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Now Hiring Parents!

Skepchick is looking for parents. Not like to fulfill that angry promise we made as kids when we were mad at our own parents. We’re looking for parents who want to blog about parenting.

Next month, we will be launching our new parenting sister site, Grounded Parents, and we are looking for contributors.

Are you qualified? Maybe. You don’t have to be good at parenting. You just have to be not-much-worse than me. That bar is pretty low…. here’s a photo of me giving my kids a bath:

Box of Wine

But you should probably at least be good at writing sentences. That’s an important part. And having something to say when writing those sentences. Even better if that something is a topic that is typically overlooked or discussed badly by the uninformed and exhausted masses.

We’re hoping to find parents and guardians and miscellaneous other experts on child rearing and family-having who are interested in writing at least one skeptically-themed article every two weeks. The position is not paid in money, but it is paid in love, appreciation, animated gifs and an occasional box of wine… and in the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing something to make the world a better place.

If you’re interested, just fill out this application and, if we think you’re a good fit, we’ll ask you for a writing sample.


I’m a member of a completely non-traditional family, should I even apply?

I’m a member of a totally boring traditional white, suburban, middle class family. Should I even apply?

I’m not a parent (yet) but I have a lot to say about a topic that is interesting to parents and people who plan on being parents. Should I apply?

I want to write about the importance of staying pure, waiting for marriage and inform people of the beauty of honoring the Lord by practicing abstinence. Should I apply?
LOL Yes, but, full disclosure, you’ll never write here.

I have no formal writing experience. Should I apply?
If you’re comfortable with and interested in blogging, then yes!

We look forward to reading all of your applications!

{photo credit: Amy Davis Roth)



Elyse MoFo Anders is the bad ass behind forming the Women Thinking, inc and the superhero who launched the Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated campaign as well as podcaster emeritus, writer, slacktivist extraordinaire, cancer survivor and sometimes runs marathons for charity. You probably think she's awesome so you follow her on twitter.

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  1. November 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm —

    Cool! I have filled out said form!

  2. November 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm —

    Same here! I’m *so* excited to see Skepchick add a parenting site.

  3. November 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm —

    I’m so excited about this site! The realms of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are in sore need of some skepticism.

  4. November 16, 2013 at 12:45 am —

    Awe, you mean I have to stop reading those blogs about how uteri are magical and placenta is a tasty snack? Damn science!

  5. November 16, 2013 at 7:09 am —

    Not interested in ‘the job’ but would not mind making the odd post if some one wanted to know my experiences raising 3 boys (one Autistic), and now a grandparent, if the topic was appropriate. P.S. I would be ‘ghost writing’ for my wife who did the heavy lifting while I worked (ticks boring middle class……box).

  6. November 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm —

    This is a fantastic idea. When do applicants find out if our applications made it through?

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