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To My Prince and Queen: Do Not Be Afraid

To my children, my Prince and my Queen,

This week you returned back home from spending the summer with your grandparents. For eight weeks, you engaged in what so many of our people have done for generations: spent the summers unburdened by camps and activities in order to spend time with your extended family, surrounded by the love of folks who knew you before you even took your first breath. 1,049 more words


So, this is what I'm raising.

A shirtless weirdo who smushed her face into Tupperware and makes ‘monster’ noises on the regular.

I think she’s amazing.

It's Not ALL About The Children

“My kids are my life.” “My children are my heartbeat.” “I live for my children.” “I don’t know what I’d do without my kids.” These are just a few of the statements I’ve heard parents utter. 801 more words

Evolve or Die: Survival Value of the Feminine Imperative

This blog is dedicated to finding the truth through science and reasoning. When we’re talking about social issues, the scientific method is hard to apply — most studies can’t have adequate controls and so all we can say is that results are “suggestive” — this correlates with that, and there are plausible reasons why that might be so, and maybe there’s some other evidence pointing in the same direction. 2,540 more words


Colin Firth: Mr. Darcy AND Mr. Bennett?

When we think of Mr. Darcy, he is often indelibly linked to the BBC mini-series version played by Colin Firth. Even if you’ve never seen the mini-series (and if you haven’t, um, why not?), you still think of Mr. 134 more words

Are good samaritans ruining it for everyone?

I’ve noticed a new trend popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed lately…No, it isn’t some new nail art or a cute Pinterest craft. It’s something that, as a parent, actually kind of terrifies me. 716 more words


Doc McStuffins Isn't Enough

Doc McStuffins, Disney’s black doctor character, is a “crossover hit.” Sales of Doc McStuffins character products are evenly distributed by race and even gender, prompting a popular refrain about the virtues of colorblindness, as reported by the… 778 more words