Category Archives: Wife

My Mother’s Saris Are Worth More Than Their Weight in Gold

It was the NPR piece, “Love is Saying ‘Sari’”, that made me reflect on my connection to the sari as well as my own experiences with potential loss and the importance of leaving a legacy. My sister and I sit in my parent’s … Continue reading

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The Gift of Sally Ride’s Secret

I stayed up until 4 a.m. last night reading Lynn Sherr’s biography, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, an unwise choice, given my schedule for today. Now, I’m sitting on my flight home to Seattle from NYC, where I … Continue reading

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Why I Wear My Mother’s Robe

My mother died four years ago. Every morning I wake up, and without thinking I put on her robe. Of all the precious things she gave me; a sense of humor, a love of Mondays, her favorite ring and her … Continue reading

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20 Inspiring Women We Lost in 2014 : A Tribute

Every year we lose many women that have led incredible lives however some of them may not been remembered in the lists that are compiled at year’s end.  Inspired By My Mom is starting a traditional of paying tribute to … Continue reading

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5 Inspiring Women of 2014 – Or Is That 6 with 2 at the International Space Station

Samantha Cristoforetti was born in Milan in 1977 and has spent her life pursuing what, at times, may have seemed like an impossible dream. After being one of the first women to apply when the Italian air force opened to … Continue reading

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When I Called My Stepmom “Mom”

I was two years old when my stepmother Gini burst into my life like a glamorous, marauding Valkyrie set on bending me to her will. She had platinum blond hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner, and a … Continue reading

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How My Daughter Has Inspired Me & Changed My Life

When my daughter Nichole was born, her diagnosis of Down syndrome hung over me like a heavy, wet blanket. It clung to me, robbing me from any feelings of love. My motherly instinct was nowhere to be found. I went … Continue reading

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Playing Your Part to End Violence against Women

By UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman raises awareness to end violence against women. With UN Women, she has travelled to countries, highlighting the challenges and solutions on the ground to … Continue reading

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Robert Downey Jr.’s Heartfelt Tribute to His Late Mother, His Inspiration

Upon the recent passing of his inspiring mother, Robert Downey Jr. posted HERstory on Facebook – a story which is deserving of being shared. She actually passed away September 22nd, 2014 and I was very moved by this touching tribute. … Continue reading

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Will Women Ever Be Treated As Equals and With the Respect They Deserve : An Editorial

I am not one for using this blog to express my own thoughts on current events or issues but, with all the disparaging comments I have been hearing and all the biased news stories that I have reading aimed at … Continue reading

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