Monthly Archives: October 2012

evidence-based rant about parenting and fatherhood

One fun aspect of having daughters: the cute clothes they get to wear.  My favorite outfits for the girls have always been Carter’s brand because the prints are completely precious and besides the cute-factor, they are really durable.  Carter’s hardly … Continue reading

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a little gratitude for meteorologists

It feels like I am the only person on the east coast who is relatively calm about this impending weather event. It’s Sunday evening in the Northeast and if you hadn’t already heard, a hurricane is on its way. For … Continue reading

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empowering my daughters 100%

I am raising two daughters in this world. And I am scared for them. I have followed the presidential election campaign since the spring from the very start of the Republican primaries and I feel troubled by the rhetoric that … Continue reading

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Parenting super highs

I am not going to pretend like I am the first person to ever have children in graduate school because I am certainly not. I am also not going to pretend like I’m the first academic working parent who chose … Continue reading

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Get Your Pink On. Or off.

I’ve already made it clear that I cannot escape sports in my house, especially baseball and football.  During that magic time of year when the baseball post-season overlaps with the early NFL season, it is impossible to ignore what’s happening … Continue reading

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I know I’m old.

It was confirmed to me yesterday while teaching and meeting with students.  I should not be surprised by these interactions.  I am not in the same age cohort as my students.  In fact, I could even be their parent (if … Continue reading

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