The Myth of “The Talk” – How to Talk to Your Kids about Sex

I just finished a great discussion with Brontë and boys about prostitution. In school we were looking at gender roles in ancient Sumeria and discussing the impact of the Fall on women and children (see Genesis 3). As to why I’m teaching this material in our little homeschool, I’ll have to leave for another post. But suffice it to say you can’t have a complete discussion of history, especially Mesopotamian mythology, without talking about the dark side. Have you ever read through the Torah (first five books of the Bible) with your kids? Yeah, let’s put it this way…sex comes up a lot, and it is often not pleasant.

What Dad Thinks: How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

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Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

Pigs From A To Z was the first Arthur Geisert book we discovered, at a library book sale when Liam was quite young. We loved it so much, that we snatched up Arthur Geisert’s Pigaroons (which I have reviewed before here). We have become big fans of Geisert’s intricate illustrations and the exploits of the pigs he draws.

Pigs From A To Z by Arthur Geisert Picture Book Review

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Family Snapshots

The highlight of this week was a visit from David’s parents and grandmother! They came up for Easter weekend, and we had a great time celebrating together.

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

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The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

The Tiny King by Taro Miura Picture Book Review

Tauro Miura’s The Tiny King is a picture book from Japan that was just published in the US last year. The illustrations caught my eye at the library, so we checked it out, and the girls have been reading it at least once a day. Stella is especially attached to it.

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Family Snapshots

What My Kids Read: Family Snapshots

We had a really nice streak of spring weather this week! David and the boys put the see-saw on the girls’ swing set this weekend, and the family spent almost all of Sunday outside in the backyard. It was truly lovely.

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