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Project Girl

Below is an interview of Kelly Parks Snider from Project Girl by Peggy Moss. The image is a sample of art from Kelly Parks Snider titled "Commercial Land." What is Project Girl? Project girl is an organization that I co-founded with…
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Soul Path: Gratuitous Rape

I've noticed a trend in literature in the last few years: gratuitous rape scenes. Specifically gratuitous anal rape combined with demented torture. I find this trend disturbing and I've boycotted the authors. Not a sort of "I hate you…

New Moon's 30 Great Books for Girls

New Moon Girls, the magazine written by girls for girls, has a list of 30 Great Books for Girls to help you get your daughter's summer read on. "We like these books especially because they’re all about girls who are smart, brave, bold, funny,…

Reading Leader

Ainsley is finishing up the 2nd grade. She scored the most reading points in her class. When she finished the highest reading goal in early May, she spent the remainder of the time helping her friends reach the same goal. The four…
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Change My Life: Beauty Confession

I have a confession to make. . . I think I'm beautiful. Because I am. I honestly can't comprehend why women hate their bodies, their faces, their hair, their boobs, the minuscule details that they pick apart in the mirror. I've tried…

Hair Dye & Self Tanner

Ainsley wants to dye her hair blond. Because it's pretty. "I wish I had blond hair like Zack," she said. "Well, anyone can have blond hair," I said. "Or red, pink, brown, black. Any color really. No one is married to their natural…

Life Coach: Off-Kilter

Moving has knocked me off-kilter. Or something has anyway. I go to meetings and people says, "You look sad." I kindof am sad. But, I can't articulate why. My kids ask me, "Are you mad at me?" I kindof am mad. But, I can't articulate…

Law of Attraction & Relationships: Mother's Day

I half suspect Mother's Day comes just in time every year. In the weeks before, I feel like my children are pecking me to weariness. In the nick of time, my husband says, "don't bother Mom, it's Mother's Day." I lay in my bed without…

Change My Life: Color Schemes

Jeremy and I are going to Colorado again. To choose color schemes for our new house. We get to go to a design center and say, "yes, I'd like that color," and "no, that carpet shag won't do." A new way to change my life of sorts. It's…
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Why Kids Are Fat

My husband was just informed by a police officer that he would call child protective services on us. He gave us a warning, this time. Our crime? We let him ride his bike outside in front of our house. In a residential neighborhood with…
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The Optimized Woman

There are times during the month when women naturally feel a pull inward. If we fight it - we end up feeling like crap. If we don't, maybe we feel lazy or guilty. There are other times during the month when women naturally feel like they…