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Empowering Girls: Mommy/Daughter Day

Do you know what "Give us this day our daily bread" means?, Daddy asked Ainsley as they were saying night-time prayers. That God gives us what we need, like food and stuff? Right. What do you need Ainsley? More attention from Mommy. That's…
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Empowering Girls: Short Skirts

Are there shorts under your dress? Why do I always have to wear shorts? Because, it's no fun to sit like a lady. "Sitting like a lady" sucks. It pretty much rules out swinging, running, climbing trees, jumping on trampolines, somersaults,…

Science of Happiness

by Tracee Sioux I love the Science of Happiness. You've heard of that neuroscientist, Richard J. Davidson, who studies what our brains do when they are happy and tells us how we can get more of it? I was thinking. I'm 34 years old and I'm…

Math Perceptions

Taken from xkcd, also appearing on feministing.

A House Divided

Zackie say Hillary Mama! hillly Ainsley I'll give you $5 if you can teach him to say Hillary. eeellee Say Hillary, Hillary, go Hillary! Vote for the girl! Ainsley shouts. lillaly ooh lillaly! Don't listen to them Zack! Say Go Bama! Oh…

Be My Mr. Good Enough!

Do you think I should get you a Valentine? I'm going to be seriously upset if you spend money on roses that die and please remember I hate the creams. In fact we don't need chocolate, there's still some from Christmas. I was talking to…
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Zero Existence

by Tracee Sioux I was thin as a young woman. Just the other day my sister-in-law said to me, I saw some pictures of you and you were so thin. A friend of mine who knew me about 7 years ago also recently said, You were so tiny back then. I…
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Maternal Emotional Inheritance

Please, please, please take the time to watch the second video of How to Look Good Naked if you have ever uttered any words like, "I hate my freaking thighs." This episode (click on the second one down) illustrates how girls develop negative…

Allomothering

I love the concept of allomothering, especially for daughters. Allomothering is non-maternal infant care. It usually refers to fathers, aunts, grandmothers or siblings of an animal caring for and nurturing it while mommy takes a break or…
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Qigong

Stop. Right where you are. Take a moment. Is this the type of woman you want your daughter to be? Do you treat yourself kindly? Do you take time for yourself? Or do you run yourself to the ground trying to do too much for everyone and…
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How To Look Good Naked

by Tracee Sioux Did you catch the premier episode of Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked? I think there is enough evidence that body image is, at least partly, emotionally-inherited. When mothers feel bad about their bodies, daughters are…

Tone Control

We all know our own flaws, and recognize them in our children, if we have any self-perception. I was struck by this paragraph in Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesiaby Elizabeth Gilbert, I'm…