Category Archives: Family/Parenting

“A Traumatized Generation” – Why the Internet Porn Problem Is Worse Than You Might Think

Imagine the scene: an interviewer sits down, one-by-one, with a  group of bright, shy, polite, even giggly middle-school students for an upcoming  documentary. One-by-one, he carefully asks the students about pornography on the internet . . . and one-by-one, the … Continue reading

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They’ve Outgrown The Car Seat, So How Do I Strap In My Kids For The Ride of Life?

Those of you who are parents – do you remember the moment when everything changed? I’m not talking about the day you found out you were pregnant, or the day you heard the heart beat for the first time, or … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

I was an idiot when I got married. Before those of you who know me blow up the comment section of this blog with reminders that I am still an idiot . . . yes, I know that . . … Continue reading

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10 Great Gifts My Grandparents Gave Me

When my grandmother passed away last Friday, it marked an end of the “Grandparent Era” in my life. She was my last living grandparent – my last connection to those sweet and beautiful men and women who so powerfully influenced … Continue reading

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Why You NEED To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Body

A few weeks ago, THIS ARTICLE from the Huffington Post gave the following advice on how to talk to your daughter about her body – DON’T. From the article: How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don’t talk … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Birth Order: Tips For Parenting Very Different Kids

My three children have the same parents; the same opportunities; the same challenges; the same dietary options; and the same DNA. But they are not the same. Not even close. As every parent quickly discovers, all children are wired differently. … Continue reading

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TV’s Newest Punchline: Teen Sexual Exploitation

What are we doing to our children? Do we have any idea? The Parents Television Council has released a new study about sexual explotation on television, and the results should alarm us all. The PTC  tracked scripted original primetime programs from … Continue reading

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