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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Gorilla Edition

In case you have been living under a rock and emerged blinking into the newborn dawn to find Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, let me tell you about the story that briefly distracted this great nation from the drama of a hotly contested primary season. You see, there was …

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Kristin Cavallari Feeds Babies DIY Goat’s Milk Formula, Ruins Her Legacy

Celebrity moms make terrible, terrible life choices. Gwyneth Paltrow steams her vagina and drinks $200 dollar smoothies. Alicia Silverstone pre-chews her kids’ food. Erykah Badu named her kid Seven. Obviously no one vaccinates but Mark Ruffalo has fracking under control. For a celebrity mom, it’s not enough to make terrible, terrible life choices. You …

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Why I Think the Food Allergy Parent Who Ruined Halloween Is Probably a Hoax

Last week, the internet exploded in outrage over a Connecticut parent demanding that people pass out Necco wafers and carrots to keep her food allergic child safe and included on Halloween. Holy Peanot Butter, I have never seen so many happy haters.  Every stereotype about pain in the ass food allergy …

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Starbucks is a Luxury: Teach Your Kid Financial Responsibility Before They Go College

I was listening to NPR one morning last week and they were discussing the hidden costs of college. Unfortunately, in the US, college is prohibitively expensive. Well, except for the whole “don’t worry, you can pay for everything in loans!” thing, which sounds much better when you’re a freshman than …

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Middle School Is Coming and I Am Freaking the Fuck Out

Next year I will have a kid in middle school. I’m entering a whole new stage of parenthood and I am freaking the fuck out. All the most terrifying things are looming — drugs, porn, drinking, driving and sex — and they could all hit at once like a hurricane. Like tomorrow …

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When saying NO to your kids becomes an endurance event

On a recent Saturday morning, just a few short weeks after Christmas, I had this conversation with my 5-year-old: Me: I’m running out to get some dog food and bird seed. Him: Can I come with you? Me: Yes, you can come. However, you are not getting anything. No toys. …

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Angry Parent. Angry Kid.

Confession: Sometimes I’m a lousy parent. Sometimes I get angry. Sometimes I lose my temper. Sometimes I yell. And my kid yells too. He loses his temper over stuff that is really small. Unlike my stuff which is obviously real and significant. There’s nothing like hearing yourself in your kid’s meltdown. I’ve read …

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Kavin Can’t Even: Don’t be Inane, Autism is Innate. Bleach and Organic Foods Can’t Cure It.

Author’s note: This is the 4th in a series on science-related gaffes that should greatly hinder readers’ ability to “even.” Please share on social media with hashtag #KavinCantEven! While it certainly isn’t a recent phenomenon, the news of parents giving autistic children bleach enemas, otherwise known as “Miracle Mineral Solution,” …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The ’70s vs Today Part 2

And we’re back! I hope everyone had a nice week off from contemplating the horrible mess that we have made of our childrens lives since that halcyon age called the 1970’s. Back when you could still get measles… unlike today. This week we will return to our reference document provided by …

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Whats The Harm – Miracle Mineral Solution – Part 2

This is the second part of my two-part piece on Mineral Miracle Solution. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. If it weren’t bad enough that Jim Humble is still pushing bleach as a cure-all, the latest product that he is championing is MMS2. What is …