Category Archives for Daughters

Invisible Nursing Woman

On May 11, I was honored to participate in Listen to Your Mother Philly. It was a life changing experience. I first published this piece on my blog.Before Baby, if you had one word to describe me,

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The Go-To List for Girls

I have a confession to make.My career and passion is in the beauty business. I manage a salon and retail shop. But that’s not the confession.For most of my life I thought I was ugly. I used to be the

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The Myth of Persephone

I’ve been trying to write about just about anything else but the myth of Persephone and how she is haunting and nagging me this week. Full disclosure–I’m taking this great course in female

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LIFE: the leading cause of death

This article, Snow Brains struck a nerve with me, as my husband and the father of my children is an extreme athlete. I too, am a born risk taker.  Now that I’m a mother to two amazing

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Beautiful, and…

As a girl, my hair was not the color of Barbie’s.  My eyes were not the color of Barbie’s.  My boobs were not… they were just… not.  Moreover, I didn’t walk around on my tip

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Are you Ready to #BeBrave?

Are you ready to #BeBrave?The headlines are filled with stories about feelings of hopelessness. At first glance, the world looks like a pretty depressing place, but if you look just long enough…you see

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ChiChis to the Max

As a mother of a young girl, I consider myself pretty well-versed on what to expect in the Milestones category. I mean, I used to be one myself, so Hands in the Air for Team Life Experience!!!I’ve smiled

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Throw Like a Girl: 11-Year-Old Caroline Pla’s Appeal To Play Tackle Football

Caroline Pla on “Ellen.” Go Irish!Both of my sons play in the local YMCA flag football league. It’s a pretty tame version of the game, but the kids do bonk heads or trip over each other, so injury

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Mommy Do I need to go on a Diet?

The question felt a bit out of left field.  But as the mother of a child, of a little girl, I suppose I shouldn’t ever really be surprised, right?She is eight-going-on-twenty-eight, after all. And

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Body Back: How to Make Friends with Our Reflections

Newsflash, y’all!Kim Kardashian has her body back. No surgery, haters. So stop your finger-pointing and snide headlines, already. US Weekly calls Kim’s “exclusive” picture proof the ultimate

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