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Not Quite Weekend Reads: Spanking Effects, Children and Online Privacy, and Shutting Down “Locker Room Talk”

Happy belated Weekend Readers. My usual Sunday Morning blogging time was interrupted by my beloved Cincinnati Bengals travelling to jolly old England for a 9:30 AM tilt against the Washington Racist Names. Apropos to the setting at Wembley Stadium  the two teams played to an exciting 28-28 draw that left this …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Torturing Shy Kids, Naked Parents, and More Trump Fallout

Happy Weekend Readers, I hope everyone had a fun and productive week. I had a week of persistent bronchitis so that was fun (cough…cough.) It’s Ok for kids to be shy, and we should be respecting their boundaries rather than pushing them into social interactions they aren’t ready for. Some …

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ActivitiesStep Families

This Unbelievably Simple Parenting Hack May Change Your Life

Last year I married an incredible partner. You can read more about him and our family here. We’ve spent the last year and a half blending our families together (which has been at times more like tossing a zany fruit salad into a house together and hoping that it tastes good). …

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Ages 2-5Atheism

5 Year Old vs Ouija Board, Halloween Time Lessons

My son’s been begging to play my old Ouija board for weeks after watching some kids playing it and Charlie Charlie on YouTube. He made his own Charlie Charlie and figured it out, but it just doesn’t have that same magic as an Ouija board. So, I dusted my old …

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Weekend Reads: The Great Clown Panic, Mister Who, and a New Marvel Hero

Happy Weekend Readers! There are only three weeks left in the long national nightmare that is the 2016 Presidential election. I’ll be hiding in my pillow fort until November 9th… The Great Clown Panic of 2016 is an enormous hoax, but one that taps into some very pernicious fears we …

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FoodParenting StylesScience

How I Became a Reasonable Mom

Next week in Washington, DC, I’m taking part in a panel discussion on what it means to be a reasonable mom. But I didn’t exactly begin my “mom life” as anything resembling reasonable. There was a long period of time when I believed a good birth had to be a drug-free …

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Scientist Mom Shows That Breast Milk Is Not Sterile…and That Pasteurization is Amazing

Áine Blanchard Quimby, scientist, breastfeeding mom, and woo fighter extraordinaire, decided to do some science for fun and to prove a point about raw milk and pasteurization. Caveat: While she does have experience in sterility labs and culturing bacteria, food science is not her area of specialization. Introduction: I conducted this experiment with …

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Weekend Reads: Training Kids to Spot Bullshit Health Claims, The Trump Effect on Bullying, and a Ninja Warrior

Happy Weekend Readers! Only a month until Election Day. This will be the longest October ever. Julia Belluz at Vox  reports on an awesome program that is just wrapping up in Uganda to teach young people how to spot bullshit health claims.  The researchers designed teaching materials, lesson plans, and …

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Weekend Reads: Tricky People, Human Reproduction is Ridiculous, and Goodbye Niki

Happy Weekend Readers! I hope everybody had a good September because October is finally here, bringing with it spooks, goblins, and all things pumpkin spice flavored. Lots of links to get to so let’s not waste time. Instead of teaching our kids to be afraid of strangers, we should educate …

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Pregnancy & ChildbirthSex & Gender

A Very Grounded Parents Gender Reveal Video

Steph and Clay share their baby’s gender with the world Grounded Parents’ style. Video transcript: Katelyn and Ian: Our family’s gender reveal video! Steph and Clay’s gender reveal video, take 1 Steph: Hey honey, I made you a gender reveal cake. Clay: I love cake! I have heard about gender …

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