Category Archive for: ‘philosophical and political musings’

  • Working Mom1

    Working, Parenting, Regret, and the Spaces in Between


    “Why I Regret Being a Stay-at-Home Mum.” It’s the sort of title that is intended to spark clicks and controversy. One that might also be intended to add some fuel to the fire of the ever-inane “Mommy Wars.” Whatever the case, when I saw the …

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  • 262

    On Completeness, the Good Life, and the Unique Joys of Parenting


    Parenting is essential to the perpetuation of humanity. This is an inarguable fact. ¬†And the inarguability of this fact is immune to any word-mincing over whether it’s procreation or parenting that perpetuates humanity. ¬†Procreation might make new members of the species, but those members will …

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  • Its Okay Not To Share

    “Not Sharing” Isn’t as Scary as you Think it Is


    My kids go to a preschool where it’s okay not to share. In fact, it’s not just okay. Refraining from the compulsory sharing that was part and parcel of many of our preschool years is even encouraged at this school. In case you are worrying: …

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  • Boston Marathon

    The Ones who Run Toward It


    I’m not the first one to say it, and I certainly won’t be the last, (and Patton Oswalt has already said it best), but if you look at videos of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, you’ll see that immediately–immediately–after that first bomb went off, …

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  • Homeschool

    Stop Saying That: Those Unsocialized Home Schooled Kids Edition


    Last week, I implored people to stop portraying home schooling as a one-size-fits all solution to each and every problem facing public schools in the United States. Mostly, my concern was (as it always is in my “Stop Saying That” posts) more about sweeping generalizations …

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