52 Real Women

Who Do You Surround Yourself With? – Julie Krumholz

Who Do You Surround Yourself With? In 2001, a co­worker and I decided that we should open our own company.  After much debate and discussion, we moved forward with our plan.  It involved many late nights, early mornings and several weekends of non­stop work.  My husband was my biggest supporter. He never once complained about…

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Who YOU are… – Alexandra Bahou

Who YOU are… Self-discovery is a very intimidating term.  It’s a quest, perhaps the ultimate adventure that we all must embark on in life.  But, like any adventure, while thrilling and liberating, it can also be unnerving. Who am I?  What was I put here to do? Figuring out who we are and why we…

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A Tragedy’s Bright Spot – Wendy McCance

A Tragedy’s Bright Spot Sometimes it takes several hard pushes before you find yourself tripping onto the right path.  Back in 2009, the economy tanked.  I lost a job as a factory worker.  I had gone through a divorce.  I had three children to support. Over the next few years, I lost our home to…

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Are We Really That Different? – Jennie McClelland

Are We Really That Different? Being a mom or grandma, no matter how many children or grandchildren you have or how old they are, is a tough job. You already knew that.  You never stop worrying.  You know that each child needs you in a different way.  You can’t imagine life without them.  Living in…

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Who’s Talking You Out Of It – Jessica Swanson

Who’s Talking You Out Of It? If you had one shot to go after your dream, would you do it? Most of us would say, “Yes! Of course!” but the truth is most of us spend a lot of time thinking about our dreams but never going after them. Is it fear that holds us…

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What’s Your Foundation? – Elizabeth Witteveen

What’s Your Foundation? I like new shoes!  What girl doesn’t?  My daughter, my mother, my sister, my nieces, and my girlfriends love love love shoes.  What is it about shoes that we like? Shoes can range from the bargain rack “I can afford that!”, to designer “Surely the decimal is in the wrong place!” prices. …

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Game Changer – Pamela Walker

Game Changer I had always felt like I had put my life on hold when I decided to stay at home to school my littles and live on one income. Shortly after the arrival my last child was born in my mid-forties, my parents moved in with us and a lot more of my plans…

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Time-Honored Sisterhood – Catherine Stier

Time-Honored Sisterhood Years ago, my British-born grandmother told me a true tale of romance and adventure set in WWII England. Grandma’s story went like this: Despite the terror of nightly bombing raids and fears of invasion, romance still blossomed in war torn England.  Some young British women and the allied American soldiers stationed in Europe…

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That Number!? – Jenna Wiley

That number!? For the past 5 years, I have weighed around 150 pounds.  I have fought with this number, cried about this number, lied about this number, hid my eyes from this number, Googled this number, avoided this number, and envied other, smaller numbers. I like my body, but I hate that number. When I…

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Book of Wisdom – Terri Closs

Book of Wisdom Have you ever come across an expression that made you stop in your tracks, ponder it for a moment, and then say to yourself “How true!”?  I love reading those expressions; they’re little bits of wisdom expressed so precisely that they give you insight into your own beliefs or teach you a…

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