As mothers in the digital age we are overwhelmed enough trying to gauge screen time, balance dozens of devices, regulate peer pressure (“but all my friends have a smartphone!) … not to mention COVID-19! How are we supposed to know how to be good parents in all this mess? Where is the manual? … Read More Where is the Village? A Shout-out to Moms (Guest Post on “Difficult Conversations”)
It’s a touchy topic. I know that all too well. But when the National Center on Sexual Exploitation asked for an article regarding the film Fifty Shades Darker, now in theaters, how could I resist? Everyone seems to have their own opinion about Fifty Shades, for better or for worse. It seems erotica is mainstream now,… Read More Grateful for Fifty Shades of Grey
I can’t believe it’s that time again! My 3rd-grader announced from the top of the stairs this morning that they only have 6 weeks of school left. Seriously?! In honor of the season, I’ve dug up and refreshed a MamaC favorite. The original version, published on Power of Moms, was written in 2013. Enjoy! I’ve always anticipated the… Read More For the lonely mothers in the summertime
Why is it that we can tell our children things like, “Don’t hit your brother,” or “If you touch the stove, it will burn you,” or “Say no to drugs!” five million times, but when it comes to sex and/or pornography–eeek!–we think we can have one talk, pat ourselves on the back, and go on… Read More How To Teach Kids About (*GASP*) Pornography
Pornography. It’s a nasty word. Most of us don’t like to talk about or think about it, much less teach our kids about it. It’s a plague of the worst kind, silently destroying families from the inside out, ensnaring good men (and women), and brutally enslaving teens and children in more than one way. Worldwide,… Read More White Ribbon Against Pornography: A Resource Guide
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