A huge shout out to TEDx Renfrew Collingwood for hosting this event. And to my fellow speakers too. It was a great day full of inspired big ideas.
An elementary school in Langley British Columbia has been in the news for the last few days because it recently implemented a ‘no-hands’ recess policy for kids in kindergarden. Ya, you read that right. Because of a number of injuries, the school has ‘ban[ned] all forms of hands-on play’. This includes ‘tag, holding hands and … Continue Reading »
Vancouver’s Telus World of Science has always been a great destination for my family. Whether a place to let my pre-schoolers run and climb or a place for my elementary aged kids to explore, test, feel, watch live shows and learn through experience. I heart Science World. When Science World announced that The Science of … Continue Reading »
The pill was a game changer. I bow down to its creators – activist Margaret Sanger, Endocrinologist Gregory Pincus, chemist Carl Dieresis, Gynecologist John Rock and biologist, feminist and heiress Katherine McCormick. In 1960, when the pill was approved for contraceptive use in the US, it changed how women exercise self- determination. Imagine always fearing … Continue Reading »
I honestly have no idea why Kim Kardashian is famous and can’t name her sisters. To me, Farrah was the second hottest Angel (after Kate Jackson of course) and Demi is still married to Bruce Willis. Ok, I’m not being honest on the last one – I know Demi moved on to Ashton and I … Continue Reading »
Teach your kids about dirty talk (’cause it builds open communication, supports enthusiastic consent and is hot).
I imagined her lying flat on her back, being fucked. Thirteen years young and engaging in sexual intercourse. Physiologically old enough to get pregnant, emotionally unprepared for sex. I don’t hold firm ideas about ‘the right age for doing it’ but when I sat across from a young woman and her friend, to provide sexual … Continue Reading »
The testes are veritable dynamos of manufacturing power, churning out about 1000 sperm per second, or about 30 billion – yes, billion – per year. Mathematically speaking, 10 to 20 ejaculations hold enough sperm to populate the earth. Human sexuality in a world of diversity Rathus Nevid Fitness-Rathus Herold & McKay So it’s not the … Continue Reading »
Your daughter just had a pregnancy scare. She was freaked out but maybe not as much as you. What are you going to do about it now that she is comfortably on the couch, a pad with wings between her legs and the hot water bottle resting on her belly? While archaic responses like the … Continue Reading »
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 »
Kids are so smart. And with the internet at our teenagers fingertips almost all the time, there is amazing opportunity for learning. Even about sex. We are chronically overwhelmed and frightened for your kids though, aren’t we? Sexual predators and perversions are lurking everywhere. Innocent google searches will expose our young to sex workers and … Continue Reading »