GO Mommy GO! Modern Day Motherhood

Should I send my kids to Public School or Private School

The Great Dilemma: Public Schools vs Private Schools

The twins are on a swim team that practices at a private Jewish school in town. Of course, we parents have lots of different conversations while watching our kids practice together. One of the topics that came up the other day is whether to send children to public or private school. Most of these parents either… [read more]

Lashinda and twins

Kids and Sports: Pressure vs. Nurture

I started running at a really young age. So young I can’t really remember not running. In Los Angeles, that was the culture – little kids ran track. All I knew was, I was FAST! My mom knew it too. I worked hard. I trained hard. I would not let myself run slow. I did… [read more]

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Spotlight on our Future

Inspirational stories from women overcoming adversity

My Name is Hydia Clark, and I Am No Longer SILENT

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hydia Clark, a 17-year-old high school senior for our Go Woman Go Future Spotlight Series. Life sure can throw you some curves balls. At the age of five, my biggest worry was a new Barbie Doll or the latest new Brat Doll coming out; I had no… [read more]

Getting into college - applications and admissions process

Getting into your dream college isn’t just about your grades

I had high aspirations as a high schooler and was determined to do whatever it would take to reach my goals. My dream schools were UCLA and USC, two very competitive and prestigious universities that were right in my own backyard in Los Angeles. I listened to the advice I was given and took honors and… [read more]

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GO Woman GO! Pursuing your Career

2014 Highest Paid Female Athletes

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Last week, Forbes Magazine released the list of the Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2014. This list includes prize money AND endorsements, so it is a true top-ten list. It goes as follows: 2014 Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes Maria Sharapova, Russia (Tennis) Salary/Winnings: $2.4 million Endorsements: $22 million Total: $24 million Li… [read more]

Lashinda Demus and sons Dontay and Duaine

Motherhood and Career: They’re Good for Each Other

I found out I was pregnant in the fall of 2006, after the end of my competition season. I was at the then-height of my career. I had made my first Olympic team in 2004, turned pro and followed it up with a silver at the 2005 World Championships. In 2006 I led the list… [read more]

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Empowering Thoughts:

Drake and Skylar Diggins at the ESPY's

The ESPY’s got me thinking about feminism and women’s sports

I took part in the ESPY’s activities and awards ceremony this year, and it was a great reminder of how many inspiring athletes there are these days. It’s so moving to see the difficult obstacles athletes have overcome; it’s a great night to acknowledge their grit and determination, their dedication and sacrifices, their accomplishments and achievements. Sitting in… [read more]

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Inspiring Words:

Inspirational Quotes: Commitment

  The difference between excellence and mediocrity is COMMITMENT. … [read more]

Joyce Carol Oates I never change

"I never change. I simply become more myself." - Joyce Carol Oates Young ladies, you should be … [read more]

Maya Angelou

In honor of the late poet, activist and phenomenal woman Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28, … [read more]

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