See Mommy Run – A Mother’s Day Celebration of Female Athletes
(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2013, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.) Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination. Being pregnant dramatically transforms a woman's body so to come right back to the sport she left is an amazing feat on so many levels. Soccer moms have long led the charge for elite female athletes returning to competitive sports while juggling motherhood. The U.S. Women's National Team has consistently featured mothers ...
Making Waves (Pretty Tough Book #5) On Sale NOW!
It's summer break for the girls at Beachwood Academy and that means sun, surf, and sensational escapades at the Beachwood Country Club. Abby, a rising sophomore, is so excited to have gotten a last-minute gig as a lifeguard, especially because jobs are usually reserved for club members. Abby desperately wants to win the annual lifeguarding competition, and with it a college scholarship. But when she arrives for her first day on the job, she finds herself face-to-face with some serious club member attitude. And there's an even bigger surprise waiting for her: the gorge senior boy she's been pining over ever ...
PBS’s Makers: Chronicling the Fight for Womanhood
Many of you who play sports, or work, or go to school, or are old enough to vote, may take women's equality for granted. You may not feel like feminists because basic liberties that your grandmothers and mothers fought so hard to attain are now commonplace. Over the last half-century, America has seen one of the most sweeping social revolutions in its history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, on grand stages like the Supreme Court and Congress, ...
Pro Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington is May 2013 Athlete of the Month
Our May 2013 Athlete of the Month is Kaitlyn Farrington. This new B4BC team rider tells us about herself and shares why she's Pretty Tough. BASICS: Name: Kaitlyn Farrington Sport: Snowboarding Nickname: Twerp Birthdate: December 18,1989 Birthplace: Hailey, Iahdo Home Mountain: Sun Valley, Idaho but I live in Salt Lake City so I also ride at Brighton and Park City. Stance: Goofy College (major): I did 2 semesters at Westminster then took winter off and never went back. College will always be there. LIKES/DISLIKES: Favorite Riders: Barrett Christy Favorite Sports Moment (as a fan and/or rider): Realizing I could play golf... Favorite Workout Music: As I like to call them " Radio ...
[Video] Pretty Tough #6: Fifteen Love – A Tale of Tennis Playing Twins
Just in time for back-t0-school, Fifteen Love, the latest book in the popular Pretty Tough series, serves up an ace. This time the focus is on the girls who play tennis at Beachwood High, the prestigious prep school set in the privileged and picturesque world of Malibu, California. Maggie Anderson and her twin sister, Bella, are a doubles team destined for tennis greatness. They've just started their freshman year at Beachwood Academy and it seems like everything--even the Olympics!--is within their sights. But when Maggie quits the tennis team suddenly, she leaves Bella in the lurch. Told in alternating first-person POVs, Fifteen Love ...
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