Category Archives: rant

STEM Lego Minifigs! For girls!

Have a kid, especially a girl, that is into science? Have kids that like Lego? Read here to learn about the history of STEM minifigs (Lego people), as well the secret code that will let you find which Series 11 … Continue reading

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My 5yo is a better feminist than I am

So, we were drawing reindeer for our front window the other day, when Big D asked for clarification of which gender each of Santa’s reindeer were.  I responded that I thought that  most folks thought they were all male, but … Continue reading

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Let’s just skip the justifications, ok?

When it comes up in conversation with a non-homeschooler that we homeschool, I either get curious questions (which I don’t honestly mind all that much), or, thank fully more rarely, but worse, I get the justifications why they do NOT homeschool their kids, as … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Evolution can be both a theory and functionally true

Paul Krugman, in this article in the New York Times, says “Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come … Continue reading

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A Storm I Welcome

I applaud the efforts of the parents of baby Storm, who have chosen to try and raise a nongendered child.  I love that their older boys wear what they like (including pigtails and sparkly dresses), and that they want to take this … Continue reading

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…in which I am Mean Mommy.

My kids are way too much like me.  When I was three, back during the baby-bust of 1975, my mother tried to get me into the kindergarten Sunday school class, since there weren’t enough kids my age to run a … Continue reading

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Save our swears!

I learned the word ‘shit’ by listening to my mother type.  This was back in the 70’s, when the ink was on a reusable ribbon, and before white out had been invented.  Mistakes were a big deal, and my mother vented her spleen … Continue reading

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‘Gendering’ has five letters more than it should.

I am a tough person to shock.  Srsly.  Ergo, I was a taken aback when I found myself shocked in Toys “R” Us last year.  (Note: I shop there as a last resort second only to Wal-Mart, but hey – … Continue reading

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