Wednesday Reads: Kids Books About Empathy, Teen Pregnancy News, and My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy is Here!

Happy Wednesday Readers! Only two days left in August, the summer has slipped away from us and soon it will be Autumn. Which in Cincinnati means we’ll either get rain for 30 days or a week long heat wave. I just want to bake stuff with pumpkin spices dammit! Empathy …


Weekend Reads: Teen Births are Down, Small Town Parenting, and Why Vitamin D Matters

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s the first week of June, a weekend that should forever be celebrated as the Dianaversary because Wonder Woman hit the theaters and has already made 186 MILLION DOLLARS at the box office.  And it’s still opening weekend! We’re seeing it this afternoon! We’re very excited!!! Teen Births …


Foiling Fallacies – Women Who Use Abortion As Birth Control

This is my first post in a new series called Foiling Fallacies (FFS for short – which is generally what I mutter when someone uses a fallacy in an internet debate). In the series I will explore the examples that are often brought up to derail internet debates when all hope of …

FertilitySex and SexualityTraditions & Celebrations

March Madness… the season to get snipped? Or… “How I survived my vasectomy and watched way too much basketball.”

It is the first weekend of Spring, a time when a young man’s fancy turns to matters of love. Or so the case may be in other parts of the world. In the good old USA the first weekend of Spring heralds a different obsession, March Madness, the NCAA Men’s …


Let’s Hear it for Birth Control!

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear two cases – Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialty Store v. Sebelius – challenging the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that mandate most health insurance plans to cover contraception services and counseling at no cost to the insured. …

Missouri Capitol

Show Me Some Good Bills

Recently, I published two articles about bills in the Missouri House of Representatives that attack the teaching of evolution in public schools. Fortunately, neither bill has proceeded very far yet (both HB1472 and HB1587 have only been referred to committee), so maybe these bad bills will die natural deaths. But …