Author Archives: freethinkingparent

About freethinkingparent

I am a mom. I am an atheist. I value education, critical thinking, independence, respect, and wine (not necessarily in that order).

Weight of the World

I recently got involved tangentially in a facebook comment discussion thread started by a status update which implored women (and men!) to stop the negative self-talk related to food, looks, and weight–to stand against a culture which perpetuates self-hate instead … Continue reading

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Dear Daughters: We have Failed You

Dearest Daughters, A moment must have existed at some point in the U.S. fight for Women’s Rights when the women and men who were working so tirelessly thought the tide might truly turn. Was it when Elizabeth Blackwell graduated with … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Preschool Bullying

When I was in school, both as a student and an educator, no one really talked about bullying until children were middle and high school aged.  Even then, the focus was on physical bullying.  No one wanted to believe that … Continue reading

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The Passing of a Generation

I know, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted. Between vacations and recent family events, I have a serious case of, “don’t want to do anything,” which basically applies to anything unrelated to my children.  If you’re my children, you’re … Continue reading

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Santa, Santa Everywhere (But Here)

This Santa dude is pervasive. Let me back up. My parenting partner and I have chosen to be honest with our children in a developmentally appropriate way.  If you’ve read my past posts about losing our dog, you know that … Continue reading

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Just for a Moment, Let’s Be Human

Today, I was with my youngest daughter at school when our teacher told us about the tragedy in Connecticut.  For a moment, time stopped.  I remembered the previous times–Columbine, my first year teaching; the Amish school shooting; Virgina Tech; Deer … Continue reading

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A Change?

I haven’t posted in a while.  Finding the time has been a challenge lately because I’ve been moderating several social media sites for my children’s preschools.  I’ve had to do a lot of research for these sites, and I feel … Continue reading

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