The serious firepower of women's words
Mrs. Obama, be proud of those dolls
It was reported that Michelle Obama was unhappy that two Beanie Babies – Marvelous Malia and Sweet Sasha – were named after her daughters.
Watch out, Snuggie-man
OK, this message is for you, Snuggie-man. Yeah, you - the man who put arms in a blanket and is sitting on an island in the South Pacific watching the waves and counting stacks of cash.
Gym vets, newbies can work it out
A veteran gym-goer offers advice to newbies who plan to stick to that New Year's resolution to get fit.
For holidays, give to those less fortunate
So, what are we buying each other for Christmas this year? Not a thing. And if you don’t get a present from us this year, know that the money we would have spent will be donated to those who really need it.
A million-dollar marriage
A little while back we had some fun with friends reading from one of those silly books about things a person would do for a million dollars. First of all, it was eye-opening (to the point of appalling) how different the male responses were from the females.
Do guys really hate being married?
The advice that many men give to other men when it comes to marriage is don't do it.
One woman, one mind, one vote
It’s time to set the record straight. I am tired of being misrepresented, misunderstood and mistaken for a ``female vote.'' Actually, I am an individual with my own opinions.
Reunion of old friends strengthens bonds
These were friends who had been through it all with you in one way or another: some holding your hair back as you rid your stomach of the last of the Tango, others to drive you home and tuck you in. As years passed, some lost contact, but we always tried to be there for one another, offering comfort and support.
Breaking the grass ceiling: Landscaper takes pride in what she does
Even today, in a world of "equality," people are shocked, amazed, and sometimes at a loss for words when they hear that I am a landscaper.
A cup of kindness goes a long way
It’s amazing how good it feels when you do something unexpected for others, and it’s a wonderful feeling when someone you don’t know does something nice for you.
Mom's will to survive keeps her afloat
A woman who almost drowned shares her story so others can learn from her and not underestimate Mother Nature.
Family reaps rewards from gardening
Planting and caring for a garden as a family can strengthen bonds, be a lot of fun and save some money on groceries.
A fast way to cure food abuse
A weeklong fast just might be the way to stop buying, eating and wasting too much food.
Doing something new, just for kicks
Kids are always trying new things. Now itís our turn to get out there and do something that piques our interest.
Little white lies are part of being a mom
As a child, I compared my mother to other moms and now my kids are doing the same to me.
Moms are always learning on the job
Like every mother of youngsters, my laundry is three days behind.
‘Momma’ is best stage to grow through
I’m growing through even more enlightening stages: student to teacher; observer to writer; daughter to momma.
Avoiding sexist language
Becoming aware that you are an unwilling participant in sexism can be humbling, but it is an important step for challenging yourself to avoid sexist language.
Are you a cougar?
A “cougar” is a name for women in their 30s and 40s who pursue much-younger men.
Appreciate the inner beauty of older women
We all know that from the day we are born that we are aging. The challenge for women has been to age “gracefully,” as we reach higher-numbered birthdays.
Disconnect, drop out, take a real vacation
Do we really go on vacation? I’ve been thinking about this since my boss went on her vacation. She left town, but not without her blackberry.
Weighing in about women’s weight
Women are absolutely inundated daily with unrealistic body images from every media source.
A prom for all girls
I think about all the girls who cannot go to a prom or semi due to financial issues that prevent them from buying a $200 gown, $50 up-do and more for shoes and makeup.
Gal pals: There is a broad squad waiting for you
The structure of the broad squads is flexible and easily adaptable to new members, new conversations and new thoughts. The broad squad is also indestructibly strong as it supports its members and often others as well. Broad squads are everywhere.
No stopping until we reach the top
It’s time to look at March, “Women’s History Month” as more a celebration of our future: let’s call it “Women Making History Month.”
Women rise, shine to the occasion of feminism
From as far away as Panama City and as close to home as Quincy, women around the country have shared their thoughts on feminism. These are just a couple of many spirited, intelligent and insightful responses Dianne McDonald’s Feb. 26th column, “Many women have false image of feminism,” elicited.
Many women have false image of feminism
The “F” word? Many women do not feel comfortable saying it or relating to it ... let alone embracing it, claiming it and being proud of it.
A few pointers to keep baby, new parents happy
Even though being a parent is the most important job in the world, there’s little training offered for moms-and-dads-to-be.
Relationship happiness can be a chore thing
Would you believe mopping the floor is the secret ingredient to Happily Ever After?
Always leave light on for a friend
I’ve learned that having a light on can be the most comforting thing in the world.
‘Urban cougars’ relish in thrill of the hunt
I’m not half bad. Just ask the college frat boys who thought my friends and I were 29, after we took them to school playing beer pong in a New York City bar.
I can’t get dream men out of my head
I have a long-running joke with myself about men from my past. They started showing up in my dreams when I was expecting my first child, about seven years ago.
Girls need role model not in jail or rehab
It seems as though every public role model that girls look up to has become unworthy.
Saying 'yes' in a world full of 'no'
My sons requested and received a candy sandwich for lunch today. That's right, a candy sandwich.
There’s more to motherhood than just breastfeeding
I’m tired of hearing “breastfeeding is best.” After a while, it makes you feel unworthy of motherhood.
A call for courtesy
What’s so difficult about smiling at people? Or saying thank you?
The world is heavy, so lighten up
I've started thinking about the comments regarding Womynzone and I started wondering ... do we really need to be serious all of the time?
Comfort and joy - Searching for peace during the holiday season
It takes some hard work to find real solitude any time of year, away from our daily demands and stresses. But at holiday time, its even harder.
Sale away - Mother, daughter embrace shopping as holiday tradition
My mom can't wait for my high school reunion.