Tag Archives: children

Pregnancy and Minors’ Right to Privacy

Pregnancy Notification Policy Alarms Some Health Experts “A revised regulation that directs Howard County school officials to notify parents when students reveal they are pregnant has drawn criticism from health experts who say it violates a young woman’s right to privacy and jeopardizes health care.” My two cents? Children are guaranteed no right to privacy […]

Suffer the Children

This is a follow-up to an article I’m fairly certain I blogged (but can’t seem to find). I usually attend masses performed by fathers of the Oratorian Community (of Saint Philip Neri). This particular oratory caters mostly to college students. When I go to a parish for mass, I’m appalled by the the misbehavior of […]

The Vocation of Marriage and Parenthood

When Funky encouraged me to write a post about my desire for a large family and my friendships with people who already have large families, I could hardly believe my good fortune: this is my opportunity to fulfill my subversive plot to…..(cue B movie horror music)……change Ales Rarus into a MOMMY BLOG!!! (maniacal laughter echoing). […]

Goin’ Down (or, a Young Woman’s Perspective on Why Oral Sex Sucks)

I am writing this post in response to two comments made on a post at Ambivablog on the teenage culture of oral sex. That post is a response to an Atlantic Monthly essay on the development of that culture. Essentially, Amba argues, the culture is bad for girls because it takes sexuality out of the […]

On Ill Behaved Children

"Kids are lovely things and all, but they don’t know what’s appropriate unless parents tell them in a way that they’ll remember." Amen.