2018/07/10
tarte cosmetics, How to teach teenage girls to put on make up, make up, how to put on make-up, raising teen girls, beauty tips for teens, beauty tips for tweens

How to Teach Teenage Girls How to Put on Make-Up

When I was a tween and a teenage girl, I was forbidden from wearing make-up. Not even lip gloss. If I was really slick, I could, […]
2018/06/28
disrupt aging, AARP, invisible woman, speak up for yourself

I Will Not Become the Invisible Woman

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. People say that as women grow older, they become invisible. Well, […]
2018/06/15
Ivory, focus on the important things, mother and daughter

Focus on the Important Things

Some days, I miss the quiet chaos that we existed in when the girls were little.  I know it sounds crazy because I’ve waited so long […]
2018/01/19
Disrupt Aging, AARP, agism, Cindy Gallop

How to Empower Your Little Girl to Speak Up for Herself

Disclosure: This post is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my own. As I get older, I have noticed myself starting […]
2017/12/13
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Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

Today it happened. My little caterpillar began her official metamorphosis into a butterfly. We knew it was coming. We’ve talked about menstruation. She knew what to […]
2017/12/01
rape culture, girl mom, school uniforms, body image, self esteem

Why Girls Should be Able to Exist without Men Behaving Badly

In light of the Matt Lauer (Russel Simmons, Louis C.K., Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the seemingly endless list) allegations, I’m truly astounded by […]
2017/11/15
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An Open Apology to Men in Light of the recent Witch Hunt for Sexual Predators

Dear Men, In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey situations, and so many others I am realizing that these men are not the exception. […]
2017/11/08
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The Importance of Teaching Our Girls about History and American Girl Giveaway

How important do you think it really is to teach your kids about the history? Do you actively teach your children about their past, the past […]
2017/10/26
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The Problem with Little Boys

The problem with little boys is that society grooms them to grow up to be misogynistic men or rather we don’t do anything to prevent it […]