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Empowering Girls: Top 10 Posts in 2008

1. Pro-Ana Suicides 2. Roloffs & Gosselins 3. I Hate Sarah Palin! 4. Tone Turtle 5. Bikini Waxing Tweens & Early Puberty 6. Empowering Girls: 2 Girls 1 Finger - Parents Should Know 7. Lourdes Bashing 8. Empowering Girls: Girl…

Invent Now

At the 2008 Women's Conference in California Dr. Condoleezza Rice stated, "We're not doing a good enough job of preparing girls for science and technology professions." Myself, I wondered - Why are we the only parents who signed our daughter…

Choose Our Family Portrait

(TOP) (MIDDLE) (BOTTOM) <a href ="http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1229230/" >Which Should Be The Official 2009 Family Portrait? </a> <br/> <span style="font-size:9px;" mce_style="font-size:9px;"> (<a href…

Best Christmas Ever

Due to previous years of party exhaustion we have instituted Extended Family Christmas on Christmas Eve. We did stockings and presents for the children. My mother-in-law - always beautifully sentimental - handed down her mother, grandmother's…

Meaningfully Frugal Christmas Tip #11

Santa's cookies are made . . . So let's talk about stuff. Presents. Gifts under the tree. Santa is bringing Mp3 players. Ainsley is getting an ipod Shuffle. New. She's getting the one from the Product (Red) Campaign so part of the proceeds…

Meaningfully Frugal Christmas Tip #10

If you find Christmas depressing you are not doing it right. (You spent money you don't have on people you don't like - stop that.) Make spreading JOY your Christmas Tradition and you will find yourself and your family feeling . . . well, Joyous. Don't…

Meaningfully Frugal Christmas Tip #9

Ainsley's two grandmothers, eh hem I mean two sets of grandparents, pooled their Christmas dollar to get Ainsley a real American Girl Doll. Doesn't Kit Kittridge look just like her? It might just be an absurd amount of money to spend on a doll.…
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Barbie Hijacked Feminism

Barbie hijacked "Feminism" and used a poor defenseless little girl and Amy Poehler to do it. Oh, well, she did kill The Bratz and I'll be forever grateful. My kids do enjoy her laptop and the pink VW Bug and the singing High School Musical Dolls,…

CCFC Action Works

Like you, I hate writing a random letter any corporation is going to ignore. It makes me feel almost as powerless as doing nothing. But, I LOVE knowing my letter joined thousands of other letters and made a serious impact. Read all this cool…

Meaningfully Frugal Christmas Tip #8

Your community has free Christmas stuff. I've never lived in a community that didn't. Do it. Participate. Don't grumble. Put a smile on your face and sing Jingle Bells while doing it. Ainsley was in the parade with her Brownie troop - we watched.…

Truth About Rape

The other day I sat watching a talk show on "rape prevention." "Don't let your daughter go to Frat parties and get drunk while wearing a short skirt or they will get raped," was the advice. And I thought,Why have I never, not one single time,…
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Barbie Kicks Bratz ASS!

Ding Dong The Bratz are dead! Barbie killed the whole pack! Bratz Dolls will no longer be sold after this Christmas season because they infringe on a copyright Barbie (Mattel) happens to own, so sayeth The Court. Carter Bryant, in typical…