52 Real Women

Are You Acceptable? – Sue Armstrong

Are You Acceptable? I don’t know about you, but I’m usually pretty hard on myself. Wait, who am I kidding, there is no “usually” about it! I have this bad habit of holding myself to an unrealistic standard, and when I don’t measure up an inner voice points a seemingly real finger at me and…

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Appreciate the Small Things – Nicole Wright

Appreciate the Small Things in Life When I was asked to write about what inspires me, as a woman, I initially was stuck.  I am not usually a person that sits and reflects about such topics.  However, as I started to reflect back over the recent events I found my biggest inspiration in life: the…

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Gifts of the Feminine – Gigi Colombini

Gifts of the Feminine As girls, most of us learn that a large part of our role is to take care of others. These skills seem to come easy and we feel good doing it.  As an adult, much of our personal story and self-worth is built around caring for our children and life partners.…

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Follow Your Star – Cindy Reynolds

Follow Your Star The best things in life are not things; instead, they are the dreams of youth, self respect and the ties that bind us. During my seventeenth summer, that magical time between high school and college, I ventured out into the world with nothing in my pockets, except the determination to fulfill my…

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A New Move… And, A Great Escape?

A New Move… And, A Great Escape? Are you running away from your problems or toward improvement? Packing.  It’s the dreaded word that every woman loathes to hear.  The excitement of a new move is overshadowed by the never-ending checklists, boxes, and bubble wrap.  We tend to become deaf to the world around us, and…

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25 Years = Silver

25 Years = Silver I would love to tell you that it has been 25 years of wedded bliss or that my husband is the most loving man I know. I could say that our marriage is perfect, we never fight and we are best friends. However, it’s just not the case. Marriage is hard…

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We Each Have One – A Mother!

We Each Have One Mothers…not about being a mother, but about OUR mothers. I am not a mother and I lost mine when I was 25 years old. I miss her every day. My parents gave me and my brothers a wonderful childhood, probably to the point of spoiling me, since I am the youngest…

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How Do You DO It?

How Do You DO It? As soon as a new acquaintance finds out that I have six children between the ages of 7-12, the very next words out of her mouth are “How do you DO it?”. Usually followed by some sort of commentary that she “only” has 2 (or 1 or 3) kids, and…

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Christmas – A Season of Joy

A Season of Joy! I love Christmas! It is the season when everyone is friendly, happy and ready to give. My daughters and I love to sit and drink hot cocoa while watching our favorite Christmas movies. Everyone around us is excited and in a hurry to get everything done on time. I was able…

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Which to Choose?

Which to Choose? My shoes are more than just accessories in my closet, accents for my feet or eye candy for date nights with my husband. They all serve a function. Some give me boost when extra inches are required. Others keep me grounded. More protect from harsh conditions and jerks. Then, there are my…

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