,

Cover Letter

Dear New York Publishing Industry, I miss you since I moved to Texas during the last recession. That baby I quit my really awesome travel trade writing/editing job for is 7 and the last baby is 3.5. I want to come back. I've been doing two…
,

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…
,

Born Mother

What I've noticed about Ainsley, her 7-year-old self, is that she's a leader, teacher, nurturer, caretaker. She's a born mother.  (She takes after me.) Zack wouldn't take swim lessons alone (though he's scarily unafraid of the water), so…
, ,

The Business of Being Born

I find it very interesting how the health care money making machine has instilled fear, and guilt into women's feminine power to give life, thus making us believe we aren't capable of giving birth without the machine. The Business of Being…
,

Minister of God, Peggy

Last night my seven-year-old daughter, Ainsley, had the privileged of seeing her grandmother become a Licensed Minister. My mother-in-law Peggy Thornton became, the FIRST female Licensed Minister in her church. It was very exciting to…

Working Women

. . . in a time lacking truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart. Louise Bogan, as excerpted from Sarah Ban…
,

Clean House in 30 Minutes

On the way home with my whole family in tow, I had flash of brilliance: When we get home, let's go in the house and clean it up. If we work together and clean for half an hour I bet we could have a totally clean house and we could all relax,…
, , ,

Controversial Post About Body Hair

Having given this a great deal of thought I've come to a fairly significant position on the issue of girls and body grooming. The Girl Revolution often looks at controversial hairy issues: should you let your daughter color her hair at 7?…