Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby

October is Let’s Talk month.  Here are seven tips to make conversations about sex (and love, friendship, pubic hair, boundaries and other important topics) as painless and effective as possible. When my daughter was seven years old, she popped the question. “Mommy,” she queried, innocent blue eyes blinking up at me, nose wrinkled in confusion.…

Why 13 is Better than 3

Sure, there were some lovely things about the preschool years, but there’s also beauty in the early teens. Among my friends, it’s become something of a sport to gripe about our young teens. The sullen faces. The eye-rolls. The sinus-searing scent of their shoes. One dad I know, in the middle of a tirade about…