Jet Setting

While my parents took charge of my kiddos and my husband went to a convention in Atlanta I had (gasp) time to myself in a (sigh) city. We took the corporate jet so there was zero hassle. I went on a quest to find my perfect pair of jeans,…

All Diva Media Says Hmmm

I am proud to have been spotlighted on All Diva Media again by DJ Nelson. My story, Girl Fight, was featured in 5 Posts That Made Me Say Hmmm. Thanks! I'm honored to have made you think.
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Super Skinny Me

Tune your DVR to watch Super Skinny Me on the BBC on Sunday at 10 pm to get the truth about what it costs to be a size 0. Two British journalists, who had never dieted before vowed to lose 6 sizes in 6 weeks. Two average-size British journalists,…
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Maternal Emotional Inheritance

Please, please, please take the time to watch the second video of How to Look Good Naked if you have ever uttered any words like, "I hate my freaking thighs." This episode (click on the second one down) illustrates how girls develop negative…

Girl Fight

by Tracee SiouxI found some alarming statistics in my local paper about physically violent fighting in the local high schools. There were five physically violent fights in one high school so far this year. Ten girls were involved. No boys. At…
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Clingy Kiddos

Forgive me for taking a day or two from blogging. I'll resume when my parents go home and my children stop clinging to me (tomorrow or Monday). They did wonderful while I was away. But evidently, they missed me. Please don't unsubscribe…

King & My Dream

A few weeks ago: Hey, Ains. What did you learn in school today? We learned about a king. He got the black people freed. You mean a president? No a king. You mean somewhere else? No here. This is America. We don't have kings here.…

Allomothering

I love the concept of allomothering, especially for daughters. Allomothering is non-maternal infant care. It usually refers to fathers, aunts, grandmothers or siblings of an animal caring for and nurturing it while mommy takes a break or…
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Qigong

Stop. Right where you are. Take a moment. Is this the type of woman you want your daughter to be? Do you treat yourself kindly? Do you take time for yourself? Or do you run yourself to the ground trying to do too much for everyone and…
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Encourage Girls Athletics

Since Title IX has enforced rules about spending for girls sports in the public school system it has led to a 400 percent increase in the rate of female participation in college sports and a more than 800 percent increase in participation…
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Miss America Reality?

Miss America, the pageant of all pageant's. The, the, the . . . most obsolete thing in the world. TLC got a hold of the Miss America pageant and aims to modernize it on a reality show called Miss America Reality Check. Which sounded like…
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NYTimes Opinion on Juno

There is a column worth reading on the New York Times Opinion Page about the film Juno. Juno, is the name of a teenager who gets pregnant and gives the baby up for adoption. Columnist, Caitlin Flanagan, has a valid point about the message…