Tag Archives: 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 […]

May 12

“Double Crossed by a Dummy” by Risa Nye

This story appears in the anthology “Not Your Mother’s Book…On Working for a Living.”  The notice in the paper said, “Recruiting for the Albany/El Cerrito Fire Department.” There followed information about a series of qualifying physical tests to be given at a nearby school. The tests were, among other things, the dummy lift, the ladder […]

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 […]

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 […]