There was a mother in our southern California town who changed the course of my parenting trajectory by stepping in before I “rescued” my 6-year old, Ethan from a simple life lesson.  When my oldest was in 1st grade, our daily morning routine included him grabbing his packed lunch and backpack, loading it into the […]

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Parenting

Breaking The Mom Code

With the eyes of his little brother and two 10-year old girls on him, Ethan’s heart began to pound as he realized the pickle that he had gotten himself into.   Eight months out of the year the sunshine in Texas allows children to run around outside, roam from lawn to lawn, climb huge pecan […]

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Parenting, Sex Education

Neighborhood Gossip

Each stage of childhood requires new creativity and ingenuity from us, the parents, because our children are at a new level of cognitive understanding, and in my case, a new level of hormones.  My children are 13 (boy), 10 (boy), and 8 (girl), all three of them seem to be entering puberty at the same […]

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Life-Skills Education, Parenting

Conflict Resolution

Don’t worry readers, they didn’t stop there.  “But what about porn” They are both wondering.  My oldest chimes in, working from his earlier thought, “should we wait to watch porn until after have we have sex.  That way we can learn from our natural instincts.”

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Parenting, Sex Education

An Analogy to the Rescue

take time to challenge your own views of the world.  try to understand why others do what they do, where they are coming from, and why they hold their beliefs.

- tara