Everyone is posting about food right now. In the middle of an endless pandemic, it helps to know that we’re all struggling and that we all get through with food: Wings for the Super Bowl, chili or soup for the snowstorm, trying a new takeout place to help local restaurants…

Look, the whole mask debate is stupid.

Masks WORK, but they also DON’T. This is a virus in the air. If you’re wearing a mask, it prevents you from sneezing in someone’s face. They can’t sneeze in yours. That’s a great big reduction in viral load! Hooray!

Masks are one…

All free. You’re welcome.

So, you’re stuck homeschooling, but don’t know how?
And you can’t afford a ton of new curriculum and workbooks and don’t where to start?
Well, I finally compiled all of my links and resources, and this, reader, is the gold mine you’ve been looking for.
I’ve been a homeschooler for a long time…

If you were Oliver Wood, and you had to kick one person off the quidditch team, but not Harry, obviously, because he’s famous and people come to see him play, who would you kick off and who would you replace him with?

What is the worst thing in the newspaper?

Apparently everyone is going to be homeschooling now, whether they want to or not. And since I’ve been homeschooling since Amazon was the name of a river and a googol was the digit one with a hundred zeros after it, I’ve thought about homeschooling a lot.
And it’s the same thing…

Everything you really need to know about the coronavirus

Yes, you really do need to go out and buy toilet paper and two week’s worth of food. But not because we’re all going to die. Not even because we’re all even going to get sick. You should do it because…

Except that everyone loves to talk about being fat

Man, I really wanted to write a long post about how much better and smarter and amazing I am now that I’ve lost 100 pounds. How much thinner I am. Maybe some clever words about my poor boobs, and about my…

Somehow, through a hideous lack of planning, my husband and I will have teenagers living in our house for 26 years.
In a row.
I inherited a teenager in 2002, and my husband and I will have a teenager at home until June, 2028. …


Everyone hates it: Teachers hate grading it, parents hate supervising it, kids hate doing it.

It’s been studied for more than 60 years, but research still can’t say whether it works. Some studies say it might work better for fourth and fifth-grade kids. …

Congress wants to cut food stamps. Despite the plain evidence that kids will go hungry if this happens, there are many people who believe that cutting food stamps makes sense, because poverty is choice, and people need to choose differently.

Poverty is caused by bad choices. Good choices and good…

Meagan McGovern

I’m a writer, homeschooler and cat-herder extraordinaire. I am passionate about clean food, dirty politics, thoughtful parenting, homeschooling and travel.

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