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Human Predators: Four Features and Four Phases of Assault

My college orientation sessions in the late ’90’s included tips like carrying a rape whistle, but none of the recommended safety measures prepared me for…

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The One Thing Doctors, Doulas, Moms, & Midwives All Want

As a feminist, a lover of birth, and a physician, I struggle every time I read people’s stories of birth trauma. Improving Birth’s “Break the…

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Baffling Baby Names (by Category)

Disclaimers: 1.  My husband’s name is Mickey (like the mouse & that great 80’s song). We named our children Kharis (Greek for grace) and Kai (Hawaiian for ocean). Kharis…

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I Survived my First Week as a Kindergartener’s Mom

The day before Kharis started Kindergarten – we got this in the mail: Her new teacher’s dogs sent a card! How cu-ute!  Her teacher was…

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Marriage: The Grass is Greener…

About a year and a half ago, Mickey and I got away for a few days to a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic. It…

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Our National Lampoon’s Family Vacation

“Sorry, Mama. Sorry.” My 2-year-old said as we drove over rumble strips. (Apparently he thought those vibrations and loud noises were coming from him.) We…

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Spanking Part 2: Modifying Baa’d Behavior (Guest Post)

This is a guest post written by Jesse Prentiss as part of a two-part series on spanking. The point of this series is, of course, to…

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