The Internet is inundated with criticism about media's responsibility for girls and women's body image these days. With the proposed Self Esteem Act, which demands responsibility of both government and media, and well-meaning, do-gooding,…
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Law of Attraction & Money: Is College Becoming a Money-Sucking Debt Trap?

Time Magazine has an article about the money sucking, drastically bad investment that many college degrees are becoming in this country and it's making me rethink my attitude about my kids getting a college education. Our parental attitude…
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Strong Female Reading List

With Ainsley testing above her grade level, I've been encouraging (insisting and pressuring) her to read above her grade, so that she continues to improve and doesn't get lazy. So, I printed a sixth-grade Accelerated Reading list and we took…
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Dear TGR: I Hate Being a Ginger! Dear Ginger: Go Blond

Dear TGR, I’m a red head. I hate my hair — now here's why. Kids are cruel. They make fun of the littlest things — like the color of your hair. And you act like you don’t care — but when you get to high school you really start…
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Release

If you're a regular here, you know I spent the summer battling depression and anxiety. Beating down old demons and wrestling dragons from my past that would creep up on me in unexpected ways. And learning to let go. It was excruciating.…
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The Self Esteem Act is a Stupid Waste of Time

This is not real beauty. The photographs you see in magazines, on television, on the Internet and on billboards have been Photoshopped and touched up. The real people in them don't look like this at all. All of their flaws have been…
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Planned Parenthood, Solve the Federal Funding Abortion Problem

It's that time of year again. Republicans have introduced a bill that will ban federal funding for abortion procedures and Democrats have gotten all up-in-arms because this will put funding for birth control at risk because they have threatened…
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Lowered Price on Love Distortion

I have lowered the price on Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories.  My intention with this book is to help parents understand the way the culture sets girls up for victimization, coercion and manipulation…