• Mom’N’Pop Culture: 5 Games My Kids Would Rather Play Than Pokémon GO

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: 5 Games My Kids Would Rather Play Than Pokémon GO0

    There have been many instances in my parenthood thus far in which I’ve known exactly how I mishandled my mothering know-how. For example, when my four-year-old son told me to “go love myself,” I knew right away allowing him to listen to the Beibs was my mistake. I understand my kids are their own people, meaning

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: An App for the Mom-Beast

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: An App for the Mom-Beast0

    • June 1, 2016

    The other day I caught a rerun of Supernanny, a how-to reality television show hosted by a child rearing professional who teaches parents to deal with out-of-control children. Mostly, I can’t relate to the extreme issues suffered by these parents. When it comes to kids, I have really lucked out, but kids will be kids.

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: Can Kids’ Art Be Inappropriate?

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: Can Kids’ Art Be Inappropriate?0

    Can kid’s art be inappropriate? It’s a loaded question, and one I’ve found to be sometimes answered with sarcasm or dismissive sentiments such as “they’re just kids.” This means they’ll draw what they see, and if grown-ups consider it to contain inappropriate depictions of body parts or scenarios considered too adult for children to understand, it’s

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: Let’s Not Talk About Sex, Like Ever

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: Let’s Not Talk About Sex, Like Ever6

    In my family I would call myself the truthsayer. I don’t hold back, and more than often I tell my kids the truth when it comes to life. If they try to run off in a parking lot, I will quickly tell them that getting hit by a car means they die. If they die,

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: Girl Scouts Are More Than Just Cookies

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: Girl Scouts Are More Than Just Cookies1

    I missed my usual Mom’N’Pop Culture post at the beginning of the month, and I’m going to blame the cookies. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Dos-si-dos, and about four other varieties of cookies peddled by little girls wearing adorable, sometimes toothless smiles, and patch-covered vests, are to blame for every missed deadline over the past two months.

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  • Women Who Shaped Me: Lessons from My Mother

    Women Who Shaped Me: Lessons from My Mother2

    I’ve only just recently, in the last few years, come to call myself a feminist. I’ve only just recently, in the past few years, come to understand what feminism actually means. Prior to that, I was very much anti-feminist, because of my limited understanding of the term. Turns out, if I’d had a better definition

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