The focus on the conservation of our Mother Earthship (aka Earth Day) takes place in Asheville on Saturday, April 16, at Pack Square Park. There will be lots of kid friendly activities, particularly between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to promote child and family healthy living and connectedness with the Earth.
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Edgy Mama: Car seat battles intensify
The American Academy of Pediatrics now suggests kids stay in a seat with a five-point harness buckle for as long as possible, until the child maxes out size-wise.
Edgy Mama: The naming of names
If you are given the privilege of naming something, you should take that seriously — whether you’re naming a human, a canine or a rodent.
Edgy Mama: Alaska or bust
Here’s the slightly edited story of what happened at our house a few weeks ago (originally written on Twitter).
Edgy Mama: Eastern versus Western parenting — just laissez-faire it
A recently published memoir by Asian-American Amy Chua about raising her kids in the traditional “Eastern” parenting style is sparking heated parental debate.
Edgy Mama: Are your babies online?
So you have a new baby. Got diapers? Got blankies? Got pacifiers? Got baby photos online? If you’re like 92 percent of Americans, you can say “yes” to all of the above. A CNN story from October reports that 82 percent of children in 10 Western countries have a digital presence before the age of […]
Edgy Mama: More cuts to our bleeding educational system?
North Carolina’s lawmakers are back in session and facing a potential $3.7 billion budget shortfall. That’s frightening. What’s even more frightening is how the budget might be balanced — through massive cuts, which, in the long run, could harm this state’s economy significantly.
Channel your inner American revolutionary
Anne Fitten Glenn argues the wrong point in her vaccination article [“Edgy Mama: Why Choosing not to Vaccinate Your Child is a Bad Idea,” Jan. 26 Xpress]. I was recently coerced into having my autistic 7-year-old daughter vaccinated for chickenpox because one of her classmates showed up at school with this dreadful disease. State law […]
Valentine’s Day … and the pressure is on
I like the idea of Valentine’s Day. What’s not to like about celebrating love and eating chocolate? What I don’t like is the commercialism around the day…or the pressure associated with it.
Edgy Mama: Yoga pants redux
Back in 2007, I wrote an ode to yoga pants. For some reason, lots of folks still remember the column and often talk to me about…yoga pants. Turns out that not just moms, but most women, love yoga pants, and guys seem to appreciate them as well (though don’t Google that because Rule 34 holds true).
Edgy Mama: Why choosing not to vaccinate your child is a bad idea
I’ve written about both sides of the childhood vaccination debate as objectively as possible over the years. I’ve chosen to vaccinate my kids, but until recently, I could, at least emotionally, understand why some of my friends and acquaintances choose otherwise. However, after researching the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccinations, talking extensively to doctors about the issue and learning about the recent outbreaks of deadly, but vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis, I’ve realized I’m no longer objective.
Edgy Mama: Getting your mojo back
It’s a new year, and I’m guessing most of us have made a resolution or two. So now, it’s time to pave the way to hell with them (to paraphrase Mark Twain). In my lifelong experience as a female, I’ve noticed that most of my resolutions (and those of my friends with ovaries) tend to […]
Edgy Mama: Memorable moms of 2010
It’s time again to look back on some of the memorable moms of the past year.
Edgy Mama: Stuff I learned in 2010
Every year I learn all kinds of interesting information from the e-mails you send me and from the amazing things you post on your Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. And now, I have a 12-year-old who has her own email address, and I really appreciate all the fascinating educational stuff you send to her.
Edgy Mama: Pay discrimination — working moms pay the price
Women working full-time, year-round earn only about 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in the same positions.
Edgy Mama: Toxic toys … research before you buy
Yeah, I’ve written about toxic toys before, but it’s that time of year. That time of year when many folks feel the need to purchase toys because it’s holiday time. Because, by God, we’re Americans
Edgy Mama: I don’t want to be Facebook friends with your kids
Really. I don’t want to be Facebook “Friends” with your kids. Or with anyone under the age of 21. Actually, make that 27.
Edgy Mama: It’s creepy crawly time
Winter hats? Check. Kids in close contact with other kids? Check. Head lice? Check. Yep, it’s that time again.
Edgy Mama: Babysitter blues
We’ve recently had to look hard and long at our household budget, and I’ve realized how much cash we’ve spent on babysitters over the years.
Edgy Mama: Supporting parenting locally
Every once in a while, I remember how lonely and marginalized I felt after having my first baby. Yeah, poor me.
Edgy Mama: Bullying and suicides — a letter to my kids
You are now at the ages where you may see and hear about and even experience bullying. You know already that it’s wrong — that bullies are cowards who need to hurt others in order to feel better about themselves.