#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Alexandria Freel

Have you ever met someone who exudes joy? A person who oozes positive energy and makes you feel good just being around her? Well, that’s the first impression I had when I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. We were introduced when I spoke at a women in business event, and her positive energy was palpable. I must add that I found

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Judi Kroeker

I first met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman at summer camp. I was eleven. She was twelve. At Swan Lake Christian camp in Viborg, South Dakota, we became friends. We swam, hiked, worshipped, crafted, toasted marshmallows, and sang together–returning each summer through our high school years. Over time, we eventually lost touch, but were reunited nearly two decades later when our daughter Brooke

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Dayna Vaclav

Dayna Vaclav is today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. By day, she works as a Patient Success Center operations manager for a rapidly growing, multi-site medical clinic. But her superpowers don’t stop there! Dayna is a proud military wife and mom to three active kids. It is with great pleasure that I get to introduce you to real-life Wonder Woman, Dayna Vaclav! KR: Can you

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Green

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman had an itch…to create fabulous one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. And so she scratched that itch and made a sweet and quirky chair for her family home. But her itch didn’t go away. “Before I knew it, I found myself scouring dark alleys for abandoned chairs, rummaging through the fabric bins at the craft stores, and staying up late until

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Allison Crandall

I recently spoke at an event where I had the pleasure of meeting a most engaging and delightful woman named Allison. This at-home mom of two young children and I connected over our shared passion for helping women feel confident, powerful and beautiful–inside and out. In addition to raising her young family, she is a Stella & Dot stylist and

The grass is not always greener…

My husband Marty is a yard guy. He is meticulous about fertilizing, watering, mowing and trimming. In fact, we tease him about how often he cuts the grass—and yes, the tidy chevron pattern in which he cuts it. The King of the Riding Lawnmower takes great pride in maintaining our yard and it shows. While we relentlessly pick on him

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Katherine Zachman Mathiasen

What do you get when you blend a cowgirl spirit, a deep desire to help others, and the love of a good cup of coffee? You get Katherine Zachman Mathiasen, founder of  Angel Reins Stable: A Place of Horses and Healing. Grounded on the simple principle of serving others—both 2-legged and 4-legged—Angel Reins is making a difference in Central Minnesota

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Athena Currier

Last year, I began working in earnest on my next book project–one geared for women with a Wonder Woman vibe. I knew I wanted to have a female team to align with the mission of empowering women. I needed an illustrator and book designer. But who? And then…I was introduced to Athena. Yes, Athena! Not only did her name shout “Greek

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ellen Voie

As President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman mentors and supports real women every day! She founded Women in Trucking in 2007 to promote the employment of women in the trucking industry, to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding, and to celebrate the successes of its members. And 12 years later, she’s still going strong. Women

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Angela Wiechmann

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman may not be able to leap tall buildings, but let me tell you she is a super hero when it comes to words. I call her “editor extraordinaire” and the “queen of transitions” as well as “trusted advisor.” Her name is Angela Wiechmann. She is an immersion editor and owner of A.M.W. Editing. We met when Angie edited