[Yesterday, I was invited to testify before the Maryland House Judiciary Committee on a bill related to Child Protective Services. The sponsor pulled the bill from consideration while I was en route – this post is adapted from the comments I prepared for that hearing]. My name is Danielle Meitiv. I am a Maryland resident and mother of … More Parenting is Risky Business
Let Them Go! [Sung to the tune of Frozen’s “Let It Go”] The streets are quiet and empty, not a child to be seen. They’re all in isolation, just staring at a screen. Supervised activities, when they’re even allowed outside. Shouldn’t keep them in, they need the exercise. Don’t let them climb. Don’t let them … More Kids Need Their Freedom – Just Like in the Past!
American kids enjoyed far more freedom just one generation ago and still do in other country – so why won’t American parents leave their kids alone? … More Just the Facts
You’ve reached the online home of Danielle Meitiv, the “Free-Range Mom” from Maryland I’m a scientist, writer, and parent of kids who roam. (You might have heard about that last part…) I have a Master’s degree in oceanography and a lifelong love of science and the sea. When I’m not penning or parenting, I work as a … More Welcome!
When letting your kids out of your sight becomes a crime – The Washington Post. By Danielle Meitiv February 13, 2015 Danielle Meitiv lives in Silver Spring. We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and successful, and we want to protect them from harm. But … More When letting your kids out of your sight becomes a crime – The Washington Post
Welcome to Wet & Wild, a post at Danielle Meitiv’s Brave Blue Blog that explores everything fabulous and fascinating about the sea, surf, and sands of our Blue Planet. Today, I’m sharing some of the amazing stuff I’m learning as I research my new sci-fi work-in-progress. Enjoy! Even before they took out Bin Laden, most … More Wednesday Wet & Wild: Dolphins & Sea Lions Go to War
Happy Spring! Last week, we celebrated the vernal or spring equinox, when the Earth leans neither towards (summer) nor away (winter) from the sun. On that day, the hours of daylight and darkness were exactly equal. What does that mean for us gardeners? Time to get out there and dig in the dirt – summer’s … More Get in the Garden, Already!
Hidden Baja undersea park is the world’s most robust marine reserve. ScienceDaily (2011-08-13) — A thriving undersea wildlife park tucked away near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula has proven to be the most robust marine reserve in the world, according to a new study. The most striking finding is that fish communities at … More Hidden Baja Undersea Park Is the World’s Most Robust Marine Reserve
My mother Davida would have been 70 years old today. She died at 64. I can never hear that Beatles tune without thinking of her. She lived long enough to attend my wedding and celebrate my son Rafi’s first birthday. She will never know the grand-daughter Dvora who is named for her. My mother was … More Missing Mom [Reposted from August 2011]
Welcome to Wednesdays Wet & Wild (formerly Wonderful Waterful Wednesdays), a weekly post at Danielle Meitiv’s Barefoot Blog that explores everything fabulous and fascinating about the sea, surf, and sands of our Blue Planet. This week, I’m sharing some of the amazing stuff I’m learning as I research my new sci-fi series. Enjoy! Even before … More Wednesday Wet & Wild: Dolphins & Sea Lions Go to War