Media & Technology

Woman Kills 2 Children During Exorcism

Trigger Warning for Child Death According to media reports, two women were taken into custody in Maryland on Friday, charged with the stabbing deaths of two children, ages 1 and 2. Two siblings, ages 5 and 8, were also injured and taken to the hospital. The reason? The two women …

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Health

Literal Shit Storm

Once again, my child is sick. Let me revise that. SC is sick, as usual. It’s not the poor kid’s fault; it’s just that he’s my kid. Me… the one who grew up with asthma and pneumonia and ear infections. I’ve passed it all on to my child. It could …

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Ages 6-9

The Boy Who Cried WTF

I am so, so lucky. I’m a teacher, and I have a 1st grader in the same district, so when we get snow days, we get them off together. That’s what happened yesterday. We had a good day. We made pancake batter and then made individual pancakes together, mixing in …

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Health

Jillian Michaels Wants to Kill Me

Today I began a Program of Health and Nutrition.  I carefully planned out my meals and then wrote them down, complete with estimates of calories. I came home from work and completed a workout video. The workout video, Jillian Michael’s The 30-Day Shed, was a high-paced, high-impact routine. To begin with, …

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Ages 6-9

My New Year’s Realization

I think I was good until I took him grocery shopping. Among the throngs of families hurriedly grabbing produce and boxes of hot cocoa and fresh bread, my six-year-old and I happily strode into the local upscale grocery store, on a quest to find the last two items from my …

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ActivismAges 2-5Parenting Styles

De-Boobed

It’s hard to figure out what to expose your child to. My kid is a boy, and he’s almost 4. He has a ton of typical likes, such as dinosaurs and sports and mud and pissing me off. He also has other interests, such as reading and giving me more …

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