S3E12: Boys will be Boys pt 2

main idea: using this phrase to excuse inappropriate behavior we are telling our kids that personal responsibility and accountability vary by gender, and that one gender has some right to be toxic simply for being that gender In Season 2 Ep 13 we discussed the topic of consent in what was the first episode ofContinue reading “S3E12: Boys will be Boys pt 2”

S3E11: Back to School – Shit Show that it is

Main idea: Schools are forcing us into compliance because they are the machines of compliance and it’s the only thing they know how to do. Ironic, huh? Most districts have been back at school for nearly two months now.  Are your kids in-person or virtual, and what has the experience been like so far? HowContinue reading “S3E11: Back to School – Shit Show that it is”

S3E10: What Cooperation Actually Looks Like

main idea: Community requires participation. The founding principle of Libertarianism is… wait for it… Liberty. Freedom of choice, of association, and of all things. It is the idea that so long as you are not infringing on the rights of someone else you should be able to live your life, do with your body andContinue reading “S3E10: What Cooperation Actually Looks Like”

S3E9 We Reap What We Sow

Main idea: Libertarians know our government is doing things we think only other governments do. On September 11th those birds came home to roost.  Do you remember 9/11/2001? Where were you when you heard the news?  What was your initial reaction to the event? To the war that followed?   I lectured this week in myContinue reading “S3E9 We Reap What We Sow”

S3E8 Too Cool for School Part 2: You’re Gonna be a Star!

Main idea: developing a healthy appreciation for the arts in our kids How do we utilize creative outlets for expression and to expand our children’s educational experience? What arts exposure do our kids have and how do we contextually use it? For years, Hollie and I have attended Dracula at the Columbia ballet. Partly becauseContinue reading “S3E8 Too Cool for School Part 2: You’re Gonna be a Star!”

S3E7 Founding Fatherhood part 2 Rewriting History

main idea: How to teach children the truth (good and bad) about our founding fathers, and how to teach them about Liberty.  If you have never heard the story about how Kasie and Jessica became friends, here is the Cliff’s Notes version: The two embarked upon the journey that was the 2020 Libertarian Party NationalContinue reading “S3E7 Founding Fatherhood part 2 Rewriting History”

S3E6 Fish Sticks and Fiscal Responsibility

main idea: How to discuss finances with children at different ages We have covered some ground on the topics of Accountability and Personal Responsibility. These ideas are important to a free society. Stemming from these topics is the concept of fiscal responsibility. That term is most commonly used when discussing government finances. Unless you haveContinue reading “S3E6 Fish Sticks and Fiscal Responsibility”

S3E5 Bubbles and Boundaries Part 1

 main idea: Recognizing the patriarchy and its role in perpetuating inequalities by visiting some of its more harmful habits. This is about patriarchy, purity culture (and the toxicity thereof), and how we talk to and teach our kids about boundaries (sexual or otherwise). Let’s start with a few truths: Patriarchy is a social construct thatContinue reading “S3E5 Bubbles and Boundaries Part 1”

S3E4: Don’t Violate My NAP part 2 — Discipline

main idea: How do we enforce accountability without being irrational? Are your kids more or less willing to do what you ask of them? (Pt 1 in S1Ep4) Our first episode in the Don’t Violate my NAP was on bullying. You can find it here. This time, we’re talking about discipline.  How and when doContinue reading “S3E4: Don’t Violate My NAP part 2 — Discipline”

S3E3: Crayons, Coloring Books, and Colorblind Parenting pt 3

The Libertarian Moms wrap up Pride month 2021 with an honest conversation about how aware of our LGBTQ+ community we have been, are, and will be. What was your first experience with an LGBTQ+ individual? Did your parents talk to you about them? What do your kids ask about in regards to LGBTQ+ community? HaveContinue reading “S3E3: Crayons, Coloring Books, and Colorblind Parenting pt 3”