Weekend Reads: Kids Books, Parenting Novels, etc

Weekend Reads: Kids Books, Parenting Novels, etc

Hello hello!  Sorry for the spotty Weekend Reads as of late.  I have the best of intentions, but the end of semester stuff just undoes me.  Anyway, what are you looking for today?     If you’re looking for….some books: 25 books to build babies first library.  I adore kids books.  Our current favorite is “Cows to the Rescue”. Also, if you’re looking for ficti... »

Is Your Kid’s Favorite Superhero Sexist?

Is Your Kid’s Favorite Superhero Sexist?

I spent most of Thursday (when I wasn’t working, of course) flipping back and forth between two breaking comic-related stories. The first was actually really exciting (to me) news that DC is working on a new superhero concept featuring and aimed at girl comic fans. My first reaction was something pretty akin to the muppetflail. The Moppet, who is almost 5, is just starting to really pay atte... »

My Favorite Child

My Favorite Child

Boy: Mama! I went POTTY! Me: (with the exuberance of a potty-training, exhausted mom, who was freaking thrilled at this development) Wow! That’s fantastic! Way to go! I am SO PROUD OF YOU! Girl: You love him more than me. Why aren’t you proud of me? *heart breaks* Me: Of course I’m proud of you. You are awesome. It’s just that when you are small like your brother, little th... »

Happy Earth Day. Please Save Me.

Happy Earth Day. Please Save Me.

Today is Earth Day, a day set aside for saving the planet, but I’m hoping this year someone will save me instead. Save me from the crusaders. It’s not that there’s no reason for Earth Day. The Earth is still screwed, I’m sure, but it’s difficult to hear anything about, say, climate change over the loud and constant din of bullshit about GMOs, toxins and organic superi... »

On Blocking and Unfriending and Muting and Silencing in General

On Blocking and Unfriending and Muting and Silencing in General

Recently I unfriended one of my friends on Facebook. Well, I say friend.  We knew each other in grad school.  We ran with the same pack, as one does in grad school.  But when I joined FB, she reached out to me, and I friended her. We had grown to have more in common, or so it seemed to me at the time.  We were both far-left Leftists, in other words, both interested in social justice and feminism, ... »

The Myth of Magical Thinking

The Myth of Magical Thinking

(Trigger warnings: miscarriage and stillbirth) April 19-23 is National Infertility Awareness Week in the U.S.A. When you’re trying (and failing) to have a baby, people can say a lot of ridiculous things to you, some of them well-meaning, some of them not. To mark NIAW, I was originally planning to write a post about things not to say to an infertile friend, but the topic’s been extensively covered... »

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