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The New Feminism

Yes, I do love Harry Potter, thank you very much. And because of the fame of the boy who would not die, out from the walls of Hogwarts (besides the poltergeists of course), comes a new brand of feminism which just might rock our world (as you can see from the video below):     Not surprisingly, this post…

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Community Living: How To Talk About Adoption/Fostering

  I recently read the post Six Comments about Adoption That Can Be Offensive focused on helping individuals recognize insensitivity when talking about adoption/fostering. Although I appreciated the intent of this post–highlighting what can be offensive–after I read it I felt like I might screw anything up I’d say to an adoptive or fostering family.   Even so,…

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How To Collect Bras For Free The Girls

This year as part of the Little Black Dress Project, I am excited to announce we are also collecting Bras for Free the Girls though the month of March! I am always fascinated by normal people coming up with great ideas that change the world, and Free the Girls undoubtedly falls into this category. Why…

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Action Idea: Pass This Stand-Alone Sex Trafficking Law

Today, with the Kids are Not For Sale Coalition, supporters all over Virginia are hoping to spread the word loud and clear: LET’S FINALLY PASS THIS! THERE ISN’T A STAND-ALONE SEX TRAFFICKING LAW IN VIRGINIA BUT WE NEED ONE!   Okay, be honest. Did you know that?   A few years back before our organization became NOVA…

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My Book Guru & With–Reimagining the Way I’ve Related To God (Part 1)

Fousin, My Book Guru Some people offer book advice and and your subtle nod of ‘yes,’ is actually an emphatic, but polite, declaration that there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen! Then there are the people who offer you books and you read them just because that person is…

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Memories From Sand: Making Christmas Meaningful

The Freak-Out   This week in December just FREAKS. ME. OUT.   All of the sudden the Christmas everything is happening: the parties, the presents, the paper reindeer from school, the tree trimming, the needing to buy not needed things for all the people, whilst drinking glassfuls of eggnog, wine, peppermint coffee and wassail to try…

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Christmas Expectations: What To Give To The Person Who Has It All

The Weight of Expectation   Once upon a time my husband didn’t give me a Christmas present, but after the holiday he brought me to the mall. He told me just to meander, walk around, pointing out what I liked. It was rather annoying because I would say “yes, yes, yes, I want this!” But…

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