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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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Spoiler Alert: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

So I didn’t see the new Beauty and the Beast live action film this weekend because the boys in the house wanted to see Power Rangers… (we regret nothing!) So I’m handing over this Spoiler Alert to my lovely wife Naomi, who took the Schmoo and Peanut and their Nana …

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Weekend Reads: It’s Hard on Them Too, Millennial Moms, and Security Moms?

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s April 2nd, which just so happens to be International Children’s Book Day. Sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People,  the day is celecrated on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson and is devoted to bringing books and young people together around the world. Speaking …

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Pink Pancakes for Picky Eaters

Confession time: I was the parent who said that I would never add secret vegetables to my kid’s food. That is, until my kid became a picky eater and decided that anything with vegetables was automatically “yuck”. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of adding secret vegetables to her …

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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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Book Review: Annabelle & Aiden: Oh, the Things We Believed

Two children look up to the clouds on a summers day. They gasp in surprise as a face appears to be looking down on them! Is it real? It certainly seems so… How can we tell?  Thus begins our second visit with J.R. Becker and illustrator Max Rambaldi’s precocious and …

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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: Modeling Respect and Inclusion in Schools, Books for Activist Kids, and Movie Playgrounds?

Happy Weekend Readers. It’s the 12th of March and the Girl Scouts are celebrating their 104th birthday. I’ll take 2 boxes of Do-si-do’s please. Whilst the Trump Justice Department pulls back from Obama era steps towards protecting transgender students, Hawaii has stepped up to be more inclusive and respectful,  a legacy …

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Weekend Reads: Fart Chart, Anxiety and Disruptive Behavior, and Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Know What “Choice” Means

Happy Weekend Readers! March has come in like a lion, will it go out like a lamb? I dunno, but we here in the Queen City saw at least three seasons worth of weather in the last 48 hours so I’m not making any predictions about it anymore. Climate change …

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Weekend Reads: The Troll Taunter, Kids Understand Trans Rights Better Than Adults, and the Fall of Milo

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s February 26th, the day that Galileo Galilei was ordered by the Pope to… to abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or from discussing it… to abandon completely… the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the …

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