Raising a Son: I Don't "Get" Boys

Raising a son: It's very different from raising a daughter. Not in some ways, but in others -- it's a completely different experience. I'm not talking just about pointing the peepee down when changing diapers (a lesson I sincerely wish someone had mentioned before I went through a week of leaking diapers; postpartum, with no sleep, it took a ridiculously long time for me to clue in). I'm not even talking about learning all of the names of farm equipment and construction vehicles, or understanding why fire engines and trash trucks are so fascinating. I'm talking about the deeper things. I'm talking about masculinity....more
You are so right. They ARE different from boys. I remember when a young boy came over to play ... more

Jessica Simpson Pregnant Again Just Seven Months After Giving Birth!

So Jessica Simpson is pregnant again. An “unexpected” pregnancy, 7 months after she gave birth to her first daughter.I’m happy for her. Surprises happen. I’m sure it will all be fine. What’s there to judge?...more
The ONLY reason this became "cover-worthy news" is because Jessica has made a huge deal of her ... more

Fat, Thin, Healthy - Which is it?

Society says that thin people are fit people. I'm not talking 'healthy', I'm talking 'fit'. You can argue if you want, but you know it is true. All those health and fitness magazines don't have large size models. But, many of us DO know that a larger person isn't necessarily an unhealthy person just as being thin doesn't make you healthy or physically fit. ...more
Hilarious. I volunteer to help you shout encouragements to those skinny, long-necked ectomorphs. ... more

Ashley Judd Tongue Lashes Culture of Criticism; It Burns

Have you read the piece that Ashley Judd wrote for The Daily Beast about the recent media attack on her "puffy face", but moreover about how not okay it is that such attacks even take place?  Because you really should....more
Well said. And don't worry about having "egg on your face." It's great for your ... more

How Strict Are You with Food Expiration and Best By Dates?

[Editor's Note: Ugh. The very idea of eating expired yogurt makes me queasy. I'm really picky about expiration dates on dairy goods -- on other foods, not so much. How about you? Would you eat yogurt that expired yesterday? - Denise] ...more
Alas, the cheapskate in me can't resist the bargains you get on "just expired" products. I'll ... more

Don’t Let Your Site be a Sitting Duck for Hackers

Be hack smart on the World Wide WebLet me start by saying that I love, love, love WordPress. However, since it is an open source content management system, you must be careful what you download and you must be vigilant with the management of your site at all times. My blog is just a very tiny guppy in the big ocean that is the World Wide Web. So, how shocked was I to learn that my site was hacked? Honestly, I didn’t think it would happen....more
This is a fantastic piece, and very, very helpful. Nice job. I'm going to try all of these ... more

What Do You Tell an Expectant Mom About Childbirth? Nothing!

"Wow," the young woman said, "three girls. So how was your first childbirth?" Uh-oh. Careful now, I told myself. Because that's a very telling question. Notice she didn't say: "What's it like having three girls?" or my personal favorite, "You don't look old enough to have three kids." She said, "How was the childbirth?"...more
 @alienbody I can't understand people who get their jollies scaring the bejeebers out of ... more

What Do You Tell an Expectant Mom About Childbirth? Nothing!

"Wow," the young woman said, "three girls. So how was your first childbirth?" Uh-oh. Careful now, I told myself. Because that's a very telling question. Notice she didn't say: "What's it like having three girls?" or my personal favorite, "You don't look old enough to have three kids." She said, "How was the childbirth?"...more
@bellejarblog What I learned from my pregnancies? I survived! No one has to know the other ... more

Do Humans Have a Mating Season?

Have you ever wondered if your horniness varies with the seasons? If you're more inclined to mating behavior, say, in the fall or something? After all, other species have "mating seasons." Presumably this wouldn't apply to us, as females of the human species are available for mating much more often than once a year, but is there seasonal variation anyway? ...more
Absolutely, yes. I wrote a blog about it at Whorrified (It's Mating Season. Act Quickly!)  Oops! ... more

Do You Really Need a Stronger Vagina?

I was probably 12 or 13 when Cosmopolitan magazine first taught me about my pelvic floor. Well, more accurately, they taught me about Kegels and how all women should be doing them to strengthen their pelvic floor, and also their vaginas! A pelvic floor should be strong. And so should our vaginas!...more
Shocker: God knows best! (P.S. Can I still do Kegels? Cuz they feel good!) http://www.whorrified.ca/ more