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Women’s Voices; I Can’t Hear You!

Last year I opened the virtual doors to my own business.  It was a dream come true brought about by hard work and lots of advice from some really brilliant people.  One piece of advice I received from a number of sources was to get active on social media but to […]

Herstory and Your Story

I love a good rags to riches story not in terms of financial riches but the bigger picture riches of a life well lived filled with things that mattered most to the storyteller.  My favorite stories are from women and lately I’ve happened upon some pretty amazing ones.  I’ve begun to […]

Spanish or guitar, what’s a controlling mother to do?

When my oldest child was a sophomore in high school he dropped a big bomb on me.  He asked to stop taking Spanish class and instead take . . . guitar.  I’d always planned on my children being bilingual.  You may think this would be a good time to point out […]

Mom Regrets, I’ve had a few but these aren’t them!

Last year my oldest child left for college, which happened about 24 hours after he was born.  Or at least that’s how it felt to me.  I can look back and think of a few things that I regret as his mom, nothing too serious, just a thing or two that […]

The Feminist and the High School Girl; is there Hope?

The Feminist and the High School Girl; is there Hope?

This is the year that my daughter begins high school.  I’m trying very hard not to be fearful or dread it yet I can’t help but remember the hell that I gave my mother and her promise that she’s going to laugh when I have my own teen-aged daughter.   Throw in […]

An All Girls Camp . . . Disaster or Delightful? One Girl Spills the Truth

My 14-year-old daughter breaks my heart every summer as she joyfully hops on her camp bus to her so called “home away from home”.  She leaves this Sunday so I asked her if she’d write my July blog for me. I didn’t tell her what she could or should write about […]

Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

Martyr Mamas and the Concrete Coat of Shoulds

I’m sure it started earlier than this but I began to notice it when I was pregnant with my first child. “You shouldn’t drink wine, or eat peanut butter or shell fish.  Don’t gain more than 30 pounds (which I misunderstood to mean per month vs. the whole pregnancy).”  “You should […]

It’s Hard to be Happy for Others and the ‘Yes, But’ Parenting Technique

It's Hard to be Happy for Others and the 'Yes, But' Parenting Technique

Sometimes it is damn hard to be happy for others!
My daughter has a friend from dance who will say to her mother, "Suzy is better at ballet than I am" and the mother responds, "Yes, but you are better at hip hop than Suzy is.”  Although I often found these […]

Are You Beautiful? A Few Reliable Sources to Find the Answer to That Question

Recently I learned of a sad situation in which teen girls were posting YouTube videos of themselves and asking viewers to respond to the question, "Am I beautiful?" They often received cruel, heartless responses that only adds to the misery of the story.

They should have checked with me first on […]

The One and Only Right Way to Parent

The One and Only Right Way to Parent

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about stay at home moms, work outside of the home moms, wealthy moms, poor moms, moms who chew their child’s food before feeding them, and moms who eat their baby’s placenta (that’s a true story but not as gross as it […]