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Category Archives: Family


By Trish Bentley Write Because You Love It. iwanttobeawriter

When I was in school I endured many writing workshops (public mental beatings) where I had to showcase my work and listen to what each of the students thought about it. I was to sit there quietly and nod my head as if to…



By Corinne Korytkowski Knowing When It’s Time For A Change woman needing to make a change

Everyone has their own thresholds, rock bottoms or breaking points. These are the moments in our lives when we realize that we simply can’t keep going the way we have been. I reached a pivotal one in my late 20’s. Looking back now I…



By Sarah Johnson Where Does Time Go? delorean-ev-main-1

Can I freeze time, please. Time has been on the fast track since I had my daughter almost eight years ago, but my mind can’t seem to accept that we’re in the twenty-tens. I do a double-take anytime I’m reminded of the date.  …

By The Purple Fig Unapologetic Parent on The Huffington Post trishicon

Trish Bentley, editor of The Purple Fig, has started writing a column for The Huffington Post, called Unapologetic Parent. Informative and relatable articles on parenting hot topics, “Unapologetic Parent” will examine the pressures and scrutiny parents often face when making personal choices on how…


By The Purple Fig What Mama Didn’t Tell Us….about HORMONES contentimageWMDTU

Details: WHEN Wednesday November 18th, 2015 6:30 – 10:30 pm WHERE Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Ave WHAT What Mama Didn’t Tell Us is an intimate uncensored cocktail Q&A evening taking place on Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Think wine,…


By The Purple Fig Popsicles In The Morning? rocketpops

This past summer it was all about free play, hanging in the yard and popsicles in the morning for my kids. Each time we’d arrive at the park with the stroller stocked with Hulks, soccer balls and gobs of wipes, my two sons would…


By The Purple Fig Start Playing With Your Food foodmatchgame

When I was a little girl I would take strands of spaghetti and create a blonde wig on top of a meatball. I would even go so far as attempting to braid Mrs. Meatball to give her a rather mid evil peasant vibe. I’d immerse myself into…