My short skirt is NOT an invitation to be sexually harassed

Apparently one out of three Australian women are afraid to walk down the street alone, especially after dark. We don't live in a country where intimidation, degradation, or violence against women is acceptable — so what the hell is going on?

It's time to educate both men and women about this issue. It's time to stop bullying each other into acting or wearing what most think of as "socially acceptable." Here are a few points that you could consider to empower yourself, or share with others that this issue affects…

Yes Style: maternity clothing that probably won't make you gag

I can't tell you why I still cruise maternity wear even though I have no plans to grow another human being, but I do. My current favorite online shop is Yes Style. The company is based in South Korea but happily ships all over the world — orders under $150 have a flat $9.99 shipping rate, and you get free US shipping if you spend more than $150 (you can find out what shipping is to your corner of the world right here). The flat shipping rate is fortuitous, because some of the maternity wear is AMAZING and it's nice knowing what shipping will be ahead of time.

Raaaaaawr: it's a stomping good collection of dinosaur-themed fun

Let's talk about DINOSAURS! It's been nearly a year since the beloved but extinct relation of birds was mentioned on Families, so it's probably time. If your house is anything like mine and there's a toddler or preschooler running around, the odds are likely fairly high that you're already spending your fair share of time mulling over this creatures with your kids ANYWAY. Here are a few awesome dino-themed products I found that will interest the young and not-as-young alike.