Pregnancy & ChildbirthPseudoscience

Please Don’t Eat Your Placenta

I am guessing you clicked on this post for one of two reasons. You are so grossed out by the thought of eating your own or anyone else’s placenta that you wanted to read more out of morbid curiosity. You want to skip to the end and tell me that …


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, …


I’m All About Debates

You may have read my post about problematic anti-feminist and rapey messages in some current pop music. If not, you should check it out. I decided to take a stab at satirizing one of those songs with a Grounded Parents approved message. A music video may be in the works.   …

Round Table

Round Table: What’s Your Woo?

As skeptics, we always try to approach subjects with logic and reason. But superstitions and habits can be hard to get rid of. From old tales our parents may have told us to fears about the paranormal, our parents confess their stories about irrational beliefs. Share your irrational fears or illogical beliefs …

Parenting StylesPseudoscience

Modern Parenting – It’s Naturally Fallacious

I am fed up with sancti-parent bullshit. It seems like every decision from conception to college is scrutinized by the cult of awesome-parenthood. There’s one subsect of this cult that has gotten way out of hand, to the point of being dangerously irresponsible – the natural parenting movement. True Confession Time: Hello, my name is Steph, …

ActivismSpecial NeedsUncategorized

NYT OpEd Skewers Jenny McCarthy but Misses the Dish

Like most parents with an autistic kid, I spent the month of April shuttling my kid (in my case, an adult kid but a kid none the less) from therapeutic recreation classes to doctor’s appointments to over-planned “social events”, still maintaining a small career and creating time for the rest …