Parenting

  • Sundaylies with Salamanders, Multiverses, John Cleese and more!

    Hello friends! It’s me, Surly Amy! Mindy can’t come to the Sundaylies today because she is now a superhero who can control the powers of physics while simultaneously fighting crime in the court room. Look, just DO NOT mess with this woman. DO what she says and everything will be cool. She told me she needed a day off and I…

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  • Cross-Post: Don’t Like. Don’t Share. Don’t Comment. Don’t Pray.

    Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Deek and originally featured on Grounded Parents. A link to the whole article, where you can leave comments, is at the bottom.  ****** You may have seen it in your Facebook news feed: a picture of a mother in the NICU cradling her baby surrounded by medical equipment, a smiling child with down…

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  • Cross-Post: Muppet With Autism Makes Anti-vaxxers Lose Their Shit

    Editor’s Note: This cross-post was written by Deek and originally featured on Grounded Parents. If you thought anti-vaxxers couldn’t get worse before now, you are wrong.  ****** I guess it was bound to happen. Sesame Street introduces a new character who has autism as part of a larger campaign, and anti-vaccine advocates are up in arms. But, unsurprisingly, when you look at…

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  • Cross-post: Breast Milk is Not Free, so Stop Saying It Is

    Editor’s note: This post was originally featured on Grounded Parents and was written by me. In a nutshell: “By saying that breast milk is free, you are undervaluing a mother’s time, physical and mental costs, and actual financial costs to sustain breastfeeding.” ******* I have heard this refrain a lot lately: “I breastfeed my baby because breast milk is free!”…

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  • Veronica Rutledge

    Cross Post: Guns Don’t Kill People, Toddlers Kill People

    Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Erich Bacher two weeks after Veronica Rutledge was shot in the head by her 2-year-old son. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ****** I feel sick, sitting down to write this. It’s been over two weeks since Veronica Rutledge, Nuclear…

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  • Valentine's candy heart with words "hard luck"

    Cross Post: Why Valentine’s Day Sucks For Teens

    Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Jay. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ****** They say that being a teenager sucks. If so, then it certainly sucks even more around Valentine’s Day. Romance is hard enough at any age, but when your teenage hormones are raging…

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  • Cross Post: The Radical Notion that Children are People

    Editor’s Note: This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Cassandra Phoenix. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ****** I have no beef with people who choose to be childfree. I mean, there are enough people in the world that having people willingly abstain from breeding is probably a better…

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  • Sex LifeHacks for Parents

    Recently, on the Grounded Parents backchannel, we got to discussing sex. And how much we have it. How parenting makes sex near impossible… and I happened to drop in, a little concerned that maybe I’m parenting wrong because I have a TON of sex. Average more than once a day… usually at least 2-3 times and sometimes with people who…

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