Life, Love, and Dirty Diapers

10 Finds for You – August 15th

Okay, so one thing that I do is that I love to share other people’s articles and content. Why? Because there are a lot of great things out there. So periodically, I’ll do what I’m doing today, which is leave you a list of things I recommend reading (or watching). Just a few notes because I’m just going to leave the links and not add any of my extra commentary, leaving a link here does not mean I agree with everything on the site – I just think the particular link is interesting whether or not I agree with it. If you want to discuss any one in particular, leave a comment and I’ll happily discuss it with you and what I think about it.

1. What About American Girls Sold on the Streets?

2. Couple to attempt 50-mile swim across Lake Michigan

3. Women Scientists Still Face Discrimination

4. College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equality

5. Sentencing Juveniles

6. ‘The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness’ Author Brianna Karp Offers Advice to Young People on the Streets

7. One-third of tween clothes are sexy, study finds

8. TTC & IF: WHO Annoyance

9. Sex and Self-Esteem: A Big Boost for Men, Not So Much for Women

10. Fathers: Key to Their Children’s Faith

Happy reading!


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The Women in Time’s Most Influential List 2011: Kim Clijsters

I have to admit that I’ve never heard of Kim Clijsters before. And that I have no idea how to say her last name. But she’s the next woman on the list so let’s take a look at her.

  • She was a professional tennis player from Belgium who left to start a family.
  • After the birth of her daughter, she decided to go back to tennis.
  • She won two US open titles since her return, becoming the first mother since 1980 to win such a major title.
  • She won 41 Women’s Tennis Association titles and 4 Grand Slam titles (both singles).
  • She often volunteers to help out with charities.
  • She has received the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award not once but seven times.

I’m not sure about how much influence she has, but I think she should have more. She seems like she would be a really good role model for little girls to look up to. She’s a good sport, she gives back, she balances work and family – all great things that we need more of in our media.


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