Top Kid-Spoiling Cities

Top Kid-Spoiling Cities

 Tired But Happy Mom on the Survey Cities That Spoil Their Kids Most (and What Is “Spoiling”?) A former senior editor at U.S. News & World Report, Tired But Happy Mom is, naturally, a sucker for statistics, ratings, and rankings. People love to criticize such charts, complain about their inherent unfairness, and generally declare them wrong, but Tired But Happy Mom not only loves the way they assemble disorderly and confusing variables into a coherent package, but she also likes to think that she can spot those that are...

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All-American Family

All-American Family

All-American Family: Tired But Happy Mom and the Fourth of July As a little kid growing up in Berkeley in the 1970s, Tired But Happy Mom cannot be said to have had a Rockwellian childhood. Her own mother was working on her PhD at UC Berkeley, her dad was an ice climber, and she attended an elementary school in which no single race was clearly dominant. Before walking to school, she was routinely warned to avoid Manson-like cults that might try to kidnap her, to walk around protesting hippies, to be courteous to Black Panthers while refraining...

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