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Weekend Reads: Child Poverty in the US, Judgmental Moms, and Trump isn’t a Toddler

Happy Weekend Readers! The school year is coming to a close and Summer is rapidly approaching. That means it is probably past time to get your kids signed up for summer camp. Camp Quest Ohio is looking for volunteers after coming up short on staff and having to waitlist some …

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Weekend Reads: Mothers Day, Female Tricksters, and Fairy Tales Explain Trump?

Happy Weekend Readers! In the United States it is Mothers Day, a day set aside to honor our Moms if they are deserving of honor. In a world where many people have been abused, abandoned or neglected by their Mother, biological or otherwise, we should take care to avoid pressuring them to …

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Weekend Reads: Jimmy Kimmel and his Son, Measles Outbreak, and Fidgets are Cool

Happy Weekend Readers! It is the first Sunday in May so that means it is time for the 19th annual Flying Pig Marathon her in Cincinnati. People in much better shape than I got up much earlier than I to run various lengths longer than I could if you set …

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Weekend Reads: Superman vs the KKK, Wonder Woman vs Marketing, and Breathe!

Happy Weekend Readers! I apologize for the sparse coverage this month. Parenting is busy work. There is some great news on the Superman front that does not involve Zach Snyder ruining things. According to The AV Club, a movie about the real life production of the Superman vs the KKK …

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Weekend Reads: Naked Parents, Science vs Silliness and Improving Vax Rates

Happy Easter Weekend Readers! I hope everyone has a great time celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus by mimicking pagan fertility rituals involving eggs and bunnies! Megan Zander at Romper asks “When should you stop being naked in front of your kids?” And she receives some really …

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Spoiler Alert: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

So I didn’t see the new Beauty and the Beast live action film this weekend because the boys in the house wanted to see Power Rangers… (we regret nothing!) So I’m handing over this Spoiler Alert to my lovely wife Naomi, who took the Schmoo and Peanut and their Nana …

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Weekend Reads: It’s Hard on Them Too, Millennial Moms, and Security Moms?

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s April 2nd, which just so happens to be International Children’s Book Day. Sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People,  the day is celecrated on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson and is devoted to bringing books and young people together around the world. Speaking …

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Pink Pancakes for Picky Eaters

Confession time: I was the parent who said that I would never add secret vegetables to my kid’s food. That is, until my kid became a picky eater and decided that anything with vegetables was automatically “yuck”. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of adding secret vegetables to her …

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Weekend Reads: Rapunzel’s not Ready for Marriage, Being an “OK” Parent, and The Best Rhyming Books

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s March 26th, or Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to raise awareness about epilepsy.  Which I was not aware of… The script for a Disney Princess is pretty settled. Find Prince Charming or his genre appropriate equivalent, get rescued by or have an adventure with said …

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Book Review: Annabelle & Aiden: Oh, the Things We Believed

Two children look up to the clouds on a summers day. They gasp in surprise as a face appears to be looking down on them! Is it real? It certainly seems so… How can we tell?  Thus begins our second visit with J.R. Becker and illustrator Max Rambaldi’s precocious and …

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