Mixed Belief FamiliesReligionReviews

Worried about a Secular/Religious Marriage? Let Dale McGowan Help

I’ve been an enthusiastic reader of Dale McGowan‘s books for a few years now. He has found a very relevant niche (secular family life) and has filled it with compassion, knowledge, and humor. His first two books in this area, Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion …

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HealthPseudoscienceReviewsSpecial Needs

WTF Cure: The Cutler Protocol

Have you ever found yourself at the pharmacy thinking, “now HERE’S a job anyone can do. A bit of math, a decent memory. How hard can it be?” Or looked at your prescription and thought, “you know, I’ll bet I could throw together something twice as effective in my kitchen.” Yeah, me neither; and yet …

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ActivismFeminismMedia & TechnologyPoliticsRace, Ethnicity & CultureReviews

M.I.A. Does It Again and #Yesallwomen

One of my recent tweets read, “#YesAllWomen because we’ll spend a whole freaking social media day on this, hoping our kids won’t have to.” I really do hope this feminist fight isn’t all for naught, and realistically I know it isn’t. Still, it was only today that I saw the …

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FertilityHealthMedia & TechnologyReviews

Time Magazine and the Impending Twin-pocalypse

An April 16 Time magazine article, “The Problem With America’s Twin Epidemic,” by Sarah Elizabeth Richards, had me nervously looking left and right for a raging epidemic of twins spawned by in vitro fertilization (IVF). Like a paired zombie horde, they would shamble across the nation, incurring unnecessary medical costs and …

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Ages 2-5Media & TechnologyReviews

TV Review: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

I didn’t mean to watch TV with my 16-month-olds. I realize they’re too young. But, we were all sick, and it was either distract them or run the risk of throwing up on them. So television became my instant best friend. Fortunately, in the process I discovered pretty good program for …

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In Defense of Mom Jeans

I grew up in the early ‘90s, I have a vivid memory, as a little girl, of looking at all the jeans that the older women wore and thinking, “Ugh, what’s with that pouchy area in the front? And why do their pants have elastic?” As I grew older, these …

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Product Reviews: The Most Helpful Baby Products (0-6 Months)

I’m the type of person that you would call a Planner. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started my baby registry. I have bought pretty much everything in the baby aisle of the store, for those “just-in-case” moments. Some of it was useful, some of it …

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HistoryReviews

Tidbit Tuesdays: On the Exposure and Abandonment of Children in the Past

We’ve all grown up with the assumption that at various times throughout history and back into ancient times that parents regularly left children out in the wild, exposed, and soon to be eaten by wolves or die from lack of care and local weather conditions. In the book “The Kindness …

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Ages 2-5Ages 6-9Reviews

Sunday Morning Book Review: The Lorax

With a little luck, this may become a semi regular feature, so I thought I would start with something a little familiar. (And I couldn’t find the book I was looking for on Pickle’s book shelves)   The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss Originally printed in 1971. (My edition, much later) …

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Product Review: The Magical Car Mirror that Saved My Sanity

Before you have a kid, you have all sorts of ideas about what you will be like as a parent. My kid isn’t even a year old and already I look back at my pre-parent self and think, “What a fool! You have no idea what you’re talking about!” One …

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