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Parents, You’re all Grounded!

Welcome to Grounded Parents, the Skepchick Network’s new skeptical parenting blog!

I’m Elyse Mofo Anders, managing editor and 6 year veteran contributor to our parent site Skepchick, and qualified to be here because somehow someone got the idea that I know what the fuck I’m doing as a parent. I don’t.

But I have a team of parents to work with who do know. They’re all experts on everything. We’ll be covering the usual parenting blog BS, but we’ll do it with all the snark and wit and drunken profanity you’ve come to expect from the Skepchick network. We’ll also be covering the shit they’re too boring to cover on the other parenting sites. We’ve got sex and drugs and mental health and intersectional feminism. We have opinions. And we back them up with motherfucking citations. We’re the bosses of parenting. We’re not your mom’s mommy blog.

I’m really excited to get Grounded Parents up and running. Our team of parents come from a variety of backgrounds, some less traditional than others, some extraordinarily traditional. What we don’t have is a team of white suburban moms with genius kids and whose biggest problem is looking too sexy in yoga pants. Not the entire team anyway. (Well, the entire team does actually look too sexy in yoga pants, but after that we’re all very different.)

We’re looking forward to sharing our stories, advice, heartbreak, frustrations and triumphs with you, and building a community that will raise generations of rational thinkers who are ready to set fire to the status quo.

If you have a question or comment for the blog, if you want to submit a link or a topic idea, please use the contact form. We totally take requests.

So… grab a box of wine and let’s get this blog party started!


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Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.


  1. December 17, 2013 at 10:09 am —

    Things I did not know about Elyse: You did the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign? Awesome! Aria has a onesie 🙂

  2. […] it is part of the Skepchick network.   As managine editor of, Elyse, says in her introduction of the […]

  3. December 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm —

    I may look slightly less sexy in yoga pants than my colleagues.

  4. December 17, 2013 at 8:24 pm —

    Well it’s about damn time that Rebecca gave Elyse her own blog.
    FINALLY, we have a blog on this network about getting drunk and using
    Twitter to snark at our frien– wait… this is a PARENTING site?
    Oh dear Glob… we’re doomed.

    (I love you Elyse! You kick all of the asses)

  5. December 17, 2013 at 9:14 pm —

    I wear shorts to yoga… AVERT YOUR EYES!!!!

  6. December 18, 2013 at 9:01 am —

    […] said by Elyse Anders, Grounded Parents’s managing […]

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