Kids trick or treating at a large house.

I’d Rather be a [Halloween Costume].

October is/was Bullying Awareness Month. This is something I assume that most of our readers know, but interestingly, it’s not something I felt was overly emphasized in my son’s school. There were some words said in some parent emails, including a list of “anti-bullying spirit week” concepts, but nothing overwrought going on in the classroom. Which I think I’m kind of... »

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

Trigger Warning: This post includes descriptions of violence, which may be triggering or alarming. Please take care of yourself.       When my husband hurt me, it was like watching a stranger kill the man I loved in front of me and then try to kill me. I was so scared and confused. I was shocked. I didn’t know what was happening. I didn’t want to believe what was happeni... »

baby looking at jack-o-lantern

Trick or Treating (or not) and Toddlers

I love Halloween, and I love trick-or-treating. In fact, I love it so much I went trick or treating until college, always made my own costumes, and continue to love dressing up for Halloween. Imagine my joy when I had kids with whom I could share this love of Halloween. This is their second Halloween, and the first year we have considered taking them trick-or-treating. But, I find myself hesitant.... »

Why Does Kavin Have a GMO/Vaccine/Big-Science Fan Page?

Why Does Kavin Have a GMO/Vaccine/Big-Science Fan Page?

While I contribute to a few sites, Grounded Parents will always be my home base. This is because I was here at the launch, and Grounded Parents (and even a Skepchick or two) are my family. We’re not a hive mind, but we’re all parents, we’re all skeptical, and we all share a respect for evidence-based parenting. I can safely say that in essence, we all seek the truth, love our chi... »

Preparing For Death

Preparing For Death

My children’s mother is dying.  Well, not officially.  She doesn’t have a terminal disease that they know of.  What she does have, and what seems to be the root cause of everything wrong, is uncontrolled diabetes. We were married for over 18 years.  She had health issues from the time we met.  None were serious or life threatening, until she developed type 1 diabetes few years into the marriage. S... »

F*ck Hate, Misogyny, Racism and Cause Marketing

F*ck Hate, Misogyny, Racism and Cause Marketing

NSFW. I have a confession. I love the new FCKH8 video. The one that features little girls dressed as princesses dropping F-bombs, while they cite statistics about rape, misogyny and sexism. I have no problem with little girls talking about these issues or saying fuck while they do it, because seriously, fuck rape culture, fuck misogyny, fuck sexism in education and the workplace and fuck a society... »

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