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Weekend Reads: Gen-Con’s Drive For Diversity, Hope Solo Attacks the Wage Gap, and Calvin & Hobbes & Bullying

Welcome Readers, it’s the last week of May, the home stretch for many schoolkids in the US before Endless Summer begins and they set about forgetting everything they learned this year! Stay at home parents, we have maybe 3-7 days left to binge TV shows and adult oriented films. Get …


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Are Children Like Werewolves? Science Investigates!

Well hello hello! Welcome to “This Week In Parenting Research”, an (allegedly) biweekly column where I take a look at research that might be of interest to parents.  This week I came across a paper with the excellent title “Are Children Like Werewolves? Full Moon and Its Association with Sleep …


Pregnancy & Childbirth

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

Stop Treating My C-Section Like a Tragedy

In honor of Cesarean Awareness Month, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles promoting awareness and acceptance of the procedure, which is nice. From photoshoots of post-partum c-section scars to personal accounts of birth stories, I like reading about and increasing awareness about parents who have had c-sections (including myself). …


Media & Tech

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Eurovision and Lies We Tell Our Children

The Eurovision Song Contest, for those who don’t know, is an international treasure, being aired for the first time in the US (today, on Logo TV). It’s when approximately forty countries, mostly from Europe, get together to show off catchy beats, sparkly costumes, national languages (or interesting choices in English lyrics), propaganda, …


Parenting Styles

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Why Don’t You Let Your Kid Cut All Its Hair Off?

It was just months before my sister-in-law’s wedding when I heard a strange and dreaded sound. You know that sound. That strange snick snick snick… Yep, the sound of my then 4 year old son cutting his hair off with the kid scissors. I started to say something but I stopped.Why …