Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Making of a Winning Ladybug Cake

by Dr. Margaret Aranda

Goal: To Have Fun
Result:  2nd Place, Fiesta Bake Contest




The Making of a Ladybug Cake






1.  Bake Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake according to directions.  Be sure to grease and flour.
Bake in ceramic bowl until center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Wait 5 min to cool, then turn over onto prepared dish with lettuce in spiral form.




2.  Cool completely before frosting.  Use chocolate frosting 1/4" thick, to enable 'pushing' the cookies into the cake.Black licorce cut to form.  For antennae, dig a small hole with a knife.  
Top antennae with marshmallows.  Transport to Baking Contest, driving carefully.



3.  Smile when you win 2nd Place!





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No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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Friday, September 21, 2012

Call for Interviews


I'm doing research Interviews on girls and women for my newest Book, 
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey Through Time.


Each girl or woman will be asked questions about her First Period, and/or about her Menopause.   If you are a gentleman and would like to be included, that would also be perfect, as your perspective is important to women and to society.  

Results will be tabulated in standard research format, and quotations may be used to document items.  By agreeing to the Interview, you agree that it may be published in any form, by me.  Generations of women Interviews are encouraged, so you may recruit your mother, sisters, grandmother, aunts, and/or daughters.

If you would like to be included, a formal process occurs.  There are two methods:
(1) For Interview permission by email: please email me at drmargaretaranda@yahoo.com, with the Subject Heading:  INTERVIEW.

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(2) Give permission for Interview inclusion in my book by simply providing recorded permission on the Interview telephone call.  In this case, please 'Comment' below, provide your Contact telephone number, and your Contact information will be kept confidential (i.e., it will not be published as a Comment).

Your answers may be used to benefit women's health, medicine, and society, and are considered to be a generous gift that will be safely guarded and professionally treated.   Sending you a sincere


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Dr. Margaret Aranda's Books:

No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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Thursday, September 13, 2012

From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time

by Dr. Margaret Aranda


Thank you to Deana Barnhart for GUTGAA and all the work she does to help advance Authors!
This is a Contest for the first 150 words of a Completed Manuscript

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AUTHOR'S NAME:  Dr. Margaret Aranda
TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT:   From Menarche to Menopause:  A Journey through Time
GENRE:  Adult Non-Fiction
WORD COUNT: 120,000

Query:  

Femininity is equated with passages through the pagan symbolism of the Three Goddesses:  The Maiden, The Mother, and The Crone.   At the time of our first period, Menarche, we had our First Talk.  At Motherhood, we didn't really need a formal 'talk'; it just happened over the course of months and years.  Some of us never entered Motherhood.  After age 40, around Menopause, we had...we had our...we had our well, nothing.  We never had The Second Talk.  So many of us Baby Boomers are peri-menopausal, and what is a woman to do?  First, estrogens cause uterine cancer and breast cancer, then progesterone makes it better.  And what about testosterone for women?  

From Menarche to Menopause starts with menarche: its history, culture, and conceptions since the time of Aristotle.   Then it accompanies today's Spirited, Fit and Forty Woman's speedy life, fast-forwarded to the here and now.  Let's give you that Second Talk, ripe for today.  You do remember where you were when you started your first period, don't you?  You do remember who gave you The First Talk.  Well, sit right down and get the kids in another room.  Oh, and it's okay to grab that cup of coffee.  Time for a funny and light-aired female physician standpoint.  Your journey through The Second Talk is about to begin.


First 150 Words:

My "First Talk" wasn't actually a "talk" talk.  I was 13 years old, and my Mother handed me a red hardcover book.  The Red Book.  I was told to turn to say, the seventh Chapter.  Okay, basic Anatomy.  The vagina was depicted in a large color illustration of the uterus and Fallopian tubes, and there was a small illustration of the penis. 

No preamble, no introduction, no warning.  Initially it was pretty boring.  A couple was sitting on the couch.  A married couple.  They made a big deal about that part.  Horrified, my eyes widened as the penis was inserted into the vagina.  What?  I had to read it over again.  How did that happen so fast?  Wait!  How did that happen so fast?  How could that happen with their clothes on?  I read it again.

They definitely still had their clothes on.




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Dr. Margaret Aranda's Books:

No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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The Maiden, The Mother, and The Crone

by Dr. Margaret Aranda

Women go through several stages in life, usually.  These were characterized by the pagans as the Triple Goddess.  I just think it is pretty, and symbolic.



The Maiden seems flexible, dancing lightly and looking downwards at her foot.  She has the most hair, which is wildly strewn about.  The Mother is 'sandwiched' between the others, and still boasts full locks of hair and good flexibility in the legs.  She seems to be holding on tight to the Crone, who by now must surely have osteoporosis, as she has shrunken in size!  Her hair is gray and wiry, short and perhaps falling out a bit. Her abdomen is thick, and one can't help but wonder about her Hip-to-Waist ratio!  Chunky legs perhaps signify decreased venous return, and the Mother seems to pull her along, holding on tightly to her hand.

The cycle of womanhood.  It's a good thing.  Also, Women looking out for Women.  Except perhaps the Maiden, who seems more interested in her foot than anything else!





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No More Tears en Espanol
Face Book Page: Stepping from the Edge
Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
From Menarche to Menopause: A Journey through Time



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Additional Articles by Dr. Margaret Aranda

Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this website is meant to diagnose, treat, or practice medicine. You must be seen in person by a physician for appropriate and individual medical treatment. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1 in the USA.

Link Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any links that go outside of this website.

Full Disclosure: Margaret A. Ferrante, M.D.  is an Institute Physician with Cenegenics Medical Institute.  She receives no monetary compensation for hosting this website you are on, which is independent and not affiliated with Cenegenics. The information presented is for education and awareness.  Dr. Ferrante currently sees patients out of the Cenegenics office in Beverly Hills, CA. 
To book an appointment for a free Consultation, please email her at: mferrante@cenegenics.com




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