Slacker Mom

I just recently read a post from JulieG about taking her two small children on an Elk hunting trip, and it brought back all kinds of (albeit hazy) memories of my own child-rearing. Preschoolers/infants on an Elk hunt? Seriously? More power to Julie, but holy […]

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Why Shooting?

This is the question that is always out there. Why guns? Why shooting sports? Why not golf… or tennis… or something a little more sedate for a woman of my age and profession? I can only answer for myself, but for me, there are a […]

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In Defense of Pink

I like pink. I admit it. I know that not all women agree with me, but for me it says something about where I am in my life. I know there is a lot of talk in the outdoor industry about “pink for women” – […]

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A Word About Cognitive Dissonance

You may have seen these words in the subtitle of my blog heading and wondered what the heck I was blabbering about, so I thought I’d offer a little explanation and context. Merriam- Webster Online defines cognitive dissonance as “: psychological conflict resulting from incongruous […]

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Wherein I Become a “Babe”

By way of background, back when I went with Guypal to that big show in 2007, I came across a table where there was a lady with a book and some flyers. It was something called “Babes With Bullets“. Apparently, there was this group of […]

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Down Zero!

I had my pistol class under my belt and was set loose — now what? I needed to practice… and practice… and practice in order to appease the inner control freak and get comfortable. But I wasn’t a member of a gun club, nor did […]

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My Handgun Education

So…. I decided to start my firearms education with a handgun. I had no idea, however, where to start or how to start. I bought and read books upon books about self-defense and handguns. But ultimately there is only so much reading one can do […]

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Tammy’s Second Cousin

Perhaps before I continue with my back story, I should stop for a moment and briefly explain my reasons for starting this blog. This is going to contain a lot of “I”s and “me”s, because, well, because it’s a personal journey that I’m writing about. […]

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