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Musings #19: Grandmother Arrested for Leaving 13 Year Old to Watch Siblings in the Car

In Georgia (USA) on April 26 on a day where the high temperature of the day was 85 degrees F at 6:30pm in the evening, a grandmother — a retired … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

Reblog It #11: Six Things My Kids Are Allowed to Say to Adults (From The Path Less Taken Blog)

There’s a blog post out there garnering a lot of attention titled 6 Things My Kids Aren’t Allowed to Say to Adults. After seeing it come through my Facebook newsfeed … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Article #9: Bimodal Sleep Is Natural! Despair Not, Night Wakers!

Do you wake up in the middle of the night feeling like you’d like to get up, but stay in bed because you are “supposed” to? Do your babies and … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mentioning Unmentionables #1: Menstrual Cups (and Usage Tips)

Yes, I’m going to go there.   Why?   Because I’m a woman and I bleed.    This is 2015 and it’s time to stop being squeamish about talking about menstruation and the … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 12 Comments

Feature #4: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous (Q and A)

Only a few weeks left to vote for my cousin Tracey who is 51 and is participating in the EM Online Mag Spring Cover shoot on  You can catch … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 9 Comments

Article #8: Goldie Blox (Encouraging Girls to Engineer)

At first when I saw the Goldie Blox advertisements I was really mad that, yet again, there was a pastel washed toy marketed to girls.  On the other hand I … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Article #7: In Some Places Leaving Children Unsupervised Until Eighteen is Neglect

I have watched these reports bulk up over the last ten years, and I  am floored at the things people are calling CPS about,  and the reprimands parents are getting.     … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

Article #6: Yes, Children, People Have Sex For Pleasure

My children are quite young yet, but always on my mind is the reality of preparing them for one of the major roles in their life.  Americans don’t like to … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 8 Comments

Feature #3: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous (A Guest Blog)

I have invited my cousin Tracey to be my first guest blogger.    If you are just joining us on this special feature you can also read the previous interview … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

Musings #5: Samus Aran: Badassest Woman in the Gamverse. Give her some clothes!

This is Samus Aran. In 1986, when I was 13, I played a game called Metroid at the house of one of my mother’s friends.    I was hooked from the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Musings #4: Fifty Shades of No Thanks

First, let me say I’ve read my fair share of smut and even read a few things that I really wish I hadn’t, but for the most part I don’t … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Feature #2: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous (An Interview)

I introduced my my cousin Tracey and the amazing life changes she is making in an earlier feature and it was high time that others get to know her better.    … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 24 Comments

Reblog It #1: Month 27 Question–What are the Elimination Communication Essentials?

Originally posted on Diaper Free…The Other Side of the Moon:
Question (From the DiaperFreeBabyGroup):   I’m 19wks pregant and I’m trying to put together my registry. I don’t understand the…

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Feature: It Is Never Too Late To Feel Beautiful, or To Be Courageous

It can be really hard thing to take a risk and put yourself out there.    There is always possibility that the  naysayers are right, or that the little voice in … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 12 Comments

Toys are for Everyone #1: Underoos are for Earthlings and Trains Don’t have Penises

I grew up in the 70s and 80s and I am well aware that there were plenty of gender biased issues in those days. Yet, at the same time there … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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