When I first heard about the national live-staged reading series Listen To Your Mother,, and its founder Ann Imig, I knew I had found my tribe. By naming her show Listen To Your Mother, Ann not only conjured the wisdom of mothers throughout history, she instantly made mothers everywhere stop and listen: Listen to ourselves, our own mothers, our children and mothers we might never meet, all across the country in big cities and small towns. I couldn't help but listen to Ann and her contagious laugh, wicked sense of humor and motherhood wisdom.Read Full Story
Do you ever find yourself wanting to stop your child from doing something because you know it will all end in tears? While this is the natural instinct of most parents, there is a fine line between guiding your children in the right direction as they develop their own identity and simply being overprotective. Children need to map out their own paths, which also means making their own mistakes.Read Full Story
Modern cable and satellite packages enable us to view hundreds (if not thousands) of television channels, across a wide variety of formats and subjects: documentaries, reality shows, scripted comedies and dramas, sports and more. Settling on a program that both you and your child enjoy can seem next to impossible, but they do exist!Read Full Story
The gender wage gap is a hotly debated topic, primarily because the oft-quoted statistic of women making 78 cents for every dollar men make is not exactly right. It's also not exactly wrong. It's a broad brush stroke.Read Full Story
Years ago I worked with a man named Eden. His brother was named Blair; his sisters were Daryl and Raphael. Their mother had just given birth to another girl and decided that this time she would let her name herself. For four years they referred to her as "Baby Girl" until she finally chose the name Sara (she left off the "H" since she was, after all, from a family of provocateurs).Read Full Story
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I threw out my scale. I'd already been heading in the direction of loving my body regardless of my jean size or weight, and tossing out my scale was just another step toward helping me feel positive about my body all the time.Read Full Story
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