One Last Kiss for 2010

2010, I loved you. You were good to me, my family and The Girl Revolution in many ways. I feel the urge to make a gratitude list, a review so I won't forget that 2010 deserved one last lingering kiss as the hours wound down. My list is…

Light In Their Eyes

There's a tendency to carry "junk" to the family gatherings around the holidays. They're disappointed in me because I ... ... didn't go to the right college. ... married outside of my race, class or religion. ... got pregnant…
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Friends or Frenemies

Ainsley's 3rd grade friendship troubles around bragging and I'm guessing, vying for the position of "queen bee," possibly taking the wrong tone with people, gave us another opportunity to discuss friendship - what it means and how to get…
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Creating a Vision Board: 2011 Feelings Dream Board

I love Dream Boarding. The art of collage, combined with the optimism of dreaming up anything your heart dares to desire, added to a bold dose of faith that "anything is possible," proves to be a potent and powerful combination in my life. It's…
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Achievement & Stiff Social Price

Ainsley has been doing great in school. She is a high achiever and she loves school. We celebrate her accomplishments at home, encourage her to be proud of her achievements and create expectations for her to exceed them. She has 41 accelerated…
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Change Your Life: Girls Play Sports!

We've enrolled Ainsley in a variety of sports to see which ones she'd excel at and which ones might light something in her. When her pediatrician told us her BMI was high and we needed to make some changes, we realized our book-worm of…

New Form of Life - Felisa Wolfe-Simon

I was riding the elliptical machine at the gym when Felisa Wolfe-Simon came on three screens to report that she had discovered a new form of life at Mono Lake in California. She immediately captivated me. She was engaging and made her announcement…