Author Archives: Jane Lee

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Hallmark doesn’t have cards for these moms. Moms for whom Mother’s Day is more burden than sweet. The obvious grievable stories are ones we know or can imagine… Moms with children who have passed on Moms with children with life-threatening illnesses Moms with … Continue reading

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I’m baaack!

Motherhood can reorganize our goals, projects, and dreams in a instant and then not let go for a very long time.  That best describes the past year in my job as a mom. It needed, no, demanded, my full attention, … Continue reading

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“Gimme Shelter” is Worth the Time and Money

3 Reasons to See Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, James Earl Jones, & Brandan Fraser in “Gimme Shelter”: Our teens and young adults would benefit from a story: – of how every choice ripples forward for a looong time. – of … Continue reading

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American Apparel Ads Too Explicit?

Diets, weight loss success stories, and photoshopped celebs are just part of what our growing girls see. So we moms can know the expectations they feel, here are some of the American Apparel ads they’ve seen. (Tomorrow, we’ll pose the … Continue reading

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A Dad Honors His Wife

“If you want to create a statue for me for taking care of my daughters, create one for the moms who are doing the same damn thing every day for their kids without receiving a ‘Thank you’ or an ‘Ooooh’ … Continue reading

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Photoshop Transforms Celebrities

A picture’s worth a 1,000 words, fellow moms, and we need to know the ‘Encyclopedia of Expectations’ on society’s bestselling list for our daughters… “Watch Photoshop Transform Your Favority Celebrities Right Before Your Eyes” – http://screen.yahoo.com/buzzfeed/watch-photoshop-transform-favorite-celebrities-225244482.html  screen.yahoo.com

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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Barbies

On December 20, Yahoo Shine Senior Writer Sarah B. Weir had this picture with her blogpost “How Human Barbie Made Even More Headlines in 2013″. Working as a mom, I’ve mentored young girls through the minefield of image and esteem, and this tongue-in-cheek rewrite of the famous … Continue reading

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Mom’s Calendar of Reality

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER: Women’s Olympics of TooMuchToDo JANUARY: Magazine cover of bikini-clad 62 y.o. Jane Seymour EVERYDAY: Helping girls navigate self-esteem pressures

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Religion and Tolerance Begins With a Mom

The practice (or not) of religion and tolerance (or not) of others’ is possibly one of the most important issues we handle in the job of motherhood.

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God Was Born Today, Part 2

God was born today. Peace eluded us, distractions plagued us, and logic splintered us. Becoming a man meant we could talk, question, and, most helpful, record. So God was born today. Walking among us was for us, not God. Walking among … Continue reading

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