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Weekend Reads: How Secular Values Stand Up, Anxious Kids, and The White House vs After-school Programs

Happy Weekend Readers! Hope everyone is surviving the frenetic weather that Smarch has delivered. I’m sure this has nothing to do with global climate change… How do children raised in non-religious households fare compared to their religious peers? In other words, do Secular Family Values stand the test of time? …

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Weekend Reads: Betsy DeVos Sucks, Vaccines for Adults, and Why Does the US Let 12 Year Olds Marry?

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s February 12th, that means it’s Darwin Day.  Celebrate by going to a museum or perhaps evolving. Go Nuts! Yet another Grounded Parent has been picked up by a mainstream, non-swearing publication. Let’s celebrate our own Jenny Splitter’s first piece for Parents, 5 Lessons From a Reformed Sleep …

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Weekend Reads: Gay Parents Should Share Gay Culture, The Case Against High School Sports, and More On Gendered Toys

Happy Weekend Readers! I hope everyone is staying hydrated during the heat wave that has settled over most of the US this week. It’s so humid here in the Queen City that my Pokemon eggs are getting poached. Lots of links this week, so let’s get to it! Great “Hey …

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Mommy, What’s a Terrorist?

K – Mommy, what’s a terrorist? I was zoning out on my way to work to the sound of my hybrid car’s windshield wipers and the smell of my coffee with dark chocolate almond milk. My six year-old daughter had heard a story on the radio. An 18 year-old High School …

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Should a 13-Year-Old have to Dismiss Sexism to be “Classy?”

For that matter, why should a 13-year-old have to contend with highly public sexualized misogyny, with a side order of racial baggage to begin with? These are the questions I found myself asking on Monday in the wake of the reporting about Mo’ne Davis, and a college ball player who …

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No Food Babe, Your Detractors Aren’t Racists, Sexists, Haters, or Shills

My next post was going to be on common genetics-related myths GMO opponents believe about agriculture. Instead, I feel compelled to address this upsetting statement. I’m going to do this as quickly as possible because I’d rather spend my time debunking misinformation. On the evening of the release of her …

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Activism

F*ck Hate, Misogyny, Racism and Cause Marketing

NSFW. I have a confession. I love the new FCKH8 video. The one that features little girls dressed as princesses dropping F-bombs, while they cite statistics about rape, misogyny and sexism. I have no problem with little girls talking about these issues or saying fuck while they do it, because seriously, fuck …

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Don’t Be Scary This Halloween

It’s that time of year again. Time to watch the leaves change, put on cozy sweaters and put pumpkin pie spice in everything. At our house, it’s also time to pick out or make Halloween costumes. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I LOVE It. And …

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Round Table: Explaining Privilege to Kids

This week, we were passing this article around the backchannel on how this one parent tried to explain the concept of White Privilege to his ten-year-old son (in light of what is happening in Ferguson). And it made us think–what sorts of conversations about the concept of privilege would we …

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Go Home Little Terrorist!

During my usual 2 am Twitter perusal the other night (don’t ask), I came across a Times of India news story, “Sikh Children in U.S. Schools Targets of Hate: Report.” I couldn’t fall back asleep for hours. As a parent, an American, and a 1st generation child of Indian immigrants, …

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