O mother, what is it to be a man? Sex ed at the Fishers

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On the way home from a Scooby Doo birthday party, my punky little daughter suddenly says, "Mama, how do wimmin get preg-a-nent?"She is kid #7, and I honestly can't remember how much she already knows, so I start vague: "Oh, well, when a man and a woman love each other very much [shut up, that's a fine way to start this conversation!], one way they show each other that they love each other is they can put their bodies together in a very special way, and if the timing is just right, then the … [Read more...]

Mom, we’re out of salted butt.

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I finally got around to taping a note pad to the refrigerator, so people can let me know when we run out of stuff, and I can buy more. So this is what I get:   SALTED butter YES! pencil lead red beans Salted Butler Salted Butt you're a butt -yes- And here I thought that butt was the one thing we had plenty of.  Also worth noting: some of these items are in my husband's handwriting. … [Read more...]

March for Life, in person or in spirit

on the day you were born

 As massive as the crowds of pro-lifers are at the March for Life, there are even more of us at home, commemorating this dreadful anniversary in various ways.Read the rest at the Register.  Image is from a screenshot of Reading Rainbow's featured book, On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier   … [Read more...]

Supreme Court will not hear confession confidentiality petition

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By Ib Rasmussen (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Not good: U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Baton Rouge Catholic confession case.Backstory: A young woman is going to testify in a civil suit against the Diocese of Baton Rouge. She says that, when she was a girl, she revealed during confession that a member of the parish (who has since died) was molesting her, and that the priest told her she should hush it up.Every priest who hears something during confession is morally o … [Read more...]

Raising safe, independent kids

 It's good and natural for parents to want to keep their kids safe, but it's healthy for the entire family to acknowledge that our main job as parents is to prepare kids for the rest of their lives. A kid who has never learned to judge for himself when it's safe to cross the street is a kid who is unsafe.Read the rest at the Register. … [Read more...]

Francis Fudd

rabbits are coming

That being said, maybe it's just my aching tailbone talking, but I'm thirty-six weeks pregnant with baby #10, and something cranky in me wants this to lead off the Pope's next in-flight movie:I'm multiplyin', see? I'm multiplyin'! … [Read more...]

About the Pope’s “don’t be like rabbits” remark UPDATED

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   Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons First, kudos for Erin of Bearing Blog for spurring me to reread the full transcript of the Pope's recent in-flight remarks. He didn't precisely say "Catholics shouldn't be like rabbits" (and he never used the word "breed" at all). What happened was that the reporter asked him what he thought about the idea that so many in the Philippines are poor because of the Church's ban on contraception. The Pope replied: God gives you means to be r … [Read more...]


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