Too many of us with stories to tell, sadly

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Oh, Matt Lauer. Honestly, as I watched Savannah Guthrie read the prepared statement from NBC executives, I can’t say that I was really that surprised. There have been rumors about him being unfaithful to his wife for years. So, it wasn’t a huge leap to believe that he could be disrespectful to his female co-workers. To me, what is most upsetting about...

All About Connecting: Just for the ladies

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Although many of us strong, independent women don’t want to admit it, it’s still a man’s world. Moreover, without getting involved in the nastiness of politics these days, our rights, ladies, are definitely on the down-turn. Thus, I feel it is my duty to encourage every woman to start standing up for herself all day and all night. Not just in your dating...

What’s in my bag?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times As a member of the social media marketing company, Social Stylate (www.socialstylate.com), one of my favorite blog posts to participate in is a feature called “What’s in Her Bag?” It’s a sneak peek into the essentials we carry around on a daily basis. I am a firm believer that sorting through the contents of a woman’s purse is like conducting...

Springtime puts stress on women

While men just let it all hang out, women want perfect summer bodies By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Spring is here! FINALLY. I know this not because of the weather forecast or by sticking my head out the front door…I know this because every female in my life is on a diet. LITERALLY.

World Cup team sheds light on unequal status of female athletes

The ticker tape parade for Team USA was great, but women in sports still get less attention, pay By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times On Friday, the champions of the Women’s World Cup enjoyed what many male athletes before them have come to enjoy after victory…a ticker tape parade in New York City. See, this type of celebration is rarely bestowed upon the fairer sex. In fact,...

Considering our own perception of the image in the mirror

Dove video demonstrates difference between how we see ourselves and how others do By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times This video stopped me in my tracks. I am ashamed to admit that I am guilty of having a very self-critical attitude about my looks. I would like to blame the society that we live in, but that’s a cop out.  I have no problem teaching my boys to never judge a book by its...

Illness shows the difference between the sexes

Women tough it out and get it done, men become attached to the sofa By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Hi. Being sick sucks.  I hate to be crass, but there is no other way to describe it. I am going on my fifth day of feeling like dog dirt.  FIVE DAYS.  Unacceptable. However, in the lives of my family, nothing much has changed.  (BRACE YOURSELF, male readers) The beds are made.  Dishes...

Letter: Women — On Election Day, the Choice is Yours!

To The Editor: We have all heard the saying, “If you have your health, you have everything”. Today, women in Chester County and across Pennsylvania will go to the ballot box with a clear and hugely consequential choice. We need a president who will protect the health, rights and opportunities of women, and fight for an economic future where our daughters and granddaughters can succeed. Barack...

After blasting gender barriers, a new challenge

Sheriff tapped to serve on state Commission for Women By Kathleen Brady Shea, Special to KennettTimes.com Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh was selected by Gov. Tom Corbett to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. PENNSBURY — Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh said she received a phone call a couple of weeks ago that both honored and humbled her. She...

Who do you dress to impress?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, KennettTimes.com Girls dress to impress boys. But, grown women dress for other women. Do guys know this? Well, let me clarify. Based on the short shorts I witnessed at last night’s Unionville vs. Garnet Valley football game, YOUNG,  high school-aged girls ARE certainly dressing for the attention of the opposite sex. And, giving them quite an eyeful, if you ask...