Weekend Reads: 2014 GP Year In Review

Weekend Reads: 2014 GP Year In Review

Well hello hello!  Welcome to the Weekend Reads Special Edition: 2014 Grounded Parents Year in Review.  In true parenting style (at least my parenting style) I managed to put this up well after I meant to.  Kind of like how all my Christmas cards become Valentine’s Day cards.  Doing stuff’s tough. Anyway, this week is a little different.  All the links below are call backs to things my... »

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9 things I wish the anti-vaccine parents would admit

Generally, I love a debate. But as I get older, I no longer debate guns or vaccines. Those are two topics that I stay away from, just to save my own sanity. But today, I don’t know, something moved me. I wasn’t going to write about this. Then we had a minor scare with my friend Lindsay’s little boy last week, as we thought that maybe he had gotten the measles despite being vaccin... »

Don’t be That Parent: Sad, Empty Lives of the Childless Edition

Don’t be That Parent: Sad, Empty Lives of the Childless Edition

I’ve never thought of myself as the kind of person who judges the choices of others. This is, in fact, because I don’t actively, consciously choose to do so. Thus begins the appallingly entitled “I Think People Without Kids Have Empty Lives and I’m Not Sorry About It.” by Sarah Larson at the tragically problematic article mill Thought Catalog. Attentive Skepchick Network readers ... »

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New at Skeptical Robot: Grounded Parents T-Shirts!

We’ve been a blog for more than a year now, so in honor of that, Rebecca has printed up our very own Grounded Parents logo t-shirts at the Skepchick store, Skeptical Robot! Thanks for sticking with us, readers. It’s been a great year and we look forward to many more. And while you’re there, check out the other stuff that Skeptical Robot has to offer. If GP logo shirts aren’... »

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Kavin Can’t Even: 80% of Americans want mandatory labels for food containing DNA

I appreciate the following I’ve garnered for my science advocacy writing. My readers are clever, kind, and willing to engage in civil, evidence-based discussion. As I’ve stated, “I loathe unsubstantiated fear-mongering, especially when it exploits scientific ignorance. I’m not a scientist by the traditional definition, but I have a unique perspective afforded by the intersection of a solid working... »

Secrets of a Badass Single Mother Runner

Secrets of a Badass Single Mother Runner

Please excuse any typos, as I am currently high…high from running, that is. Endorphins are coursing through my body. The feeling is so good that I hardly realize how sore I am from running a half marathon. That will come tomorrow. Right now, I am so full of joy and happy brain chemicals that I feel like I can do anything. As a single mom, I do try to do it all. Or at least enough. To make su... »

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