Thursday, April 11, 2013
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Friday, February 1, 2013
|The MileStar Babies Logo Dog|
|Chelsea and her older son|
MileStar Babies is kind of a play on that –
it’s more academic.
Are they reaching those “MileStars” –
are they able to know their colors
and shapes and alphabet?
And how can you get them really
The great thing about it
is that the lessons are all built
to use what you have at home...
If you know your child is a really
musical learner and they’re
struggling with some science contentin school,
And if you consider the dad’s
workingall day, they might only see
I think you have to be proactive
and instill that sense of confidence
in your kid, because if they’re confident,
then school is so much easier
than when they’re feeling unsure.
If your child understands how to build
one type of puzzle,
they’re much more likely to understand
how to build another type of puzzle.
On Sunday nights, I’ve got my little planner
for the week, and I choose one
critical task and maybe one
sort of secondary critical task
so that I’ve got two for each day
of the week.
So then I know, this is what I’ve got
to accomplish on these days of the week.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
|Sharon Muse, Founder, Amusing Treats - in her Kitchen Decorating Brownies|
When I got the opportunity to interview Sharon Muse, founder of Amusing Treats, I got curious. Could custom printed cookies and brownies actually taste as good as they looked? Usually, they're a letdown. Fortunately, Sharon sent over a few samples and I was floored. The cookies were soft and tasty, despite being shipped cross-country in the Winter, and the brownies were deliciously chewy and chocolatey. Mission accomplished, Sharon!
But more interestingly, when I spoke with Sharon about her transition from homemaker/mom to successful entrepreneur, I learned so much about marketing and the challenges of balancing motherhood and work - something virtually every mom faces. I loved hearing not just about recipe development and the logistics of baking thousand-cookie orders, but also about how a type-A mom learned how to just let go.
Read on to learn more about Sharon, Amusing Treats, and the custom baking life...
|A Promotional Cookie for an Elementary School|
|Some Harry Potter Themed Brownies|
|The Custom "Stinky Britt" Cookie|