Tag: girls

Weightlifting Girls Say The Darndest Things…

For those weightlifting ladies…A video from Catalyst Athletics highlighting all the awesome things weightlifting girls say… My personal favorite line “you probably would have made that if you had a pink shirt on…” Shit Weightlifting Girls Say…

Encouraging Young Girls to Be Themselves

Encouraging Young Girls to Be Themselves and that It’s OK If you don’t already know this by reading my blog regularly, I love my kids. They bring me such joy and clear perspective on all things in life and for the most part, they just more »

Is Your Daughter’s Wish To Be Thinner?

What Do You Do When Your 10-Year-Old Girl Says She’s Fat? According to MissRepresentation, 80% of 10-year-old girls say they have been on a diet, and “the number one magic wish for girls 11-17 is to be thinner.” Now, personally, I’m pretty sure I didn’t figure out more »

Getting sweaty is not feminine and other myths

What can we do as parents and mentors to encourage and support young girls to embrace physical fitness?  I don’t know about you all, but I know for a fact that women do sweat! Feminine, girly, frilly women – they do. I have seen women more »

Girls, You are Full of Awesome!

Waking Up Full of Awesome Holy Smokes do I love this! There was a time when you were five years old, and you woke up full of awesome. You knew you were awesome. You loved yourself. You thought you were beautiful, even with missing teeth and more »

Going Light on the Lady

I woke up with a sore throat so when I woke up this morning, I had some hot lemon tea so I could be ready for a workout. And today’s workout was all kinds of suck – as my fellow athlete Jon likes to say. more »

Girl Scout Walk Together

Today I am heading to the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve for a Girl Scout Walk Together with Hannah Bea today for a 3 mile nature hike. Its a crisp fall day and anyone that knows about No VA knows its one of the most beautiful more »

The End of the Best Friend

The End of the Best Friend – NYTimes.com. A Best Friend? You Must Be Kidding But increasingly, some educators and other professionals who work with children are asking a question that might surprise their parents: Should a child really have a best friend? Most children more »

Teaching Girls Programming

Here’s a pic of Hannah and her partner working on a small basic training module on Sunday.  I wrote about it last week: Teaching Kids Programming Event. Although I think Hannah was a bit younger than the ideal age to introduce some of the concepts, more »


Join us July 11th for an event that will transform the lives of 20 young girls. Programming? For girls? ….YES! Programming has evolved and now more than ever girls have the opportunity in a world they’ve only known through technology to shape and mould the more »