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Bathroom Politics

Bathroom Politics

Does the toilet paper roll go on forwards or backwards? What’s the big deal about the seat being up or down? These are the kinds of arguments we have fought over too long. It’s time for a third party to come in and show us new solutions that don’t rely on dichotomies! Read More

Voting is for the Girls!

  We raise our children to be the bosses of their own bodies. We teach them to dress and wash and feed themselves, and to keep their private parts private. But if our children happen to be daughters, there’s an oft-neglected aspect of self-care that we must impart: Voting. It may seem strange to count… Read More

Banned Books Week: We Need More Tangos

One of the most fun books to talk about during Banned Books Week is the lovable, adorable And Tango Makes Three. Even extreme penguin cuteness cannot warm the frozen shell around a book banner’s heart. Why? Because the penguins are (gasp!) gay. If you don’t know And Tango Makes Three, it’s the true story of Silo… Read More

Review: The Real State of America Atlas

I received a package of books for review several weeks ago, courtesy of Penguin Books. My eighteen-year-old, Brad, immediately picked up The Real State of America Atlas: Mapping the Truths of the United States by Cynthia Enloe and Joni Seager and thumbed through it. “This is going to be a good book,” he announced. Filled… Read More

Front Yard Veggie Garden – Cleared of All Charges

Earlier this month, GeekMom Kris Bordessa wrote about the story of a Michigan woman, Julie Bass, who was being prosecuted for having a front yard garden. The Bass family put in the garden after their lawn had to be torn up due to a sewer line that needed to be repaired. I’ve been following Julie… Read More

Rally to Restore Youthful Idealism

When my older son was little, he would come home from school and make a beeline straight through the house to the backyard swing set. We called it swing therapy: after a day of staying on task and holding in fidgets, he would desperately need to decompress. Rain, snow, sleet or hail, he’d be out… Read More

Geek the Vote: Politics for Kids

The number of American political geeks under age eighteen is predictably low. I mean, why should kids geek out about something they can’t even participate in? The better question is: Why shouldn‘t they? Kids aren’t allowed to vote, but that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of understanding what’s going on around them. Besides, kids are natural… Read More