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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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Guest Post: Toys! (A Dad’s Call to Action this Holiday Season)

Editor’s Note: the holidays are upon us, and Lee Biernbaum writes a light-hearted piece on picking out good toys for your kids.  *********** If you haven’t been paying attention to the latest freak outs about Starbucks cups or the fact that many media outlets have already published their gift guides, you …

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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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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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Guest Post: Parenting From Afar

Editor’s Note: The author of this piece, Christopher “Topher” Hunter, describes what it’s like to be a long-distance parent and strategies he uses to keep a good relationship with his son. My 10-year old son is named Daniel. I love him as much as any parent possibly could. He looks …

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Guest Post: Family Tectonics and Daughtering

Editor’s Note: Cassandra Phoenix is back and this time she is talking about family dynamics and re-learning how to be a daughter. My relationship with my parents is complicated. It’s complex. Or nigh-nonexistent, depending on which side of my family I’m talking about. I was born when my mother and …

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Guest Post: Good Parenting and the Question of Unconditional Love

Editor’s note:  In this guest post Cassandra Phoenix writes about breaking the cycle of abuse, parental self-doubt, and unconditional love. One of my friends brought up a disturbing notion on Facebook recently: “Something that’s been worrying me the past few years is possibly becoming the parent of a child who …

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Guest Post: “The Safety Dance: Everybody’s Takin’ A Chance (and That’s OK)”

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is about safety and perceived risks, especially with regards to parenting. I can definitely relate!  *** I live in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a city known for its football, Catholicism, and below-average crime rate. So when I say that last night, someone with a gun kicked …

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Guest Post: One More Homebirth Risk Analysis

Last week I wrote a guest post here at Grounded Parents looking at what we can learn from a recently published study in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health on the risks and benefits of homebirths in the U.S. In the days between when I wrote the post and …

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Guest Post: Tales from an Abortion Clinic Escort

I am an abortion clinic escort and have been for 14 years now. Every fourth Saturday morning, I walk the abortion patients and their drivers through the protesters and into the clinic—which can be a challenging situation, depending on the protester activity—and I provide the women with a cheerful, supportive …

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