girls

The World of Little Girls and Possibilities

It was not until I was sleeping in a pink ruffled bed in a pink walled room, surrounded by all things sparkly and pink, that I began to fully realize our enormous responsibility—as parents of daughters and as a society and Catholic community. Laying there in my niece’s bed, with my own girl in the neighboring bed, watching the light […]

The World of Little Girls and Possibilities

It was not until I was sleeping in a pink ruffled bed in a pink walled room, surrounded by all things sparkly and pink, that I began to fully realize our enormous responsibility—as parents of daughters and as a society and Catholic community. Laying there in my niece’s bed, with my own girl in the neighboring bed, watching the light […]

The World of Little Girls and Possibilities

It was not until I was sleeping in a pink ruffled bed in a pink walled room, surrounded by all things sparkly and pink, that I began to fully realize our enormous responsibility — as parents of daughters and as a society and Catholic community. Laying there in my niece’s bed, with my own girl in the neighboring bed, watching […]

Mama, Dress Up!

At a public event in our downtown area, families were mulling around on a Sunday afternoon. It was a hot, August day and people stopped to look at booths where hand-made jewelry was displayed, or to buy a cool drink or allow their preschool children to participate in art crafts. Waiting for a ballet number to begin on an outside […]

Memoirs of a Misfit

All my life, things have been weird. When I was just a kid, I suffered through a series of frizzy permanents, overseen by my older cousin who I suspect was a dropout from beauty school. Yes, that’s me, the misfit with the electrified curls, staring glumly at the camera in the family photos. To make matters worse, I was overweight. […]

Former Runway Model has a Message for Teens and Tweens

In 2004 the Dove Soap company did women everywhere a big service by conducting an international study on beauty.  They asked women around the world what they thought of themselves and how the media impact their body image and self esteem. The report, among other things, noted that only 2% of women around the world would describe themselves as beautiful.  […]

New Material Girl Clothing Line Sends the Wrong Message

So there you are shopping for back to school clothes with your daughter.  You’re trying to find fun and at least somewhat fashionable clothing that won’t make your innocent child look like she’s ready to hit the beach instead of the books if you get my drift.  It’s tough enough trying to keep within your budget and hang on to […]

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

A gorgeous autumn jacket caught my eye as I was flipping through a recent issue of a fashion magazine, trying to find the “perfect” haircut—you know, just cute enough to say I am still “fashionable” yet not too cute to say “I’m 52 years-old trying to look 30.” The jacket was what I would call “car length.” It was made […]