BIO

Rebekah Kuschmider is a DC area writer with a background in non-profit management and advocacy. Her work has been seen at Babble, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and is a contributor to the upcoming book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox (an anthology, SheWrites Press, Nov. 2015). You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Rebekah Kuschmider's Articles

Parents need to take extra precautions to make sure kids are safe if guns are in the house.

Talking With Kids About Gun Safety Can Save Lives

You should teach your kids what to do if they encounter a gun, but we as adults should do what we can to prevent that from happening in the first place. One group of adults who can be especially... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.26.17 2pm   |   SHARE
Check out Graco's website to find out how to check your model number, and whether your car seat is affected by the recall.

Car Seat Recall Alert! Graco Is Recalling 25,000 Car Seats

Graco has issued a recall on 25,000 car seats, saying they cannot adequately restrain a child in the event of a crash.
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.25.17 10am   |   SHARE
"Right now, I’m simply heartbroken for the the dead and injured, for their families, for the people of Manchester, and for the performers and technicians creating the music last night." (Image Credit: Instagram/manchestertribute)

A Parent's Response To Manchester Attack

I've spent most of today trying not to confront the news that a terrorist instigated an explosion outside a London concert by Ariana Grande last night. I’m trying hard not to know that 22 people have... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.23.17 1pm   |   SHARE
"It's really the holy grail of bioengineering for regenerative medicine."

3D Printing Just Made A Functioning Mouse Ovary

Once the tiny 3D printed ovary was built, scientists were able to put living tissue harvested from mice into it — specifically, the follicles holding eggs — and implant the whole thing into a living... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.22.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Cicadas hatched four years early. Are we entering the apocalypse?! (Image credit: By Bundschuh via Wikimedia Commons)

Unexpected Early Waking Cicadas From The Dreaded 'Brood X' Invading Already

The good news for those of us in the cicada zones: they’ll only be around for a couple more weeks. Cicadas are dramatic additions to any ecosystem, but they don't hang around long on the surface.
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.19.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Mueller is a former FBI director, former U.S. prosecutor, and a serious problem for the Trump team.

The Special Prosecutor Assigned To Investigate Trump's Russia Ties Is Pure Gold

The special counsel is former FBI director Robert Mueller. The same FBI director who, under President George W. Bush, threatened to quit rather than unconstitutionally wiretap U.S. citizens without a... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.18.17 12pm   |   SHARE
No one needs wasp poop balls in their vagina, okay? Okay.

Don't Put Old Wasp Poop In Your Va-Jay-Jay, Okay?

Apparently, there is a type of wasp that deposits its larvae inside oak trees, where they grow inside the wood, nourished on oak bark and wasp poop. You can collect these wasp incubators — called oak... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.17.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Trump just told Russia secret info provided by Israel. Ignorance leads to some pretty heinous consequences. (Image Credit: Di Michael Vadon via WikiMedia Commons)

Welcome To The WTF Zone: Trump 'Accidentally' Tells Russia Espionage Intel

The information Trump shared with Russia was given to U.S. intelligence agencies by a partner entity, and that partner had NOT given the United States permission to spread it around — because doing... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.16.17 12pm   |   SHARE
Prevent skin cancer by using sunscreen regularly. Apply and reapply with gusto.

Annual Summer PSA: The Sun Is NOT Your Skin's Friend

Do you know about skin cancer? Of course you do. It's not like it's a secret. Skin cancer is a very bad thing that can happen to anyone with skin. So if you're planning on tanning it up this year,... Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.15.17 10am   |   SHARE
A manuscript of a Harry Potter prequel has been stolen, but no true fan should read it. No matter what. Seriously.... (Image Credit: By Loadmaster David R. Tribble via Wikimedia Commons)

DO NOT READ The Stolen Harry Potter Prequel. But You Can Definitely Cry About It

Legendary author J.K. Rowling is begging fans of her series about the young wizard not to purchase a handwritten, 800-word story she wrote as a prequel to the Potter tales.
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   05.12.17 4pm   |   SHARE