• Nothing Standing In Our Way!

    "We can truly do whatever it is we want to do. There is nothing standing in our way." -- Gloria SteinemAnother (a)typical morning in the life of a morphmom. Somewhere in the middle of my third hour-long round-trip to my son's school to drop off the third forgotten school item (too much to ask that all three be remembered at the same time), fueled by as many cups of coffee (mostly milk and high-calorie vanilla flavoring, but three'll get the job done) on the heels of a very late, not very productive evening, I'm hit with something that is either a bolt from the blue or sugar shock, but, in any event, produces an epiphany.
    Nothing Standing In Our Way!
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  • morphmom marketplace

    morphmom marketplace
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    • Author: MorphMom

    • Posted On: November 17, 2014

  • Lisa's Lense VI

    Lisa's Lense VI
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  • It's All About The Bag

    There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.  ~Victor Hugo... Cinda needed a bag...A very specific type of bag, mind you.  Machine washable, water resistant, stain resistant, contemporary in design and, most importantly, affordable...It didn't exist. So Cinda decided to create that bag.We've all been there. You know exactly what you want, but it's nowhere to be found.  It's how so many great morphmom stories are born.After lots of due diligence and internet research, Cinda drew up a business plan that answered every who, what, where, when, why and how question she could brainstorm.A former interior decorator, Cinda had the creative wherewithal to make her dream a reality and initially set up shop in a bedroom at home.
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  • All In The Family

    "A happy family is but an earlier heaven." George Bernard Shaw...I'm the oldest - chronologically, at least - of four girls, all born within 6 years of one another. Although my poor father wanted nothing more than a son to sit by his side in the stands at all 82 Yankee home games, he was in fact blessed with three beautiful, strong, athletic "tom boys" - and me. All four of us played every sport on offer growing up. My sisters won the medals; I wore them with a nice blouse. That is, on the rare occasion when I prevailed in our daily wars over stolen blouses, sweaters, earrings and time on the single, beige, rotary, landline, pre-call waiting telephone (its cord stretched to the limit under the door of the closet, a haven of privacy (but for that incessant pounding!)). We were a feisty crew, to be sure. Lots of high drama and abundant hormones.
    All In The Family
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    Time to Rescue Your Closet!...OK, here we go. This is our first foray into Blogdom. You may ask, what makes you two special? Why would we want to follow you? You’re not especially great writers, or particularly intelligent! I will tell you why! We are two women in our 40’s with style or at least our friends tell us that. My partner Jane and I started a little business a few years ago called SOS (Schelling O’Connell Services) with a domain name Rescue Your Closet. Now listen, we aren’t very computer savvy, can’t really even tell you what a domain is but we can help you with your wardrobe. We decided to give blogging a shot to give other women in their 40’s some styling incentive. Jane and I love to read the fashion magazines, troll the malls and scour the Internet for great designers.
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    KIND CAMPAIGN...You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late...Ralph Waldo Emerson...As a child, my father taught me to always come to the aid of the underdog. And that, counterintuitively, you really have to open your eyes and ears to recognize who it is.  As a mother, I've worked hard to instill this virtue in my own children. To raise them so that they would be sensitive enough to spot the child in need of that extra bit of kindness, and strong and confident enough not to deprive them of it, but, rather, to provide it.I've now had the great honor of interviewing four amazing women -- two mother/daughter teams, in fact - who, during our short time together, put my father's advice into perspective in a way that little else in my 45 years (including nearly 20 as a mother) has ever done.
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  • Isabelle's Gift

    When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude." -Elie Wiesel...The Time: 1942-1945. The Holocaust...The Setting: Czortkow Ghetto, Nazi-occupied Poland (now Ukraine). Attic of the Dobrucki family home...The Main Character:  Isabelle (Isa/Inka) Hauser, a three year-old Jewish girl...The Plot: Isabelle is saved from the Nazis by a poor Catholic family, the Dobruckis, and hidden in their attic the for better part of three years in the midst of the Holocaust...The Twist:This is a true story...Seven decades later I had the privilege of interviewing Isabelle, one of only three Czortkow children - out of roughly 10,000 - who survived the Holocaust. To say I was a bit daunted by the prospect would be a dramatic understatement. Frankly, I was petrified.
    Isabelle's Gift
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  • Yes, I am happy!

    An interview with America's Newsroom anchor,Martha MacCallum"Yes, I am happy!"...What did you want to be when you grew up?...When I was younger I really thought a lot about having kids and how much I wanted to be a mom.  I was not very career driven as a girl.  When I got to college I wanted to be either a lawyer or an actress.  I like to think in some way I kind of do both everyday…we ask a lot of questions and try to get to the bottom of things…we try to be the devil's advocate and present both sides of the story and at the same time…to be sensitive to the people we are covering in our stories....How did your journey begin?After college I did a couple of years at Circle in the Square in the theatre program in New York..
    Yes, I am happy!
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  • "Writer"

    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”-Mark Twain...Exactly the lesson we learn from Lindsey Mead, author of the blog http://www.adesignsovast.com,  in the new morphmom video 'Writer"!  
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