Category Archives: Girls

The Mémé Stories have gone public!

A little over a year ago, I was inspired to start a blog for my granddaughters – Sophie and Elodie.  Sophie was born on April 10, 2004 and Elodie was born on December 31, 2005.  The name their parents selected … Continue reading

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What did you learn in school today?

Recently Karen and I had dinner with my son Kelleth and his daughters, Elodie barely turned 6, and Sophie almost 8. I love these occasions (as I suspect most grandmothers might!). Like almost any other such occasion, this one resulted … Continue reading

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Gender still matters

Two articles surfed recently that brought me back to thinking about the messy issue of gender, and ways in which things are changing, and not changing, in the world around us.  The first was a NYT interview with Audrey MacLean, who … Continue reading

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Bless the Grass — and the Truth!

I have long loved Malvina Reynolds and her amazing music.  On my walk this morning I saw this beautiful little flower pushing through the concrete and was reminded again of Malvina’s song — “god bless the grass.”  Unfortunately, there is … Continue reading

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Bay Area Women who Rock!

Living in Oakland California means a host of “happenings” that easily lead to a whirlwind of activity, but one of the most important thing going on here for Karen and me is the endless opportunity to see and hear women … Continue reading

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Girls and Social Media

So I finished reading Peggy Orenstein’s book “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” several days ago, and have been thinking about the last couple of chapters for days.  Here she writes about the role of technology in girls lives (from toddler-hood onward)! … Continue reading

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NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four!

Of course many reading this blog already know this basic information, but for those who are not avid fans, here is the scoop, and along with a bit of my personal commentary!  So it comes down to an interesting lineup … Continue reading

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On a lighter note – March Madness

Today the University of Connecticut Women advanced to the second round in the women’s NCAA tournament!  Now that I live in Stanford country, my affinity for these women is not always greeted with the same enthusiasm that we experience in … Continue reading

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The “pink princess” culture

When I heard about Peggy Orenstein’s new book “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” I immediately downloaded it to my iPad!  We had just taken my granddaughters Sophie (age 6) and Elodie (age 5) on a whirlwind trip to DisneyWorld and the … Continue reading

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