I Use the TV as a Babysitter

By Amy and Adena There. I said it. I said the thing that most mothers do every single day but that we're too afraid to admit. You can thank me later for taking one for the team, ladies. I stand before the jury and plead guilty on all counts of recklessly jeopardizing the lives of my children by exposing them to harmful radioactive rays. Not only that, but my crime goes beyond the lesser misdemeanor of doing so in the name of  housework or necessary tasks. No, I confess to the full felo...
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Miserably Ever After?

BY ADENA AND AMY [Editor’s note:  We’re all aware of the many tragic instances of husbands verbally abusing their wives, but this article relates how the wife can do the same.  Still, all the principles related here apply equally to husbands.] The other day at the store, I saw a husband miserably pushing a shopping cart behind his wife as she browsed; he occasionally picked out something, asking, “How about this one? This looks good.” Each time, his wife had a cutting remark: “Our kids...
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Five Phases of Infertility

by Adena and Amy When I was young, oh, I had plans. I was going to have six kids: three boys, three girls, each two years apart. I even had names picked out. I was going to be a stay-at-home mom and love every second of it, have the most organized house, cook the best meals and I even had a long list of things I would never do as a parent. Well, life doesn’t always go quite according to plan, does it? Let’s take a look at my list and count how many of those things actually happened. Le...
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More Than a Teacher

By Adena and Amy Every day in class, he sat hunched in his desk, eyes down, shoulders turned inward, in his own silent world. He didn’t talk to anyone. Everyone ignored him. His grades started slipping. Then, he wasn’t in class for a few days and I received the email from the counselors: he had tried to commit suicide. Two months later he was back in class. Everyone still ignored him. He still sat hunched in his desk, not talking to anyone. *********************************************...
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Women Like Porn

[Note:  This article, by two sisters, illustrates the pervasiveness of a very serious societal problem.  It's not just a problem for men.  It's everybody's problem.] By Amy and Adena I have a distinct memory of being a teenager in my local library, waiting in line to check out books. A lady in front of me had several large bags filled to the brim with Harlequin romance novels.  It took the librarian a good 10 minutes to check them all out, and then the lady staggered out the door. It s...
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