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My Kids Don’t Rebel Against Me, I Rebel Against Them!

12-year-old Clare looks at me as I’m getting ready to go to the gym. Clare: Shannon you can’t wear those

Tips to Keep Your Workout Moving and Win 100$ Gift Card from #CarefreeChallenge

This post brought to you by the #CarefreeChallenge, but all wisdom and scintillating brilliance is mine. What are you doing

Sex with a Farm Hand? And other Important Topics

Everything I know about sex I learned from 18th century bodice-rippers peopled with rogues called Raoul, Ramon, Ridge. So you

I Touch Myself

Something interesting happened this morning. I jumped out of the shower to quickly dry off after my morning run (okay

This Video is a Wake-up Call aka Screw You Body Image Issues

This TedX talk from make-up artist/performer Eva DeVirgilis once again reminded me of how we’re all in this body love

When the Skinny Girl Thinks she’s Fat we Need to Vanquish Body Image Issues

I love this post!! Please welcome The Girl on a Wire, Karen Chilton Wilder to TWFKAB by sharing her excellent

Bedroom

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Sex with a Farm Hand? And other Important Topics

Everything I know about sex I learned from 18th century bodice-rippers peopled with rogues called Raoul, Ramon, Ridge. So you

You Won’t Believe What Experts Discovered About People Who Like Kinky Sex …

A new study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 902 people who practice kinky sex, i.e.,  BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and

Do you need a Code Language for Sex? Because your Toddler will say “Blow Job” when your Mother Visits

Finally I’ve found someone (besides me) willing to blog about their married sex life. Blogger Michelle Combs lets us in

Bye-Asshats

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10 Signs You’re Dating an Asshat, 5 Tips to Avoid Them so you can find True Love

Asshats. We’ve all been in love with at least one. Haven’t we? If you haven’t, do me a service and

A Cheating Boyfriend Drove Me To God

It’s 1995.  I’m a 30-year old insomniac because it’s 2 a.m. and my boyfriend Ted should’ve been here two hours

An Old Flame And The Catcher In The Rye aka When I was the Asshat

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything, If you do, you start missing everybody,” — Holden Caulfield in The Catcher In The

6 Essential Dating Tips for Dummies Like Me

6 Ways Dating is Like Hiking slash Dating Tips for Dummies! 1. First you must be sure you have the

If You Want To Learn How To Write a Script: I Give You the Kickass Paul Castro

I once was a screenwriter. Which kind of reminds me of that New Zealand film Once Were Warriors about a

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer is Here! And it’s Actually Good!

Okay, I’ll admit it. I read the first two Fifty Shades of Grey books. My brain kept saying, “No, no,

The #LoveYourBodyNow Project: Healing Body Image Issues Through Fine Art Nudes (Lisanne and Colette)

For the last four days I’ve felt like Alice in Wonderland dropped down the rabbit hole. The limitlessly creative photographer

Colbie Caillat’s New Video “Try” Made Me Cry aka Take That Photoshop

My new favorite song from Colbie Caillat. But the glorious images rival the beauty of her voice. Receive Tips &

Are Big Breasts Tastier than Intellectual Breasts?

My lovely guest poster (is that a word?) today, Carol Cassara has strong opinions about the value of plastic surgery. Although

Babylon

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The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer is Here! And it’s Actually Good!

Okay, I’ll admit it. I read the first two Fifty Shades of Grey books. My brain kept saying, “No, no,

Seducing the Leading Man is no Picnic

It’s 1991. Joanne Woodward approaches me in my dressing room. Yes, the actress who won an Oscar for The Three Faces Of

Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Fasting for Health Crazy? Or Crazy Like a Fox?

One of the reasons I’m agnostic is because the church I attended when I was a kid required that I

Bushwhacking

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Autism Changed Everything

I’m in love with my friend Lisanne Sartor (sorry Henry … actually I suspect you may not mind) first because

How to Have a Threesome in Vietnam!

I’m taking a brief writing sabbatical because my brain is tired, so today’s guest post comes from Aussa Lorens of Hacker.

Utah is Dry no More

I’m in Salt Lake City for my niece Paige’s wedding. Here’s proof (in case you thought I was actually in

It Happened to me: A Letter to my Daughters About Date Rape

“The thing about being murdered,” writes William Langewiesche in this May’s issue of Vanity Fair, “it usually comes as a

Not All Men Are Rapists

Yes. An inflammatory headline. Since the recent Steubenville rape case and excavating and writing about my own experience as a victim

My Interview on “Raising America with Kyra Phillips” Regarding Date Rape

(Ignore the red nose – this post should have a different template, but this light-hearted one will have to suffice)

Tips to Keep Your Workout Moving and Win 100$ Gift Card from #CarefreeChallenge

This post brought to you by the #CarefreeChallenge, but all wisdom and scintillating brilliance is mine. What are you doing

4 Tips to Start Your Day With a Breath of Fire! Win a 100$ Gift Card from #Carefree Challenge

This post is brought to you by #Carefree Challenge and enter to win a $100 gift card for a new

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card by Eating Smart with MorningStar Farms

We just got back from a week at the beach and I don’t know about you, but at the beach