Why Do We Let Mother’s Day Destroy the Most Important Lesson We Teach Our Kids

If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog (or its predecessor How I Learned to Wear a Dress) you know I’m not a big fan of over-processed, ultra-manufactured, Über-marketed holidays. Mother’s Day is no exception.If all you knew of mothers was what the media fed you in the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day you would believe mothers to be the hardest working yet most underappreciated people on the planet AND that mothers have no depth....more

Rage Against the Pink

I think we can all agree that the world would be a better place without breast cancer. But lately, I've been feeling a little "pinked out." Here's what's been bugging me about the pinkwashing that's been going on this October.What the heck is up with the NFL's pink shoes?! ...more

Exhaustion and Green Backlash: Capitalizing on Crunchy

Lately I've realized something. After I'm done reading the many articles on Facebook or the news about organics, new studies on genetically modified food, chemical laden everything, and how pregnant women are passing toxins onto their unborn children -- I feel worse about myself. ...more
@Petunia GreenBeans There are several reasons it's more expensive to buy food and products ...more

Cluetrain for Parents: The real threat to children on the Web

You must make an online play space for your children. Immediately. Just reading the Cluetrain Manifesto. I know I’m very late in reading this, compared to many of the web old timers. I apologize if someone has already said this. Here’s my off-the-cuff children’s web cluetrain 19 theses: 1. Traditional media have focused of late on scaring parents. ...more

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