Respecting Agency in Parenting

I love the following from Chieko N. Okazaki.  What wise wisdom from one of our endeared leaders: Perhaps because I was a teacher, I knew that children had their own individuality. Whenever I saw a parent trying too hard to make one child fit the family mold, I flinched a little. I knew there would [Read More...]

Finding your ACE Score

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study I recommend we familiarize ourselves with.  The reality that childhood trauma affects our health, social, and economic wellbeing is one that needs addressing.  Especially behavior that can often be seen through the religious lens of “sin” instead of seeing a larger picture that can often be much more complicated. Figuring out your [Read More...]

How do I teach my kids about pornography?

How do you teach your kids about the bad that pornography can do but not teach them they will spiritually die if they look at it?  In other words, teach the dangers without over exaggerating them?   This is a great question.  Especially since the trend I have seen within our culture is that the [Read More...]

My toddler is touching his rectum. Is this normal?

I found your blog and hoped to have you ease my mind. My son is struggling in day care and screams historically.  I hate that he is even in daycare so this is hard for me to begin with. But now he has started steering his finger into his rectum every time I take his [Read More...]

Part of Panel on Mormon Matters re Virtue

I was recently involved on a panel discussion over at Mormon Matters regarding “virtue.”  Here is the description from Dan Wotherspoon: So often in Mormon discourse, the term “virtue” is treated almost exclusively as relating to sexual purity, chastity, and virginity, completely missing its much broader and wonderfully expansive meanings. Similarly, most talk about “morality,” [Read More...]

Postpartum Depression Podcast

I interview “Sarah,” an LDS mother of four who has a history of depression starting in adolescence followed by a serious bout of postpartum depression after the birth of her second child.  She also interviews Jamie Bodily, mother of five and certified doula through toLABOR regarding her experience and knowledge regarding postpartum depression.  Jamie has [Read More...]

Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective

Check out my newest podcast interview on Mormon Mental Health looking at miscarriage through a Mormon perspective.  Thank you to Jenni Brighton for an excellent interview and her work helping to develop The Amethyst Network.   Mormon Mental Health: Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective Part 1 Mormon Mental Health: Miscarriage from an LDS Perspective Part 2 [Read more...]

Great Book for Boys

A long time ago, somebody asked me if I knew any books out there written for boys which were similar to the ones that American Girl  puts out in their Be Your Best series.  I finally came across one that I really like: The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up [Read More...]

To circumcise or not to circumcise?

My husband and I just recently had our second child, a son. We were planning on circumcising him as my husband is circumcised but as we got closer to actually going through with it my husband and I felt uneasy about it, did some research and decided that we are not going to circumcise our [Read More...]

My 7 year old won’t stop playing with himself…

I have a son who is about to turn 8 who for the most part never really grew out of the phase where he found out the pleasure that can come from his genitalia.  He generally “humps” things until it makes him go pee.  This can happen a few times a week.Normal thought says this [Read More...]


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