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get born - Get It!

I've had the pleasure of being invited to a book club of truly creative, inspiring, interesting and strong women. Several of the members write and publish a new magazine - get born. It's a bold, brave, creative look at mothering. Not just the…

Law of Attraction & Relationships: Mother's Day

I half suspect Mother's Day comes just in time every year. In the weeks before, I feel like my children are pecking me to weariness. In the nick of time, my husband says, "don't bother Mom, it's Mother's Day." I lay in my bed without…
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The Work/Mothering Cohesiveness of Sarah Palin

I just finished Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate. I'm going out on a limb and asking readers to put aside their political venom to discuss the merging…
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Obama Budget Includes Family Leave Insurance

The proposed United States Budget, currently before Congress, includes a little-publicized, no-drama, brilliant piece of funding and legislation. This is brilliant. This is long overdue. Currently, in the United States of America many disability…

The Curse of the Good Girl

Perfect, perfect, perfect! Why are we trying to be so perfect and demanding this odd-sort of perfection from our daughters? The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence by Rachel Simmons asks. This book…
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10 Tips for Perfect Girls' Weekend

1. Pick a perfect theme: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence by Amy Sedaris. 2. Pick a perfect place. The perfect place will be secluded, not far, and affordable priced. If your good friend offers, "Please come stay in The Pond…
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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…
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Know Your Power - Book Review

I picked up a copy of Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters by Nancy Pelosi on a flight from Salt Lake City to Dallas. This book gives insight into how a housewife with five children became the first female Speaker of the House…
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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…

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…

Bad Word

by Tracee Sioux Mommy, Kinsey called me a bad word! Oh no. What did she call you? Tracee! So this is what bad mother Karma feels like. I so wish I had been nicer to my mother. Where once my main goal in life was to not become my mother,…

Birth Certificate Blanks

Guess whose name is not on Zack's birth certificate? Mine. In New York, after Ainsley's birth, when I filled out the form I noticed there was only one blank for Mother's Maiden Name, so I had the presence of mind to put my current legal…