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Feminine vs. Masculine Mid-Life

"What further complicates this picture is the fluctuations in hormone levels we experience during our life. The surge of hormones during puberty is one major hormonal shift that we all recognize. However, there is a second major hormonal shift…
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Regrets & Choices

There's this one chapter in Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert about the modern-day difficulty of girls having so many choices. In prior generations a woman might have regretted not having a career, but hey…

Leave the Saving of the World to Men?

Girls, come on! Leave the saving of the world to men? I don't think so! I don't think so. ~ Elastigirl Incredible

Ariel - The Little Mute

My daughter, like every five-year-old girl loves the Disney Princesses. I mean, we can't really walk through any store without seeing clothing, dolls, books, backpacks, flash cards, puzzles, games, dress up clothes, videos, bed spreads or…

Has The Economy Brightened Your Daughter's Future?

Foreign Policy has an article, The Death of Macho by Reihan Salam, siting compelling evidence that your daughters' future will likely be brighter than your sons'. The Great Recession, as their calling our current economic situation was caused…
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Women's Sports Network Influence Girls

You all know Amy at Shaping Youth by now, but I wanted to run a piece about the new Women Talk Sports Network and what it will mean for girls. May 19, 2009 In the “Young Runners” post yesterday I glossed over the new Women Talk Sports network…
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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…
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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…

Miracle Kirby Vacuum Salesman

Oh, Lord how am I ever going to get everything done? I asked. I need some kind of miracle. A Course in Miracles says I am entitled to miracles because I am your daughter. Then this guy showed up and asked if he could come in my house and…

Belle - Battered Codependent

By now no one will be surprised when I say that I’m not a huge fan of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Some might see Belle as a redeeming character because she is smart and loves to read. She is, after all, bright enough to tell Gaston, the…
By Leola Dublin Growing up, I used to love those Virginia Slims magazine ads that featured pictures of women from the 19th and early 20th centuries juxtaposed with saucy looking modern women smoking cigarettes. I grew up in a smoke-free home,…

Invent Now

At the 2008 Women's Conference in California Dr. Condoleezza Rice stated, "We're not doing a good enough job of preparing girls for science and technology professions." Myself, I wondered - Why are we the only parents who signed our daughter…