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Fathers, this one’s for you. (So pass it on, moms)…

As a Vassar grad and lifelong feminist, I was selective in my purchasing of gender neutral books and toys. I never met a Raffi song I didn’t like, and I played Free to Be You and Me to my kids

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No more homework for you, parents!

    One of the things about having a big family like ours is that we long ago lowered the bar to its extra low setting.  By baby number seven, I wasn’t making homemade organic baby food from veggies I grew hydroponically,

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Backyard chicken advice from my kids (who mostly don’t like them. at all.)

Besides the fundamentals such as, if you are actually allowed backyard chickens where you live (I’m with you, Mr. Owen!), and making sure you have a good place to raise baby chicks (we used an upstairs bathtub) and a safe, secure coop, here is some

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Backyard chicken series part one: They had me at hello.

Part One of this three part series: “They had me at hello” tells the back story of why we ordered and how I came to love our chickens. Part Two includes the “Six things my children insist you must know

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Dear ranting, hollering, lunatic parent on the sports field,

Once upon a time, I was ‘you,’ bellowing my brains out at a young kid doing his best to hit the ball and run like hell to the base, or pass the ball to a friend, aim it for a

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