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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

Kids Are Talking About LGBTQ Rights—And It’s Powerful

My 7-year-old daughter is already discussing gay marriage rights on her bus ride to school. She’s surrounded by elementary-school-aged kids telling her that men shouldn’t marry men and women shouldn’t marry women. She told them that if two people love each other why shouldn’t they marry? When my daughter first said that this was the … Continue reading Kids Are Talking About LGBTQ Rights—And It’s Powerful

Top Articles to Read During Pregnancy

There's so much (almost too much) information on the Internet. Here's a collection of the best articles to educate and guide you during pregnancy: