Weekend Reads: Kids inspire parents, Cinematherapy, New Parenting Trends?

Weekend Reads: Kids inspire parents, Cinematherapy, New Parenting Trends?

Well hello everyone!  Here in the States, it’s Labor Day Weekend, the last weekend of summer.  School starts up again, my toddler is moving in to the 2 year old classroom, and I’m wondering why time is flying so fast. Now what do you want today?   If you want….a story of kids inspiring parents: Malala Yousafzai’s mom is learning to read and write.  Awesome. If you want... »

Dear Girlfriend

Dear Girlfriend

Dear Girlfriend/Sister/Cousin, I am really excited to hear about your impending bundle of joy! I will try to be a great friend and confidant. But I can’t guarantee it. When you go on at length about how easy it was to get pregnant, when you heard that a majority of women take less than 6 months. All the while joking about you were hoping to have a little more “fun trying.” wink, wink Please know t... »

While We Dump Ice Water, Here’s What England Is Doing: The 100,000 Genomes Project

While We Dump Ice Water, Here’s What England Is Doing: The 100,000 Genomes Project

The other day, I posted this on Facebook: “Short rant: If you’re not pro-genomics/biotechnology R & D, please stop with the #icebucketchallenge or any other fundraising gimmicks for ALS, cancer or other diseases. We’re not going to cure that ish with a magic wand. Otherwise, please proceed.” Needless to say, I should have known this would have been misunderstood. And I admit, I was... »

person in tin foil hat

the CDC vaccines/autism/coverup theory {spoiler alert-it’s not true!}

Today is one of those “head exploding” days for me. It started last night when a friend, a friend that I consider to be intelligent and reasonable….first posted a link to a CNN article. Correction–it’s iCNN…which is VERY different. ANYONE can post ANYTHING there. You can, really. It’s a crowdsourcing platform. Shame on you CNN for whoring out your name for... »

WTF Cure: The Cutler Protocol

WTF Cure: The Cutler Protocol

Have you ever found yourself at the pharmacy thinking, “now HERE’S a job anyone can do. A bit of math, a decent memory. How hard can it be?” Or looked at your prescription and thought, “you know, I’ll bet I could throw together something twice as effective in my kitchen.” Yeah, me neither; and yet some autism cures have parents doing pretty much that. My toddler... »

Round Table: Explaining Privilege to Kids

Round Table: Explaining Privilege to Kids

This week, we were passing this article around the backchannel on how this one parent tried to explain the concept of White Privilege to his ten-year-old son (in light of what is happening in Ferguson). And it made us think–what sorts of conversations about the concept of privilege would we have with our own kids? Or, at what point in our lives did we become aware of our various privileges? ... »

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