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Weekly Reads: Skepticon 10 Debriefing, Lots of Roy Moore, and the End of the WWotMW?

Howdy Readers! It’s Wednesday, November 15th, only 8 days left to complain about X-mas crap on display too early! Lots of stuff below should come with a big ass (CN: Sexual Assault) I got to spend the last weekend at Skepticon 10, talking, learning and playing with the social justice …

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Weekly Reads: Where the Alt Right Gets Their Start, “Have Fun” is a Bad Rule, and Frog & Toad Memes!

Hey there Readers! It’s October 30th, Halloween Eve. I hope you are all ready to have a good time with all the little and or big ghosts and goblins in your life. It’s also International Orthopaedic Nurses Day, so thank your physical therapist today! Sage Coffey tells us her story in …

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Weekly Reads: Inclusive Playgrounds, Mindfulness for Kids and What Afterbirth Really Feels Like

Hey there Readers! I have made the executive decision to untether the Reads from any specific day of the week. Heck, sometimes there might be two of them a week… who knows! Besides, now the title reminds me of Weekly Reader from back in the olden days of my youth. Cedar …

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DIY Sensory Friendly Vehicle Costume

When my 3 year olds wanted to be the trains Rocky and Diesel 10 from Thomas and Friends, it set up a couple of problems besides the fact that they’re not main characters so you can’t exactly just buy the costume or find a dozen tutorials on making them. Even …

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Road Tripping: Geek Girl Con 2017

Every fall in Seattle geeks converge on the Washington Convention Center for Geek Girl Con. This year I attended with my four year olds and their grandma. The convention proved to be a great experience for all three generations of our family, and I recommend it for yours. Upsides The …

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Wednesday Reads: We’re Finally Moved In Edition!

Hey there Readers! Sorry for the dead air these last few weeks, but The Girl and The Hellions and I have been working our buttocks off to make the final push to move into our brand new custom built modern house, dubbed Wishful Thinking lo those many months ago when …

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Thursday Reads: Superman Angers the Right, Weird Childbirth, and Rape Culture Perpetuation

Hey there readers! It’s Thursday, September 21st, the day that J.R.R. Tolkien published my favorite book, The Hobbit.  I will be celebrating with a second breakfast, a brisk walk about the Shire and mayhaps a mug of bitter at The Green Dragon Inn over Bywater way. That is if I can avoid …

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Wednesday Reads: Haircuts and Consent, Daycare Heartbreak, and The Wicked Witch of the Midwest… Again

A light load of links this week. Blame Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 landing yesterday. So… Much…Soccer… Britni de la Cretaz writes at WaPo On Parenting on how she used the occasion of her daughter’s first haircut to teach her about consent… The next time I went to the salon for …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: People for the Ethical Treatment of Assholes Edition

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came across my Facebook feed this week… again. With a reputation for using spurious health claims and sexist and degrading imagery to pursue their crusade to eliminate the use of animal products in any form, PETA has done more to sully the reputation …

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Wednesday Reads: Podcasts for Kids, Indonesian Metal, and a Racist Homeschool Book!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Creedence is playing on the turntable, coffee is in the mug and sweater weather is on the way. Let’s do some reading! I love podcasts, and so do my kids. Leela Labs out of Santa Clara has stepped up with a great smartphone app ,  Leela Kids, that curates …

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