Weekend Reads: It’s Hard on Them Too, Millennial Moms, and Security Moms?

Happy Weekend Readers! It’s April 2nd, which just so happens to be International Children’s Book Day. Sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People,  the day is celecrated on or around the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson and is devoted to bringing books and young people together around the world. Speaking …


Weekend Reads: Stop Torturing Shy Kids, Naked Parents, and More Trump Fallout

Happy Weekend Readers, I hope everyone had a fun and productive week. I had a week of persistent bronchitis so that was fun (cough…cough.) It’s Ok for kids to be shy, and we should be respecting their boundaries rather than pushing them into social interactions they aren’t ready for. Some …

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Being Pro-choice is Not Just About Supporting Abortion Rights

I was at Target with our four children (ages three to nine) when I heard the whispered comment: The condom aisle is that way. You do know how those things are made, right? My face filled with heat, and I turned to respond, but realized that he was gone, and I …

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We’re Pro Choice… Deal With It

So I caused a little flare up on the Grounded Parents Facebook Page when I shared this satisfying rant from friend of the network and FtBlogger Dana Hunter at En Tequila Es Verdad  Two old white men whine about abortion. (Well, they also lie extravagantly, but I just want to …

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We Must Protect the Children!!!

Several months ago, our school district began the long process to review, update and revise its human growth and development curriculum – which hadn’t been done since the 1980s. Not that anything has changed since then *sarcasm.* Actually, quite a bit has changed, namely, we know a lot about what works (comprehensive sexuality …

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Dead Babies: What Lengths, For What Purpose?

“Originally I was just doing it to bring people’s awareness to what babies look like that young, and with the abortions and everything that’s going on with Planned Parenthood it’s just made me so upset,” said Ellis. I came across a disturbing article that tries to link a miscarriage to …


Dear Planned Parenthood: You ROCK for Helping Patients Donate Fetal Tissue

It’s not a day that ends in “y” if anti-choice extremists don’t try to discredit or defund Planned Parenthood. When I worked for a Planned Parenthood affiliate, extremist terrorist groups targeted us, along with other affiliates relentlessly. Groups like Live Action and its spin-off the Center for Medical Progress used a variety of tactics to try …


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 …

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Damn it, Planned Parenthood. Don’t Use Sexism to Convince Me to Oust Scott Walker

Update from author at 2 pm Oct 23rd, 2014: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin reached out to me early this afternoon. I had an informative and cordial conversation with the VP of Development and Communication. She and their team appreciate my input and are planning to post a revised version of …

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You Need Kids Like A Hole In The Head

I don’t mean to make anyone here feel real stupid or anything but I’m a certified college graduate. That’s right, I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology so I know a hella lot about human development. I’m more than a little proud to say that I took no less than …