Would your family consider a vasectomy?

Back in the days before Eve Ensler, the word 'vagina' was the verboten V-word. Now, it seems, there is another V-word on the horizon that people -- well, guys -- refuse to discuss, let alone think about: the vasectomy. Women have long-regarded the v...

Pregnancy fact or fiction: Umbilical cords

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a lot of fears. Some of them were totally unsubstantiated, but all of them were most likely the product of going through a life-altering experience with no real rules or know-how. And of course there we...

I still carry a torch

It was just over a year ago that I started writing for BloggingBaby, the precursor to ParentDish. (I got it in my head that it was the 26th, but it was actually the 21st.) The first story I did was "The night the lights went out at Ikea" and, yes, I ...

Follow-up: Vagina is back on the marguee

Florida residents, cover your daughters' eyes! The word vagina is back in view! After a woman called to complain that her daughter had seen the word vagina on a theatre marquee, the theatre changed it to read "The Hoohaa Monologues". As if that were ...

The um-er-ahem-you-know-ah-naughty-bits monologues

We've had a couple of discussions about what to call the "naughty bits" with some people going for euphemisms and others (like myself) opting for the proper names. Personally, I figure they are what they are; there's no point in beating around the bu...


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