culture

Teaching Kids to Respect Other Cultures Starts With Understanding Your Own – Foster Parents Article

I remember being about nine years old the first time I realized my family culture was different from the culture I was growing up in. My mom had bought a boxed set of cassette tapes of “The News from Lake Wobegon” from a library book sale. As I listened to Garrison Keillor describe life in the midwest, my life started to make just a little more sense. I was a girl growing up in California being raised by a mother…

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The Vaccination Controversy! – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

If you’ve been listening to my podcast or following me on Instagram, you might know that we’ve been teasing doing a “controversial” episode. In an effort to get people to rate us on Apple Podcasts (PLEASE GO RATE US ON APPLE PODCASTS!), I swore that when we hit 100 ratings, we’d let listeners choose a controversial parenting topic for us to cover. Well, we hit 100. And I let the listeners choose. And the listeners chose vaccinations. I’m not shocked.…

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Podcast Episode: Father’s Day – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but this Sunday is Father’s Day. Yeah, dads get a day too, I’m as weirded out as you are. But we are parents too, after all, some might even say equal partners in this whole debacle. Not me though. You can stuff your parenting equality in a sack! I want no part of it. I am plenty satisfied with my low bar, thank you very much. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I…

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Enough is Enough – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

This post was sponsored by Tobacco Free New York State as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I was a little kid, it was Joe Camel. And the Marlboro Man. And candy cigarettes, especially the ones that actually blew fake smoke. It was action heroes and TV stars and even some athletes, believe it or not. Smoking was cool. At least, that’s what they wanted you to…

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Embracing a New Culture – Five Minute Friday – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is another post for Five Minute Friday, where we take 5 minutes to write about a one-word prompt, and then share the post on the Five Minute Friday website. Here’s my post for this week’s prompt. This week’s one-word prompt is: CULTURE You can see other posts, and link up your own here: Five Minute Friday 5/24/2019 My first thought when I saw this prompt was about my daughter’s experiences learning about the Samoan and Polynesian cultures through her…

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City vs. Suburbs – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

I live in Brooklyn but I grew up in the suburbs. Pete grew up in London, for some reason. On the latest episode of the podcast, we talk about the different challenges of parenting in each location. It’s a City vs. Burbs Thunderdome! One place enters, one place leaves! I never saw myself raising my kids in the city, but here we are. Will we stay? Who knows. There are a lot of perks, but plenty of cons as well.…

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