#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Renee Rongen

Recognized by her peers and clients worldwide as a brilliant comedian and storyteller, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is an award-winning humorist, author, coach and business consultant; she has been featured in numerous national publications including Forbes, Fortune, Parenting Today, Better Homes and Gardens and Smart Money. She was also included in Laughter is the Best Medicine Tour with Lilli Tomlin, Paula Poundstone,

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ingrid Christensen

Flipping through the newspaper at a cafe near her college campus, a help wanted ad caught Ingrid Christensen’s eye. At the time, her career path was uncertain – even as graduation from the University of Minnesota loomed in a matter of days. The job was to do administrative work with a language services provider in the Twin Cities. It sounded

#ChampagneMonday — Celebrate through the crap!

I was recently talking with a friend who had a crappy year. I know, 2020 was not exactly a picnic for most of us, but her year was something else altogether. Cathy lost both of her beloved grandmothers. Her son graduated from high school without a ceremony. And then moved five hours away to college. Her sister got breast cancer.

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Delia Perry

I recently had the privilege of joining today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman on her podcast. I had so much fun getting to know her–and what motivates her–that I wanted you to meet her, too! Delia Perry is a wife, mother and host of the Girls 4 Greatness Podcast. She’s a passionate advocate in helping women build confidence and believe in their ability to change,

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellie LeBlanc

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is both an entrepreneur and a college student. She’s not afraid of hard work and is fueled by a desire to genuinely care for others. I’ve seen her activate her inner superpowers of hospitality and kindness as the Assistant Manager at Evelie Blu Boutique (one of my favorite places to shop!) where she makes each guest who enters

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Jenna Gibson

All of the real-life Wonder Women we feature are amazing and inspiring, each special in her own way. But today’s #RLWW is extra special to me, as I’ve known her since she was born. I actually attended HER baby shower! Through the years, I’ve watched her grow into a remarkable adult. She may be all grown up, but she hasn’t

#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,

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

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