Hello Everyone, Today is Denim Day and I would be remiss if I didn’t take some time to support the cause by helping bring awareness to the terrible problem of sexual violence. Sexual violence happens to both women and men, and it’s an issue that requires both women and men to end. As with most everything in life, education is key. I want to share … Continue reading Denim Day 2017
So last night I went to my cousin’s lingerie-themed bachelorette party and had a great time. It was an interesting study in people to see the ways in which each woman would turn the corner and make her appearance in her chosen garb. Some were full diva status with lace cutouts and plunging necklines; some clutched tightly their closed robes in shyness; someone else wore a … Continue reading A Name By Any Other Name Is Not Just As Sweet: On The Maiden Name
For many, many years I felt guilty about something. It was a secret that I shared with only my closest friends. The dark secret was this: I didn’t feel comfortable in the role of motherhood. The idea of being a mom scared the woman out of me. This is natural, you may be saying. How about this? Even after I became a mom, I didn’t … Continue reading A Natural Parent.
So, I’m trying to teach my kids how to be entrepreneurs. I want them to understand the benefits and the mindset needed to be independently successful. That being said, I had to teach my daughter to not be nice. Yes, it seems like a direct contradiction to the title of this blog, but here’s why LIFE SKILLS trumped NICE the other day. My daughter is … Continue reading Be a Lady, But Don’t Be Nice
So we congratulate our children a lot, don’t we? It’s great. There’s always a first this, that, or the other to give them a high five or a hug for. We come from the generation of keep their self-esteem up and make sure they feel pride. When it isn’t overdone, when it’s deserved, it’s a great thing. But what about us, huh? Who’s going to … Continue reading Congratulate Me, Gosh Darn It
Many of us have had dreams of doing great things only to find that life and our own choices got in the way. These posts are an offer of encouragement and a call to action. Starting late does not need to equal Too Late. Here’s my story… Continue reading Women Camping. Starting Late: Part One