S5 E3: There is No More Normal, New or Otherwise

S5 Ep 3: COVID and Moms – we are the “real” victims of this shit show (link) #covid19 #covid #lockdowns #parenting #parentingporcupines #libertarian #libertarianmoms #libertarianparents #libertarianparenting #momlife #momtourage #SCPolitics COVID is still a thing and yet I’m always a little startled when someone says they’ve tested positive or that they’ve been exposed. Sometime back inContinue reading “S5 E3: There is No More Normal, New or Otherwise”

S5 E2: Don’t Tread on my Uterus

S5 Ep 2: Don’t tread on… my uterus (Why abortion bans are a bad idea) Hashtags: #parenting #parentingporcupines #libertarian #libertarianmoms #libertarianparents #libertarianparenting #momlife #momtourage #SCPolitics South Carolina is one of the States that has been in the news in recent months. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade there were several states who decided thatContinue reading “S5 E2: Don’t Tread on my Uterus”

S4 E9: Social Media Hysteria is becoming the new American pastime

Main idea: people being outraged over Elon is just another turn on the hysteria cycle In Season 2, episode 2, way back in January 2021 – holy cow! – we talked about the Crisis Cycle and the way the media has trained us (like monkeys) to get hysterical about specific things for specific reasons. TheContinue reading “S4 E9: Social Media Hysteria is becoming the new American pastime”

S4 E6: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

main idea: how we support one another and why. How collaborative approaches foster a sense of community and create villages for our kids. However rewarding, being a mom can at times feel overwhelming. Kids don’t come with instructions, but they do each come with their own unique and individual personalities. Navigating parenting challenges can atContinue reading “S4 E6: The Sisterhood of Motherhood”

S4 E4: What’s Good for the Goose Should be Good for the Gander

main idea: double standards created by “gender roles” and stereotypes. This link (and a google search) and you’ll get the gender-neutral definition of the phrase: what is okay for one person to do, should be good for another. But the “goose” is the female and the “gander” is the male, so the real meaning hereContinue reading “S4 E4: What’s Good for the Goose Should be Good for the Gander”

S4 E1 Gender Inequality and the Pay Gap

Main idea: Women earn less than men, right? Who’s to blame and what should be done about it? During our time off Jessica made an appearance on “Mr. ‘Murica, The Bearded Truth” with Jason Lyon over on Muddied Waters Media to have a discussion about empowering women. It was a pretty lively conversation, touching onContinue reading “S4 E1 Gender Inequality and the Pay Gap”

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”

S3E1 Crayons, Coloring Books, and Colorblind Parenting pt 2

“Love is Blind” with guest Ashley Shade Notes: Approaches to the discussion of LGBT issues- “Coming Out” and the conversations around gender identity, queerness and one’s own orientation; how young? What should they know and when? (Pt 1 in S1Ep3) As we kick off Season 3 in the middle of Pride Month we thought itContinue reading “S3E1 Crayons, Coloring Books, and Colorblind Parenting pt 2”

Episode 13: Immigrants. We get the job done.

Main idea: How Immigration helped free and build a nation Who we are: I’m Kasie, I’m in Columbia I’m homeschooling my daughter (age 12). I’m Jessica. I live in the Upstate of South Carolina, and I have two boys, 6th and 3rd grade. Both of my kids are completely obsessed with Hamilton (the musical) andContinue reading “Episode 13: Immigrants. We get the job done.”