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Are You Gloria Steinem at Heart?

Recently, two dear friends from All Souls Church surprised me with a ticket to see Gloria Steinem at the the 92nd Street Y last night. I am grateful to have friends who listen so carefully to my interests....more

Ron Paul Rally, 2012 - OK State Capitol: Gen Y Photos and Feelings

I received a call last Saturday. It was my daughter and she was elated, speaking rapidly and squealing every few words:"Mooommmm, I'm just SO excited about my Liberties!!!"She and her husband had just left the Ron Paul rally held at the Oklahoma State Capitol and they were both on Cloud Nine. ...more
Thanks, BehavioralChild and @elaineR.N.  for checking the post.  I know it's sometimes easier ...more

Have a Spare Kidney To Share?

  I'd like you to meet my friend Maura. She's a Cleveland-area native and lead singer of the band Maura Rogers and the Rusty Souls. Maura is amazing. She is this slight, petite woman with a powerhouse voice. She is full of life and energy. Love follows her wherever she goes: Love from her friends and family, the love she radiates herself....more

Is Oscar doing Jenny Craig too? (Angelina Jolie)

 OK is it just me or does she look like the shriveled beautiful actress we use to know as Angelina Jolie? I was at an Oscar watching party with a group of friends and when she came on stage, there was a group "gasp" as she stood there looking like she didn't even have the strength to hold an oscar to give to the winner?...more

It Starts With An Idea...

And that’s the easy part.  People come up with great ideas every day.  It’s the ones who actually execute on the idea that get to watch it come alive....more

US Mom Sounds off to Brit Mums: "I'm not a cruel mommy"

This just in from IOS reader Natasha Lowery,  an American Texan transplant, stay-at-home mom of four enjoying life in London (her husband’s company relocated to the UK). Given all of the recent headlines comparing the French to American parenting, Natasha reached out to In Our Shoes to shed some light on what’s not being talked about in the media - the culture clash on:. how it feels to be an American parent on British soil. ...more
I learned something. thank you!   I thought my husband was exaggerating when he told me he'd ...more

Teaching My Son to Write

I'm a graduate student in educational theory (Master of Arts, Integrated Studies, to be precise).  For several weeks, I've been immersed in feminist theory, race theory, Marxist theory, the birth of sociology, the jargonistic musings of Judith Butler on the intentionally difficult to comprehend Foucault....  And I have the kind of cold that kept me awake until 4am last night with fever chills and has left me giddy and directionless, today.Forgive me if this post is somewhat less than concise....more
 @the.me.i.be WOOT!  I've book-marked it, and I will read it as soon as I get through my ...more

Viola Davis: Why We're Still Talking about Her Hair

Viola Davis is still in the headlines. A pretty impressive feat considering that Meryl Streep finally won another Oscar after 12 consecutive nominations without wins and should be the talk of the town....more
I've been natural for two years now, and I see more and more women 'going natural" every where I ...more

Making Single Sexy and Fun

Helen Gurley Brown turned 90 this past February 18.  I discovered her when I was a teenager and became an instant fan. She was a woman ahead of her time; I hadn't heard another woman with her message. I was certainly familiar with (and appreciative of) feminists who were trying to empower us, but Helen was coming at it from a whole 'nother angle:  it's okay for a woman to be single, and really ok for her to have and enjoy sex, to have fun, to have a full life.  I didn't know anybody else who was saying this quite that way.    ...more

Why Does Being Politically Correct Mean the Loss of Common Sense?

Remember when we were young and our imaginations let us be anyone, say anything, go anywhere? We held an altruistic view of life. We played Hide-and-Seek. Tag. Used crayons more than pencils. We jumped on the furniture and clung to walls so we wouldn't get burned by the floor that had become lava in our minds. The only dangers were those we chose to create....more
I've been wondering myself why people can't "agree to disagree" and move on. more