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"Demi Lovato Hates Herself," she said.

"You're lucky you got my hair, it's gorgeous," I say while I am curling her hair before school. The last six months is the first time in her life she has allowed me any access at all to her hair, because she wants more intricate styles than…
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Dear Parents, We Don't Believe in Homework

So my daughter came home from the first day of 4th Grade with this news, "My new teacher says she doesn't believe in homework." Yeah right, I thought. Last year, her 3rd Grade teacher had warned us that she had taught 4th Grade for many years…

Law of Attraction & Relationships: The Feelings of Boys and Girls

A new study involving the feelings habits of 2,000 children and teenagers was conducted by the University of Missouri that found that boys and men find talking about their feelings a completely unproductive waste of time. Previously, prior to…
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Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent & Other Love Stories

The Girl Revolution is proud to announce the release of Love Distortion: Belle, Battered Codependent and Other Love Stories.  Order Now for only $9.99. In this compilation of blog posts, I draw a parallel between the reality of dating…
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Time Declares Chore Wars Over

Ruth Davis Konigsberg wrote and article in Time Magazine declaring that men are pulling their weight at home and at work, though women still feel put upon. Turns out that statistically both husband and wife, father and mother, feel equally…
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Zoo Fun

Lately I haven't been having enough play in my life. It's been all stress and anxiety. The "what ifs" have been having a circus in my brain, doing cartwheels, making me a mess of fearful futures that aren't even that scary. The biggest "what…
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Law of Attraction and Relationships: Grandparents

Today I'm grateful that my children have fantastic grandparents. I was blessed to know all four of my grandparents until my two grandfathers passed when I was an adult. Just the mention of grandparents coming to visit, is enough to make my…
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Mothers of Intention

Two of my The Girl Revolution posts are in Joanne Bamberger's wonderfully acclaimed Mothers of Intention, 10 Things I Freaking Love About Sarah Palin and The Work Mothering Cohesiveness of Sarah Palin. What I love about Mother's of Intention…
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Change My Life: Oprah Please Don't Leave Me!

I've watched the last episode of Oprah about four times now. I just keep hitting replay. 25 years. That's a serious emotional investment. I don't have adequate words for what Oprah and her show have done for me. She has changed my life. When…

April By Ainsley

In beautiful April, Flowers Bloom, And babies are born. Summer is almost here. It's getting even hotter, As spring passes by. The sun stays out, while gloomy clouds go away. Kids run around playing, Instead of inside their houses. Birds…
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Life Coach: Teen Payback - Look Out!

Here's the scene: Grandma and Grandpa have come to visit. We're sitting around the dinner table. "Was my Mom a good teenager or a bad teenager?" Ainsley asked with a bit of a mischievous look in her eye. Pause. Forks in the air. My…
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The Tone - Physical Labor for Verbal Assaults

So, The Tone has not resolved itself. The Tone used to be directed only at me. But, now. . . It could lash itself on the little brother. . . the neighbor . . . friends. I've taken to making her do chores when it gets out of control. Talk…