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Princesses

A lot of geeks are really into Disney. So much so that Disney mash-ups are one of the most popular areas of focus in geek art. But even without the mash-ups, Disney is a strong stand-alone fandom.

I’m not against Disney, there are a lot of Disney movies that I love. (Like Alice in Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh.)
And a lot that I just didn’t enjoy nor appreciate my children watching. (Like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.)

To be honest, I never really could get into some of the stories, mostly the princess stories.

P is for Princess (1)

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Ironman

As the mother of both a boy and a girl, I find that I walk a fine line in our society. I disagree with the emasculation of boys and find it ridiculous how so many boys are not permitted to play in ways that come naturally to them. I disagree with the sexualization of girls and find it dangerous how many girls are encouraged to find self-worth in their appearances.

Both of my children are fans of Marvel, enjoying the comic books, movies, cartoons, costumes, and action figures of Spiderman, X-Men, and Avengers. Many of their favorite superheroes and villains haven’t been cast into the movies and they’ve both been known to school children twice their age about the Marvel universe. I take a lot of pride in their passion and encourage them in any way I can.

That said, sometimes I find myself struggling with the messages and themes in many comic books, cartoons, and movies. One character who is most obviously a struggle is Ironman.

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How to Talk to Kids About Sex

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex - Real Life Conversations transcribed by a Real Mom

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex, part 5

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex5

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex, part 4

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex4

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex, part 3

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex3

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex, part 2

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex2

For that reason, I’ve started transcribing some of these conversations to share with you, my readers. (more…)

How to Talk to Kids About Sex, part 1

I often hear people ask the question, to their friends or on parenting forums, “How do I talk to my child about sex?”

This question has always confused me because talking to my children is something that has come rather naturally to me. There are parts of parenting that I struggle with, no doubt. For instance, remembering to wash their bed sheets and avoiding power struggles over meals. But for some odd reason, the topics of conversation which my peers often avoid with their own children are topics I do not feel quite so squeamish about.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex1 (more…)