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Anti Racism vs Non Racism

So this morning as I was scrolling through my Face Book feed. (I actually set a timer and give myself 15 minutes of guilt free scroll time before I begin my day). One of my friend had posted a video made by The Guardian that addressed the difference between Non-Racism and Anti-Racism. It made me think. A lot!

I am definitely not a racist. Most everyone I know would say they are not a racist. That...

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How Should Parents Deal With Teenage Heartbreak?

By Carol Rood

Teenager Heartbreak

My oldest bio kid is a moody person.  He alternates between sullen, annoyed and morose.  Every now and then, we have a rare glimpse of a smile.  Although I will say his mood has improved as he has gotten a little older.  He just graduated high school, and he seems happier. A little…

I was recently thinking about the times in his teen years when he has been at his mopiest, and every...

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The Baltimore Riots Are About Rage, Oppression And Dominance.

By Carol Rood
Baltimore riots

At approximately 8 am on the morning of April 12, a man named Freddie Gray was arrested by two Baltimore Police officers. He was placed into a police van, and although witnesses say he asked for help because he couldn’t breathe, he didn’t receive any medical help. The police van made 4 stops while driving to the station to book Freddie. When the van arrived at the police station at...

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Trust Your Parenting Decisions

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As we get closer to summertime, I am seeing more posts on social media and blog posts about what to do with the kids over the summer.  Some parents put them in day camp, some parents leave them home, some parents have friends watch them, some parents have no idea what to do…..

And, unfortunately, when I hear parents talk about what they are doing with their...

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Women Should Be In Control of Their Own Bodies!

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I have always been an advocate of reproductive rights for women. Every woman should have the right to decide for herself when and if she wants to have children. This decision is a very personal one, and each woman should have the right to make it for herself. Without interference from parents, siblings, spouses, and especially from the government....

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No More Mother’s Day Celebrations for Me…

By Carol Rood

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A few weeks ago one of my classmates was giving a presentation about Valentine’s day and how it actually started, and offered a unique perspective on Valentine’s Day. She suggested we should all start ignoring it. She felt as though Valentine’s day is gendered in such a way that it is really about women, and men getting stuff for women, etc. In fact, she stated that when she went to...

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Why I Don’t Believe In New Year Resolutions

By Carol Rood

Why I don't make New Year's Resolutions

In my younger days I used to make New Year’s resolutions.  Things like:  lose 10 pounds, quit smoking, save money, etc. These resolutions oftentimes were never reached, and maybe not even started.  I may have quit smoking for a day, but was not able to quit for good. I exercised some, but never met my weight loss goal.

Somewhere along the way I stopped making them because to make...

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Gay Parent!

By Carol Rood

Things you should never say to a gay parent

So I have read a few funny posts lately about “if latinos said the things white people say” and if “asians said the things white people say.” Also, things you shouldn’t say to a lesbian, or a gay dad, and I decided to add my own list of things you shouldn’t say to people.  Specifically gay people.  Even more specifically gay parents.

Now admittedly some of these things would not...

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I Used The Leaked Celebrity Nudes Of Jennifer Lawrence To Teach My Kids About Internet Security.

By Carol Rood

Jennifer Lawrence

A few days ago nude pictures of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Kate Upton, Lea Michele, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and others showed up online.  I happened to see them on a friends’ Twitter account.  When I saw them, I was like, “no way those are real.” But apparently they were.

As the facts of the story...

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A Mother Notes That We Know More About Robin Williams’ Death Than The Death of Michael Brown

By Carol Rood

Michael Brown

Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014.  He was a beloved actor and comedian.  The news was even more tragic because he apparently committed suicide and had a history of mental illness.  Depression is a terrible terrible disease.  What people show on the outside is not always how they present themselves, and depression kills.

Michael Brown died on August 9, 2014. He was an 18 year...

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Meal Ideas for Parents: Moroccan Chicken with Potatoes, Peppers and Tomatoes

By Carol Rood

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My garden as been growing like crazy this summer. I am not sure if my thumb got greener over the winter, or I have just learned enough about gardening to be more successful, or it is just magic. I did do some things differently this year: I made the garden bigger, I paid more attention to the last frost and planted 4 weeks after the last one, I used organic compost, and Karol built...

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Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

By Carol Rood

Finding religion

I was born Jewish. My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish. Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father. You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the mother and not the father. Of course until recent scientific advances in the 1980’s and 1990’s one...

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