Boo-Humbug

We have always been a dress up kind of family. My mom has spent hours meticulously constructing costumes....more

7 Books that Celebrate Girl Power, in Honor of International Women's Day

Today marks the 103rd celebration of International Women's Day, an annual day set aside to  celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. How will you celebrate with all the women - young and old - in your life? ...more
peaceforus4ever - thanks for thatmore

Girly Arms & Other Insults

My friend is the mother of two beautiful, bright, creative boys. And she is a great mom (and friend). But the other day she insulted my daughter. Unintentionally, of course. (this isn't about what she said, but the important issue that was raised,  so please don't read this as a criticism of another mom... just a learning moment for us both!)....more

Depressed Over a GUY???

Were you dumped recently? Are you going through boyfriend/husband drama? Are you in a bad place where you’re feeling unwanted, alone and depressed?Well you’re definitely not alone. I’d take a wild guess that millions of ladies across the globe are going through the same exact thing as you are. Right at this moment. They might not ever admit it out loud, but they are....more
@singleaussiegirl hey aussiegirl, most definitely not!more

I'm Ready to be a Celebrity Carpenter

I like the idea of becoming a celebrity carpenter.  It's fun to build things.  I have dreamed up some pretty amazing built-ins for my house, complete with crown molding, media storage, and hidden computer desks.  I think the only thing that's really holding me back from stardom is that I don't know anything about carpentry.  But why should that stop me? ...more
I would love that room too! It makes me want to pick up a hammer :)more

I Believe in... Gloria Steinem

I was determined that Gloria Steinem would speak to my high school women's studies class. Thankfully, she has proven to be willing. Now, my students will have the opportunity to learn from and question a woman who has had such a profound impact on our history and our world. I can't wait for November 7th....more

Girls Rule in Soccer, Science Fairs + C-Suite. Or, Girls Kick Balls to the Glass Ceiling!

 Who runs the world? Girls. Look around and American girls are reaching big goals everywhere. From the FIFA World’s Cup finals to the Google Science Fair, women are making major news these days.American Girls Kick Balls into the Glass Ceiling While American soccer may not have as many fans as football, that could change when the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team goes up against Japan in the FIFA World Cup finals on Sunday. Science Isn’t For Sissies, Or Is It?...more

Girl Power...

I sometimes wonder what the Universe is up to with me. I am not really surprised by the random stuff thrown at me on a day to day basis. But I wonder fairly often if I make the right choices in said situations. What if??? Is a question that pops into my head a lot. My motto for years has been... ...more

Having A Baby Boy, China Style

I have a close friend who, after struggling for years to be a career woman and to hold off on starting a family, despite pressure  her traditional Chinese parents to do so, has finally decided to have a baby.  Of course, everyone expects her, including herself, to have a boy.  This is China, where the majority of to...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