Kalon Women Magazine

Charlotte Waisman and Jill Tietjen write a monthly column for Kalon Women magazine.  It is now available via a Kindle subscription at click...

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Business Planning – Kalon Women January-March 2014 Issue

In 1825 (with a newborn), upon her husband's death, Rebecca Webb Lukens took over the management of the almost bankrupt Brandywine Iron Works in what is now Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This was the first American company to make a boiler plate and hull plates for...

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History of Lawn and Garden – Kalon Women April 2013

As we look at this month's theme of lawn and garden, we think of the many women before us profiled in our book.  Historical women have identified plans, advanced gardening and led the way to the beautification of our country. For full article click...

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Hobbies – Kalon Women January 2013 Issue

What are your favorite outside of work activities?  In this month's column, we profile women who pursued what others might consider hobbies - and made a career out of them. For full article click...

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Business Planning – Kalon Women December 2012 Issue

For many years of our country's history, women entered businesses that they knew best. As you think about this, recognize that women were not 'allowed' in many businesses and professions. We do take so much for granted today.  So, women really concentrated on their...

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Families – Kalon Women November 2012 Issue

For the theme of family this November, we wanted to draw your attention to women who have helped dress women when they were in a “family way.”  Did you know that before the early 1900s, ‘proper’ women could not be seen in public when they were pregnant?  We are...

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Leaving a Legacy – Kalon Women August 2012 Issue

As we go about our daily lives, not many of us think about the rights and priveledges that we enjoy as American women of the 21st century. Legal rights did not exist for women when colonists first come over from Europe countries in face, at that time, women existed in...

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Women Athletes – Kalon Women July 2012 Issue

When you take your daughters to soccer practice (or another sport's practice), recognize that not so many years ago, the accepted dogma was that physical activity would damage a woman's reproductive system!  This month, we profile  pioneering athletic woman which is...

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Extreme Vacations – Kalon Women June 2012 Issue

As many of us get ready to travel with our families on vacation across the continental U.S., to Alaska or Hawaii, or perhaps overseas over the summer months, we take this opportunity to applaud some of the women who have participated in what might be regarded as...

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Mental Health – Kalon Women May 2012 Issue

Unlike a broken arm, which is obvious and requires immediate medical attention, mental health issues are not always immediately recognized, nor have there always been effective medical treatment. For view full article click...

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Women Poets – Kalon Women April 2012 Issue

Many of us today write ourselves little notes on "stickies." Or we journal and record out thoughts of times and events - both intriguing and banal. How many of us actually write in a way that would record our thoughts for our families, our children, or, even,...

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Mentoring – Kalon Women January 2012 Issue

Do you know that the Greek goddess Athena took the name of 'Mentor' when she provided guidance thousands of years ago?  Today, you don't need to be a goddess in order to be a mentor!  In fact, the dictionary defines a mentor as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher....

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Tis the season! – Kalon Women December 2011 Issue

This time of year often provides us the opportunity to visit and break bread wth family and friends. The smell of turkey roasting! The aroma of the pies! What memories it brings back for many of us! This month we profile some of the women who have made possible those...

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Diabetes – Kalon Women November 2011 Issue

A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that being overweight and obese was the single most important risk factor that predicated who would develop type 2 diabetes. In this column, we profile Ellen...

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Breast Cancer – Kalon Women October 2011 Issue

Women diagnosed with breast cancer today have many options for treatment and the ability to have a female doctor to handle her care.  In this month's column, we feature pioneering women doctors and women who followed in the footsteps of those pioneers. For full...

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Menopause – Kalon Women August 2011

For many women, the onset of menopause occurs around the time that their children leave home.  In this month's column, we profile four women who made significant political contributions after the "change of life." For full article click...

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Travel – Kalon Women June 2011

As we anticipate the school year ending and the warm days of summer, we reflect on modes of transportation, vacations and places to visit with our families in the western part of the United States.  In this month's column, we draw attention to four intriguing entries...

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Mothers – Kalon Women May 2011

The U.S. Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as "Mother's Day" and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance.  In this month's column we profile some women who...

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Women in Business – Kalon Women April 2011

For this month's focus on women in business, we have chosen to feature women in financial businesses: banking and Wall Street. Women are still pioneering in finance and Wall Street and breaking new ground in the 21st century. For full article click...

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Change is a Constant – Kalon Women January 2011 Issue

Change is a constant in our lives - in fact, it has been said that the only contastant is change! Not only are out personal lives in transition, but changes are accurring continuously in politics, business, science, the arts, in fact - everywhere. To view full article...

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Diabetes – Kalon Women November 2010 Issue

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes. In the U.S., it is estimated that approximately 24 million people, or just under 8% of the population, have been struck with this disease -  and its incidence is...

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Breast Cancer – Kalon Women October 2010 Issue

A Women is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. Breast cancer strikes one in eight women. The statistics are staggering; they are even more powerful when the stat becomes humanized because you KNOW one of these women. To view full...

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Menopause – Kalon Women August 2010 Issue

Margaret Mead and Elizabeth Stanton - Most readers will recognize the names of these two famous women. Mead lived from 1901-1978 and Stanton from 1815 - 1902. Readers of our monthly column know that we enjoy highlighting women from our book Her Story: A Timeline of...

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Travel – Kalon Women June 2010 Issue

In the United States, June means summertime. School is over. For many of us it is time to pack the family into the minivan (or go to the airport) and see America! Of course, it wasn't always this easy to travel around our great country. Join us as we describe some of...

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Mothers – Kalon Women May 2010 Issue

In May of each year, on one day, most of us take some time to celebrate our mothers. It would be nice to celebrate the women who gave birth to us, the women who nurtured us through many of life‘s ups and down and the women who made sacrifices for us so that we could...

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Women in Business – Kalon Women April 2010 Issue

Do you have new and creative ideas you wish to develop as a business? Or are you already a business entrepreneur? Then you are following in the footsteps of many women before you who both developed new business concepts and contributed significantly to the strength of...

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Women’s History – Kalon Women March 2010 Issue

 In the 1970s, a small group of committed feminist activists in California began an organization they called the National Women‘s History Research Project (later called the National Women‘s History Project or NWHP—see www.nwhp.org). Why is this important? Because the...

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What is Love? – Kalon Women February 2010 Issue

The first definition in the dictionary states that love is a strong affection or devotion for another person. The second definition relates to a strong liking or interest – a passion – in something. All of the women profiled in our book Her Story: A Timeline of the...

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