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Normalize Not Scandalize

Last week a journalist from Denmark reached out to me. She wants to know, and apparently her readers at the Danish magazine she writes for also want to know, why parents in the US have such a hard time discussing sex and gender with our children while parents in Denmark find it quite natural. Damn. […]

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Feminist Father’s Day 2014: #feministfathersday

I’m sharing this call to make this Father’s Day a Feminist Father’s Day and for dads, papas, bapas, and all parents along the masculine gender spectrum to embrace feminism and resist misogyny in our families and society written by Tomas Moniz, Chris Crass and the Rad Dad Magazine Collective for Feminist Father’s Day 2014. In the wake […]

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June’s Resource Round Up!

Hiya parents! Every few weeks I check in with my folks on Facebook and twitter to see what resources they’re looking for. Based on last week’s responses I’ve got some good info to share. First up, from Lily: “How to help educate parents about normal [as if there is a normal, using it for lack […]

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Psst Here’s a Secret- We Deserve To Get Off As Much As We Want

Yeah, I get it. You’re busy and sex might not be a priority over doing the dishes, getting lunches together, paying the bills, and the hundreds of other tasks that make up your mile-long to-do list. But here’s the thing: If every time you’re graced with an hour to two to yourself and you choose […]

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Yes ALL Women

I am so sad for the families mourning their children right now. I would be a complete mess if either of my sons lives were cut short in any circumstance. I’m so excited for them to grow up and begin their adulthood adventures. But to lose your child to a hate crime? The age of […]

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Horse Stance

When love takes you by the hand and asks you what you are afraid of… how quickly do you answer? And do you trust the answer that slips from your lips the fastest or is it the truth lingering in the back of your throat? Is the truth found in unbroken eye contact or is […]

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Balancing Acts

…as in the actions that balance us. The gives and takes that lightens our burdens or increases our strengths. The movement that keeps us centered. Every Equinox I post something about the beauty of balance. Just like how at every Solstice I write about the thrill of submersion. I’m a day late for the Spring […]

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Mothers with dangerous voices.

Today is the shared birthday of three woman who inspire me in all parts of my life- my parenting, my studies, my activism, my art, my sexuality, my feminism and my belief in radical love: Yoko Ono, Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. This post is dedicated to these three brilliant brave women.  So you become […]

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Chipped China

My 14 year old is doing the dishes and says, “Mom? Shouldn’t we throw this coffee mug away? It’s chipped.” “I like the chip in it! It’s shaped like a heart! It’s a love mug!” I tell him. “Besides, that’s Karen & Lo’s mug, we can’t get rid of it.” “Only you would see love […]

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Living the Improbable Path

I’m going to start this post by partially quoting Sarah (or Dopp if you’re a nasty): “…becoming just as boring, complacent, uninspiring, and useless as I feared I would if I ever chose a traditional path over living an extraordinary story.” That’s a helluva a confession to make. It was the “living an extraordinary story” […]

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