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Road Tripping: Geek Girl Con 2017

Every fall in Seattle geeks converge on the Washington Convention Center for Geek Girl Con. This year I attended with my four year olds and their grandma. The convention proved to be a great experience for all three generations of our family, and I recommend it for yours. Upsides The …

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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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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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NY Post Is Wrong About Beyoncé

Naomi Schaefer Riley is no Beyoncé fan. According to Riley’s New York Post opinion piece, not only does Beyoncé have no business being a goddess, but there is only one way Beyoncé should view her pregnant body, and that’s with embarrassment. Riley has lots of opinions about celebrities. In the past, she’s called …

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Daniel Tiger has a New App for Parents and it is Awesome

I was bored-browsing through the app store the other day, and Daniel Tiger’s face caught my eye. I’ve downloaded multiple Daniel Tiger apps in the past, including “Day & Night” (about helping kids to get ready for bed and ready for school in the morning) and “Stop & Go” (for …

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Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Scourge of the Man Bun

Hello there! I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere had a happy Summer vacation. Summer is still kind of full time work for this stay at home parent, which is why the Derby has been quiet for a few months. But the kids are back in school so lets sweep …

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To Monitor or Mentor: A Review of Screenwise by Devorah Heitner

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Screenwise: Helping Kids Survive (and Thrive) in Their Digital World, by Devorah Heitner. This new book, officially out today, explores the intersection of childhood, parenting and all these devices that we are all carrying around all the time. As someone …

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Why This Mom Has Banned the Olympics in Her Home

I was really looking forward to watching the Summer Olympic Games with my kids. As an athlete (marathoner and yoga teacher) and a mom, it’s so amazing to watch them get excited about sports and what they might accomplish some day. To be honest, I don’t think that any of my children have …

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Advertising Fails

A few weeks ago my son, five years old, was sitting at the kitchen table and he suddenly asks me if he should be scared of GMOs “going into his body.” I had to take a moment to think about where he might have even heard of the term GMO …

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Robots in the Classroom

Welcome to the “This Week in Parenting Research” a bimonthly column where we explore new and interesting research about kids or parenting. This week I saw an interesting study out of NYU about the use of technology, specifically robots, in elementary school classrooms. The findings were actually presented as a …

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