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A man’s woman’s woman’s man.

This isn’t even an opinion piece,  it’s an experience piece.  Nothing but my own experience (real or imagined) and a bunch of shit that went on at some point in the distant past. I was recently engaged in a topical dialogue about how  the women in some action movies who are supposedly trained and competent…

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Risks and ambition and how being a mother doesn’t negate my right to my dreams.

I’d like to talk about risk.  And I’m mostly doing this without statistics, or rather because there is such a flood of statistics thrown around in topics related to childhood, health, safety, and so on, I don’t want to rely on one source and so I’m not going to lean on any in particular.  So…

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The threads of respectful parenting and why it’s not “alternative” parenting: Alfie Kohn follow-up.

As a qualified school and college teacher, I used to think that reward – extrinsic motivation, if you will – is the way to student success.  I was pretty good at utilising it, too, in my lessons and in training my students to pass exams. I had a toolkit of games, competitions, engaging starters and…

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16 awesome feminist and/or family Facebook pages to follow – #FeministFriday

So it’s #FeministFriday, but since it’s also International Women’s Day this coming Sunday (March 8th), this #FeministFriday (the first, in case you think you missed something) is dedicated to feminist, family and feminist-family-focused Facebook pages of awesomeness that I not only follow in a dedicated fashion, that that I heartily recommend you do, too. But…

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Busting Myths: Attachment Parenting

1. Attachment parents give up every other aspect of their lives to focus on raising perfect children Before I had children, my interests were hillwalking, working out, taking photos, cooking, writing, studying fashion editorials and playing computer games into the wee hours. Sure, over time some of these (namely computer games and shopping and admiring…

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