Category: Parenting

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Let Slip the Dogs of Quarantine

Pet adoptions are way, way up. It makes a lot of sense- – what better time to welcome a furry new member to the family than when you’re off work and have plenty of time for the transition?

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Kids! What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

The evidence indicates people have been bitching about the insanity of their children dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s, and probably far beyond.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping Part 3: Staples and Beyond

And remember — this is NOT doomsday. We aren’t hoarding, we’re stocking up. Be sensible, think of others, and don’t take more than you will be able to use in a reasonable time.

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Non-Doomsday Prepping 2 – Shopping for Stocking Up

Some years back, I started writing a cookbook because so many younger clients on my fertility website had no idea how to shop, store, and cook affordable food. A lot of families around the...

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Say No To Puritarian America

Keep government limited to the things it does well (if any) and I’ll worry about my own boobs.

The Things My Father Gave Me

History has been something that my father has given me with very little in return; not simply because I don’t want to give back to that tradition, but because I haven’t yet had the life to lead which gives to the story of my family and of mankind as a whole.

Cuff the Midwife

A horrible story raises age-old questions about regulation, medical care, and people who make money insisting they know better than trained professionals.

Lessons From a Bike Thief

My kids are unfamiliar with want. It was the constant, extended wanting that made me resolved to remove myself from poverty as an adult; my kids will have to find the motivation for that elsewhere.

Scouting, Moving Forward, Struggles to Carry its Baggage

It is possible that scouting’s heyday is past. Its admirable attempts to be more inclusive and evolve and change with the times in other ways may have been untenable to those clinging to the tradition the scouts represent.

Susannah The First

Prove them wrong? Who, me? I’m just a girl.

Thank You, Mr. Roboto: How My Son Found His “Thing”

In robotics, my son had found his “thing”, an organized activity which he enjoys and in which he excels. The only unsolicited information I get about his days at school is when he updates me on the progress of his team’s robot. On the team there are coders, builders, and drivers. “I’m a coder,” he likes to remind me.