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[Jun 5, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
“Sexting” can lead to serious legal trouble

We raise children knowing there will come a time where we’ll have to have some tough conversations about subjects like sex, drugs, and money. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can add also “sexting” to the list.
Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos via cell phones. And according to a nationwide survey by the National Campaign to Support Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 20 percent of teens admit to this texting with a sexual slant. But now kids are finding themselves in big trouble. 
Earlier this year, three Pennsylvania teen …

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[May 21, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Go Home With The Scooter Guy

You know how it is… You’re out with friends, talking and laughing. And you realize the drinks seem to be sliding down easily.

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[May 21, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Is KY’s Intense… Intense?

KY Brand has been helping couples “get it on” since 1917. And now they’ve got a whole new product out there called KY Intense Arousal Gel For Her.
When asked to try this product, I thought, “Eh why not?” Directions are included with the product. But basically? You or your partner, massage a small amount of the clear gel into a certain, ahem, area during foreplay. The product, which smells to me like peppermint, is supposed increase sensation, resulting in a more intense and pleasurable sexual experience.
According to the company’s testing, 90 …

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[May 19, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Railroad in West County Makes For a Fun Sunday

All aboard! Ride the 12-inch gauge Steam engines of the Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Association.  The Railroad is open every Sunday, May through October.
Be it rain or shine, trains depart at 11:00 a.m. But if you miss the first departure? Don’t worry, trains leave about every 20 minutes with the final train leaving at 4:15 p.m. The thirty minute, two-mile trip travels along the scenic Meramec River and passes through a western section of Castlewood State Park that’s not open to the public. Admission is $3 a person. Children under …

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[May 19, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Charity Of The Week

In July of 1981, a St. Louis Ronald McDonald House opened its doors.

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[May 18, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Nature’s Gate product is gateway to soft skin

One of the biggest perks to writing for review blogs is getting lots of cool stuff sent my way. But getting free beauty products to review? Is nirvana.
 A few months ago, the peeps behind Nature’s Gate sent me some “Organic Fruit Blend Body Lotion” in pineapple. For those of you unfamiliar with the brand? Nature’s Gate creates natural, (certified) organic personal care products. Their main goal is to keep your skin healthy by using natural ingredients and connect with communities. How cool is that?
The lotion isn’t too thick or creamy. It has a nice consistency that is …

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[May 18, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Software Helps Kids Strengthen Social Skills

One of the biggest challenges in parenting a child with ADHD or autism is the social aspect. I’ve talked with friends who are in the midst of raising children with ADHD as well as friends raising children with autism many a time. This is a subject we often address.
Some kids have a difficult time understanding social cues. Others don’t quite understand what is appropriate behavior in varied social situations. And still others just have a problem with impulse control. And these difficulties lead to a social awkwardness for the child …

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[May 12, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Masters & Johnson’s Marriage and Local Research Are Subject of New Book

It all started when a gynecologist by the name of William H. Masters hired Virgina E. Johnson as a research assistant in 1957. Little did the world realize — in time, the dynamic duo would become the nation’s top sex-perts, marry and co-author books that explained the secrets of orgasm, sexual dysfunction and the emotional fulfillment. Now there’s a book out about the couple who conducted their studies at Washington University in St. Louis and changed the way generations viewed sex during a time when it was taboo to openly …

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[May 12, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Spotlight Parent: Jaelithe

If Jaelithe Judy had a nickle for every time someone told her “you should be a writer” she could have bought a private island by now!

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[May 12, 2009 | Comments Off | 1 views]
Lessons Learned

The other night, I slipped out of the house to take a quick walk with our old lady dog. And I learned something… Well. Disturbing.
As I passed my house, I looked up at the window of our master bedroom. And I realized that from the tilt of our cheap blinds, people could still see inside our bedroom. I’d always assumed if the blinds were closed and if I couldn’t see outside, no one could see inside. WRONG!
As in any unsuspecting neighbor passing by our house between certain hours has probably …

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