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Style. Substance. Soul.

Style. Substance. Soul. – Each is something that every woman should possess and share with the world on her own terms.  Three best friends who just all happen to be stylish women of substance and soul have created a web site/movement to help direct the positive flow of female-generated power to change the world.  They are committed to creating a legacy of  “passion, compassion and action” for not just their own daughters [and son], but yours and mine as well.  Amy, Lois and Susan were inspired to put their collective efforts where there hearts are by none other than …

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Our Commitment to the Earth

Once upon a time, when companies were focused on green, you could be sure they were intent on growing their bottom line.  These days, the bottom line is still important, but the social responsibility of preserving the earth’s resources has now provided a greener layer of depth.
Bella Flowers Books is committed to maintaining a reciprocal relationship with the Earth, by only taking what we need and replenishing what we’ve taken.  Our first book, Nice to be Nice©, features many vibrant colors, but green may be the most important shown in our array.  …

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Children’s Books for the Michelle Obama Generation of Moms

Book publisher Paper Soup Media, LLC, has released a new brand of children’s books that are sure to resonate with moms who identify with First Lady Michelle Obama’s style of parenting. Though she is constantly making headlines for her keen sense of fashion, Michelle Obama is becoming equally famous for her approach to raising children.  More than ever, moms across the nation are working to ensure that their children are not only bright, but courteous and socially-conscious as well.  Since the First Lady’s role as mom-in-chief is both highly visible and well-respected, mothers everywhere are …

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Isn’t it ironic?

Sorry if you were doing a search on Alanis Morissette and ended up here.  I’m just channeling her today, sans the early post-breakup rage…  just a little thoughtful, reflective indulgence.  I’m a writer, what else do you expect?  So, I’ll get right to it – my kid called someone else’s kid a name.  There, it’s out.  Maybe you’re thinking ‘these things happen’ or ‘that’s just part of growing up’.  However, you have to see the irony in the fact that I’m the author of a children’s book all about being …

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Full Circle

Recently, I heard Oprah Winfrey say something quite profound and inspiring. For many of us, hearing a profound and inspiring word from Oprah can be a daily occurrence, but for me, this time was different. In some shape or fashion, we all have a natural and consistent need to seek moments of validation that define our human experience and who we are as individuals, whether subconscious or deliberate. In what felt very surreal, my unexpected moment of validation just happened to be delivered in a message from one of the …