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A Mom’s Response to #MeToo

The last few days, my newsfeed has been filled with #MeToo. Seeing women’s public responses has been eye-opening, moving, empowering, and disheartening. Yesterday evening, I scrolled through testimony after testimony about sexual harassment and assault, each story weighing heavier and heavier on my heart. Looking up, my tear-filled eyes first landed on my beautiful daughter, […]

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True Life: My Marriage Helped Me Heal from Childhood Rape Trauma

Emotional trauma, especially traumatic events in childhood, can rewire the brain to create innate reactions like panic, terror, anger, etc. in potentially similar situations. Psychologically speaking, it’s the most basic form of self-preservation. Shortly after I got married, deep, old wounds re-opened, and I knew I would have a rough road ahead.  When I was […]

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Talking to Children About Sex: 10 Things All Parents Should Do

Say it loud, say it proud — Penis! Vagina! Masturbation! Piece of cake, right? Now say that in front of your kid… Believe it or not, talking about sex with our children is easy; at least when compared to talking to our children about healthy and safe relationships. I recently attended an event hosted by YES […]

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Parenting Script: 5 Tips on Sexual Abuse Prevention

This series is in response to Where’s My Parenting Script?! Please check back each Wednesday in the month of August for more tips. As noted in the first post of this series with all the increased awareness around safety today, it can become overwhelming to know what topics to cover and when. But when we […]

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