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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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Sometimes I Choose Myself Over My Kids

It’s okay, at one point I would have gasped too. We aren’t ever supposed to choose ourselves over our children – once we become parents, THEY become the priority. I get it, I really do, and my children are absolutely my highest priority. Always have been, always will be.  But I have learned that sometimes I get to matter too, in some cases, even more. Here are some ways I’ve chosen myself over them: Becoming an animal-free home Although becoming…

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Sign Me Up For The Selfie Revolution

In a time when self image seems to be at an all time low, seeing someone post selfies makes me happy. Let’s face it, people rarely post photos of themselves they don’t like so  it feels like they are saying *hey, I like how I look in this* – which to me is pure gold.  I’m such a huge fan of the selfie revolution and not just because I’m a selfie nut, an addict if you will. Ha! I really do love…

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Why I Don’t Care If There Is a God

This isn’t what you might think. This isn’t some public declaration to discredit God or those who believe in Him. Stay with me here because it’s not about that.  I want to talk about the way we treat people, the words we use and our actions. The reasons we are who we are….who we say we are and who we want to be, and why these things are important. Because you see, I don’t believe God can or should be…

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Client Feedback: Why Hailey is Rad!

Hailey genuinely cares about me and loves me as a person. She has helped me through my separation and divorce, the transition back to single life, through relationships, and the most important … she helped heal and change my heart to the point where I felt I was worth something and that I am here for a reason. The love and care she showed me changed my heart at the time I needed it the most. She didn’t know I…

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