Writers’ guidelines for America’s (and Marge Simpson’s) fave neurosis-fomenting parenting magazine, in my Tablet column this week.
PS. If you don’t get the visual reference above, what’s wrong with you? It’s from the episode in which Homer baby-proofed the Simpson house.
Homer: That baby proofing crook wanted to sell us safety covers for the electrical outlets, but I’ll just draw bunny faces on them to scare Maggie away.
Marge: She’s not afraid of bunnies.
Homer: She will be.
This is why Fretful Mother believes in hiring baby proofing professionals. All dads are Homer. Which is why all mothers need to live their lives in a thrumming state of panic, and why Fretful Mother and Smothering Mother are the highest-circ non-existent parenting magazines in animation.