Laurel Thatcher Ulrich coined the phrase “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” in an obscure thesis paper. Now it is a favorite phrase among feminists and for some women, a justification for wild behavior. But what does it really mean? In this book Thatcher delves into the history of women, highlighting some of history’s most famous women such as Virginia Wolf, Christine de Pizan, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Through her profiles of historical women, she illustrates that women made history, not necessarily by behaving wild or bad for the sake of wildness, but by going against social convention because their conscience required it. I found this book fascinating and it made me want to read and study more about women’s history and social studies. It gives a great overview of women’s history and politics and it offers great insight into female issues.

-Liesl Shurtliff – Goodreads




February 19, 2011

Cara T. and Jen P. are the winners of SC’s February GIVEAWAY! A warm and sincere thank you to our FANS!



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February 14, 2011




Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Take this quiz to find out.

As posted in What is the heart truth? on the SC blog in March of 2008, every woman needs to know about heart disease. So many of us are guilty of nurturing our loved ones so obsessively that we too often neglect our own health. As mothers, I do believe that we are the driving force behind the success of our families. From the foods our family eats, to health care, and even in the support and strength we give. We are needed and it is of the utmost importance that we are educated about our health and well being.

Be smart. Be informed. Be well.

February is American Heart Month because cardiovascular diseases, including stoke, remain the number one cause of death in America, and to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease, many have taken to wearing red during the month as a symbol of support.



paperwhite studio asks –

January 21, 2011

paperwhite studio asks- what is your measuring stick for love?

I love to share fun finds and paperwhite studio rocks! Most all of us have had those “don’t know what to get you” moments.
For those moments . . .



ponder this . . .

January 20, 2011

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
-William Morris 1834-1896



CleanWell, simply.

January 16, 2011

LOVE this hand sanitizer. Easy to carry and use – CleanWell

Available at Whole Foods Market and Vitamin Cottage.



You do not have to be a scientist or a well informed individual to believe that the early years of a baby are crucial to their development. Babies are fragile little human beings and the world they are exposed to profoundly affect them as they grow.

But what is it about babies in their first few years that make them more vulnerable to harmful chemicals then older children and adults? Why can chemicals in the early years have such a negative impact on people for many years to come? And what does all this have to do with living organically?

Click HERE to read more.



. . . and Etsy

January 11, 2011 / Etsy



a break from the blog

October 25, 2010

Life is busy and I’ve taken a break from the blog. I will be posting more often via Facebook. That said I will still post here sporadically. Much love!

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