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Analysis: Beat Bugs

Analysis: Beat Bugs

This show is Beatles-esque. Crick- an inventive cricket (boy) Jay-ambitious and impulsive (boy) Kumi-mother-type (girl) Buzz-little kid-(girl) Walter-silly, body humor (boy) This is going to be a short post because there is just not a lot going on here. The premise is that the show will find a way to […]

Analysis: Barbie-Life in the Dreamhouse

Analysis: Barbie-Life in the Dreamhouse

Life in the Dreamhouse Theme song lyrics-forever friends, forever sun, forever Ken, forever young. Boyfriend and youth are important. First episode observations-Barbie is incredibly wealthy and has a lot of shoes. Image Midge is kind of dorky and not as fashion-obsessed (she said if she wore Barbie’s fancy shoes, she […]

My first post-doc summer plans

My first post-doc summer plans

I now have to remember how to have down time. After so many years of Dissertation hanging over my head, it is difficult to untether myself from my house and my computer. Muscle memory is strong. These are some things I am going to try to do this summer: 1. […]

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Analysis: Animal Mechanicals

Animal Mechanicals Image Cast of Characters: Rex-Mechi-Strong (Male) Unicorn-Mecha-fly (Female) Komodo-Mechana-Gizmo (Male) Mouse Fast (Female Youngest) Sasquatch-stretchy(Male) Island Owl (Female)   Owl only gives mission and that is the only time we see her. Not this owl Photo by Andy Chilton on Unsplash Mission They have to plant a bean. […]

Grad school-good for the brain, bad for the heart

Grad school-good for the brain, bad for the heart

If you haven’t heard, graduate school is hard on relationships. Graduate students have higher risk of mental health issues than the general population, have work that never turns off, and often feel scrutinized. As women become more educated than their male partners, tensions rise in heterosexual relationships. Graduate students have […]

Analysis: Angelina Ballerina

Analysis: Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina Episode-The Next Steps Image found here This week I watched an episode of Angelina Ballerina. The theme song has an empowering feel. She can do anything and her friends are supportive! Image I like the notion that pink can be strong, so it is cool that the main […]

Happiness is a red couch

Happiness is a red couch

Blogger’s update: with a new blogging platform, Luigi will now be referred to as Ci. I am trying to learn to be a former student. It is a harder transition than I expected. It has been almost 2 months since I defended and the reality is slowly sinking in: I […]

Analysis: Blue’s Clues

Analysis: Blue’s Clues

Today I look at Blue’s Clues, cuz it’s really fun.  Blue is a cute dog who lives with Steve until Steve goes to college, then she lives with Joe. I am watching a Steve episode. My oldest 2 sons watched a lot of Blue’s Clues when they were little, and […]

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 […]

Hello again

Hello again

Welcome to my new site! Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or wine or beer or whatever), pull up a chair, and let’s chat! It has been 8 years since I started blogging as a way to cope with a new life and a new city. As my dissertation […]