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Great Holiday Topic: Teens, Pregnancy and STIs

Here's a fun dinner table theme to tender as you and your loved ones gather for the holidays: the risks of teenagers having sex. Imagine it: “Aunt Mabel, did you know that 47% of high schools students have had sex, but only 22% have ever been tested for HIV?” Parenting teenagers can, at times, feel like a hamster running on a wheel. We move as frantically as we can to … [Read More...]


Learning To Be The Mom My Son Needs, Not The One I Am

I have a boy. He is 8 months old and extremely active. He can’t stop moving. He is very physical and tactile reaching for everything - books, toys, crinkly materials and anything that protrudes, noses in particular. He is aware of his body and in control of his movements. He can spend hours lifting himself up to stand and gently lowering himself to the floor. He needs me … [Read More...]


How to NOT Raise A Generation of A*@holes

I feel like being the mom of six makes me kind of like a professional parent. A professional is defined as; (of a person) engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. That's pretty much me as a mom, other than the getting paid part. Unless of course, you consider an endless pile of laundry and dishes at the end of the day a form … [Read More...]


Teen Sexting: Why Parents Shouldn’t Wave the White Flag

It seems like every week there’s a new teen sexting story making headlines. Last week, a sexting “ring” involving roughly 100 high school students in Canon City, CO, revealed that these kids were not only trading nude images of themselves, but were – GASP – hiding them behind vault apps, which password protect and hide images and videos behind seemingly innocuous apps. … [Read More...]


Why We Should Let Our Kids Fail

As parents, our natural instinct is to protect our children from harm, disappointment and failure. But doing so is not always in our kids’ best interests. When my son was in fourth grade, his Little League team-- a team we affectionately called the Bad News Bears - was on a 0-7-game losing streak with no apparent signs of a mid-season comeback. After a particularly … [Read More...]