Category Archives: Women

Stories from Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman

Summertime blues…

Yes, we all get them, those summertime blues. I did, for sure. I took some time away from the office to rejuvenate my soul and visit family. Thus, there were no posts from our wonderfully funny Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) series. Story postings will resume next week. NYMB books make the perfect gifts for […]

June 23

“Got Love Handles?” by Donna Collins Tinsley

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman,”under the chapter heading “Worth Our Weight in Gold.” As a young girl, I remember hearing about “love handles” and wondering what the heck they were. Skinny as I was, there was no way to pinch an inch of flesh on me. Later […]

April 24

“Worse Than Zombie Warts” by T’Mara Goodsell

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.” It was supposed to be my little secret. I was going to slip into a pair when I got out of the shower. I’d hang around the house in them when I wasn’t expecting company. I’d wear them outside, but only to […]

February 24

“Spam-in-a-Can” by Sandie Lee

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.” It’s no big secret that men and women are two totally different creatures. Women think differently, feel differently and act differently—and for the most part, as Martha says—it’s a good thing. However, there comes a time in every woman’s relationship that she […]

January 09

“Die-Hard Eager Beaver” by Mary A. Berger

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.”  Years ago, when the highlight of my day was vacuuming flower designs in the carpet, I knew it was time for a change. As a newly-retired woman, I thought there should be more to life. “I’ve always wanted to make clay pots,” […]

December 09

“The Must-Have” by Wendy Nelson

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.”  I was 14 when they literally walked into my life. Living in a small Canadian town, our only option for shopping was the Sears catalog. At the time, my main mission was to get to that catalog before my two older sisters, […]

November 11

“Battle-Dressed Breasts” by Laurel McHargue

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.”  Although Army Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) designers knew what they were doing when they were tasked to create the perfect camouflage for soldiers, they probably could not have anticipated an unlikely scenario that unfolded at a rest area on the other side […]

October 15

“The Ice Bra Cometh” by Monica Giglio

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman.” “Only you, Monica. This stuff only happens to you.” In the past decade as a single mother of three, I’d heard that declaration more times than I could count. I don’t ask for drama to come into my life, but it somehow […]