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 kids on the lips is creepy, but … [Read more...] about Kissing Kids on the Lips: Fine or Not?
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Searching for the perfect Father’s Day Gift Idea? Don’t despair -- we’ve got you covered! Since we know that shopping for him can sometimes be a challenge, and you never want to get stuck buying him a generic gift, we’ve hand-picked over 20 different gifts for every kind of dad and budget. MyPhoto GlassPad - Add some love to dad’s workspace with a great family photo! No … [Read more...] about Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas
My job is to write and speak about the complexity and impact of violence against women. This means I talk, almost every day, about stories people would rather avoid. The Bill Cosby rape allegations were naturally something I recently wrote about, and discussed in radio and TV interviews. Often when tackling tricky subjects in public, I give my three kids a heads up. Just in … [Read more...] about Explaining Bill Cosby to Kids
I’ll be completely honest—my honeymoon, nearly 20 years ago, wasn’t all that great. I was sick in bed with the flu the whole first week on Kauai. The second week, my husband and I decided to try our hand at windsurfing on Maui. While I was feeling better, it was grueling. We ended each day bandaging our blistered hands (a side effect of gripping the boom when you’re a beginner … [Read more...] about 5 Dream Destinations for Your Second Honeymoon
“We’re a country with some serious mother issues.” - Joanne Bamberger, author and blogger. While watching the new Ken Burns/PBS miniseries Prohibition the other night, I was struck by a factoid that I’d forgotten: Women (specifically mothers) were at the center of the temperance movement that led to the successful passage of the 18th amendment to the Constitution. Sure, it was … [Read more...] about Mom The Vote: Why Women Need To Get Involved In Politics