Woman, Reclaim Your Family

By Hope Schneir

One thing I’ve noticed in our generation is a rapid decline of parents who understand what it actually means to parent, and a corresponding incline of parents who seem to be born into said parenthood, with invisible handcuffs. I repeatedly see a cultural shift away from the strong, apron-wearing mothers who sleep with one eye open and know the value of fresh air and hard work, toward the indulgent, shoulder shrugging weak women who are too busy checking their own Instagram to pay attention to what their teenage daughters may be posting.

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The Temperament of Saints

By Sofia Infante

I remember the first time I heard about the four temperaments: choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic, and sanguine. As I read about each one and learned my own (melancholic-phlegmatic), I was surprised at how much it revealed about myself. My strengths and my weaknesses, how I perceived and interacted with the world around me were made intelligible in a new way.

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A Fall Day with Reese at the Beach

By Carrie Gress

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me about Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits is — as one might expect — a great window into what it means to be a southern lady. The title, Witherspoon explains, came from her grandmother, Dorothea, who exemplified a Southern lady. “Dorothea always said it was a combination of beauty and strength that make southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup.’ We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.” The book has the feeling of capturing old heirlooms that have been lovingly restored and given fresh life again.

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Interview with Billy Kheel from the New NBC Competition Series 'Making It'

By Noelle Mering

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are joining forces again to produce and host a new competition series celebrating creativity and craftsmanship. I sat down to talk to Billy Kheel, one of the eight talented contestants on the show, ‘Making It’. Kheel lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids, and is an artist known for his innovative use of felt.

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