Santa Ruined My Kids

Technology arrived through our chimney, this year, and I question whether Santa ruined my kids forever. I questioned it before letters were sent to the North Pole or credit cards were swiped. “Should we really be doing this?” I asked my partner. “I feel like...

frozen

You won’t love it.  Kids will basically like it.  Conversation starters:  Exploitation of indigenous people.  The importance of spirituality. Rating:  3 bears (out of a possible 5) Disney is not known for making kids more woke. Sure, they are often on trend for...

Exploring All the Pronouns

Welp, we’ve hit another funky milestone. We’re trying on different pronouns in our household. Before school started, my partner and I asked the big kid, “What would you like to say, this year? ‘He’ or ‘she’?” Kiddo answered sheepishly, “She.” Oh. Okay. So there we...

Break Some Rules Kids – Please?

I’m nice and I strove to please my teachers. But nice people who please teachers don’t paint the Sistine Chapel. They don’t break sound barriers. They don’t develop Apple Computers, right? Crazy people who break rules and smash conventions do big shit. I say that I...