A Couple Of Curly Girls: A Mother-Daughter Love story

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Beauty, Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Popular, Style, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was growing up in the 1960's, my mom and I set our hair on plastic rollers. Mom's hair was short and curly and mine was long, wavy and often in girly pigtails, but neither of us wanted frizz.

In Gratitude to Our Mothers & Grandmothers

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why shouldn’t there be a female president? I didn’t personally understand the controversy. After all, my generation of women didn’t see artists, authors, or scientists need to sign their work under a male name. My generation of women didn’t enter the workforce with only two options: secretary or teacher. We are, quite possibly, the first generation of women to see and believe that our options are limitless.

Happy Not-My-Mother’s Day

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a society, we have seen a break in the mold of the traditional family. However, mothering isn’t limited to a child’s family dynamic. In fact, often we as adults continue to look for maternal guidance.

Down to Earth Lessons Learned from a Life at Sea

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

In my ten years of living on a sailboat, a typical bad day was a dragging anchor, a ripped sail, and our toddler throwing a vital tool overboard. At sea as on land, it always happened in three's. That chapter in my life impressed certain truths upon me, and although many of them were elicited from a sea or boat-related experience, the underlying moral of the story applies equally well to my life on land today. I now find these truths to be self-evident.

Tapping into Your Outer Strength

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Popular, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Long gone are the days of us prancing around in leotards, doing jazzercise to be fit. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, let me be the one to tell you, cardio is never going to give you the tone and tightness you seek. Adding weighted exercises to your cardio routine is going to turn you into a fat-burning machine, in and out of the gym.

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Career or Baby: Choosing Between A Paycheck Or Newborn Care

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Parenting, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In today's America a new mother not only has to navigate lists of potential baby names, top-rated carseats and strollers, choose between bottle or breast, and make a place in her home for a new little person, but she needs to dig heavily into her finances to accomplish that. If her employer doesn't offer paid maternity leave, she must decide how long she can stay home with the baby, then how much childcare will cost when she returns.

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