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Our Contribution to The Future

I’ve had kids in my house for over 21 years, some my own, some stepchildren. All of them, worrying, fun, infuriating, wonderful in turns. Now, for the first time in two decades, I’m kidless. Our youngest have moved out and will be starting college in the fall. I have arrived …

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Weekend Reads: Birth Rate News, Soccer’s Sexism Problem and Mailing Children… Really

Happy Weekend Readers! The Hellions and I have been back from Camp Quest Ohio for a week now and it looks like we survived largely unscathed. We had a blast and I’m already planning on going back next year. I’ll be doing a big post about it soon, but here …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: That’s not how Diapers Work Edition

Let’s cut right to the chase… This ad pisses me off. This is why the anti-chemical/anti-science/anti-innovation trend is so dangerous and infuriating. They’re trying to scare us into thinking all our products are trying to kill us, but don’t give an actual crap about the environment.Safer? Safer than what? I …

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Wednesday Reads: Special Midweek Edition

Hey There Readers! Summer vacation is upon us and things have become super duper busy around these here parts. What with a weekend full of yard work behind me and a week away at Camp Quest Ohio for me (betting on whether I get eaten by a bear closes at …

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Should I Take My Kids To See Wonder Woman?

Rarely do I make a point of going to see a movie on the first weekend it is out, but I made an exception for Wonder Woman. There were a lot of reasons for this. It was my birthday weekend, so I had childcare that enabled me to go with …

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Weekend Reads: Teen Births are Down, Small Town Parenting, and Why Vitamin D Matters

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s the first week of June, a weekend that should forever be celebrated as the Dianaversary because Wonder Woman hit the theaters and has already made 186 MILLION DOLLARS at the box office.  And it’s still opening weekend! We’re seeing it this afternoon! We’re very excited!!! Teen Births …

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You Too Can Fix All the Parents

This is me tired. This is me fed up. This is me thinking I should have a glass of wine while writing this post. I have had it up to my eyeballs with articles insisting our children are being ruined because we’re lousy parents. To prove how bad things are, these articles often cite …

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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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