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Dads Suffer Too: Helping Bereaved Fathers Cope with Loss

Tara Shafer is the founder of ReconceivingLoss.com, a site dedicated to helping parents cope with pregnancy and infant loss, especially through story sharing.  The German poet Friedrich Ruckert once wrote: “O you, refuge of your father/light of joy/extinguished all too soon” in reference to the death of his child. Following the stillbirth of our son in 2005, my […]

Dream Interpretation: I Delivered My Baby All By Myself

photo via Flickr Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it (18 and older only, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri: I had a  dream after two months […]

The Exact Perfect Way to Have “The Talk”

photo via Flickr We don’t know how we missed Julia Sweeney talking about giving The Talk to her curious 8-year-old daughter, but it’s definitely worth a reshare/revisit four years later. Parents, watch and learn (in some cases what not to do):     MORE LIKE THIS ON EMANDLO.COM: When Parents Text Moms Are Kinky People Too […]

New Movie Encourages Open Discussion of Pregnancy & Infant Loss

There’s a new movie set to come out in 2014 starring Minnie Driver called “Return to Zero,” about a successful couple who lose their first child in utero. Its award-winning writer/producer/director, Sean Hanish, has teamed up with ReconceivingLoss.com to help break the silence surrounding the topic, calling for submissions of stories, essays, poems and other […]

Awesome New Book: “What Makes A Baby”

One of our favorite sex educators, Cory Silverberg, just came out with a new children’s book called “WHAT MAKES A BABY: A Book for Every Kind of Family and Every Kind of Kid.” It’s brightly illustrated, awesomely inclusive, and very, very sweet. Plus, it makes the perfect gift for families with little ones (or little […]

The Things We Won by Re-Electing Obama

It’s a great day to be a progressive American! So happy to know we’re moving forward in the 21st century, not backward to the 1950s. Last night, the two of us gathered with friends, ate chili, drank beer, watched the results come in, and at 11:15pm poured the champagne and played “We Are the Champions” […]

Rosemary’s Baby Could Have Been Made in 2012

ROSEMARY’S BABY is part of Sundance Channel’s SCARY POLITICS series — it airs on Election Day, November 6th, at 9PM, at which point we’ll know if progressive values prevailed or if Satan won. You hear a lot these days about Republicans rolling back women’s rights all the way to the ’50s and ’60s: vowing to defund Planned Parenthood; […]

Top 5 Kinds of Illegitimate Rape

photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr A big thank you to Missouri Republican Senate candidate and House Committee Member on “Science, Space and Technology,” Todd Akin (pictured above), for finally saying what no one else has had courage to say publicly: that there’s legitimate rape (you know the type: big, scary, minority stranger breaks into your house in the […]

A “Beautiful Body” Project Celebrates Hot Mamas

photo by Jade Beall Because all mamas are hot in their own way. Photographer Jade Beall‘s new project “A Beautiful Body”invites mothers, both new and old, to celebrate their imperfectly perfect bodies. In a world of airbrushing, Photo Shop and self-loathing, how refreshing! In the coming year she’ll be hitting the road with her now five-month-old son, […]

Comment of the Week: Why Late-Term Abortion NEEDS to Be Legal

photo via Flickr In response to commenter/contributor Johnny’s questions “Why the hell would anyone wait 5 months to have an abortion?” and “When does abortion cross the line from pretty much safe to realistically hazardous for the mother?” in the Vaginagate discussion, Chingona had these very helpful answers: This interview with a [Christian] doctor who performs abortions […]