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Does my husband rant about me?

It’s 2014. Men and women are sharing, though perhaps not equally, more of the household and parenting responsibilities than ever before. So I was aghast when I recently read on a doctor mom site I have been following recently a “husband rant” from an exasperated woman who literally does everything in terms of home upkeep (cooking, cleaning, organizing, bill paying) and childcare (feeding, bedtimes, school drop offs) while her husband apparently enjoys his recliner and a beer. 1,005 more words

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We're ruining our kids with Minecraft: The case for unstructured play

We are in the process of making a giant mistake on behalf of our children. With all the right intentions, American parents are depriving their kids of the time and space to develop their imaginations, and the ability to make something out of nothing—the very heart of innovation and competitiveness. 1,289 more words

For Your Viewing Pleasure on a Gender Bender Thursday...

Thanks, Jim, for sending this link my way: illustrations that kill two birds with one stone, to be perfectly cliche. They continue the conversation about the human labeling gene, particularly regarding gender, and expose my old nemesis, Disney. 392 more words



Isaiah 11:6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. 469 more words

Toys are more divided by gender now than they were 50 years ago

When it comes to buying gifts for children, everything is color-coded: Rigid boundaries segregate brawny blue action figures from pretty pink princesses, and most assume that this is how it’s always been. 1,009 more words

Becoming the Perfect Mom....yeah, Good Luck with THAT

Every single Mother out there remembers vividly, that first moment you have alone with your firstborn child. That amazing, wiggling, perfect little being you’ve just created and given life to and you have that “talk”. 1,480 more words

Screaming babies, toddler tantrums and infanticide

One of the craziest and funniest hypotheses I have recently come across is Tomer Ullman’s attempt to explain screaming babies in terms of an evolutionary advantage. 392 more words