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Weekend Reads: What Teens Need From Their Parents, Female Protagonists, and Lots of Olympics

Happy Weekend Readers, the Rio Olympics are halfway done. Like Steph, I’ve been a little appalled at NBC’s sorry coverage of the games, and we’ll see some of that in this weeks links! The Wall Street Journal (of all places) had a great piece this week on What Teens Need …

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Weekend Reads: Meteor Showers, Swearing in Front of Your Kids, and Grover Explains the 2016 Olympic Refugee Team

Happy Weekend Readers! We had a wonderful week of vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. I hope everyone out there is having a great summer break because back to school is right around the corner in some parts of the US. The Hellions start next week! Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, …

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Weekend Reads: 21 Real Parenting Pro Tips, Calvin & Hobbes is Great Liturature, and Screen Time for Kids is Probably Fine

Happy Weekend Readers! The Republican and Democratic national conventions are finished and in preparation for the beginning of what I’m sure will be a dignified and reasonable (/sarcasm) general election campaign I’m  disappearing into the Smokey Mountains for a week to hide. Seriously, I live in Ohio, I won’t be …

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Weekend Reads: Gay Parents Should Share Gay Culture, The Case Against High School Sports, and More On Gendered Toys

Happy Weekend Readers! I hope everyone is staying hydrated during the heat wave that has settled over most of the US this week. It’s so humid here in the Queen City that my Pokemon eggs are getting poached. Lots of links this week, so let’s get to it! Great “Hey …

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Weekend Reads: Stop Apologizing For Your Kids, Gender Everywhere, and Mike Pence is Awful

Hello Weekend Readers, it’s been a rough week around the world. There was a heinous attack on innocent Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France. Turkey exploded into violence as a military coup attempted and failed to overthrow the government.  I got nothing funny to say about any of that, hugs to …

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Weekend Reads: Birth Control By App, Dealing With Anxiety In Children, and Reading Aloud is Not Just For Kids

Happy Weekend Readers! Hope everybody is having a fun Summer so far. Enjoy it while you can, Target  is already switching their seasonal display to “back to school”. Requiring a visit to the doctor to acquire birth control pills is an unnecessary burden on many women. The Times reports on the …

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Weekend Reads: Daniel Tiger, Second Graders Imagine Their Dream School, and Some Shameful Camps

Happy Independence Day Weekend all of you US American readers! Try not to blow yourselves up! If you are in the Cincinnati area this weekend, swing by my neighborhood for the Northside Rock and Roll Carnival and 4th of July Parade. It’s a blast! And a shout out to all …

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Weekend Reads: Undocumented and Valedictorian, Maisie Williams is Awesome, and IT’S RAINING TACOS!!!

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s 90 plus degrees here in the Queen City. Lets do this quick then get back in the pool! Two Valedictorians in Texas reveal their undocumented status, a brave thing to do in the Age of Trump. I don’t think it is a coincidence that they are …

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Weekend Reads: The Harm in Gendered Toys, Bad Grading, and Frog and Toad are Friends With Benefits… Kinda

Happy first weekend of June Readers! I hope everyone has had an awesome start of Summer vacation in the Northern Hemisphere. If you are from the other side of the axial tilt, chime in in the comments and tell us what the beginning of Autumn is like down there! Trent …

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Weekend Reads: Summer Activities, a New Way to Look at the Autism Spectrum and Shut Up About the Trophy

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Readers!  It’s the unofficial start of Summer here in the US of A, as well as a day to remember those who have fallen in service to others. So kinda happy/sad. No summer kickoff is complete without a list of 10 Summer activities for a toddle …

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