Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mother Daughter Book Clubs

September 24, 2012

Mother Daughter Books Clubs are a simple, fun way to share reading with your school-aged and teen girls and they offer so much more than just a social event around a book. They inspire a love of reading and help girls gain confidence in sharing their opinions, evaluating how they feel about a topic, weighing […]

Freedom for Birth – Own Your Birth

September 20, 2012

Today, around the world, the important documentary Freedom for Birth will be premiered in over 1000 locations. This film shines a light on childbirth as a human rights issue and how our birthing systems worldwide so often fail and disrespect women. The time is now to stand up, speak out, and reclaim birth. I always […]

Paper Chain to Motivate and Reward Kids

September 18, 2012

A simple idea in college motivated a group of 17-21 year old women to earn top grades on campus, so I’m thinking this could really work for younger kids as a reward system or as extra inspiration in school work. When I was the Scholarship Chair for my sorority in college, I cut up bunches […]

The Importance of Grandparents

September 14, 2012

My Grandmother would’ve been 100 today. We had a special connection, my grandma and me, a deep and spiritual bond, a unity of our hearts. My Gramps, too, was a main character in the scenes of my story. My life, and the lives of my sister and brother, were immeasurably impacted by our relationship with […]

Family Dinner

September 10, 2012

So much more than eating goes on during a family dinner. Communication, learning and connection are the real benefits to sharing a meal together around the table. Before we moved to Rhode Island, my husband’s job kept him out so late that we could only eat together as a family on weekends. We weren’t living […]

Invisible Mom

September 6, 2012

Yesterday was a day of Mom-frustration and I felt invisible. I wondered, did I actually speak those words or did I just think them? Because if I did say them out loud, they made no difference . The regular expectations we’ve had in our family for years didn’t matter, they went ignored. And really, how […]