So Victoria Secret released a new line that appears to be targeted at young teens. I don’t think I’m the only parent who has run from the mall screaming, “Why, why can’t there be something stylish AND age-appropriate for my 12-year-old?” It seems once our daughters outgrow the adorable children’s stores, we are confronted with a shift in marketing, and a plethora of … [Read more...] about Why is Victoria’s Secret Targeting Tweens?
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Like most moms, I’m trying to use this very weird time in history to accomplish a few things. Some days I feel like I’ve accomplished enough if I’ve simply kept my small humans alive. On the days that I’m feeling motivated, I have been busy getting the house organized. Well, trying at least. We recently launched new Household Labels over at Mabel’s Labels, so I decided to start … [Read more...] about Home Organization During Self-Isolation
Are Children with Autism Singled Out? Why do I ask this question? Because of what happened at my son’s school just this past Friday. Why is this past Friday important? Because this past Friday was only a few short days after the latest awful school tragedy, this one in Parkland, Florida. In this version a “weird” “outcast” “loner” nineteen-year-old … [Read more...] about Are Children with Autism Singled Out?
I have two teenaged daughters. I’ve worked in domestic violence advocacy for ten years. I am a woman myself. Yet I’ve never taken a self-defense class. Until last weekend, when I spent two hours with 10 fifteen year old girls and a female instructor who had a black belt in karate and years of self-defense training. Here are the grim statistics: one in three American women … [Read more...] about Why Your Daughter Needs A Self-Defense Class
A healthy pregnancy includes exercises to strengthen muscles and increase your endurance. Exercises targeting the leg muscles provide you a solid base through the pregnancy and beyond. Strong legs don't require hours at the gym using specialty equipment. While some weightlifting is safe during pregnancy, you have other options to tone and build up your legs. Benefits Strong … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Leg Exercises