Category Archives: Ethics and Morals

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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Life is Sacred–Unless You’re a Woman

I woke up this morning to find a video of the recent public execution of an Afghani woman on my Facebook feed. (Trigger alert: The video depicts the actual execution.) My eyes teared as I watched this brutal attack against … Continue reading

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You, too, Can Raise a Moral Child (Maybe)

I recently came across a video clip of Julia Sweeney talking about her encounter with Mormon missionaries for a TED talk. I appreciated the clip for two reasons: 1) I grew up with Mormons and her description of their fervent … Continue reading

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