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Our Getaway in a Dead Zone

Like Madeline’s youngest daughter in Big Little Lies, our threenager, Tillie, is the unofficial family DJ. On our recent getaway she honed her skills and played a mix of “mommy,” “daddy,” and “kid music” during our car ride. We drove through the winding and narrowing mountain roads, climbing further away from the hustle and bustle … Continue reading Our Getaway in a Dead Zone

Sex Education Needs to Start in the Home

There's No Place Like Home...for Sex Education: A Guidebook for Parents    By Mary Gossart 141pp. Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon. $9.99 Are you dreading having “the talk” with your kids? If you’re wondering when’s the right time, and how you’re going to talk about sex education, then you’re not alone. A lot of parents … Continue reading Sex Education Needs to Start in the Home

This Is Why I’m Not Showing Off My Body This Summer

My curves are an outward symbol of my inner-stress. Contrary to how the Dove ads would like me to feel—I’m not in love with them, and I certainly don’t want to show them off this summer. I know that in this enlightened, feminist-rising era, curves are symbolic of powerful women who aren’t ashamed of their … Continue reading This Is Why I’m Not Showing Off My Body This Summer