Turkey was a food my husband claimed he was not that “into”. I think this is about as unAmerican as is humanly possible so I felt the need to remedy it. I had a hankering for maple syrup and turkey sausage recently (as a person who wrote a dissertation about Canadian politics is wont to […]Read More Working Mom Meal Hacks: Tandoori Maple Turkey
When the weather dips down, I get excited to bake all the things. Traditionally, I used to bake a loaf of bread a week. Even on maternity leave, I stuck to this many weeks because I love to bake and was often so scatterbrained I would have meat and cheese for sandwiches but no bread. […]Read More Working Mom Meal Hacks: Quick ‘n Dirty Maple Bread
Ever seen a “super mom” badge for those women who exclusively breastfed for 12 months ? If you’ve had a kid in the past 5 years, you would be living under a rock if you haven’t seen one of these badges on social media. My personal favorite type of these awards comes from the “Boobie […]Read More Golden Boobies, Guilt, and a Dose of Reality in Mom Achievements
Benjamin Reiss wrote an interesting op-ed earlier this year for the LA Times that was everywhere on my social media. As the “non-crunchy” friend in a sea of Tula-loving, bedsharing families, I am often bombarded with articles which seem to affirm I am defective to my friends. I don’t think they actually believe that, it’s […]Read More Down with Clickbait: An Empirical Look at Co-sleeping
As a political scientist, I know about political socialization. People learn first from their families about political values. Kids then talk to their peers in high school and college and learn more. People may have formative experiences occur when we engage with people of different education levels, income brackets, and races/ethnicities. This may also challenge […]Read More It’s All Political: Raising Kids without Indoctrination
My kid is an overachiever when it comes to teething. While she may have been lazy to find sitting up desirable – she crawled and pulled up regularly before you’d find her choosing to sit independently much – she wasn’t lazy to get teeth. She’s had teeth since before the 4 month mark and now […]Read More Working Mom Reviews: Brush-Baby Teething Brush
September is Suicide Awareness month so this post will not be all hearts and flowers. Trigger warning: this post deals with that issue intimately. Today, I will open my heart and share something deeply personal not for my own benefit but for the benefit of other people and families struggling and to raise awareness for […]Read More It’s Suicide Awareness Month but we are not helpless.
This week was a heart-wrenching week for many, myself included. I watched with baited breath as the procedural vote happened on the floor of the Senate, checking a livefeed at work as often as I could. I saw votes cast in real time. Then, the vote-a-rama. And, finally the so-called “skinny repeal”. As a political […]Read More Health Care is a Feminist Issue
This week, a lot of strange things took place on Capitol Hill. A strange, archaic way to pass bills was used to call for a motion to open debate on a bill. Various versions of “reform” were trotted out for the “Obamacare Crisis”. One version would have removed health coverage from an estimated 30 million […]Read More Let’s Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater, Okay?