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Weekend Reads: Naked Parents, Science vs Silliness and Improving Vax Rates

Happy Easter Weekend Readers! I hope everyone has a great time celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus by mimicking pagan fertility rituals involving eggs and bunnies! Megan Zander at Romper asks “When should you stop being naked in front of your kids?” And she receives some really …

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Weekend Reads: Rapunzel’s not Ready for Marriage, Being an “OK” Parent, and The Best Rhyming Books

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s March 26th, or Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to raise awareness about epilepsy.  Which I was not aware of… The script for a Disney Princess is pretty settled. Find Prince Charming or his genre appropriate equivalent, get rescued by or have an adventure with said …

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Weighing the Dangers of Dough

I love eating raw cookie dough and making play dough. So, you will understand my sorrow when the FDA declared raw eggs off limits. And now the FDA suggests we skip tasting raw batter and doing doughy crafts because of flour. According to the FDA blog, “the bottom line for you and your kids is …

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Weekend Reads: What New Dads Want For Fathers Day, When Children Say They Can’t, and Understanding Consent…and Tea

Happy Fathers Day  to all the Dads out there. Let’s get straight to the links and then back outside because it’s Summer! The Kitchn has a great list of things new Dads really want for Father’s Day.  Speaking of lists, here’s 15 ways you are shaming other Moms (or Dads).  What …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Mother’s Day Fallout, Blazing Saddles Today

Just a quick spin around the mud spattered fairgrounds today to clear out my “to demolish” file and prepare for The Restroom Wars Part Deux, so here are a couple quick memes to beat up on, kind of a spring cleaning. We just celebrated Mother’s Day in the US, and …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Restroom Wars Part One…

(CN: Anti-Trans bigotry and threats of violence and just general horrible people being horrible, proceed with caution) According to prominent experts, Everyone Poops. They also pee. Or need to adjust their makeup, or change a tampon or maxi pad, or wash their hands or change a diaper on a screaming baby …

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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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No, My First Name Ain’t “Mama”

I consider myself a fairly open-minded person about any number of things. My kid comes out as pangender? No problem, as long as they’re happy and safe. Gay marriage? You love each other and want to be together in sickness and in health? Who am I to say you nay? …

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Taking Stock, Giving Thanks, And Making A Change

Tonight my mom had an early Thanksgiving.  After the meal we sat down and, as is tradition with my sappy mom, everyone went around and shared something they were thankful for. I wasn’t ready then and I took a pass, but I think I know what I want to say now. …

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Kim Davis and The Country We Leave Our Children

  The story of Kim Davis–the Kentucky Clerk of Courts who has been jailed for refusing to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples, in contempt of a court order–continues to grow. Kim has argued and continues to hold that her religious freedom is at stake, since it is her name …

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