Category Archives for motherhood

Other People’s Opinions and Jennifer Livingston

We all know the story by now. A newscaster receives an email from a viewer saying she is fat and her out for setting a poor public example so she responds on air and boom – viral. The

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On Random Thoughts & Raising Girls

The Why Behind Everything I Do.* I once worked in a strip club as a (fully clothed) waitress. While there, I learned that most of the dancers making the big bucks only pretended to get drunk on the $12

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My Half of the Sky

I am watching Half the Sky. I am feeling the weight of the world  in my heart.“…when rape is unfortunate but forgivable.”A quote from the documentary on PBS I learned about thanks to a

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Because Inner Strength is a Thing

Maybe it sounds like bullshit when someone else says that things happen for a reason and in their own time and when they are meant to.And maybe it’s true but the things you are wanting to happen haven’t

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Your Truth

What is truth? Is it something told or something lived?Think about that question. Really think about the difference. Because there is a difference.You can speak truthfully, but still live a lie.In

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Waiting for the Mean Girl

Photo credit: Jennifer CollinsWhen I was a little girl, my mother always told me that I was unique.  That in all of creation there had never been anyone just like me.  That my life had a purpose. 

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Ducks, PhotoShop, and Truth in Advertising

Let’s talk numbers, shall we? - 42% of girls in grades 1-3 want to be thinner- 51% of 9-10 year old girls feel better about themselves when they’re dieting- 53% of 13 year old girls are unhappy

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