Marci and Aurie are two real life moms who have given up on mastering this parenting thing and are now just concentrating on keeping everyone alive. If that alone isn't a near impossible feat somedays, they decided to homeschool just to up their level of difficulty. If you are like them and aren't so much trying to stick the landing as to not face plant, join them on the Snarky Homeschool Moms podcast.
Tips For Your First Homeschool Convention
Homeschool Conventions are one of the best and most overwhelming resources for homeschool moms. Aurie and Marci share their homeschool convention tips and experience to help you make the most of your first, or 5th, homeschool convention.
The Great Vaccination Debate
Childhood vaccinations are a hot topic for parents. It seems at times there are two camps warring against each other. Is it possible to meet somewhere in the middle? Aurie and Marci share their vaccination experiences in their own snarky way and open the topic up for debate.
Why Can't You Just Go To Sleep?!
Thanks to her precious little ones, Aurie hasn’t slept in years. So that is the focus of this episode. Aurie and Marci chat about why kids won’t go to sleep (even though they desperately need it), sleep tips that work on some kids and not on others, and share a foul-mouthed (but on the money) look at what really goes through sleep deprived parents’ minds.
Christmas Tree Advenures
Learn why dogs, cats, and Christmas trees do not mix well, why you shouldn't rescue a kitten from a Christmas tree wearing only a towel, and why Christmas tree needles, glitter, and Easter grass make Marci happy.
The Great Pet Explosion of 2017
In this episode, we talk about pet adoptions, background checks, the natural habitat of the house cat, and how much poop 4 chinchillas can produce in one night.
No denim jumpers, but plenty of spackle
Are denim jumpers the stereotypical uniform of the homeschool mom? What do homeschool moms really wear and why? A snarky look at homeschool fashion.
Using the term “Anti vaxers” hurts our cause
I listened to the vaccine episode and I’m disheartened that the term “crazy” and “anti vaxer” kept being used simultaneously. Some of us have had children literally die within 12 hours of a round of vaccines. As a result, we decide to get NONE. Getting zero vaccines doesn’t make us crazy. It’s unfortunate that you outline all the risks and then say that if someone is “anti vaxers” then they are crazy. This narrative is what the government uses to force mandates and remove our right to choose our own children’s drug schedule.
Y’all work for Johnson and Johnson or something? Have some respect for other parenting choices. And keep your overvaccinated kids away from mine, thanks.
Thank you for taking a pro-scientific stance on vaccinations. There are unfortunately people who struggle with correlation and causation. The previous reviewer spent their time focused on the word “crazy” (admittedly not a great word), and failed to provide a CAUSAL link. Something that connects the tragic death with how the vaccination led to it, and eliminates more likely possibilities (a person who has a heart attack doesn’t die from their cup of coffee less than 24 hours before, but rather from their coronary heart disease. UNLESS, the cup of coffee has something that oddly connects to the condition.) Mechanisms for the reaction are needed. The prior reviewer didn’t explain what the cause of death was, nor how the death was linked as resulting from a vaccine. Nor did they share which vaccine was administered, instead applying it to “all vaccines are bad” from a vague detail-less ghost story. That is what anti vaxx is made of.
*Actual* vaccine side effects are often vaccine-specific, like a person cannot get their flu shot due to severe egg allergy (except FluBlok now solves that! It’s egg-free in manufacturing), or someone reacts with a result of hives to their TDaP shot only.
Many people can still get the vaccine in spite of a reaction, they just need special care: like getting it at your allergist’s office, or being monitored for an hour afterward.
It IS sad that the person’s child died, but like too many “vaccine injury” folks, they glossed over the specifics of manner of death to shout about the vaccines.
There are AntiVaxx cases where bedding was found indented over the baby’s mouth area, baby was face down, cause of death was twice ruled accidental suffocation/asphyxiation by the medical examiner, and the parent will publicly go “vaccines did it!” Vaccines cause suffocation at night, and bedding while under the influence of alcohol doesn’t?
There’s an excuse for everything in the vaxx community, and not usually the mechanism to back up their claim. I feel for their tragedies, but they need to hold themselves to a higher standard of inquiry and observation, of laying out the facts that demonstrate their conclusion (death from vaccine) is the most likely explanation. Sometimes the claims are as irrelevant as an adult’s hereditary, family-generational illness being caused by their vaccines as a child. (Eye roll)