Why it is Important to End Girl vs Girl Competition

Every girl in this world has longed to be someone else at some point in their life. We all have envied another girl for something petty or maybe even for something major. Every time I open a social media app I see some sort of fight or bullying happening between females (Yes! Even now as an adult). I see it between to people who know each other and I also see it in the way we judge public figures. The thing is, we see other women as competition, instead of seeing another woman's growth as a win for all women....more

#GirlProbs: Thoughts on Community & Friendship

I had the most amazing opportunity to speak with one of my best friends last week for a high school ministry event at Red Mountain Christian Church in Mesa, Arizona. I’m so thankful Ashlee asked me to come out. The night was so much fun and a great encouragement to me in ministry.Ashlee is a fellow pastor’s wife and an amazing woman of God in the way she loves, counsels, and cares for these high school girls....more

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Is There Still a Social Stigma for Geek Girls?

When I was in elementary school, one of the worst things a classmate could call someone was a "geek". In a world of social media and smart phones the negativity associated with the word "geek" is going away. But it's not gone yet -- and I think it's still more negative for women than it is for men. I can call myself a geek with pride. I can bond with my family and my closest friends over geeky things. But when someone in my larger circle of acquaintances uses the term "geek" in reference to me or knows I'm into certain things, I still blush. ...more
I think all girls are a geek to some extent. Also, certain geeky girls have a sweet innocent and ...more

I Bought a Barbie :: Confessions of a Mother Who Got Sucked In

I think the rapture may have passed us by, but somehow, today, at about 3:15 PM (est) I must have had an out-of-body-experience. Nothing else explains it (except maybe temporary insanity?). Can strep throat become strep brain? Because. I. Bought. A. Barbie. (Actual that makes a cool acronym. BIBAB. As in "I was struck with an overwhelming case of BIBAB" OR "when the BIBAB gets ahold of me, I do crazy irrational things"). Stinking BIBAB....more

We all have our soft barbie spot...However, I have an Aunt who collects Barbies. And I'm not ...more

"Confessions of a big footed girl" by Molly Jong-Fast

“I have size 11 feet. Yeah, it sucks, because I see all these super cute shoes in the stores - Guccis, YSLs, Manolos. And when they bring them out in my size, they look like clown shoes." –Paris Hilton   Confessions of a big footed girlby Molly Jong-Fast...more

I'm 5'3" on a good day, cursedly skinny as a rail and a size nine at best. I remember a friend ...more

Princess Proofing (Part Three) :: Practicing Empathy

Welcome to Princess Proofing 101 ~ there is no prerequisite for this course, and it is open to all parents of girls and boys.  If you are still dusting off pink or purple glitter and swearing that the stuff should be labelled a biohazard, but you use it anyway because "princesses are sparkly", this might be the series for you.    If *you* chose to coat your skin in glitter because youlove the way it shines, carry on. Because it is all about the choice...more

Princess Proofing (Part Two) :: Get Outside and Get Muddy!

Welcome to Princess Proofing 101 ~ there is no prerequisite for this course, and it is open to all parents of girls and boys.  If your day included being dubbed either the Handsome Prince, the Wicked Stepmother or the sidekick animal by young Royalty... this is the course for you.  If *you* chose to be handsome, wicked or creaturish by your own choice, carry on. Because it is all about the choice. ...more

Amen to that!

Lori @ Beneath the ...more