Reframing How You Think About Sex Ed with guest Kara Haug

February 23, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 109 / Guest: Kara Haug

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Show Summary:


This episode may be triggering for those with sexual trauma. If you are struggling and need immediate help, call 800.656.4673 or visit for resources and live chat options.

This episode openly discusses sex education. It may not be appropriate for some young listeners (put in those airpods!). 

Kara Haug joins us this week for a frank discussion about sex education. We talked about what it means, as moms, to truly understand how our own experiences frame our views on sexuality. Sex education goes beyond s-e-x: reframing our own stories helps us model healthy relationships, productive communication, healthy body image, and self-worth for the children in our lives. Kara offers advice and resources for how we can start normalizing conversations about sex and relationships. We believe this topic has the power to change the world.

Topics From This Episode:

  • Comprehensive sex education
  • Deconstructing beliefs about sex
  • Deconstructing beliefs about sex education
  • Understanding our own stories
  • Understanding where our beliefs come from
  • Preparing moms to talk with their kids
  • Trauma
  • Shame
  • Healthy relationships
  • Boundaries
  • Consent
  • Dealing with disappointment
  • Self worth
  • Body image
  • Modeling healthy relationships
  • Toxic positivity vs. reframing our stories
  • Sharing our stories
  • Linda Kay Klein’s book, Pure
  • Access to porn
  • Advocating for sex education

Look, Listen, Learn




  • Looking at microwaves
  • Listening to the same seven songs for 2.5 hours
SIX times = How many times you’ll listen to this mix if you run a half marathon as slowly as Susanne

More About Kara Haug:

Kara is the founder and partner of Reframing our Stories, a company dedicated to providing sexual health education, resources, and tools for families and communities to normalize conversations around sex and relationships. Her goal is to remove shame, and reframe our stories to promote openness, acceptance and a positive sense of self. She provides education and facilitates sexuality discussions in homes, schools, churches and with community groups domestically and abroad.  

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript is auto-generated by a robot. Apologies in advance for misspellings or errors.