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Raising strong, confident, self-assured girls: Part two

Shouldn’t our girls be self-confident and joyful? Photo by Karina Chapman, 2012 Yesterday, I shared five ideas for raising strong, confident, self-assured girls. Following are an additional six, which make a total of 11 tips for how to help our girls grow up to be the wonderful women they should be. Don’t be afraid to … Continue reading

Empowering girls: Why you need to know more about “Miss Representation”

Quick! Who is Nikki Haley? No clue? Okay. How about  Lene Vestergaard Hau? Still no? Well, then who is Marta Vieira Da Silva? Drew a blank, right? That’s okay–you’re not alone. Probably very few people would know who any of these women are. So let’s try a different set of names. Who is Angelina Jolie? Who … Continue reading

Monday Challenge: Women! Parents of daughters! It’s time to start #TheConversation

Have you heard about #TheConversation? If not, you need to. Not only that, you should seriously consider joining in. About two weeks ago, while reading my twitter feed, I stumbled across a tweet from a fellow writer. She commented on an Ashley Judd editorial, and included the link. It turned out that Ashley Judd had … Continue reading

Is it a panic attack, or is it a heart attack?

By the time we become adults, most of us have a pretty good idea of what it means to take care of ourselves. At the very least we’ve learned what works, and what doesn’t, for ourselves. For example, you might know that you’re good for one all-nighter, thanks to those old college term papers, but … Continue reading

Solo travel for women: Would you go it alone?

The year was 1989. I was within striking distance of my Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State University in Sacramento, and I knew this would be my last summer as a (relatively) carefree student before I had to decide between heading off to work full-time, or going back to college for further studies. I was so … Continue reading

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