Ages 10-12 (Tween)Health

Young Dad, Old Dad…

(CN: Parental Health, Parental Death) It was the Schmoo’s 10th birthday at the end of February. She requested an excursion to the University of Cincinnati Rec Center’s Climbing Wall, so off we went to watch her and her 10 closest friends clambered up and down the fake rock face. A …

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Mother and newborn
BabiesPregnancy & Childbirth

Nineties Song “Closing Time” Isn’t About the End of a Night Out

Readers, please join me as I take a break from my science advocacy writing and reminisce. Four years ago around this time, I was large, uncomfortable, and more than ready to evict my first child from my fatigued body. Fast forward to the end of January, and with an audible …

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ActivitiesTraditions & Celebrations

It’s My Party!

Long ago, pre-children, I used to have fantasies of being one of those people who gives good party. These were largely wild fantasies in the truest sense of “this is kind of titillating, but I’m not sure I ever actually want to experience this” variety, because parties mean people and …

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