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how to feel sexy again after having a baby
10 tips for new moms hoping to feel better about their post-baby existence.

10 Ways To Bring Sexy Back After Having A Baby

When I got pregnant, I was bound and determined to look good after the baby was born. I admired those moms in my Facebook newsfeed whose hospital pictures showed them smiling with makeup on as they cuddled their newborn. In retrospect, this was a crazy notion because after giving birth I did NOT look good. Not at all...

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy [EXPERT]
Is your little girl growing up too fast?

Study Says: Young Girls Aspire To Be Sexy

According to a study by psychologists Christy Starr and Gail Ferguson at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, which was published in the journal Sex Roles, young girls value the concept of "sexiness." Specifically, 60 girls were each shown two dolls — one of which was dressed in sexy clothing while the other doll was dressed in a loose yet trendy outfit. The girls were then asked to select the doll that they wanted to look like, the doll that they already looked like, the doll that they wanted to play with and the doll that looked like she would be popular in school.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre [EXPERT]
The tragedy in Colorado offers some important lessons.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The Colorado Massacre

We generally do not associate murder and mayhem with movies. Nor should we have to. But, I am always searching for teachable moments — even in life's most unexpected moments, no matter how wondrous or gruesome. It is my life's work and passion to identify them. And so, I suggest the following to parents:

5 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids [EXPERT]
Using non-physical forms of punishment will benefit your child in the future.

5 Effective Alternatives To Spanking Your Kids

The truth is, there is no perfect way to parent, and often, methods of discipline will be based heavily on a parent's past experiences with discipline themselves, particularly when they were children. There are alternative ways to discipline a child, with some being more popular than others, that do not require physical harm.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids [EXPERT]
Practicing abusive parenting now can have harmful effects on your child's future.

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids

A new study reveals a connection between spanking in childhood and mental health diagnoses later in life. Whether or not you agree with the findings, I'd like to present you with ten reasons spanking is never a good idea.

20 Ways Your Addiction Affects Your Kids [EXPERT]
Mommy, put down the bottle!

20 Ways Your Addiction Affects Your Kids

Children are the true victims of living in the chaotic dysfunction brought on by addiction. Here is a list of what the kids and adult survivors of addicted parents will get some combination of ...

Facebook: Helping To Prevent Cyberbullying? [EXPERT]
Stay safe on the Internet.

Facebook: Helping To Prevent Cyberbullying?

Kids can be exposed to a number of threatening situations online; cyberbullying, porn and contact from strangers all pose serious threats. Can Facebook help make kid's social networking experiences safe?

first child mom pregnant with second baby
"So are you ready for another?" I asked my husband. His response was shocking.

Why Having A Second Baby Is A 'Big Effing Deal' To Me

Several months into motherhood, just as things really start to settle down, you realize your baby is in fact, no longer a baby. That's the point where you turn to your partner and ask "So, you ready for another?" The response I received from the man who was so interested in having three children once upon a time, was shocking.

10 Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed [EXPERT]
Do you know the signs of depression?

10 Signs Your Teenager Is Depressed

We all know that teens are moody. You remember your own teen years ... how intense your feelings were, how you soared to edgy emotional highs, and then plummeted down into stress and heartache over troubles that seem now insignificant. Depression is a different matter.