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Marriage

Happy Anniversary to My Husband, From Your Not-A-Supermom Wife

They say that behind every superparent is at least one other superparent or other super-supportive person. Wait, they don’t say that? Well, they should.

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Guest PostScience

Guest Post – Don’t Flush Your Meds: Antidepressants, Pregnancy and Autism

by Alison Bernstein ***Editor’s note:  This guest post is by Alison Bernstein, a mom and scientist also known as “Mommy, PhD.” Here, she breaks down a recent study that has spurred headlines implying that taking antidepressants during pregnancy causes autism.*** A new study “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk …

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ActivitiesScience

Do Science With Your Kids: Biology Fortified’s GMO Corn Experiment

A popular internet meme, the image below is one of several suggesting that wild animals like squirrels avoid genetically engineered corn. The Organic and Non-GMO Report, whose editor Ken Roseboro is an avid anti-GMO speaker and reporter, published a story about this particular image entitled, “Farmer’s experiment finds that squirrels …

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BabiesHealthHumor

Do you want to see shit hit the fan? Circumcision

One of the most contentious words, if not the most contentious word in the internet parenting world: Circumcision. *Ducks for cover*   Disclaimer: This post is intended to be humorous, to point out that all one has to do to incite cutthroat, never-ending debate is to bring up routine infant …

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FoodScience

#Moms4GMOs: Sign the letter and get your profile pic!

An update from the #Moms4GMOs:  On August 19th, a new movement was launched: Moms4GMOs. It started when a group of science advocates who were also moms decided to write a letter in response to a video which featured celebrities endorsing the “Just Label It” campaign. In the letter, the moms …

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FoodScience

Scientist and Advocate Moms to Celeb Moms: Weigh GMO Food with Facts Not Fear

Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sarah Gilbert, Jillian Michaels, Jordana Brewster, and other celebrity moms speaking against the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act: We are scientists, science communicators, and farmers. We come from varying educational backgrounds, work in different careers, live across the country, and are …

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ActivismScience

GMOs, Rachel Parent, and Jake Lutick-Fuller: What separates a child ideologue from a child activist?

I recently wrote a story about Jake Lutick-Fuller, after interviewing the 10-year-old science activist who wants to be a genetic engineer when he grows up. Jake isn’t your everyday kid with a volcano at the school science fair. The mushroom and mycology aficionado likes to trek through the forest weekly, …

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Guest PostScience

Guest Post: Similac Goes Non-GMO and Reaches a New Low

***Editor’s note:  This guest post is by Layla Katiraee, a mom and scientist with a PhD in Molecular Genetics. Here, she writes about Similac’s hypocrisy and misleading marketing tactics. She argues that the company’s recent decision to go GMO-free is unscientific, and exploits parent guilt.***  If you follow me on …

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FoodScience

Kavin Can’t Even: Who Needs Birth Control When You Have GMOs?

Welcome to #KavinCantEven, “Thanks Obama for sterilizing our teens” edition. My regular readers know I’m not a fan of the self-proclaimed “Mama Lion” Zen Honeycutt, the founder of anti-biotech group Moms Across America. She spreads misinformation and fear, regularly blaming genetically engineered food and glyphosate for health problems ranging from …

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Foster FamiliesGuest Post

Guest post: Dear Son, The Story of One Foster Mom

I knew what I was getting into when I became a foster mom. I didn’t know it would hurt this much. I caught D after his first step. I taught him his first word. I was his mom. I knew it was probably temporary, but I didn’t hold my love back. Given a second chance, I would do it exactly the same. He’s the best thing I have ever done. It was an honor being his mom.

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