Do Moms Have A Wonder Woman Complex?

Wonder Woman Complex

By: Shannon Ralph I drink my coffee at work from a Wonder Woman mug. In my office cubicle sits a little Wonder Woman action figure that smiles at me every morning as her boot-clad legs dangle from my shelf. It was a gift from a co-worker. The perfect gift for a Wonder Woman obsessed geek. […]

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A Lesbian Mom Struggle with the Men’s Restroom

when is the right age to let your children go in the men's restroom alone?

By: Shannon Ralph “I see penises.” Imagine this line delivered with the same lack of inflection use by the little boy in The Sixth Sense who said “I see dead people.” This is the reaction I received from my son recently when I let him use a public men’s room. Never mind that we were […]

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Summer: Is Camp For The Kids Or The Parents?

summer splash

By: Shannon Ralph I swore I wouldn’t do it. I promised myself I would never be one of those parents. You know the parents I am talking about. The ones who believe summer vacation should be a time of cultural “enrichment” for their children. The parents who sign their kids up for Cantonese lessons over the […]

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11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand

raising boys

By: Shannon Ralph Years ago, when my children were nothing more than an unsuspecting twinkle in my eye, I had a vision of what parenthood would look like. In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were Disney princesses and Dora the Explorer. […]

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Hobby Lobby: I Object!

Hobby lobby

By Shannon Ralph   There have been many articles written about the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. Most have scoffed at the premise that one person’s religion trumps another person’s healthcare decisions. Several have justifiably lamented the ridiculousness of a company—a non-human entity—having its “religious liberties” threatened. Some have warned of […]

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Mama Told Me There’d Be Days Like These

bad days

By Shannon Ralph There are days when you think you are actually doing pretty well at this parenting gig. Days when your children seem almost content.Almost happy. Days when you are in the zone—the parenting zone. You all know what I mean, right? Days when you look at your children and you think maybe—just maybe—their […]

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