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Thursday Reads: Superman Angers the Right, Weird Childbirth, and Rape Culture Perpetuation

Hey there readers! It’s Thursday, September 21st, the day that J.R.R. Tolkien published my favorite book, The Hobbit.  I will be celebrating with a second breakfast, a brisk walk about the Shire and mayhaps a mug of bitter at The Green Dragon Inn over Bywater way. That is if I can avoid …

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Wednesday Reads: Haircuts and Consent, Daycare Heartbreak, and The Wicked Witch of the Midwest… Again

A light load of links this week. Blame Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 landing yesterday. So… Much…Soccer… Britni de la Cretaz writes at WaPo On Parenting on how she used the occasion of her daughter’s first haircut to teach her about consent… The next time I went to the salon for …

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Wednesday Reads: Podcasts for Kids, Indonesian Metal, and a Racist Homeschool Book!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Creedence is playing on the turntable, coffee is in the mug and sweater weather is on the way. Let’s do some reading! I love podcasts, and so do my kids. Leela Labs out of Santa Clara has stepped up with a great smartphone app ,  Leela Kids, that curates …

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Wednesday Reads: Back to School Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions are back in school for the 2017-18 school year. Which means I get my house back from two mopey tweens and one hyperkinetic 8 year old who think it’s too hot to play outside. Bwahahahahaha! After four hours of deliberation a jury ruled in favor …

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Wednesday Reads: Back From Vacation Mega Link Dump!

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions and family are back from a week in Maine. We stayed in a lovely cabin on the western edge of Mt. Desert Island and had a wonderful time. Our rental cabins were once the summer vacation residence of Benjamin Welles , biographer and journalist and son …

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Wednesday Reads: Getting Ready for Vacation Edition

Happy Wednesday Readers! The Hellions, Girl and I are getting ready to pack up and drive Up East to spend a week frolicking in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine.  So I figured that I should throw together something to tide over the dozens and dozens  of readers who depend …

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Wednesday Reads: Meddling Kids, Grover rocks, and Your Weekly DeVos-station

Howdy Readers! The Weekend was busy busy busy so instead we’ll have an extra jam packed Wednesday Reads. Also it is National Hot Dog Day… Mmmmmmmm… What happens when the Scooby Gangs grows up? Check out Edgar Cantero’s new novel Meddling Kids to find out.  Here’s a new candidate for …

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Weekend Reads: Dads are Important and Fantasy Football for Critical Thinking

Happy Weekend Readers, it’s Summer, I have pies to bake, let’s get to it… Lester Davis didn’t realize how important being a Dad was until he became one.  Leah Torres is an OB/GYN, and a good one. Just don’t ask her to get pregnant herself.  The way we look at …

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Weekend Reads: Birth Rate News, Soccer’s Sexism Problem and Mailing Children… Really

Happy Weekend Readers! The Hellions and I have been back from Camp Quest Ohio for a week now and it looks like we survived largely unscathed. We had a blast and I’m already planning on going back next year. I’ll be doing a big post about it soon, but here …

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Wednesday Reads: Special Midweek Edition

Hey There Readers! Summer vacation is upon us and things have become super duper busy around these here parts. What with a weekend full of yard work behind me and a week away at Camp Quest Ohio for me (betting on whether I get eaten by a bear closes at …

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