Category Archives: parenting

Mothers for Nuclear – My story

Mothers for Nuclear is a new environmental organization started by two mothers, Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, to organize pro-nuclear mothers to speak out and begin an international dialogue about nuclear power and environmental protection. Like them, I used to … Continue reading

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Research On Infant Feeding Favours Having Options: Breast and Bottle

After the introduction of modern formula in the mid-20th century, for a time in the developed world, breastfeeding was almost shunned upon. Today the balance is well shifted and breastfeeding is recommended to all mothers who are able to do so. … Continue reading

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On Barbapapas, Young Minds, and Energy Technologies

And now for something completely different: in a lighter tone, let’s look at what children’s books might be teaching my kids about science and technology. Start ’em young! Being a parent of little kids I find myself thinking more about how … Continue reading

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The Great Myth of Vaccines and Autism

For a long time I thought there would be no need for me to write about the misconception that vaccines would somehow be connected to autism. This is a point that has been so extensively studied that there is no … Continue reading

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Adapting to Happiness

Is happiness all it’s cracked up to be? I write about my reflections on happiness research in this piece which originally appeared in the cultural journal The Woolf: The Woolf’s resident scientist, Iida Ruishalme, approaches happiness from diverse angles, looking at how her ideas … Continue reading

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