ActivismFoodPoliticsPseudoscience

Pizzagate Is Why We Need Skepticism

If you don’t live in DC, you probably associate Washington with national politics and all its current associated nastiness. But, believe it or not, those of us who actually live here are regular people too, just getting our kids to school, going to work and even going out for pizza once in awhile. So when a man …

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FoodParenting StylesScience

How I Became a Reasonable Mom

Next week in Washington, DC, I’m taking part in a panel discussion on what it means to be a reasonable mom. But I didn’t exactly begin my “mom life” as anything resembling reasonable. There was a long period of time when I believed a good birth had to be a drug-free …

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Science

Scientist Mom Shows That Breast Milk Is Not Sterile…and That Pasteurization is Amazing

Áine Blanchard Quimby, scientist, breastfeeding mom, and woo fighter extraordinaire, decided to do some science for fun and to prove a point about raw milk and pasteurization. Caveat: While she does have experience in sterility labs and culturing bacteria, food science is not her area of specialization. Introduction: I conducted this experiment with …

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Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Grounded Dads

This post was inspired by a thread on the Woo Free Peaceful Parents Facebook group and includes suggestions from there and from our Grounded Parents team. Enjoy! Science! Periodic Table Building Blocks Get your learning on with these solid wood building blocks printed with the elements of the periodic table. …

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Science Is My Scaffolding: Why I Won’t Share That Robyn O’Brien Post

Recently a blog post entitled Food Allergies: Don’t Tear Down the Scaffolding caught my eye. Widely shared in online food allergy circles, the post made an impassioned plea for treating food allergy parents with kindness. I wanted to share it too but the post was published at Robyn O’Brien’s website. I’m …

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HealthPseudoscienceScience

Meet the Alternative Medicine Doctor Who Uses Flint as a Marketing Ploy

Here’s the thing about parenting a Minecraft addict. When the addiction gets bad (like what’s wrong with your eyes bad), you’ll do just about anything to get them off the couch and away from their Minecraft world. Even if that means attending an expo for alternative health and medicine. Sometimes I just need …

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Guest Post – Don’t Flush Your Meds: Antidepressants, Pregnancy and Autism

by Alison Bernstein ***Editor’s note:  This guest post is by Alison Bernstein, a mom and scientist also known as “Mommy, PhD.” Here, she breaks down a recent study that has spurred headlines implying that taking antidepressants during pregnancy causes autism.*** A new study “Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and the Risk …

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ActivismFoodScience

Would You Rather…? On Being Called Shill, Whore or Sanctimommy

A couple of weeks ago, Salon published a piece I wrote entitled “Stop telling me I’m poisoning my kids”: Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitled eaters. Most of the backlash was the usual anti-GMO stuff, but I was a little surprised to see a minor outcry over my use …

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FoodReviews

You Won’t Believe What This Mom Did to Fight Pseudoscience!

The Disclaimer: Before anyone accuses me of cashing shill checks, I should disclose that Kavin Senapathy, co-author of The Fear Babe, is a contributor at Grounded Parents and a friend. I assure you that I received no compensation for this review. My views on the book are entirely my own, …

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#Moms4FactsNotFear — Tell Your Senator You Support GMOs!

NEXT FRIDAY, October 16, Zen Honeycutt and Moms Across America are headed to Washington, DC to take their anti-science agenda of fear to the U.S. Senate. Zen and her dangerous, fear-mongering group, Moms Across America, want our elected officials to believe that they speak for all moms when they reject GMOs and the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling …

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