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Battling Separation Anxiety On All Fronts

As a young first time soon-to-be mother, pregnancy was the best time of my life. Being one with my baby, I felt every kick, every punch, and every hiccup. I read all the recommended “what to expect” and parenting books and {if you recall my past post Mom Rules Were Made to be Broken} even gave […]

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The Summons: The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome

Monday:The bell rings,and no sun in the sky.Daddy gathers wood.Mama cooks.We eat. In the dawn a girl watches her family, Mama, Daddy, and brother Ben, go off to work with Master Tucker’s other slaves, while she stays with the kids too young for field work with Miss Sarah Mae. But on Wednesday morning something is […]

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When Your Sex Toys Are Discovered

It’s hard to identify exactly how many women own/have owned vibrators, but some statistics suggest it’s about 50%. Then again who really cares about the numbers? For many women, buying a vibrator (or other sex toys) is a step toward taking control of your own sexual pleasure and demanding that you deserve to have a […]

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A GOP Lawmaker Used The Term ‘Consensual Rape’ While Talking About Abortions

A GOP lawmaker referred to “consensual rape” while discussing restrictive abortions So, here’s reason one million and one why men should not be making decisions about women’s bodies. Rep. Barry Hovis, a Republican legislator from Missouri, literally used the words “consensual rape” while arguing for abortion restrictions. He also made a few more disgusting statements […]

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What Happens When a Mommy Graduates

20 years ago, I graduated high school. And then I went on to college, moved to New Orleans, took my first job, met my husband and started a family. But today, 20 years later, I walk across the stage to be given a piece of paper that at one point in my life, was absolutely […]

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