Resisting Things

It’s so easy, even in the AP world, to get caught up in parenting consumerism. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing items that make our lives easier like diapers, baby carriers, etc. but every now and then (read: all the time), I find myself looking

Smacking Hurts

I saw a mother smacking her 2 year old on the bottom when he ran near the road yesterday.  It made me wince then it made me sad.  Where is the sense in hurting a child to stop them hurting themselves?  There is always

Idiots, Cultivating Openness

Think about the most extremely oppositional viewpoint to yours on, say … heterosexuality, polyandry, the right to bear arms, corporate tax shelters, global warming, co-sleeping with your kids, breeding dogs, stem cell research, abortion rights. While you’re at it, you may as well consider