TWSM Movie Review ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Ahh, love.  Beautiful, wonderful, and yes “Crazy, Stupid, Love”!   When you see someone walk down the aisle you never know who will last for 50 or more years, and who won’t make it through the first.  There is no magic formula. In Crazy, Stupid, Love Cal and his wife Emily have been together since their teenage years. Over the years Cal has become somewhat complacent and let himself go. While out to dinner one ...
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A Lesson In Leadership (again)

We were talking about leadership on last Saturday morning’s Coffee Chat Show and I was reminding you all that everyone is a leader in SOME way in their lives.  As parents we are certainly leaders for our children.  Below is one of my pieces on Leadership that was included in a book, it is one of my favorites and I wanted to share it with you again: Often people think of ‘Leadership’ as something that ...
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TWSM Book Review ‘The Four Winds’

If you are looking for a novel to make you smile, cry, and marvel at just how strong a single mom can be, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a great choice. Set in the dust bowl of the 1930s, The Four Winds follows the story of Elsa, a woman with the odds stacked against her from the start. As she puts one foot in front of the other no matter what, she finds ...
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Taking Inventory

On Saturday’s Coffee Chat we talked about doing an inventory of the relationships and alliances in your life and whether or not they are serving you anymore.  I mentioned being very aware of who contributes to you and who takes away from you---everybody that you encounter does one or the other---they either ADD to your life or they zap your energy. When you make the decision that you want a different kind of life you ...
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TWSM Book Review ‘The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich’

If you would like to read a book about finances written by a single mom who has “been there”, then The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich: Take Control of Your Finances and Your Future by Honorèe Corpron Corder is for you. Corpron Corder’s common sense advice and empathetic tone can help you whether your financial concerns are big or small. Corpron Corder is one of my favorite authors. She has written a series of Successful ...
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Hold Onto Your Daydream

Somewhere in my life I have heard the phrase “don’t quit your daydream.” It's been sitting heavy with me lately as my daughter starts to talk about college. As the world starts opening up. As I get closer to my fiftieth birthday. I feel like too often we don’t let ourselves dream. At least I don’t. I wrap myself up on a cloak of seriousness. I’m an optimistic realist. I don’t let myself have any what ifs ...
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3 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

I am sure most of us would agree that we could use more sleep, better sleep. Whether its quality or quantity of sleep, many of us struggle to wake up in the morning feeling truly rested.  Sleep is crucial to our health and wellbeing. In fact, I’d argue that it’s the bedrock, the foundation of living a healthy lifestyle. If you aren’t getting good quality sleep, the likelihood is you won’t have energy to exercise ...
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Listen To Yourself

Listen to yourself....I had lunch the other day with an old friend. We talked about the many self development programs we have taken over the years. He helped me remember one of the most profound insights I’ve ever had. One particular program incorporated a ropes course and other physical challenges as a way to assist the experience. One exercise was called the morning run, we would get up every day at 6 AM and run ...
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TWSM Movie Review ‘Playing For Keeps’

Playing for Keeps Career ………. Over.  Family ………. gone.  Money ……… what the heck is money? George is a former professional soccer player who played against many of the greats including David Beckham.  He had it all – fame, fortune, family.  He had it all until he messed it all up.   He finds himself broke, alone, and lonely.  Soccer is all he’s ever known.  He’s been trying to break into the sports broadcasting business but ...
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Changing My Name-Born a Malo, Always a Malo

Changing My Name-Born a Malo, Always a Malo.... There are many things in this world we all take for granted. The roof over our heads, the cars we drive, and now more than ever, our health. But have you ever sat down and thought about your name and what it stands for? I have been thinking about this every day for endless months. Most women I know get married and take on a new married ...
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12 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Robbie walker

    I’m glad to see ,some of us know that stuff ain’t free. Hard work is not a give me. You learn how to appreciate what you have worked your ass off for. I’m glad there’s a few good ones left.

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  2. Sheila

    Your blog and Instagram posts make me remember that I am not alone in this journey as a single mom. Thank you!

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  3. Heather

    Loved watching your Facebook coffee chat this morning (7-5-2020)! Just became a single mom to three wonderful kids! I have always been a push over with everyone and have always found it hard to tell people no! When I watched your live this morning it was eye opening!😊😊

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  4. Fiona

    Ive just found this siteby accident. Im sick of being victimised and judged because i work a lot. Im so happy to find a place where i fit in. Thankyou

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