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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 […]

One dollar at a time

One dollar at a time

Molehills that turn into mountains Our situation feels a bit dire. We have a mountain of student loan debts in front of us. We have some foothills of credit card debt as well. There are valleys where the savings should be. And we only rent the basecamp, we don’t own […]

Too many choices

Too many choices

Grocery update: I am happy to say that I am sticking to the grocery budget! We spent $96.50 the first week and 92.30 the second. Since I have learned that meticulously planning and shopping for a $100 grocery budget for 5 people is incredibly time consuming, we are trying to […]

Restructured buying-Groceries

Restructured buying-Groceries

As I said in my last post, we got to get our spending in order. First I have to point out that our spending has not been flashy. We have never been to one of the Disneys, we don’t have a fancy TV (or any TV), and a 10 year […]

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

Analysis: Bubble Guppies

This show has a diverse cast of characters: 3 girls, 3 boys, a range of races and ethnicities. All the main characters are children, and they are mer-people. The show takes place under the sea. This is annoying. The boys’ fins are basically one piece, and the girls’ fins are […]

Budget, you say??

Budget, you say??

The Dude is doing really well! Still lots of wound healing, but he is on a much less intensive wound care therapy now. He is starting to look for work and definitely returning to health. Today is my 7 month Doctor-versary! One of the frustrating things while working on my […]

Analysis: Bob the Builder

Analysis: Bob the Builder

I was ready to jump in an analyze Bob. My boys LOVED Bob the Builder when they were little. So I jumped in, and quickly discovered that Bob is all wrong now. He was remade in 2015, he is taller and more like adult animation. His machines are larger. They […]

Recovery and the new normal

Recovery and the new normal

I began writing this several weeks ago. While he was in the hospital, I couldn’t even summon the strength to open my blog. After he was home for a few days, I started this post to sort my feelings. I couldn’t finish it. Life is slowly settling into a more […]

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 […]