Ahoy Matey, Pirates Have Run Ashore!

Pirate Design

Arrrrrr….did you know that Pirates weren’t always men? It’s true. History is full of women who dressed as men and boarded pirate ships, taking on life as a Buccaneer. The most famous of these were the inseparable Anne Bonney and Mary Reade who were also known to be some of the fiercest pirates to ever  [Read More]

Willie Mae Rock Camp

Here is a great opportunity for women of all ages to get involved in music. You don’t even have to own an instrument or know how to play! Willie Mae Rock Camp is a non-profit organization that teaches females the fundamentals of music and helps more experienced musicians with techniques and master classes. Instruments are  [Read More]

3…2…1…Blast Off!

Astronaut Design

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? I can’t say that I ever wanted to be one, but I think spending a day in an anti-gravity tank would be kind of cool. My 10 year old daughter has been fascinated with astronomy and earth science ever since her class completed a unit on space  [Read More]

Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Just a heads up that “Take Your Daughter To Work Day” is coming up this Thursday, April 26th. This is a great time for you to connect with your kids and expose them to what you do for a living and how it affects the world we live in. With a little planning, you can  [Read More]

Stand In The Rain

This morning I woke up with the lyrics to “Stand in the Rain” by Superchic[k] stuck in my head. This is an amazing song and I was in awe the first time I heard it. I wanted to share it with you today, so I went looking for it on youtube, but alas there isn’t  [Read More]

Does This Blog Make A Difference?

This post is in response to Lorelle’s Challenge “Does your blog make a difference in the world around you? How?” that was posted on her site last week. I’ve been thinking about the best way to answer this question, trying to avoid the traditional cheesy answers and really taking a step back to discover a  [Read More]

Girls Can’t WHAT? on TV

This is just a heads up for the local folks (Central Illinois). Girls Can’t WHAT? will be a featured news story on WAND this Sunday, April 22nd at 10pm. The story is part of Scot England’s “Central Illinois A to Z” segment. If I can get the clip in digital format, I will post it  [Read More]

No One Really Looks For Your Personality

There were some surprised reactions to the Dove video I posted called “No Wonder Our Perception of Beauty is Distorted.” I guess I just assumed that most folks new that celebrity photos and magazine covers were all doctored up. I even set my 10-year-old daughter down and we watched and discussed it together. I’m not  [Read More]