Category Archives: Family

BRAVE: Tackling the Complex Mother / Daughter Relationship

I took my daughter to see the movie Brave yesterday. I didn’t get what I expected. I got so much more. On the way home we joked that we kept waiting for the Princess to find her Prince. Disney billed this in the countless commercials we’ve seen for the month leading up to the opening as Merida hopes to escape an arranged marriage. Pixar, however, had other plans. As a romance writer, I will never discount the importance of the Prince, but this movie focused on a much more complex relationship than love at first site, or the hero to the rescue, or even the fight for true love. With the Hollywood landscape so focused on the male hero, something Meryl Streep eloquently discussed at the recent 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, Brave bravely turns a focused attention to the complexities within the mother / daughter relationship.
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Staying Connected

Some of you might have read the title and thought that this was going to be about networking.  Not so!  I’ve relocated and reinvented myself a few times in my life.  In today’s day and age I realize that this … Continue reading

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Your Fiction Or Your Fanny? I WANT BOTH!!!!

This is a bit of an inside joke amongst my writing friends.  When time is limited, how do you find time to exercise AND write?  Between family, work obligations and writing, I average about six hours of sleep per night.  … Continue reading

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