Things I Didn’t Know I Needed Before Becoming a Parent

Things I Didn’t Know I Needed Before Becoming a Parent

I’m a planner. I like to map everything out and be prepared for most situations. (Not quite the level of a Doomsday Prepper–I’m more optimistic than that.) So before I had my daughter, I went shopping like crazy. I got plenty of things that I didn’t need (damn you, Travel Boppy, and your false promises!) along with a bunch of stuff that I did (hellooooo NoseFrida!). I expec... »

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Halloween Candy: Deadly or Delicious? (Part 2)

Part 2: Razors and Needles, Poison, and Sexual Predators Razor blades, poisons and sexual predators may be an odd combination, but it gives me a chance to introduce Joel Best, a professor at the University of Delaware who has been researching and writing about Halloween sadism for over 30 years, and has looked back at reports dating as far back as the late 1950s for evidence of people putting shar... »

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Damn it, Planned Parenthood. Don’t Use Sexism to Convince Me to Oust Scott Walker

Update from author at 2 pm Oct 23rd, 2014: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin reached out to me early this afternoon. I had an informative and cordial conversation with the VP of Development and Communication. She and their team appreciate my input and are planning to post a revised version of the flyer on the PP WI website tonight. I’m a staunch supporter of Planned Parenthood. I’m pro-choice, and s... »

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Halloween Candy: Deadly or Delicious? (part 1)

Part 1: Drugs, GMOs, Toxins & Fat It’s time for the annual festival of fear here in the United States. I’m not talking Halloween; I’m talking about articles, news stories, and old facebook posts gone viral screaming at parents to be wary of strangers putting dangerous things in their little ghost or goblin’s trick or treat bags. Except, well. . .they’re mostly wro... »

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from anti-vaxer to vaccine advocate

This is something that I’ve been wanting to share for quite some time, just never had the motivation or purpose to do so. Quite frankly, I’m embarrassed by it, and I’ll get into that in a bit. I’m doing a blog improvement course and one of our writing prompts is to answer a question that we get asked a lot. I often get asked why I am such an ardent advocate for vaccines. So... »

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Serious Answers to Random Internet Queries: Polygamy Allergies, Childbirth Chainsaws, and Pudding

On the backend of this site, we’re able to see all sorts of reader statistics. Like, how many views an article gets on a certain day, or what sites readers click through to read our articles. One interesting section is the one on “search referrals.” If you’re not familiar with that, that’s where someone does an internet search, and then for some reason they see one of... »

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