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Entries from October 2009

Child names, Superstition, and Superfetation

October 28th, 2009 by Theodore | 2 Comments

First, I’d like to introduce an amazing word I came across in my travels through the internets recently: superfetation. Don’t know it? Well, superfetation happens to be “the formation of a fetus from a different menstrual cycle while another embryo is already present in the uterus,” according to the knowledge fellows over at wikipedia. That […]

What Almost Made Me Cry Today: “My Sister’s Keeper”

October 27th, 2009 by Matt | 2 Comments

Look, I knew what I was getting into when I plugged my headphones into the armrest on Delta flight 560 from St. Lucia to Atlanta. “My Sister’s Keeper,” starring Abigail Breslin and Cameron Diaz, is a classic weepie, the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel about a troubled family whose younger daughter (Breslin) sues her parents […]

Caveat Emptor, Daddy Einstein

October 24th, 2009 by Nathan | 5 Comments

A modest defense of Disney and Baby Einstein

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I Was Never Able To Accept My Son’s Autism Until I Monetized It Through Blogging


When my 11-year-old son, Taylor, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2011, I didn’t want to believe it. I became overwhelmed at the thought of raising an autistic child, and I had trouble facing reality. But over time, I learned to cope with my son’s diagnosis, and I was eventually abl...

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Obama Will Go Down As "One of the Greatest Presidents"...Just Not on Race


Watch Michael Eric Dyson discuss Obama, race, and Clinton's campaign for the presidency.

Nov 27th 5:20pm • No Comments

Phew! I think this means we no longer have to pay such close attention to our kids, right?

The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children


Remember that ominous threat from your childhood, 'This will go down on your permanent record?' Well, your children's permanent record is a whole lot bigger today and it may be permanent. Information about your children's behavior and nearly everything else that a school or state agency knows about…

Nov 13th 7:21pm • No Comments

OMG! What crazy-ass people! This is nuts! Insane!

(I'm just saying that to get your attention: This is a surprisingly mature discussion, particularly for Reddit. So, uh, read it.)

[First time having sex] One Dad's View • /r/sex


I am a father of a boy(13) and a girl(15). I told them that it was alright for them to be sexually active as soon as they were "ready". I then...

Nov 13th 2:58pm • No Comments