Am I Mom Enough? To My Kids I Am And That’s All That Matters.

Am I Mom Enough? To My Kids I Am And That’s All That Matters. From GoodVibesBlog.com  MAY 11, 2012   THE MAMASUTRA Americans are in quite a tizzy around Time Magazine’s cover article: “Are you MOM ENOUGH?”  (Emphasis and bold from Time Magazine themselves).  It seems regardless of your political stance, the controversy surrounds two areas: The Picture What is so controversial about this picture? (see below for the full image) I’m sure Europeans are chuckling to themselves about the hubbub.  In my opinion Time...

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Follow up: A Parent’s Guide to Using the Internet for Sex Ed

Follow up: A Parent’s Guide to Using the Internet for Sex Ed Originally published on GoodVibesBlog.com  MARCH 16, 2012   THE MAMASUTRA   3 COMMENTS The other day, as I wrote the post to help parents with using online content to talk to your kids, I made a reference to Isabella Rossellini’s series “Green Porno”. While I was writing, Marcia, Cindy, and I watched probably 20 of the 28 videos together. The girls got a little bored and wandered off after a while. About 15 minutes later,...

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A Parent’s Guide to Using the Internet for Sex Ed

Originally published MARCH 14, 2012  on GoodVibesBlog.com     THE MAMASUTRA Children’s curiosity is ok.  As they grow, it’s important to mindfully attend to what things they are interested in and then, as their parent, guide them as best you can.  Here are a couple examples. Recently, my friend Jean’s daughter Kelly has had a bit of a fixation on breasts. A few times she’s asked to see mine. Other times she just wants to touch my breasts. Personally, I am a...

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Puberty Happens

My oldest daughter Marcia is nine years old and in the fourth grade. “Puberty Education” does not happen until the NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR where we live here in Northern California.  Lots of the girls in her grade are starting to notice changes in their bodies and their mothers are left wondering what to do.   Some mothers have reached out to the school counselor to form a “girl’s group where these girls meet with the counselor to talk about pre-puberty...

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How to Survive Parents Judging Other Parents

Occasionally, my editor Charlie Glickman sends suggestions for blog posts to me and other Sexy Mamas Bloggers.  Here is a recent one: I was chatting with a friend the other day about talking with kids about sex and she mentioned something interesting. Part of her resistance to doing so, despite her awareness of the value of it, is her concern that she’ll have to deal with the fallout if her kid passes information along to other kids, who then tell...

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What is “sexy”?

The other day, my daughter Cindy (7) used the word "sexy".  Initially I laughed because of how she was using it.  Then I realized I have never defined this word for her and yet here she was deriving a definition somehow.  I asked her, Me: "Baby, what does sexy mean?" Cindy: "Sexy is when two people kiss three times without taking their lips apart." Me: *giggle* "That's pretty good..." Cindy, interrupting to offer more: "It's also when a woman walks like this" and then she...

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Naughty Christmas Cookies? Is that Sacrilege?

This year was the first year in a long time that I made and decorated Sugar Cookies for the Holidays with my girls.  I used to bake a TON but pretty much gave up after needing to go gluten-free; This year I decided to give gluten-free baking a go (Spoiler Alert: Huge Success!).  My daughters looked forward with much anticipation to rolling out the dough, and cutting out the shapes, and frosting, etc. etc. We made the dough from...

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Sweet Transvestite from … Suburbia??

I recently wrote about Parental Displays of Affection.  In it, I talked about how we tend to desexualize our parents. A guy friend of mine was a big fan of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Actually he still is.  He told me he used to go to the late night shows with his friends in high school and college and that they would all get dressed up as characters in the movie and be active participants.  His costume was Dr....

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Training Bras, Tweens, and Breasts…Oh My!

or Introducing the Over-The-Shoulder-Boulder-Holder to a Tween I’ve noticed; my baby is growing up! Well, this is no surprise really.  I’ve known for a while.  Little things keep happening… she gets pretty crabby, teary, ecstatic around the same time of the month as I do, her skin seems to be changing, I have noticed little blemishes on her face.  You know, the usual. But the other day, Marcia was sitting down on the couch wearing a lightweight, shirred top.  I looked over...

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Their First Banana Hammock

From time to time, my daughters and I check out new music on iTunes. Well, the other day, we started with looking to see what was new on the Top Charts. That day, the song that was number one on the Singles Chart for Music Videos was LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyx6JDQCslE&ob=av2e In iTunes you can view a 30 second preview, so that’s what I clicked. It was roughly the first 30 seconds of this video. I was not...

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