Weekend Reads: IWD, Disney and Autism, Baby Name Visuals, the F Word, Etc

Happy International Women’s Day! If you’re looking for….resources/events/ideas for doing something for International Women’s Day: Check it out here. How it’s helping girls in Ghana here. Some info (geared towards teachers) for talking to kids about it here. Time Magazine’s Women’s History Month resources here.   Now if that doesn’t …

Ages 2-5BabiesHealthHow ToUncategorized

Five Things to Know When You Know Things Ain’t Right

When my baby was two weeks old, we noticed that her eyes scanned back and forth like a metronome. Being the loving and thoughtful parents that we were, we made jokes about her “Kit Kat Clock eyes” and just sort of ignored it for about a week. She seemed to …

HealthMedia & TechnologyPseudoscience

A Half-Assed Defense of Mommy Warrior Jenny McCarthy

Oh Teh Interwebs, you are so so so amusing. The clicking, the indignance, the only reading 1/5 of an article, will your hijinks never end? I was reminded of the stupidity of the internet his weekend when I was pelted with posts and texts about how Jenny McCarthy has been …

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ActivismAges 13-17 (Teen)Alternate Family ArrangementsEducationLGBTQRace, Ethnicity & CultureSex and Sexuality

Guess what? Conservative CA Group Blows Chunks!

The School Success and Opportunity Act is a real nice law in the Great State of California that pretty much says that you don’t need a dick to play boys basketball. To be more specific, the law requires that California public schools respect students’ gender identity.This will enable students to participate …

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 …

Adult ChildrenAges 13-17 (Teen)HealthStep Families

Don’t Deny My Reality! I Have a Kid With Autism.

Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for then, that was my god) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even …