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Gender in Media-The Master List

Gender in Media-The Master List

I have a list of 102 preschool shows that I will analyze for gendered content and perspective. I will try to watch and post about 1 show per week, so this will be a 2-year project! I asked a couple of groups of parents I know online to chime in […]

A detour to the hospital

A detour to the hospital

So, happy news: I got a new job!!!! Photo by Luca Upper on Unsplash More responsibility, more pay, and more vacation time than my last job. And the Dude got a job offer. Between the two salaries, we will be doing better than ever. But first…. The Dude came down […]

Analysis: Bo on the Go

Analysis: Bo on the Go

I came in with high hopes! A girl lead. Bo has blue hair and rainbow hair ties. Her dragon friend is male. There is an old man wizard who has knowledge and helps Bo. This is another Dora-style show, with the characters calling on viewers to help them solve things. […]

The summer is getting away!!

The summer is getting away!!

It is now mid-July!! I have had some things conspire against me that have prevented me from having the fun and carefree summer I want. Image The post-dissertation slump is real. I definitely spent some time on the couch doing nothing. Not like this. Image After my defense, I transitioned […]

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

Analysis: Blaze and the Monster Machines

This week’s show is Blaze and the Monster Machines, which is on Nick, Jr. Image Blaze is the name of the main character-the monster truck. AJ is his driver. AJ is a boy (age unspecified, but he does not seem to be grown up)  The monster machines make a lot […]

Decluttering the modified Kon Mari way

Decluttering the modified Kon Mari way

Decluttering Although there are some sad things in my life, I am working on the things under my control. 1 of those things is the organization in my house. I have been reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and The Art of Discarding. Although I haven’t finished them, […]

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Analysis: Berenstain Bears

Image Note: this is the PBS version of the Berenstain Bears from the early 2000s. Surprisingly, I had few objections to this show [Spoiler: not true]. Sure it was a heteronormative, symmetrical nuclear family. And in the first episode I watched, Mama Bear was a little more concerned with housekeeping […]

RIP, Beloved Friend

RIP, Beloved Friend

My little dog passed away on Sunday. At 17, she had a good and full life, ruling the roost from her tiny throne. I have been surprised at how deep my grief is. She was my constant companion when I was home. She was small and not allowed on the […]

In which I am reminded…

In which I am reminded…

why I am so cautious and cynical about economic stability. Because it can slip through my hands. The Dude has not found full time, permanent work in his field. We were doing okay. Not great, not “putting mad amounts of money towards debt and working on building a cushion.” Not […]

Analysis: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Analysis: Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Image Oh good golly, Youtube has a live stream of this show. That was unexpected. Vacation OK, the shtick is that everyone is small. A tiny kingdom in the grass. That is cute.   Ben is a boy elf. Holly is a girl fairy princess. […]

Intentionality

Intentionality

When I type “Intentionality” into the search bar in Unsplash, I get lots of photos of mountains and camping (I will use them throughout this post, so you can see what I mean). Photo by Aaron Benson on Unsplash I thought I would find a lot more pictures of yoga […]