that they were deliberately putting their children in harm's way. But then I tripped upon Stephen Dubner's surprising research about carseats in motor vehicle fatalities, which made me curious. This week I'm on Parent.co researching carseats on airplanes. Let's hope I don't see quite so much trolling as Dubner did.
I'm also attacking the idea that to be a good parent you have to pay attention to your kid all of the time. Head on over to Sweatpants & Coffee, where I'm talking about carving out time for at-home happy hour.