#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

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nene Smestad

Today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman has been a big influence in my life. She was my first babysitter and my first boss. My aunt Nene hired me as a fifth grader to help out at her store and I worked alongside her all the way through my college years. She hit a huge career milestone this year with 40 years in business as

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 REVISITED — Kelly Sayre

Kelly Sayre, one of our past real life Wonder Women, has some big news to announce. She just launched her first book and is throwing a party to celebrate! The best part . . . you’re invited! Sharp Women: Embrace Your Intuition, Build Your Situational Awareness, and Live Life Unafraid  I had the privilege of a “sneak peak” and got

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Barb Novak

I was recently signing books at a GALentines event in Central Minnesota. I met so many warm and delightfully chatty people on that chilly February day–sipping fancy coffees, shopping for sweethearts, and talking about how to love on the people in our lives. As I was visiting with one woman, I was so moved by her positive energy and kind spirit

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Meghan Kelsey

I appreciate a great cup of coffee. So you can imagine my excitement when a new coffee shop opened in our community, literally two minutes from my house. I set up a coffee date at Second Street Coffeehouse with my friend Kathy, another coffee fanatic (perhaps you’ll remember her enthusiasm for coffee and horses from a past #RealLifeWonderWoman feature). As

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Hannah Klingman

Let me tell you a fun story about how I met today’s #RealLifeWonderWoman. She’s a passionate, hard-working entrepreneur and owner of Hannah Klingman Virtual Assisting LLC. Many people who do what I do for a living (professional speakers and authors) work with virtual assistants and I was considering adding a VA to my business in the upcoming year. As I researched

#RealLifeWonderWoman — Meet Nicole Leiren

Described by those who know her best as perky, quirky and effervescent, USA Today Best-Selling author Nicole Leiren likes to have fun — in life, with her characters and, of course, her readers. She admits to being sassy (just ask her mother!) and inspiration for her characters are drawn from the real-world heroes and heroines she meets while traversing the

#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,