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Business Coach: After School is School

Every day after school my daughter runs home to get her classroom ready. After they finish their homework, the kids from the neighborhood come to play School. You would think after an entire day of it, they'd be tired of school. But, day…
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TGR Body Was Born of Love

I know it could be perceived as controversial. I realize it might be taken wrong. I know I'm on a tight rope, walking a very fine line . . . Still, I want you to know that TGR Body was born of Love. Love . . . the kind you feel for your…
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Tiger Mother & Blind Obedience

Yo Tiger Mother. This blind allegiance to all authority that Chinese Mothers teach their children is the reason China has fallen to a communist dictatorship. It's the reason Chinese Mothers, who still live in China (unlike your lucky…
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Congratulations Mama! Baby is 5!

My youngest child turned five yesterday! Five! 5! FIVE! What a milestone for this Mama! (For him too, but come on! This is huge for ME!) Child development books say that a person is who they are by the time they are five. They have…
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Change My Life: Spring Break Rape Vibe

Spring Break will be descending on the world over the next few weeks. It's made me think of this one time, when I was in college, my friend and I decided to go "car camping" at Yuba Lake. We threw some beer and hot dogs in a cooler, packed…
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Birth Story Project: Not Her Birth, Mine.

My friend Anna Kunnecke has started The Birth Story Project to give women the space to heal and grow from their birth stories. What makes Anna's project different is that it's not around any woman's "birth plan," or emergency C-Section, it's…
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Sunless Tanners - Safer

One reason I chose to offer sunless tanning products on TGR Body was personal. I laid out, went to tanning beds and never wore sunscreen or sunblock as a child or teen. In my 20's, when I got pregnant, the hormones and my previous sun damage…
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Ophelia and Unconscious Puberty

Books such as Reviving Ophelia, Saving Beauty From the Beast, Queen Bees & Wannabes, Odd Girl Out and Girlfighting have elucidated the cultural context that puts so many adolescent girls at risk. But that's only one part of the story. Daughters…