Has The Economy Brightened Your Daughter's Future?

Foreign Policy has an article, The Death of Macho by Reihan Salam, siting compelling evidence that your daughters' future will likely be brighter than your sons'. The Great Recession, as their calling our current economic situation was caused…
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Women's Sports Network Influence Girls

You all know Amy at Shaping Youth by now, but I wanted to run a piece about the new Women Talk Sports Network and what it will mean for girls. May 19, 2009 In the “Young Runners” post yesterday I glossed over the new Women Talk Sports network…

Soul Meets World

I want to introduce you to Soul Meets World because there is always something positive and hopeful there. The worlds needs more positive and hopeful, don't you agree? If you wake up with gratitude, you will give your day a healthy start. A…

Brilliant Choice for Procreation: A Dad

I found this essay about the value of fatherhood in girls' lives on Execumamas. I tell Kris all the time that I'm brilliant for choosing him to father my children. So many of us, Black women in particular, were raised in households devoid of…

Petition for Un-Princess Movies

I found a great resource on Packaging Girlhood, inspired by a letter from Linda Holmes (It's good, go read it). We so loved Linda Holmes' letter to Pixar, we decided to support her with a petition. Here it is: Dear Dr. Catmull and Mr. Iger, We…

Don't Watch Practice

Sports Girls Play encourages parents to leave their children at sports practice and go run errands. I completely agree, not to mention that for $60 the child gets several months of exercise and you get a babysitter. What a bargain. As a coach…
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"Potty Mouth"

I snagged this little gem from Sit at my table. Really, you should. It's poignant. Simply Abundant. I can relate to this one with my three-and-a-half-year-old who peed on a museum exhibit in Mesa and who manages to eat the candy bribery and…
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Girlie Cars

Look what I found on Julie Pippert's Blog: Using My Words My girls are girly girls. They like their dolls, their dresses, their creature comforts. My little one prefers bows in her hair. But this has never, ever stopped them from reaching…