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Author Archive | Mary Walker


What We Tell Our Kids About Politics

My husband and I are big political nerds. I have a master’s in politics and, as a member of the U.S. Air Force, my husband swore an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the United States Constitution, so he has a very real interest in how the Constitution is currently being interpreted. Of course, we’ll stay up late and […]

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Hire A Damn Babysitter

When Mama’s Not Happy, Nobody’s Happy

Being a mama is so weird. You’re so busy feeding people, you forget to eat. You’re so busy helping people go to the bathroom, you forget you’ve had to pee for hours. You’re so busy helping people get back to sleep, you don’t get much of it yourself (that one’s definitely hard to forget). You […]

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What Happened When I Stopped "Asking" and Started "Commanding" My Kids

What Happened When I Started Commanding My Kids

Let me just start out by saying that I’m a new mom who doesn’t know what the heck she’s doing. So, when Dr. Leonard Sax’ The Collapse of Parenting came out, I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle. Dr. Sax is an MD and PhD and I’ve read two of his previous books entitled, Why Gender Matters, and Boys Adrift. Conversational […]

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