Reflections on My All-Girls’ Education

My name is BaseballChica03 (well, not really), and I went to an all-girls’ high school. It was not a boarding school, but a Catholic school in my area. I come from an area that has literally dozens of Catholic high schools, most of which are single-gender. It’s not so strange to encounter someone like me around these parts. This weekend, though, I was at my high school friend Kay’s bachelorette party, and one of the other women in the group grilled us about what it was like going to school without any boys. She thought it was fascinating.
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We Try It: Red Cat Wine

A high school friend of mine is getting married, and for her bachelorette party, a number of us took her on a limo wine tour in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York this past weekend. We started our tour at the Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards on Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen. All was going well, until the bartender broke into a festive date rape cheer.

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Taking Dignity Back from Bullies

Over the past few weeks, the media has suddenly paid a lot of attention to bullying and suicide among young people, particularly those who identify as LGBT. Tragic stories like those of Seth Walsh, Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, and Billy Lucas in the last month alone seem to be everywhere you turn.
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How to Make Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait

This is the first post in a Ladyguides series that I like to call Adventures in Baking. In this series, I will bring you some of my favorite recipes with step-by-step photo instructions on how to create them. Today’s adventure is Blueberry Cheesecake Pudding Parfait.

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The Halloween House

There is a house in my parents’ neighborhood that was always decorated to the hilt for the holidays. It started with a small Christmas display, then grew from there to an entire Santa’s village. Then came Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving with lights, inflatables, and signs. Each year was more interesting than the last. Read More The Halloween House