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Wednesday Reads: Kids Books About Empathy, Teen Pregnancy News, and My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy is Here!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Only two days left in August, the summer has slipped away from us and soon it will be Autumn. Which in Cincinnati means we’ll either get rain for 30 days or a week long heat wave. I just want to bake stuff with pumpkin spices dammit! Empathy …

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Wednesday Reads: Back to School Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions are back in school for the 2017-18 school year. Which means I get my house back from two mopey tweens and one hyperkinetic 8 year old who think it’s too hot to play outside. Bwahahahahaha! After four hours of deliberation a jury ruled in favor …

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Wednesday Reads: Back From Vacation Mega Link Dump!

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions and family are back from a week in Maine. We stayed in a lovely cabin on the western edge of Mt. Desert Island and had a wonderful time. Our rental cabins were once the summer vacation residence of Benjamin Welles , biographer and journalist and son …

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Wednesday Reads: Getting Ready for Vacation Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions, Girl and I are getting ready to pack up and drive Up East to spend a week frolicking in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine.  So I figured that I should throw together something to tide over the dozens and dozens  of readers who depend …

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Wednesday Reads: Meddling Kids, Grover rocks, and Your Weekly DeVos-station

Howdy Readers! The Weekend was busy busy busy so instead we’ll have an extra jam packed Wednesday Reads. Also it is National Hot Dog Day… Mmmmmmmm… What happens when the Scooby Gangs grows up? Check out Edgar Cantero’s new novel Meddling Kids to find out.  Here’s a new candidate for …

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Weekend Reads: Dads are Important and Fantasy Football for Critical Thinking

Happy Weekend Readers, it’s Summer, I have pies to bake, let’s get to it… Lester Davis didn’t realize how important being a Dad was until he became one.  Leah Torres is an OB/GYN, and a good one. Just don’t ask her to get pregnant herself.  The way we look at …

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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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