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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…