#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 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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Vickie Night

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman inspires me with her resolve and her love. Her life was forever changed almost 4 years ago when her then, 17 year old son suffered a massive brainstem stroke. She’s currently a stay-at-home mom, author and caretaker to her now 21 year old son. Meet Vickie Night, a real-life Wonder Woman! KR: Vickie, when I think of you, the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Ruth Lopez

Today, you get to meet Ruth Lopez. She’s the Director of Transportation Management for Ryder System, Inc. and a real-life Wonder Woman. One of Ruth’s superpowers is humility. She works hard and does great things, but isn’t one to toot her own horn, which is why I am overjoyed to tell you that she’s had a big year. She earned the

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair loves women and motherhood. After becoming a new mom herself, she noticed that something was missing for new moms. These women needed a place of community where they could feel supported and honored through the good and hard (and often overwhelming) moments of this season of life. Because of her love for women, especially moms, Stephanie founded How

5 things parents can do to ace college move-in day!

1  Be smart about packing.  Look at your child’s housing packet to learn about the university’s fire codes. They may prohibit hot pots, coffee makers* with exposed heating elements, and toasters. Some may also restrict string lights and extension cords. Why bring stuff that is prohibited only to have to haul it home? *Many DO allow Keurig-type coffee makers, which do

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Lindsey Jones

It was at the first night of a conference in Las Vegas at a party on the rooftop of the Palms when I met Lindsey, today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. We chatted over canapés and Prosecco. I learned that she’s been married for 12 years to an active duty Marine, SSgt named Bryan, who is a GySgy select. (For you non-military friends, that is

Emotional about launching your college student? You are not alone!

When did it happen? When did our kids grow up? I went from college and my first “real” job to marriage and then babies, who grew from toddlers to teens in a nanosecond. A household where diapers, lullabies, and training wheels turned into thongs, indie rock, and driver’s ed. Who knew I’d long for the days of chicken nuggets with

#RealLifeWonderWoman—Meet Brooke Radi

This week’s #RealLifeWonderWoman interview is an extra special one to me because the subject is our daughter, Brooke. She’s our firstborn. Sensitive, brave, inquisitive, and currently living as an expat in Prague, Czech Republic.  I’m in Prague with her this week to celebrate her twenty-third birthday and to help her get settled into a new apartment. It is incredible for