How to Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe With Animal Prints!

Wearing animal print can seem like a bold wardrobe choice but animal print actually acts as a neutral, which means it will go with pretty much everything. I had a hard time embracing animal print at first because to me it seemed to scream “hey guys, look at me!” but then I introduced a few […]

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How To Make New Friends at Midlife

This probably shouldn’t be titled specifically for those of at midlife because I know a lot of younger women struggle with this too. When we are in school it’s easy to make friends with the person sitting next to us in class and later the girl who shares our dorm room if we’re lucky and […]

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How to Practice the Art of Believing in Yourself in 3 Easy Steps

It seems like a simple thing to do- Just believe in yourself is something that we hear all the time when we’re taking on a challenging task or pursuing some dream. I don’t know about you, but for me it conjures up images of ruby red slippers clicking together. I guess for me that image […]

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How to Be a Grown-Up: 3 Important Lessons My Father Taught me

If you’ve been following along for the past two years you have definitely heard me talk about my father. I think my most vulnerable post was about the last three weeks of his life. I wrote How My Braids Saved Me to share my thoughts on grief and to document my experiences during the most challenging […]

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The Difference Between Envy and Jealousy and How to Turn it Around in 3 Easy Steps

Yesterday I took a woman’s writing class. The class was intriguingly titled Split Wide Open: Women Writing Ourselves. A couple of days before the class we received our writing prompt: In her book, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron says, “My jealousy had actually been a mask for my fear of doing something I really wanted […]

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Three Thoughts On Making Marriage Work

I don’t think I’ve written explicitly about marriage before. Funny enough I’m often asked to speak about dating at midlife or asked to give advice to single women on the dating scene. I get why, I wrote a book about single motherhood. This blog was originally called Single Mom Chic for goodness sake. So even […]

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