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You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.
~William D. Tammeus
Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
By Orlando on August 27, 2014
The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.
By Orlando on August 12, 2014
Here we are at Life at Nine already. How quickly they grow up! The ABC’s documentary series tracking the growth and development of a sample cross-section of Australian children only appears every two years. The two episodes of this edition are designated ‘Independence’ and ‘Creativity’.
By blue milk on May 7, 2014
The documentary film, Lost in Living from film-maker, Mary Trunk follows four women artists over seven years as they combine motherhood with their art careers and it will be streaming for free over this Mother’s Day weekend (9-11 May). No password will be required at this link. Enjoy! Motherhood is an endurance test that never […]
By Orlando on April 30, 2014
Someone at Lego has decided that they will make more money from parents who like gender segregation and stereotyping than those who loathe it.
By Mindy on April 9, 2014
If not, go and read bluemilk’s latest for Daily Life. Have a tissue or forty handy. TW: involves a snake. Related posts (automatically generated): Quick Hit: What would it look like… Quick Hit: Links I’m loving today Quick Hit – Grace Fallen I’ve got the mindless action movie blues
By tigtog on April 8, 2014
To add to your bookmarks, here’s Cordelia Fine in New Scientist running through some more of the scientific evidence that gendered toys are a product of socialisation rather than genetics.
By Mindy on March 12, 2014
Mateship with Birds was reviewed for the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge.
By blue milk on March 1, 2014
I wish so much that I had been able to buy Miriam Elia’s book, We Go to the Art Gallery before it was stomped on by Penguin books. I do love a bit of mothering and nihilism in art galleries, you know. Thanks to Penelope D. for the link. (Cross-posted at blue milk). Related posts […]
By tigtog on February 12, 2014
Secular is one of those words that theocratic propagandists have shifted the Overton Window on, to make it seem like secular is the opposite of pluralist when in fact it is only a secular stance that makes pluralism possible. Post-secular? Hm.
By Mindy on February 5, 2014
Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.
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By Mindy on October 16, 2013
According to Matt Cowgill, potentially yes, but there aren’t any good reasons to do so.
By Mindy on October 12, 2013
Is the new Opal card all it is cracked up to be and could it end up costing you more?
By Orlando on September 2, 2013
From Allison Benedikt at Slate comes this delightfully provocatively phrased piece, “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person”. This seems like a conversation that is worth having.
By blue milk on August 30, 2013
I see that as long as any kind of social transfer is involved rich women are as capable of “getting themselves pregnant” as teenage girls are claimed to be. Because conception is something that women and girls do to themselves, presumably by deliberately and irresponsibly walking through a cloud of anonymous, minding-its-own-business sperm somewhere. Apparently, […]