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Woe Is Mom

WOE IS MOM By Emily Perlman Abedon                 “You spend all of those years trying to teach right from wrong, demanding kindness and manners, encouraging your little ones to stand up against bullies. Yet, I have had sleepless nights lately, wondering if teaching my kids to stand up will get them gunned down.” As the mother of four kids who now range from age 20 to 14, I’ve wrangled with my share of challenges – navigated the exhaustion of the toddler years, survived the exasperation of middle-school madness, and even found moments...

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Has Barbie Won The War?

HAS BARBIE WON THE WAR? By Zoe Coyle The women, nearly all of them, were dressed for sex. Not for style, glamour, creativity, comfort. Not for humor or dignity, and certainly not to encourage intellectual engagement. I was surrounded by vertical sex dolls. I was at a lavish cocktail party recently and looked about me with a realization that made my features contort like I’d been flicked between the eyes. The women, nearly all of them, were dressed for sex. Not for style, glamour, creativity, comfort. Not for humor or dignity, and certainly not to encourage intellectual engagement. I was surrounded...

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The Blame Game

Who’s to Blame? By Mel Rosenstock “What I have found time and time again, through my own experience and through that of clients, is when you outwardly place blame on another person, it is actually a shortcoming of your own which you aren’t owning. ” The blame game is a dangerous game to play, especially when you are outwardly placing the blame. Meaning, you are pointing the finger at someone else. When you do this, you are casting a judgement based upon an expectation you have of someone else. That’s already a slippery slope, which I’ve shared about before...

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My Son Wants to Sleepover at His Girlfriend’s

My Son Wants to Sleepover at His Girlfriend’s. Is This Normal? McKenzie Satterthwaite “ My knee jerk response: No! ” Ha! Normal, yes. Should you allow it? Hmmm. As the mom of a now 18 year old boy, this too was a question at our dinner table. My knee jerk response, “NO! ABSOLUTELY NOT! NO, NO,NO! Nothing good happens after midnight. Get your skinny butt home! NO! And why, for the sake of all things good, do you need to bring this up at the dinner table? NO!” Any maybe I should have stuck with that choice. BUT I instead...

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Wonder Woman- Our Lasso of Truth

WHY WONDER WOMAN MATTERS (We Need to Support this Female Driven Film) By Libby Hudson Lydecker   “I’ve been given such a huge opportunity to show the strong, beautiful side of women. Finally!”- Gal Gadot This weekend, Wonder Woman the movie, opens nationwide. For me, it is imperative we show up at the box office in support of the ultimate icon of female superhero empowerment. This 70 year old comic book heroine was made famous by the television show in the 1970’s starring Lynda Carter.  Today, the onscreen version features the gorgeous and imposing former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot...

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