ActivismAges 10-12 (Tween)Ages 2-5FeminismMedia & TechnologyRace, Ethnicity & CultureUncategorized

Toddlers Say the Damnedest Things

I’ll admit, I’m horrible. I like to watch the TLC show Toddlers and Tiaras. It satisfies my neglected inner Honey Boo Boo Child, because when I was a little kid, I would have loved to have been in a glitz pageant. LOVED it. For as long as I can remember, …

Alternate Family ArrangementsParenting StylesReligionUncategorized

People and their stupid, stupid mouths

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that we can all live absolutely perfect lives.  We can have wonderful, giving friends,  perfect funky houses and wise old people who will show up at the perfect time to reassure us that everything is going to be ok if only we just …

Ages 2-5Media & TechnologyUncategorized

Sesame Street: So Good, Yet So Bad

Quick! Name two monsters from Sesame Street! Okay, now name two female monsters from Sesame Street. Those of you who can name them probably watch as much of The Street as I do (minimum one hour a day, every day. I know, I know. I’m probably rotting my kid’s brain …

Sex and SexualityUncategorized

The Talk: or, how a grade-school gossip chain can ruin all your plans

Greetings, Grounded Parents! My name is Ginny Brown, and while I’m not a parent yet, I’ve been working with children and families for my entire life: from being a big sister/lieutenant Mom, to being a full-time live-in nanny in a few different families, to teaching parent/child classes and assisting in …


How My Daughter Made Me A Feminist

My daughter will be 16 in just a few months. She is very active in high school; she marches in the Color Guard for the school band, acts in plays and puppet shows, and performs in the Junior Varsity show choir group. She belongs to the school’s LGBT discussion group …