If you follow my blog, you will probably recognize this amazing guy. I have been following Forest Benedict’s work for years, and finally had time to sit down and interview him for the Media Savvy Moms podcast a few weeks ago. Woot! Listen to the episode here: Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter with Forest Benedict… Read More Dear Porn: An Interview for Parents — Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP
For many, the #MeToo Movement might be just flash in the pan. A fly-by-night headline that goes viral for a while and then vanishes with yesterday’s tweets. But not for me. Just like a giant game of “telephone,” this movement has become so widespread and muddled that many of us don’t have a clue where… Read More #Me Too: A Place to Start
The air is getting cooler, and as I catch the scent of autumn leaves on the breeze several images come to mind. School buses, backpacks, trick-or-treating and … white ribbons. White Ribbon Against Pornography Week, which always begins on the last Sunday of October, is 10/29 – 11/4 this year. And to help celebrate, I’d… Read More WRAP Resources: Life After Lust
First, let me say HAPPY FATHER’S DAY this Sunday to all the dads in my life … but especially this one, MY Daddy. Dads make me smile. I have been organizing pictures this week and burst out laughing when I came across the sequence below. I often have duplicates and sequences because like many parents,… Read More Man help
[Update, May 2019: In one of our most popular episodes on the Media Savvy Moms podcast, we teach parents how to Give Kids a Construction Site: a safe place where they can talk to you about anything! That’s because it’s an analogy so many children–especially our kids–can identify with. (Of course, between the two of… Read More Construction Birthday Party? Nailed it!
It’s parent-teacher conference time. And for the first time, I had two in one day. And wow! They were so different from each other! It has really made me reflect on how unique my two boys are. It’s funny isn’t it? You have your first kid. You think you have the parenting thing figured out. Then the… Read More Two little turkeys
I’ve been following the work of Forest Benedict, LMFT, SATP-C, (see full bio below) for some time now … but when I discovered this piece I knew I had to share it with my readers. In his typical style, Forest flourishes his paintbrush across the words like few others can. Actually, this is a teaser–an excerpt from… Read More Dear Porn: A Father’s Letter