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Anxiety Amplification: Sending an Offspring to College in the Age of Facebook

When Offspring saw this post title over my shoulder, xe said, “But I’m not on Facebook, why are you worried?” so I’ll start with the clarification. It’s not what Offspring might do on Facebook that feeds my anxiety (for obvious reasons), it’s being on Facebook, myself, that is the problem. …

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Weekend Reads: Viral Parenting, Popsicles and Reading Tests

Well hello hello!  How’s everyone doing today?  I’ve had an intense week of potty training and….I’m wiped. I don’t know if it’s the little one, me, or something else, but I find this whole process ridiculously difficult.  Bah. Anyway, enough about that….what are you looking for this weekend?   If …

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The ADA Turns 25 Today

The Americans with Disabilities Act is 25 years old today.  It has its detractors, but the ADA was hard fought for by politicians and activists, and has made a world of difference. My twins were micro-preemies, and have developmental delays consistent with extreme prematurity that fall into the following categories: motor …

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Is Chipotle Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Several months ago I went to talk to a few fifth graders about GMOs. I was having a hard time explaining the whole GMOs-are-a-process-not-a-thing thing, when I finally just said — Okay, here’s what they’re NOT. You don’t take a giant scoop of GMOs out of your GMO jar and add it to the cereal. That’s not …

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  • User AvatarJenny Splitter As I just posted on the Facebook page, I'm not objecting to her telling her story or viewing her own experience however she would like.... – Jul 30, 9:20 AM
  • User AvatarJenny Splitter I'm glad you liked this piece! Although I have to point out that that first piece was basically just a video of a story I... – Jul 30, 9:14 AM
  • User Avatarsilverfeather13 As someone who disagreed with, and commented on, an old piece of yours (called something along the lines of "The Birth Experience is Bullsh*t") -... – Jul 29, 11:42 PM
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  • User AvatarJenny Splitter Thank you - excellent comment. It's unfortunate that so many people advocating for natural childbirth have this idea that their opinion on "better birth" is... – Jul 29, 3:32 PM
  • User AvatarJenny Splitter I can't even imagine. Thank you so much for posting. I think stories like yours really help put things in perspective. – Jul 29, 3:28 PM

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Is Chipotle Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Several months ago I went to talk to a few fifth graders about GMOs. I was having a hard time explaining the whole GMOs-are-a-process-not-a-thing thing, when I finally just said — Okay, here’s what they’re NOT. You don’t take a giant scoop of GMOs out of your GMO jar and add it to the cereal. That’s not …

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I Don’t Need Your Birth Feminism

Mariah Sixkiller’s Why I Am a Birth Feminist is one of the most privileged and myopic pieces of drivel I have ever read. Why exactly is she a birth feminist? Is it because she wants to see improved birth outcomes for women in third world countries? No. Is it because she wants to fight …

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Fun Apps for Toddlers with Fine Motor Disabilities (Android)

My toddlers are nearing three and get limited screen time (per the AAP). I try to ensure that time is spent interacting with technology in the form of quality learning apps and engaging games. However, their fine motor delays narrow the list of apps they can use successfully significantly. Fine motor delays make it difficult to complete delicate tasks. …

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Anxiety Amplification: Sending an Offspring to College in the Age of Facebook

When Offspring saw this post title over my shoulder, xe said, “But I’m not on Facebook, why are you worried?” so I’ll start with the clarification. It’s not what Offspring might do on Facebook that feeds my anxiety (for obvious reasons), it’s being on Facebook, myself, that is the problem. …

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