This past weekend, some girlfriends and I had organized a fun night out in downtown Chicago. No husbands, no kids, just us girls kickin' it in the city. Unfortunately, though, our whole night was planned around a godforsaken musical that we'd bought tickets to see on LivingSocial. It was called, "Girls Night: The Musical" and promised to be a super fun mix of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 28, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments
There are still a few men in the world that think "big" is beautiful and Ivorian painter Augustin Kassi is one of them.
An exhibition celebrating full-figured African women opened in the Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan. Augustin told BBC News:
"I wanted to fight the corner of so-called 'big' women who in their day were disliked and even imprisoned by the…
Added by Meiqua Shepherd on June 5, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments
In a recent conversation with a friend who is CEO of a construction company, I explained how doing business with the government could potentially take her business to the next level. She shared her frustration at responding to RFP (request for proposal). She had bid on many over the years and each time, they were awarded to the same male…Continue
Added by Sylvia Browder on May 24, 2012 at 3:52am — No Comments
We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don't we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy.
Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on April 1, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Last year about this time a good friend tossed out the idea of reading as many of the Orange Prize long list books as possible before the Long list became a short list.
The books I read from last year ranged from about four or five…Continue
Added by Tami Murray Cline on March 10, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments
By Robbie Kaye, Photographer and Guest Contributor
Why is it a daunting task to alter the perception of aging and beauty when we all do it? What if there were billboards of sexy 50 and 60 year olds doing sports or just close ups of their aged faces? What if there were pictures of older men and women in hair salons? Why should…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on March 5, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the dreadful toll motherhood has taken on my sleeping patterns. Little by little, I'm starting to realize that this sleep deprivation shit is just a never-ending, vicious cycle that nobody ever REALLY tells you about. Evidently, it never really goes away but just presents itself in different forms along the way, starting from the time…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 25, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments
I'm in my second trimester and I try to stick to healthy snacks. Check out my new blogpost about it.
They are filling and healthy.Continue
Added by Noemi Millmann on January 24, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
Greetings from my after life.
I’m not dead yet, by the way, but I had a glimpse of my death recently and I realized, upon considering it, that I was completely unprepared to have it arrive so soon. Why is it that sometimes we need a good kick in the teeth every so often to get us to sit up…
Added by Audreyvp on January 19, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
Happy New Year! I am very excited about this year! I am turning 50 and I am truly embracing it! Here is a video about my plans for this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AekhVdZrgB0
The t-shirt I am wearing in the video was given to me by…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on January 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
** If a day ever went by where a kid HADN'T peed on a toilet seat here, I'd swear I was in the wrong house.
** I seriously could not be more unorganized.
** Everybody needs a mental health day. (Still waiting impatiently to cash in on mine....)
** Homework supervision is totally interfering with my tweeting and…Continue
Last but most certainly not least is our final Gift Guide for the season: The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide. For many, stockings are the best part of Christmas. Don’t you love finding those little gems for each member of your family, especially those that do not cost a…
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One of you asked whether I am considering remarriage... the answer is 100% a No, a NO.. and A NO..
One marriage is enough, two times will too much....... ooopsss...sorry, I am speaking for myself only... no offence to anyone...
On the serious note, once upon a time, I did think about it, when my kids were pretty
and young, friends and relatives alike, they encouraged me to get into marriage again... but on the other hand, some jested about "now that…
Added by Reanaclaire on November 21, 2011 at 6:50am — No Comments
Shop, Learn, and Earn - with the Direct Sales Directory!
The Directory is starting small - Not just anyone can join, as I want to ensure that everyone on the Directory will provide you all with the very best service. Whether you want…Continue
Added by Meagan Paullin on November 13, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
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If you are a woman in business, you need to incorporate online videos into your social media marketing strategy. By doing so, increases brand awareness and creates viewer action leading to more inquiries and sales. In fact, according to Online Video Marketing Statistics, adding video to small…Continue
Added by Sylvia Browder on November 1, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments
Watch my Health Tip of the Day on the post (video) below.
If you would like to be reminded of this, daily health tip, simply sign up on my sidebar to receive e-mail updates to this web site. Videos will be uploaded into youtube and you may subscribe to my YoutTube channel as well…Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on October 5, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments
I have a new craving this fall. It’s hitting me hard. I’ll need to satisfy it soon…It’s for a desert boot, with updated styling à la 2011.
FYI, the Desert Boot is now 62 years young. This enduring style with the crepe sole has many fans. My sister and I were among some of the early fans. I remember us both sporting a pair of the “originals” (but we didn’t need to call them that back then…) as little girls and feeling very cool in a tomboyish and powerful sort of way.
And now is…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 6:55pm — No Comments