Monday, November 16, 2009

A Wealth of Resources! Courtesy of Me & The Nassau County Girl Scouts!

It's that time of year again. Back-to-back holidays are sucking us dry, kids are wrapping up fall sports and moving on to holiday parties and concerts, family is travelling in and out of town. It's a friggin' circus around here!! So what better time to stress myself out even more by volunteering to once again be a presenter at the Long Island Counselors' Annual Conference. It was a great experience, but thank God it's over!

Needless to say, with everything going on, my poor blog is looking a little sparse. But thanks to the conference and my co-presenter, the amazing Carole Aksak of The Girl Scouts of Nassau County, I now have a wealth of smart-mama advice, tips and observations to share.

Carole is the director of GSNC Critical Issues Initiative . This unique program is constantly on the grind to counter the very same issues that get our panties in a bunch around here, like hyper-sexualized media that caters to kids. It was an incredible honor to present with her! She's a real pro when it comes to tackling these issues. And with the clout and resources of The Girl Scouts behind her, I'm just a happy-- albeit puny-- fish in a big sparkly pond.

Over the next week, I'll be sharing some of the issues we tackled in our presentation. I think you'll find some great stuff that can be applied in your own endeavors to raise smart and savvy girls in a culture that constantly tells them that their power lies in their looks and how well they can attract boys.

Feel free to comment and share your own tips and viewpoints as well. The more we share, the more powerful we become! And don't hesitate to apply our viewpoints to your own lesson plans or workshops. Just please do follow the universal, bloggy-code-of-conduct and give credit to Reign and also to the bylines following the posts.

On that note, stay tuned all this week for more.

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