Why This Prude Mother Is Sticking Up for Teen Vogue

The Internet is losing its mind over a recent Teen Vogue article about anal sex, with the crusade leader (a fellow parenting blogger) encouraging people to burn any copies of the magazine they can get their hands on, as well as request business owners to pull the publication from its shelves. Her perspective is Teen Vogue is providing children ages 11-17 a handbook on how to be sodomized. (She might not be aware that according to research done by MRI, the median age of Teen Vogue is closer to 24.)…

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On Growing Into My Motherhood

At 24, home meant a rundown farm house that was a bit off the grid in the Maryland countryside. My partner and I had been together only a few months and hastily moved there when I discovered I was pregnant. The house belonged to my grandfather, a wealthy lawyer with a taste for liquor which I’d undoubtedly inherited. He was now living in a nursing home, suffering end-stage dementia. Though its carpet smelled like mildew and the spiders were as big as my fist, that house was our saving grace….

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Should My Child Swim Alone?

How much do you enjoy going to the pool as a family? I often wish I could stay home and watch a show instead of overseeing my children at the neighborhood pool, but kids want t swim and off to the pool I go. I recently found out that my daughter can go to the pool on her own when she turns ten.  She is excited, but I am a bit concerned—is she REALLY ok being in the water without me watching her every move? Kristie, the general manager of…

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A Summer Bucket List for Mom

Every summer I vow to make a summertime bucket list with my family. Have you ever seen one? They’re a list of ideas to spark a summer full of enjoyment and learning. They can be as ambitious as a trip abroad, as fun as a day at the zoo, or as simple as a campout in the backyard. Maybe there’s a series of books you would like to read as a family. You could try every flavor of ice cream at Baskin Robbins or Ben & Jerry’s. The goals’ budget…

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Top Ten Tips to Find the Perfect Daycare

Congratulations! You just had your first baby. You have enjoyed every minute you have spent with your new bundle so far, but you still need to pay the mortgage, so it’s time to head back to work. Maternity leave is never long enough and it feels like it zooms by in record time. Now is the time to find the perfect daycare for your baby. You want to find the perfect match for your family, and with these Top Ten Tips, you will have smooth sailing. Top Ten Tips to…

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