10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know


The other day one of my teenage daughters told me she was going to delete her Facebook page. She said she kept noticing that her mood and the way she felt about herself changed whenever she was logged on. She felt pressured about her looks and her social life; basically, she was not feeling good about herself whenever she was using Facebook.

Six Reasons to Have Six Kids


When people hear that I have six kids, the reaction is usually entertaining. Sure, there are some days when I wonder what Ive gotten myself into, worry about the world theyll inherit, and/or consider the environmental footprint of a family like mine. But most of the time I just celebrate how awesome it is to have six kids. Here are a few reasons why:

We Are Never “Asking For It”


The following is a guest post by Alane Miller Howell, Ph.D.Imagine you are a man in a deserted area. You see a woman walking naked and drunk down the street. Nobody is around. Nobody will know. Do you rape her or help her? WHY?Chloe, a college freshman, goes to a fraternity party and passes out from drinking. She is raped by three fraternity brothers. When she returns home, her father and older …

Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?


I recently read an article that says that parents should not kiss their babies on the mouth, because it can be “sexual” or “stimulating.”  Well, look at this: Here is why I think this is fine.  And not just me, plenty of other people think it’s fine, too. People are hypocritical.  In this article, a woman says that kissing […]

How to Save Your Kid from Drowning


The lifeguard moving quickly past Lindseys chair seemed to come out of nowhere. Four steps later he was in the air, jumping right in the middle of where her children were playing. Before she could get to her feet, the teenaged guard had her 10-year-old pressed up above the surface and was backing up to the pool edge. Someone was screaming her childs name and the young boy started crying. Her little boy had been drowning right in front of her and she didnt have any idea it was happening.