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Expanding Your Horizons 2013 – Ogden

By rondadevereaux

 The Expanding Your Horizons 2013 Conference was on Nov 2 this year. This is the 3rd year attending for 3 of my girl scouts (both my older 2 daughters attended for years as well). Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a conference for girls in middle school. This day-long event includes hands-on activ... Read More

Ballet West presents The Nutcracker Ballet

By rondadevereaux

Troop 2149 had a big year this year. The younger girls all earned their silver awards. Girl Scouts has 3 awards. Bronze, Silver and Gold (equivalent to the Boy Scout's Eagle Award). The Bronze is earned in 4th - 6th grade, the Silver in 7th - 9th grade, and the Gold is earned during high school.... Read More

Expanding Your Horizons : EYH Ogden 2012

By rondadevereaux

Do you have girls between 6th and 9th grade? Have you ever heard of EYH? EYH stands for Expanding Your Horizons in math and science network. This network holds conferences all over the United States, Europe and Asia to encourage girls to consider careers in science, technology and math. The ult... Read More

Stay At Home Dads – Part II

By rondadevereaux

Last week I received an email from KPCW, a local Utah radio station. They had read the “Stay At Home Dads Rock” blog I did last year and wanted to interview my husband and me about our experience. Check out this link to KCPW if you would like to listen to our interview. That blog was a... Read More

Conversations with Amanda

By rondadevereaux

So my middle daughter totally cracks me up. She always has. Since a very young age she has had the sarcastic humor of an adult. An old carpool once told me that Amanda was the only one who would get her jokes. Well over the weekend she walked out on our front porch and said "Mom, Look I am Snook... Read More

The 5 Love Languages

By rondadevereaux

I am sure that many of you have heard of the book "The 5 Love Languages" by Gary Chapman. A year or so ago, the book title kept popping up all around me. When this happens, it is usually a sign that I had better pay attention. Off to Google I ran, and found the 5 love languages website.  The 5 ... Read More

Mary Poppins Kicked Criss Angel’s Behind…

By rondadevereaux

I took my youngest daughter to the Mary Poppins Musical over the weekend. It was FABULOUS! A friend and her daughter went with us. I was talking to the girl and joking about Mary Poppins balancing out our Criss Angel adventure (see last week’s blog) and she said “Good, this will balance out ... Read More

Reviving Ophelia-Part 1

By rondadevereaux

I spent the weekend up camping and was reading the book Reviving Ophelia – Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, PHD. She uses the character Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in her title because it shows the destructive forces that affect young women. “As a girl, Ophelia i... Read More

Real Beauty : Self Esteem in Girls

By rondadevereaux

Last weekend I spent the most amazing day with 50 women talking about real beauty and how we have let the media define it in their terms. We have bought into it. Our daughters have bought into it. We spent the day reveling in ourselves and our uniqueness. It was a wonderful experience. The whole tim... Read More

PG, PG13, What is with all of the #&;@($!! Words???

By rondadevereaux

A recent trip to Barnes and Noble led to a great learning experience for me. I learned a lot about my daughter and her values. She purchased a couple of books in the teen section. One of them had a display of its own and was listed as a top 10 book for teens. She took it home and less than a hal... Read More