Celebrating Mother’s Day .. Mama Says!...

May 13, 2012 by

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself. ~ Nancy Friday Sometimes you buy the perfect dress for a special event that you know you’ll probably not wear again. This is a “classic” All The Single Girlfriends post that was created for Mother’s Day 2011. We loved it so much that we wanted to take it out of our closet and wear it again. Hope you enjoy! At our heart, All The Single Girlfriends is about women connecting with women. So of course, to dedicate a series of Mother’s Day posts was a natural for us. As with all our girlfriend-to-girlfriend conversations, our Mother’s Day posts reflect the diversity of who we are and how our mothers’ have influenced...

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Changing Lives: One Apple At A Time...

Feb 17, 2012 by

Today’s Foodie Friday takes a different focus.  Have you ever heard of a “food desert?” I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when my girlfriend Deborah and I saw the documentary film  The Apple Pushers at the  Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. I walked into the theatre expecting to see a movie about food carts in New York. I walked out with an appreciation of how a small “green cart” can change people’s lives. I also left with the a greater understanding that knowledge alone will not right obesity. Nor will information on how to eat healthy lead to nutritious food choices. Oh sure it’s important to know about the food groups or the new “food plate.” However, easy and affordable access to fruits and vegetables is often the critical missing link.  As I munch on an apple while...

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Atlanta Women in Social Media Names Toby Bloomberg Its 2011 Social Media Marketing Leader of The Year...

Jan 3, 2012 by

atsGf author Toby Bloomberg was recently honored by the Atlanta Women in Social Media. She was presented with the group’s inaugural award for Social Media Marketing Leadership. Atlanta Social Media Women is a new business group devoted to advancing social media marketing best practices and highlighting the work of women in social media in metro Atlanta. Realizing that women were getting little attention from the media for their roles in social media, Toby started the Atlanta Social Media Women as a grass roots. members only, Facebook group. What began as an ad hoc group has quickly grown to almost 80 members. Atlanta Daily...

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Thanksgiving Traditions Differ

Nov 23, 2011 by

Thanksgiving means different things to each of us. For some girlfriends it’s a special dish that brings back childhood memories. For others it’s the people sitting around the table. All The Single Girlfriend authors share What makes Thanksgiving “Thanksgiving” for us. For some Gf the holiday is a melancholy time. For some it’s a time of new beginnings. Over the next days we’ll share our experiences and memories with you. Please join the conversation and let us know what are some of your Thanksgiving traditions. Thanksgiving means being with the people I love, eating whatever version of the foods I love show up. I am not a stickler for how it used to be but I honor the past while creating traditions that start in the present.  This year: cutting the turkey up first before...

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends...

Nov 14, 2011 by

Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends shines a virtual spotlight on amazing women who have been supporting women and girls over a period of time. This interview is extra special for us .. Yvonne DiVita is one of our own Gf Authors. Yvonne DiVita founder of the Lipsticking one of the longest sustained and most successful digital communities for women. atsGf/Toby:  What is your favorite quote? Yvonne DiVita:  From Harriet Beecher Stowe: Women are the real architects of society. atsGf/Toby:  Who are you beyond your professional resume? Yvonne DiVita: I’m just a Mom and Grandma, to some “hooman” kids and some “fur” kids. I love reading and writing and watching HGTV. I dream of someday having my own big log cabin where my ‘kids’ can run around free, indoors and out. atsFg/Toby: What is your favorite “Girlfriend” activity? Yvonne DiVita:...

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atsGf A Pithy Book Review

Jul 14, 2011 by

atsGf A Pithy Book Review is the idea of Gf Dorothéa Bozicolona-Volpe who suggested we supplement traditional book reviews with ones that are 2 lines and a strong opinion. Hope you enjoy! Dorothéa Bozicolona-Volpe – This book is incredibly insightful and very well researched. The contributors and content that Ms. De Paulo has woven together in such an astute fashion makes this a good read for both men and women. It should be distributed by every single person that has been discriminated against in the workplace, advertisers, financial institutions, amongst married/ coupled-off friends, and society as a whole. Marianne Richmond –  Bella DePaulo’s book is based upon the definition of singlism as a social concept; “negative stereotypes and discrimination faced by singles.” She and her co-authors find this marginalization of and discrimination against single women in all...

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Yvonne DiVita Creates The 1st Blogger Pet Conference .. BlogPaw!...

Jun 27, 2011 by

Gf author Yvonne DiVita combined her love of animals with her passion for social media. The result was an innovative online community .. BlogPaws. As frequently happens with digital communities, people soon wanted to take “online offline.” Sounded like a great idea to Yvonne too so she added “develop the first pet blogger conference” to her jammed To Do List. August 25th -27th 2011 marks BlogPaw’s third conference.  This is no ordinary conference. Friday’s key note kicks off with Rescue Ink™, tattooed motorcycle-riding street guys who are passionate about pet rescue. There’s even a special Vet Track and much, much more! Never know what will happen when you follow your heart.  ...

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Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends...

Jun 22, 2011 by

Girlfriends Helping Girlfriends shines a virtual spotlight on Girlfriends who are making a difference in the lives of women and young girls. We hope their stories inspire you as much as they do us. Please join me in welcoming … Helene Lerner – author, journalist and founder of the online community Women Working. atsGf/Toby: Who are you beyond your professional resume? Helene Lerner: My spiritual purpose is to make the world a little bit better with whatever is presented before me. I’m very aligned with the mission of our company, which is to empower women and girls, also an aspect of my spiritual purpose. atsFg/Toby: What is your favorite “Girlfriend” activity? Helene Lerner: Going to the theater with a good friend. atsGf/Toby: You’ve been helping women for quite awhile through your books, TV work and...

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Women Working Interviews Toby Bloomberg...

Jun 22, 2011 by

atsGf girlfriend, and social media Marketing Diva, Toby Bloomberg was highlighted on the prestigious community Women Working. Sarah Tobol, editor, helps Toby celebrate her blog, Diva Marketing’s seventh birthday. Toby also shares insights about blogging and social media marketing. And of course a few words about All The Single Girlfriends! Way to go...

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Pappadoo For Me

Jun 20, 2011 by

I spent Father’s Day with my mostly-single girl friends on Martha’s Vineyard … and my dad was there with mom too – down the street – so we were able to celebrate Father’s Day with a breakfast together, all seven of us.   I am not sure the last time I was with Dad on Father’s Day but when I see him, aging quite well, I’m only reminded of how smart, funny, complex, and engaging he is. One of my girl friends noted that he is an “idealist”. Another noted that the loves to “politically confront – all the time”.  Both are quite true. A flag-waving Democrat, he has always fought for the underdog in life, and what I’ve learned is that at throughout life, everyone has his or her being or championing the...

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Celebrating Our Dads

Jun 19, 2011 by

As diverse as every girlfriend is, her relationship with the first man in her life is as unique. The Gf authors are no different when it comes to our fathers. Some of our dads were very involved with their daughter’s lives while others not so much so. After our Mother’s Day Series we had a special request from Bonnie’s dad. How could we say no?!  We hope you enjoy the video and stories and memories about our dads because as Polli put it … Fathers should be every bit as celebrated as...

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Ask The Girlfriends

Jun 2, 2011 by

Ask The Girlfriends is our way giving back to young women. Gf authors answer questions about life, career, and relationships posed to us by women who want a little perspective and insights from women outside of their own circle. This month’s Ask The Girlfriend question is from Marianne’s friend Melody Meiners. Melody is a social media whirlwind…She is the founder and managing editor at Girls Guide to the Galaxy, a partner and lifestyles editor at STLFamilyLife.com, and has a personal blog at MrsSmartyPants.com. She is also the founder and President of St. Louis Women in Media, a 350 member strong, non-competitive women’s networking group that offers quarterly programming for female media practitioners and hobbyists as well as freelance writer, interactive marketing consultant, wife and mother to her one year old daughter, Grace. Melody’s Question: “Have you ever...

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