ActivismFeaturedPolitics

What Can We Do?

I’ve struggled a lot with the fallout of last November. That evening, my oldest stepdaughter texted me a simple, “dad, is the world ending?” All three kids are extremely aware of what Trump’s victory represents, and are deeply disturbed. They live in Canada, and yet they’re worried about what this …

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ActivismFeaturedFeminism

Foiling Fallacies – Women Who Use Abortion As Birth Control

This is my first post in a new series called Foiling Fallacies (FFS for short – which is generally what I mutter when someone uses a fallacy in an internet debate). In the series I will explore the examples that are often brought up to derail internet debates when all hope of …

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Ages 6-9FeaturedHumorMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Kids These Days Part Infinity

If there is one nugget of wisdom I would like readers to take away from our various perambulations through the land of poorly thought out but unfortunately common internet memes related to parenting and or childhood it is this; if you are about to say/write/think something that begins with some …

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ActivismFeaturedFeminismFoodHealthMedia & TechnologyPoliticsScience

Monsanto Shill Mom?

From Webster’s New World College Dictionary: Shill- noun: [slang] 1) The confederate of a gambler, pitchman, auctioneer, etc. who pretends to buy so as to lure onlookers into participating. 2) A person who works energetically to sell or promote something. –vi. [slang] To act or work as a shill. Until …

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ActivitiesAges 2-5BabiesEducationFeaturedMedia & TechnologyParenting Styles

How (I Try) to Make Little Scientists

It’s an oft-asked question. “How do I get my child interested in science?” I think at this point every parent understands STEM skills are likely to determine their success in a modern world.   Neil Degrasse Tyson had one of the most elegant answers, when he said, “Get out of their …

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