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Why I Talk to My Kids About Their Bodies | Tales from an Unfiltered Parent

Recently I’ve seen several articles suggesting we shouldn’t be talking to our kids, specifically our daughters about their bodies. The headline of one in particular is something like “How to talk to your daughter about her body. Step one: Don’t talk to her about her body”. And I understand that we don’t want to encourage body negativity or unhealthy fixation, but I don’t agree with avoiding the topic as the best way to do this. In fact, I’m quite the…

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Six Things I Tell My Kids about Sex and Pregnancy | Tales from an Unfiltered Parent

I grew up in a conservative home and religion and as such, sex before marriage was a big no no and seen as shameful. It also wasn’t something discussed other than to say “don’t do it” which I suppose works for some people, it’s just really not my jam. I actually don’t know how to say that without a real life reason (ie. not a religious reason) or how to not talk openly about things. My kids are 14 and…

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The Kaleidoscope Effect of Women Empowering Women

I am so incredibly excited to tell you about my new Facebook group {click either image below} and hopefully welcome you as we create an incredible and empowering group together. It isn’t a one size fits all and in fact, I want and welcome women from different walks of life.  This group is a safe space to share and support and grow. What I’ve learned and continue to see is that we as women HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER. Yes,…

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Orange/Almond Salad

This is probably my favorite salad of all time. I love making homemade dressing and being able to have a pretty salad to put it on just makes it even better….and more delicious! For the dressing, blend together: 2 chopped green onion stalks 1/3 cup vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp prepared mustard 1 cup vegetable oil (added slowly while blending)…Mazola, Canola, or Crisco…though Olive oil can be used as well And, to make a pretty salad to put it…

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Consent Isn’t Just About Sex | Tales from an Unfiltered Parent

For a while now, there’s been a lot of talk around here about changes in the sex education curriculum. And while I’m in favour of them, I can understand some of the initial hesitation and fears people are having….except for one topic in particular: Consent. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would oppose it. I’ve heard of people shocked and upset at the idea of teaching kindergarten aged kids about consent. And I’m over here shocked…

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Celebrate Your Year with Holiday Cards from Minted

You know the drill…. Stress over coordinating outfits, wrestling the kids into clothes they may not love, and get everyone to pose together and smile and look at the camera AT THE SAME TIME…. But seriously. One photo, you just need one photo. No silly-ness – I once told my kids not to be themselves but to be who I want them to be. Ha! If you’re lucky, you end up with a whole lot more than one which is…

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There Is No Closet Here

I heard the chatter, the whispers, the suspicions. But I never understood it. I was maybe about 14 and we were putting together a play with our youth group. We all participated but there was one boy, a few years older than me who didn’t just enjoy it, he thrived in it. He was a “theatre boy” through and through and as you can imagine, in our church group that meant something. Because he must be gay, right?! Now I’ve…

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You Weren’t Invited Because You’re a Boy | Tales from an Unfiltered Parent

I didn’t know how to react. I know that some parents do same gender birthday parties though I’ve honestly never understood it UNLESS all your child’s friends happen to be all the same gender. But that was not the case here and Jonah and this girl were in a group that had been friends since birth. They were never not at each other’s parties and most of their childhood memories until that point involved each other. So when this birthday…

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If I Had An Online Dating Profile….

About Me: I’m not looking for a husband. I don’t want a boyfriend. And I’m not interested in hookups. Also: I don’t like to go out.  {delete} I don’t like to go out and I’m broke.  {delete} I don’t like to go out, I’m broke, and I won’t let you pay for my dinner.  {delete} Must like hibernating , food, and Netflix.  {delete} See first photo…. But I won’t let you come to my house so maybe we should just…

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You Won’t Find Me On Online Dating Sites

I’m not even technically divorced though have been separated for just over 2 years now. I know that online dating is the thing to do and although I totally support it and think it can be a great way to meet people, you won’t find me on any sites. Nope, not even one. Here’s why: I’m not looking for a boyfriend and I’m not looking for a husband. And I’m not looking for hookups either (sorry Tinder).  I don’t plan…

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