Browsing Category 52 Real Women

  • ew 52RW Joann Bastien
    52 Real Women

    Breaking Point

    Growing up, I was often the subject of teasing. I had red hair, freckles, and my maiden name was “Pigeon”. Yes, just like the bird. I was a ...

    December 1, 2014
  • Cathy Ross
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    When God Says It’s Time To Lighten Your Load

    I have always been a sentimental pack rat with a memory attached to every thing. When I decided to move after being in my home for 28 years, ...

    October 20, 2014
  • EW.52RW Lisa Caretti
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    The Gift

    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” That was a favorite quote of mine and yet ...

    October 13, 2014
  • EW.52RW Claire Cook
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    Never Too Late

    As you’re reinventing your life, it’s helpful to have a North Star of sorts, too. When I’m writing a novel, I write two pages (Times New Roman, 12 ...

    October 6, 2014
  • ew.52RW Meg Leduc
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    Catch the Snow

    Today in Manistee, the Tip of the Mitt, a light snow is predicted.  Walking by Lake Michigan, in brisk wind and rain, I realized I needed gloves but ...

    September 28, 2014
  • ew.52RW Julie Krumholz
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    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 ...

    September 15, 2014
  • ew.52RW Wendy McCance
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    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 ...

    September 1, 2014
  • ew.52RW Jennie McClelland
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    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 ...

    August 25, 2014
  • ew.52RW Jessica Swanson
    52 Real Women

    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 ...

    August 18, 2014