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I write about sex, possibly too much. To look less pervy, I also write magazine articles on real estate, green living, parenting, entertainment, business, wellness, and other fully-clothed activities.

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Memories of the processed food generation – Orange County Register

The crappy-ass prefab food our parents fed us.

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How to talk to your kids about sex

I don’t know that anyone particularly relishes talking to his or her kids about sex. I’m pretty open about sex, but even I still get a little skittish sometimes. Plus, with children and sex talk, you never know what’s going to come at you....

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Raising a child in a secular home

Atheists, agnostics and other secular people aren’t godless heathens – well, actually they are. Godless, that is. And since “heathen” means “non-believer,” that’s true as well. So what’s a godless heathen to do when faced with a wide-eyed 5-year-old asking deep questions about God, the nature of the universe and...

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Throw the kids a party to remember

You might know the feeling: It’s Saturday morning. You’re at a kids party, standing by the bounce house, eating a slice of iffy pizza and waiting for the piñata. You realize that you’ve been spending a lot of Saturdays in exactly this manner: a children’s party version of “Groundhog Day.”...

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10 things nobody told me about raising a kid

Plenty of people will give you unsolicited parenting advice (I didn’t ask whether my baby should be wearing a hat, thank you), but rarely will they tell you what you really need to know. That is, this:...

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Sound advice for stay-at-home dads

The number of stay-at-home dads in the United States doubled, to 2 million, from 1989 to 2012, and the category now is common+ enough to have its own acronym, SAHD. (Not horribly catchy, but still ... acronym!)...