Controversies abound: wine, carseats, and guns

I've been guest-posting all over to bring you more topics to fight about at the holiday table. 

Just in time for the holiday season, I'm exploring the rise of the wine-soaked mom blog over at Sammiches & Psych Meds.

I'm also at Parent.co talking about why holiday travelers may want to leave the carseats at home:

Many parents seem to view the airplane car seat as a litmus test for good parenting. The FAA does not require any child under age 2 to fly in his or her own seat, nor any child of any age to fly in a car seat. But somehow, parents who don’t put their kids in car seats (or worse, fly with lap infants) are reckless, selfish travelers who are better off staying home.
Is that a fair assessment of parents who choose not to bring a car seat on the plane? Air carrier flights are safe. Really safe.

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Finally, if you've exhausted the wealth of controversial topics to discuss while visiting your family over Thanksgiving, I'm talking about gun safety over at Sammiches & Psych Meds

Perhaps you have seen that in 2015, toddlers shot more people in the US than terrorists, but you have reasoned that neither toddlers nor terrorists kill very many people in the U.S. each year, so taking action based on that statistic might not be warranted. You have weighed the risks and benefits of gun ownership and you are willing to tolerate a certain level of risk. I agree with your logic here, if not your conclusion.

You can read the rest here