“No Fun” in Parenting? I Beg to Differ

The Devoted Dad

I have a “Facebook Friend” (who I’ve barely said 5 words to in real life, but that’s a topic for another day) and he and his spouse have made the decision to not reproduce. Totally cool, that’s their thing, I would never judge them. However, this has apparently become one of the factors that “defines him” and he frequently posts links to articles that I suppose he expects will make the rest of the world never want to have children, thereby re-affirming his own decision.

The latest of these is actually quite interesting. It’s an NPR story on the new book “All Joy and No Fun (The Paradox of Modern Parenthood)” featuring a Fresh Air interview with author Jennifer Senior. If you haven’t already heard it, you can check it out here. Go ahead, I’ll wait for you.

Are you back? Cool. Now, in the words of Jules from…

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