Tag Archives: Parenting

Tweet(s) of the Day: Inviting You To Giggle on a Thursday #WeAllNeedFreedom

August 7, 2014

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These children are so creative. That’s a future revolutionary right there. #WeAllNeedFreedom is my new favorite thing.  Grounded my 7yo for the day for pouring lotion all over the floor and the wall. She is apparently unhappy about this. pic.twitter.com/ufR3kh7dTG — Erika Nicole Kendall (@bgg2wl) August 7, 2014 The aforementioned wanted poster: pic.twitter.com/3MZGXMIitG — Erika […]

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Refusing to Blink

June 27, 2014

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. “Enjoy every minute.” “They’ll be grown before you know it.” “It goes by so fast.” In my pre-motherhood days, I thought these were just the sentimental musings of people who were either being dramatic or who couldn’t think of anything else to say and…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Some Advice for Parents

June 13, 2014

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Originally posted on The Feminine Miss Geek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEJjpVlZu0 How to raise a scientist.

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The “Talk” and Forgetting About Pleasure – Teach Your Children Well

May 21, 2014

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What happens when you are a sex-positive feminist who believes in honest dialogue with your kids, and your six, seven and ten year-old kids ask you what sex is? You may (if you’d had a healthy glass of wine) just be direct and matter-of-fact…and tell them. My kids have known the proper names for genitals […]

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You Can’t Always Raise Them Right… Or Left

May 5, 2014

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Originally posted on The Dish:
Looking at how parents attempt to inculcate their kids with their political beliefs, Te-Erika Patterson notes that those attempts often backfire: It’s understandable that parents with strong beliefs would feel it is their duty to see their children adopt those beliefs. But, however well-meaning these efforts are, they may be in vain. A study recently published in…

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How tough is motherhood?

April 22, 2014

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Originally posted on Mummy Says…:
I’m forced awake before 6am everyday for another round of this thing that is life. I’m always woken by screams after a night of perhaps five broken hours of sleep. I tend to the basic necessities of two small human beings – I feed, wash and clothe them. I express…

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How Big Business Targets Children

April 17, 2014

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Originally posted on Plato on-line:
Cover via Amazon “Corporate behavior is very similar to that of a psychopath.” The diagnostic criteria for psychopathy is: 1. Unable to be concerned for others 2. Only advances their own self interest 3. Has trouble obeying the law and social conventions Bakan wrote the book “The Corporation: The Pathological…

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UPDATE: THERE REALLY IS “SHUT THE HELL UP GUM”

April 11, 2014

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The other day I overheard my daughter say something HILARIOUS to her brothers. See it here. And because my Twitter followers are EPIC, I got this reply today. I think we shall be purchasing gum soon. Oh, @KCGibbons, your kid might like to know that this really *does* exist and is available in stores. http://t.co/NOG2ixvBEa […]

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Tweet of the Day: My Kids Really Are Funny.

April 8, 2014

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My husband is from Dublin, Ireland and I am a rebellious Preacher’s kid. That means we cuss a lot. We also don’t punish our kids for saying “bad words,” only for using them in a hateful or inappropriate way. Which is why when this happened last night, I almost peed myself laughing. If you know […]

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A Yell-y Mommy’s Lament; the I’m a Horrible Mother Edition

November 6, 2013

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CTFD. Calm the Fuck Down.  It is a mantra I could’ve used the last two weeks. My husband’s mother passed away in Ireland at 96 – peacefully. He flew home and was gone for 12 days. He made a trip home last December for 10 days, so I assumed my experience would be similar. It […]

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