Monday, October 18, 2010

The Talk: Did You Watch?

Did anyone else watch the premiere of the new CBS daytime talk show, The Talk, with Julie Chen. Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Leah Remini?

CBS describes the show as:
Moms whose children range in age from infant to adult-will swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home with events from the headlines and their own homes through the lens of motherhood.

First of all, let me start off by saying I love, love, love, looove, Leah Remini. (I mean bordering on obsessive--It's not healthy.) LOL!!

I've been a big of fan of hers for YEARS. I find her tell-it-like-it-is personality hysterical and her tough Brooklyn attitude down right entertaining. I just adore her and anything she's involved with, I will watch--period.

The show is still trying to find it's footing, but I think it has potential to be a great show. I use to be a fan of The View, which quite frankly I think they're trying to emulate, but all the co-host changes, cat fights, and other nonsense lost me as a viewer.

Anywho, on the Talk today they discussed having "The" sex talk with your kids. The question of the day was "when is the right age to talk to your kids about sex?". (Some pediatricians were saying that at 2 years old it was appropriate.) How completely ABSURD is that?!

The real question of the day turned into, should you use the proper terms when talking to your kids about their private areas. The pediatricians of course suggested that you use the proper names including using vulva instead of vagina. VULVA? Are you kidding me?!? VULVA?!--yeah, right.

I see no problem with using nicknames instead. My mother used a nickname growing up and I wasn't confused or ignorant to what it actually meant. I understood. As I think most kids do and I have continued the tradition by using a (different) nickname with my daughter.

What do you think? Is it better to use a nickname or proper name? I would love to hear what you think, so share with me!

The Talk airs weekdays @ 2pm est on CBS.
Check your local listings.

UPDATE: Leah read this post and said these kind words:

Love her!


  1. I watched it too!! I liked it and can't wait to watch JLO on it tomorrow!

  2. Ok, your posts today are freaking me out. I love her too! Have since Who's the Boss. I did not watch and frankly, nothing can replace The View for me.

  3. I'm fairly new to the blogging world and I thought I would let you know that I am loving your blog.

    We use the real name with body parts (and it FREAKS my mom out!!!)

    We live in a sick, sick world... and my husband and I believe it's important to empower our child with the proper words so that if anything ever happened to her (e.g. abuse of any kind) she would have the words and be able to clearly communicate the situation.

  4. Jill: lol, we have some weird connection today.

    Jennifer: Thank you! I know, it is a sick, sick world out there and trust me with a daughter I think about it all the time. But I know that when she or I use the nickname she knows exactly what we're talking about and that there isn't any confusion. I agree with you completely that it is important for them to communicate clearly but I think it can be done using different words as well.

  5. My concern would be more so if my daughter disclosed to someone other than us... perhaps that person wouldn't know what she was referring to.

    Everyone has their own comfort levels and we each do things differently... and that's okay. Although my curiosity is peaked - what nickname do you use? Just to clear the air, in our home we say vagina not vulva (do we really need to get that specific??? I think not).


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