#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jaci Finneman

Jaci Finneman is passionate about helping parents become confident leaders for their kids, find happiness in their day-to-day routine, and bring peace back into their homes. Her experience runs deep. She started her career as a para-professional for children with developmental disabilities. A few years later she was hired by a non-profit agency that supports children with physical and emotional

If 2020 was a math problem…

  I’ve never been a fan of math word problems, which is funny because I’m a huge fan of words. Just not the math part. But given how this year has gone, this problem does not sound nearly as ridiculous as it did last year. Even though the year has been challenging in too many ways to count, many good

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet J. Rosemarie Francis

I was recently asked to be a guest on a popular parenting podcast. Solo Moms! TALK is a place for moms to connect and explore the challenges they face in raising children alone. No matter where we are in our mom journeys, we can always use a sisterhood of supporters to help us not only survive, but thrive. And one

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nikki Fuchs

Nikki Fuchs played Wonder Woman growing up. That’s her in the adorable photo below. She had a tiara, a lasso of truth, and (of course) her mom Jane made her magic cuffs! Then, she used her superpowers to save the world and catch villains. Today, this real life Wonder Woman uses her superpowers today to encourage other people to do more,

Is Fifty Really Nifty?  50 things I’ve learned in 50 years

Is Fifty Really Nifty?  Folks, I’ve got a big one this month (okay…today). Yes, the big 5-0. My Golden Jubilee! A half century of living. I can hardly believe it. Parts of me only feel 30. Others, well, they look and feel much much older!  When I look back over the past decades, I do believe I’ve learned a thing

Wonder-FULL earns GOLD!

I’m thrilled to tell you the good news! We earned the GOLD medal in the inspirational book category for this year’s MIPA awards. As an author, this is amazing validation for the blood, sweat and tears that went into the writing and publishing process. Creating a book is definitely a labor of love, but the accolades sure don’t hurt!  The

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Kathi Osmonson

From ski bum to professional wrestling photographer to fire service, this real-life Wonder Woman has a zest for life! She loves to to experience new places, new cultures and meet new people. By day, she’s the Minnesota Deputy State Fire Marshal, Fire and Life Safety Educator for Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention (YFPI). But in her free time, you might find

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Caycie Volek

Perspective and positivity are two superpowers that today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman celebrates. She chooses to be present and live each day to the fullest. A big THANK YOU to Caycie Volek for reminding us all to “just wear the dress” and embrace the beauty (and fun) in life. KR: Would you please tell us about what brings you joy and fulfillment? CV:

#RealLifeWonderWoman–Meet Ashley Kjos

HOPE is a word that inspires today’s real-life Wonder Woman. Ashley Kjos strives to bring hope and fulfillment to the people she meets in both her personal and professional life. As the Executive Director of Woodland Centers, a community mental health center, she uses her superpowers of compassion, kindness and discernment every day to lead her team and bring hope to

Back to the Future: Re-Entry Advice from Doc Brown

I was recently paging through my childhood photo albums and came across some photos from a family vacation to California back in the 80s. At the time, I was fifteen and the hit movie Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, had just released.  Marty McFly became a household name. Skateboards were cool. Everybody knew what a Flux Capacitor