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Wednesday Reads: Special Midweek Edition

Hey There Readers! Summer vacation is upon us and things have become super duper busy around these here parts. What with a weekend full of yard work behind me and a week away at Camp Quest Ohio for me (betting on whether I get eaten by a bear closes at …

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Should I Take My Kids To See Wonder Woman?

Rarely do I make a point of going to see a movie on the first weekend it is out, but I made an exception for Wonder Woman. There were a lot of reasons for this. It was my birthday weekend, so I had childcare that enabled me to go with …

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Weekend Reads: Teen Births are Down, Small Town Parenting, and Why Vitamin D Matters

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s the first week of June, a weekend that should forever be celebrated as the Dianaversary because Wonder Woman hit the theaters and has already made 186 MILLION DOLLARS at the box office.  And it’s still opening weekend! We’re seeing it this afternoon! We’re very excited!!! Teen Births …

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You Too Can Fix All the Parents

This is me tired. This is me fed up. This is me thinking I should have a glass of wine while writing this post. I have had it up to my eyeballs with articles insisting our children are being ruined because we’re lousy parents. To prove how bad things are, these articles often cite …

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Weekend Reads: Child Poverty in the US, Judgmental Moms, and Trump isn’t a Toddler

Happy Weekend Readers! The school year is coming to a close and Summer is rapidly approaching. That means it is probably past time to get your kids signed up for summer camp. Camp Quest Ohio is looking for volunteers after coming up short on staff and having to waitlist some …

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Weekend Reads: Mothers Day, Female Tricksters, and Fairy Tales Explain Trump?

Happy Weekend Readers! In the United States it is Mothers Day, a day set aside to honor our Moms if they are deserving of honor. In a world where many people have been abused, abandoned or neglected by their Mother, biological or otherwise, we should take care to avoid pressuring them to …

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Weekend Reads: Jimmy Kimmel and his Son, Measles Outbreak, and Fidgets are Cool

Happy Weekend Readers! It is the first Sunday in May so that means it is time for the 19th annual Flying Pig Marathon her in Cincinnati. People in much better shape than I got up much earlier than I to run various lengths longer than I could if you set …

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Weekend Reads: Superman vs the KKK, Wonder Woman vs Marketing, and Breathe!

Happy Weekend Readers! I apologize for the sparse coverage this month. Parenting is busy work. There is some great news on the Superman front that does not involve Zach Snyder ruining things. According to The AV Club, a movie about the real life production of the Superman vs the KKK …

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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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