Posts by: marnie

Cheetos for Breakfast, Porn for Dinner.

Early on in the parenting journey, a lot of time is spent on feeding the kid.  First it might be focused on a mom’s milk supply, then introducing solids in the right order, then ensuring they eat a healthy variety of foods, then ensuring they don’t exclusively eat crap. Tremendous efforts are taken to understand … Continue Reading »

Private Time in the Loo: What are the rules in your house?

When my kids were toddlers, it was impossible to pee without them joining me in the bathroom.  They generally hung off a leg or insisted on sitting on my lap.  As that particular form of attachment lessened, I relished the 90 seconds of privacy I could grab. It was the ultimate experience of ‘me time’.  … Continue Reading »

Behind the Polka Dot Door – Trojan style

Remember Polkaroo? Let me take you back to the long-running kid’s TV series produced and broadcast by TVOntario from 1971 until 1993 which was set in a large playhouse.  I watched that show – in the early years – and will always remember Marigold, Humpty and Dumpty.  But I especially loved it when I was … Continue Reading »

I Heart Public Swimming Pool Change Rooms

I’m a swimmer.  So in a good week, I make my way to a community pool a couple of times.  And while I love love love an empty pool, where no one clips my heels (pretending to be faster than me), I kind of love a crowded change room. I don’t like the clumps of … Continue Reading »

Vaginas don’t have tastebuds

I love hearing about kids that are making logical connections about sex.  ‘But vaginas don’t have tastebuds’ was an 11 year olds response when her older brother declared that he had been to a store that had grape flavored condoms. First I thought about how smart she is.  Then it reminded me of bubble gum … Continue Reading »

Ohhhh, Sexy Lady

Psy, Gangnam Style’s now iconic singing sensation brought the word sexy to our toddlers. My youngest, when singing and executing the Oppa Gangnam style dance moves, alternates between saying ‘sixy’ or ‘sucksy’ which I quite enjoy, but truth is ‘sexy’ is a word in the lexicon of my young children. Living in the hyper-sexualized culture … Continue Reading »

The Motion in the Ocean

At some point during adolescence, boys figure out that there is a perceived correlation between penis size and stud factor.  All you have to do is watch Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights to understand that his impressively large shlong was substantially responsible for his success in the porn business. Starting around puberty, boys start picking … Continue Reading »

A view on vulvas.

A lot of people say vagina when they actually mean vulva. Both are good words and ought to be used where appropriate, I think. The vagina is inside a female’s body.  It’s essentially a tube or passage way that goes from the outside of the body to the cervix, which is the doorway to the … Continue Reading »

I Keep Finding Clit

When I play boggle with my son. It’s a legitimate word, right?  Or do you play that short forms are not allowed?  Either way, I’ve played two games in the last 3 days where I found – and didn’t write down – the word clit. Why didn’t I?  He doesn’t know the word or the … Continue Reading »