HumorMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Grounded Parents Memes

We find some truly awful memes wandering the social media landscape. Facebook seems especially infested. The ease with which memes can be shared and viewed makes Facebook the perfect medium for the spread of bad ideas and anti-scientific attitudes.  But there’s no reason that this power should only be used …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 6-9FeminismMedia & Technology

Get Your Cape On!

Remember back in April when I shared my mixed excitement and trepidation about the DC SuperHero Girls announcement? Well, the franchise debuted at New York Comic Con this week and last month I had the absolutely incredible opportunity to actually sit down with 5 other feminist/blogger/moms and representatives from Mattel …

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FeminismMedia & Technology

Feminist in a Metal Bikini

A few weeks ago, I was browsing my Facebook feed and came across this blog post. TL;DR: Mom and daughter see an action figure of Leia dressed in a metal bikini in the toy aisle. Mom deflects questions from her young child about it, having never seen the film. She writes …

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HumorMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Guns vs Godless Society Edition

If a madman wants to kill innocent people he will find a way. Killers don’t need guns to kill people. Timothy McVeigh used fertilizer. 9-11 terrorists used box cutters & planes. The Nazis used cyanide gas… Taking guns from innocent people will not protect innocent people The problem is not …

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HumorMedia & TechnologyPseudoscienceScience

The Real Housewives of Wooville

I’ve given up a lot since becoming a skeptic. I’ve stayed away from Whole Foods. Left behind some seriously tasty GMO-free chips. I can’t even read a Mark Bittman recipe anymore, and I used to live by his frittatas, okay? But now pseudoscience is threatening something essential to the very …

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Media & Technology

Cross-post: Why the Sesame Street-HBO Deal is a Good Thing

Editor’s note: this post is written by Rebecca Watson and originally appeared on Skepchick.org ****** Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Sesame Street, the public television show that has taught little kids to count, write, and tell near from far for 45 years, has just been sold …

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HealthMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The “Original” ADHD Medicine

CN: Corporal Punishment/Violence against Children Hi there gentle Grounded Parents readers. I hope everyone had a very happy summer vacation. It’s the first week of school here in the Queen City, and I was planning on doing a light hearted post about back to school shopping, or getting ready for …

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Media & Technology

Spoiler Alert: Summer Movie Review

Summer Movie season is almost over, and this summer has been the first really active one at the Hellions compound.  With The Schmoo entering the Tween years at ten and The Grommet getting ready for first grade at six, everyone is old enough to see most PG films (the Peanut, …

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Media & TechnologySpecial Needs

Fun Apps for Toddlers with Fine Motor Disabilities (Android)

My toddlers are nearing three and get limited screen time (per the AAP). I try to ensure that time is spent interacting with technology in the form of quality learning apps and engaging games. However, their fine motor delays narrow the list of apps they can use successfully significantly. Fine motor delays make it difficult to complete delicate tasks. …

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