It's not often that a work-at-home father finds himself in the crossfire of opinion writers. Yet, in between Taylor Swift dance parties with my daughters, that's where I've spent part of this month, the subject of two essays published in these very (virtual) pages.
The stories referred to a piece I wrote for the New York Times Motherlode blog in November. The first, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, provided a measured and philosophical look at the value in giving men more control of household tasks. The second, by Noah Berlatsky, was more anecdotal and self-reflective; he pontificated about the benefits of overpraising good parents.