Book Review: Good Girls Don’t Get Fat

Good Girls Don’t Get Fat by Robyn Sil­ver­man My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars This book is absolute­ly amaz­ing, and I strong­ly rec­om­mend it to every­one. Yes, I said every­one. If you are a human being who is read­ing this post/review, you live in a first-world soci­ety and you inter­act with females. You will ben­e­fit from […]

Is crying cathartic for you?

I hate cry­ing, and will go to great lengths to avoid let­ting any­one see me cry—a habit I acquired as a child, because I did­n’t want to let my father “win” when he hurt me. I always feel worse, rather than bet­ter, if I do cry about any­thing, so I’ve nev­er under­stood why any­body could […]

News Flash: Decatur Teen Comes Home Early From Date!

What a weirdo! I mean, you’d think these kids were being, I don’t know, respon­si­ble or some­thing! Just because she has an appoint­ment ear­ly in the morn­ing, she came home ear­ly.  Kids these days! I don’t think I ever got home an hour and a half before cur­few. Maybe she’s smarter than I was. Hmmm. But, really, […]

Ohs noes, I have to get up in the morning!

I mean, like get up by a cer­tain time and be con­scious enough to dri­ve, which is unusu­al. Real­ly unusu­al, as I very sel­dom dri­ve. But the girl needs to go see the doc­tor, and she still sees a pedi­a­tri­cian because they’re eas­i­er to get in to see when you need to see them, and […]

Romance and Roleplaying

Sam has talked about this sub­ject in sev­er­al of his pod­casts, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried to address it. I may fail mis­er­ably, but I’ll try. Sam and I had one of our twice-week­­ly “date nights” tonight. That means that from about 7 pm ’til we go to bed, we do noth­ing but have […]

Things you don’t want to hear at home

“You look nice, but where are your pants?” Espe­cial­ly AFTER the girl already answered the door dressed that way! Mom & Sam rul­ing: Yeah, it may be a tunic, and mar­ket­ed for wear over “leg­gings,” but we think “leg­gings” would have to be much heav­ier than tights, mean­ing if we can see hints of skin, you need pants. […]

Reading

So, the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas want me to talk about what read­ing means to me or my child. How about both? You might have noticed that I talk, a lot, about read­ing. I think Now Read­ing shows at least four five of the books that I’m read­ing right now, and that’s a fair­ly nor­mal number. […]

Study: ADHD kids’ brain areas develop slower — CNN.com

Expert: Find­ing shows the bio­log­i­cal basis for atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der Cru­cial parts of brains of chil­dren with atten­tion deficit dis­or­der devel­op more slow­ly than oth­er young­sters’ brains, a phe­nom­e­non that ear­li­er brain-imag­ing research missed, a new study says. Devel­op­ing more slow­ly in ADHD young­sters — the lag can be as much as three years — […]

Packaging Boyhood

From the lat­est Dads & Daugh­ters newslet­ter: Our friend Dr. Mark Tap­pan is co-author­ing a book, to be called “Pack­ag­ing Boy­hood” about mar­ket­ing to our sons. The book aims to “scru­ti­nize the world of boy pow­er, and the ways media and mar­keters’ stereo­types about how to be a man reach way down into the lives […]

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