Real Life Wonder Woman Kasey Cross was born in a small town in Dooly County, Georgia. Her life changed dramatically when she became a mother at age 15. Her second daughter was born two years later, and she had three more baby girls in the following decade. While life was certainly challenging as a single mom in those days, she
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Erlange Elisme
One of the best parts of my job is the people I meet while traveling the country to speak. I was recently speaking in Georgia where I had the pleasure of meeting today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. Simply stated, Erlange Elisme has a heart for children. This past September marked her 30th anniversary in education. That’s a lot of years of serving and advocating
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Maureen Putnam
Music is one of this real life Wonder Woman’s superpowers! 🎶 Maureen “Mo” Putnam has a BA degree in piano and voice and a MA in Liturgical Music. Currently, she is starting her 16th year as Director of Music and Liturgy at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish in Princeton/Zimmerman MN, working with the Chapel Choir at Saint John’s University and
Eyebrows: There should be two… and other advice for the next generation.
May is such a special month for me. It is the month I became a mom, the month both of our daughters were born, actually. Between Mother’s Day and our daughters’ birthdays, I have so much to be grateful for—and so much to celebrate. I am the Mom who gets a bit nostalgic this time of year, looking through baby
Who are the Wonder Women in your life?
Legend tells us that before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, the Amazon princess. She lived on a lush island paradise called Themyscira, where she was raised by a community of women. They were her Amazonian tribe. They believed in her, guided her, and honored her—even when she left the island for the modern world. While Wonder Woman was
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Shea Pederson
Not all super heroes wear capes. Some wear stethoscopes. And sensible shoes. Meet Shea Pederson! This #RealLifeWonderWoman began her professional life as a graphic designer working for the St. Cloud Times for almost 9 years. She decided to switch gears and go back to school for nursing as she had been a CNA while attending college for advertising/graphic design and really
Garbage In=Garbage Out
There’s something on my to-do list that I’ve been dreading to do. I’ve put it off for nearly a month, but today’s the day I must tackle it. I must set up my brand new laptop computer. Just thinking about it gives me hives. You see, I’m a bit tech-challenged. Plus, I really like my current laptop. I’ve had it
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ashley Biggar
Powering up with positivity in all her endeavors, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman is a supporter of local small businesses and a creative. Ashley Biggar is the Director of Downtown Brookings (South Dakota) and is both artist and owner of Creative Impressions. Ashley has carried her passion for helping people in all her affairs – be it at work, in the community, volunteering, or
#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Chloe Bratvold
I went to visit our daughter Brooke a few weeks ago. She lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa. Brooke had been telling me about a candle bar she and some coworkers had visited and how the owner was an energetic, young, female entrepreneur who followed her dream of opening Candle Bar DSM in the hip and historic Valley Junction of
A real life Wonder Woman, who wears a cross, not a cape.
“Talking about writing isn’t writing.” This sentence, spoken from my writing mentor Sister Mara Faulkner, changed my life. I’m serious. Her simple, yet powerful words didn’t only alter how I write, but how I approach just about every task or project—and dare I say relationship?—since the day she spoke them. Let me back up and tell you a little more