7 tips for having “the Talk” (discussing human sexuality) with your daughter

After spending months preparing for “the Talk” with my daughter, I finally bit the bullet and did it last weekend.  My daughter has been asking to attend the upcoming birth of our baby and while she didn’t necessarily need to know about the birds and the bees before then, I started to notice more questions coming […]

Talking about “the Talk,” episode 2

A few months back, I began preparing for a discussion on sexuality with my oldest child.  I spent quite a bit of time researching and wrote a post called Talking about “the Talk”, which turned out to be a really big hit with many of you.  I got such wonderful feedback that I decided to put […]

Talking about “the talk”: preparing for a Catholic discussion on sexuality

It’s been on my mind a lot lately.  You know, The Talk.  The one 94% of parents dread* and 89% of parents biff, big time. My sister recently accused my mom of not even giving her The Talk to which I think my mother responded, “Did it scar you that badly?” In the interest of being […]

Why we don’t sleep train

Let me begin this possibly controversial post by saying that many, if not most, of my friends sleep train their babies.  As you read this, you’ll see that I am passionate about this issue, but I also respect that others make a different choice.  This post isn’t written to stand in judgment of those who use […]

“I don’t know how you do it.”

Dear Mom-at-the-Gym, “I don’t know how you do it!  I only have 2 kids and I can barely do it!”   Sometimes, when people say this to me, they have a little roll to their eyes and a little snark in their voice.  But sometimes, friend, they sound just like you did yesterday: slightly in […]