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10 Interest Sections – 60+ Columnists. ...REAL WOMEN…REAL LIFE…REAL VOICES... Women’s Voices Magazine is modern, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining. The 45+ WVM Columnists live in cities and towns all across the United States. They range from 23 to 50+, from single working class mom to seasoned executive, with columns from serious and poignant to down right hilarious and LOL funny.

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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_anne-schaeffer-enjoy.jpg]Anne Shaeffer "Annie's Nom Noms"
~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters...
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~ Everyone loves a story — and this is the place to discover them. Backstories will help nurture your soul, spirit, and intellect. We take a look at the power of...
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~ When you look good, you feel good and you do good! Too often we don’t make looking good, and feeling good about it...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_sue-rosen-soul.jpg]Sue Rosen “I Believe in Miracles. Do You?"
~ “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems...
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~ Ever wonder what your pet might have to say? Lots! Everything from past experiences, health issues to what he/she thinks of the new food…and...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_linda-strausser-soul.jpg]Linda Strausser "Life Lessons with Linda: Numerology"
~ Numerology is a relationship between numbers and the everyday life path of a person. Numerology can give you insight into current and future predictions of love,..
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~ Living in an era of political gridlock, the average American strives to find their voice and impact. As a free-thinking nation, it is imperative we work...
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~ This column offers a change from the traditional journalistic convention of instigating blind partisan aggression and explores the new road to political...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_lynda-colter-bergh-economy.jpg]Lynda Colter-Bergh "Bottom Lines"
~ There are numerous and varied lines that run through our lives. They are patterns, truths and principals. Bottom lines are woven from facts, human consciousness, lessons...
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~ Career Strategist and Chief Career Happiness Officer Julie Bauke believes in you, even though you’ve likely never met. Regardless of where you are in your career...
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~ We all live in a digital (electronic-based) world now whether we love it or hate it. Living in this digital world can be wonderful and connective at times...
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~ Have you ever felt like you needed a Public Relations professional in today’s competitive world? In reality, you probably do whether a professional women or not...
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~ No matter what it is you do for a living, whether you work for yourself, for someone else, or are working in the home, when you want to do things right...
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~ We are in the second decade of the 21st century, but are women still living in an unbalanced man’s world personally and professionally? Are power...
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~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters show...
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~ No matter what mountain we climb, no matter what glass ceiling we break through, until we learn to believe in self, support each other and maintain a faith in...
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~ Do you equate being assertive with being bossy or bitchy or a negative cliché of feminism? You might be surprised to know many women do, and they may be...
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~ Listen to a voice who speaks not only to immigrant women but to all women about impactful issues we face in our lives as individuals and as citizens of this great nation...
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~ Whether it is about children, education, animal welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief, human rights, heath, or needed social services, community support and...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_sharon-rainey-community.jpg]Sharon E. Rainey "The Ripple Effect"
~ The impact of connecting with one another can be profound. Author of Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life Sharon Rainey illustrates the numerous ways our...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_yoland-snipes-community.jpg]Yolanda Snipes "100 Seeds for 100 Fields"
~ We have all heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” What if your intended harvest was making a difference in 100 lives by encouraging voluntarism and setting an...
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Keeping You Safe - New Column Coming in September!

Keeping You Safe – New Column Coming in September!

  Tracy Vega – Keeping You Safe – Would you know what to do if someone were to grab you? Would you get in a car if someone held a gun to your head? Do you know what to do if you or your child is faced with a bullying or cyber-bullying situation? The personal [Read More!...]

Who Are You? - New Column Coming in September!

Who Are You? – New Column Coming in September!

  Megan Cyrulewski – Who Are You? – Have you had a period in your life when you wondered what on earth is going on in my life? Did you think, “How am I going to get through all of this? Why is this happening to me? Will I make it through to the other [Read More!...]

We are All Related - New Column Coming in September!

We are All Related – New Column Coming in September!

  Doretha Yvette Somerville – We are All Related – Have you ever had a sister, cousin, or aunt who wasn’t really related by blood, but you treated them as such?  Well, Doretha is that sister, cousin, or aunt!  Why do you ask?  Because, after you read some of her life’s’ journeys and experiences, I am sure you [Read More!...]

‘Top 10 List’ of Unique U.S. Travel Adventures for Summer’s End

‘Top 10 List’ of Unique U.S. Travel Adventures for Summer’s End

    By Celeste Giaimo, August, 2014 – Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time left for one last great adventure! But, why head to the over-crowded big cities or tourist traps? Here’s a ‘Top 10 List’ (in no particular order) of unique and interesting places and events [Read More!...]

August, 2014 - Greetings From the Executive Editor

August, 2014 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

  August is that mid-point of year for me when I start thinking about the last days of summer and what 2-3 day weekend trips to take before summer ends. You know, it’s funny, because the term “Fly Over County” always makes me shake my head and smile. I’ve been to New York (NYC and [Read More!...]

“They Garden, They Don’t Garden” Road Trip Game

“They Garden, They Don’t Garden” Road Trip Game

  When I was a kid, I think our longest road trip was three hours, which was the time it took to drive from our house to my grandparent’s house. Even for such a short trip, I suspect our cries of “Are we almost there yet?” started as soon as we turned on to the [Read More!...]

How to Create Artful Outdoor Living that Pops

How to Create Artful Outdoor Living that Pops

  The dog days of summer are here, and you still have a lot of outdoor celebrating to do! Here are some artful ideas for freshening up your garden space. Take a good look at the area. Could it use some plant trimming and rearranging of outdoor furniture? ​ I hired a crew to remove [Read More!...]

Steps to Help You & Your Kids Transition from Summer to Back-to-School

Steps to Help You & Your Kids Transition from Summer to Back-to-School

  Going from summer break to a school routine isn’t easy on anyone. The summer months bring a lot of fun, beautiful weather, and a lackadaisical routine that is just not easy to break when school starts again. However, this year you can make the necessary changes gradually and avoid the stress that normally comes [Read More!...]

How to Repair Sash Cords on Wood Windows - VIDEO

How to Repair Sash Cords on Wood Windows – VIDEO

  By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro As summer comes to a close, autumn is in the air, and temperatures start dropping, you might be thinking about turning off the air conditioner and opening your windows. But what if you have a window that doesn’t open?  In older homes with wood windows, this is often [Read More!...]

Family Talk… Favorite Not Fancy, Just Hanging Out Restaurant?

Family Talk… Favorite Not Fancy, Just Hanging Out Restaurant?

  What is your favorite not fancy, just hanging out places to go for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, and what do you normally order at each?  ​ KELLY – Warner Robins, GA, Medical Industry, Married, 2 Young Daughters, Linda’s Younger Daughter – Breakfast – Waffle House. I order a waffle, bacon, eggs, hash browns, and [Read More!...]

Not Another Diaper Bag… Finding Perfect Gifts for Expecting Moms

Not Another Diaper Bag… Finding Perfect Gifts for Expecting Moms

  Becoming a mom can be one of the biggest changes a person faces in their lifetime. Starting the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your life is no longer all about you. Working at Avelist, a website where people go to navigate new situations, I see moms use our platform to share their experiences. [Read More!...]

Bringing My Son to Meet His Birth Family in Ukraine

Bringing My Son to Meet His Birth Family in Ukraine

  This month’s column is written by one of the adoptive families I worked with from an email to me in 2007 asking my team and I find their birth family in Ukraine. The search was successful, and a few years later, we arranged and were the guide and translator with the adoptive family when [Read More!...]

How to Stop Your Child from Being so Bossy

How to Stop Your Child from Being so Bossy

  How will our parenting decisions today affect the adults our kids will become tomorrow? Molly Skyar, in open conversation with her mother, Dr. Susan Rutherford, views our parenting through a psychologist’s perspective. Question: My 10-year old son is an only child and very bossy. What can I do? ​ DR. SUSAN RUTHERFORD: It’s not uncommon [Read More!...]

From the Forest to the Beach

From the Forest to the Beach

  “Grandma what’cha doing with that suitcase?” “Packing for my vacation dear. Would you like to help?” ​ “You never leave the Forest your leaving the Forest. Why do you need a vacation anyway grandma, ‘cuz no one leaves the Forest that has a brain in their head. You said so yourself, didn’t you grandma, [Read More!...]

What Color is Your Lens?

What Color is Your Lens?

  What did you think of when you read the title? Maybe you thought about all the wonderful pictures you take on your summer vacation and the vibrant colors through the lens in which you shoot those pictures. That is not what I am writing about here. Have you ever noticed when two or more [Read More!...]

When Nothing is Everything

When Nothing is Everything

  So, I belong to this women’s networking group that is full of wonderful women whom I love. They’re smart, accomplished and ambitious. Which is kind of the problem. ​ It’s August. August. Around Philadelphia, that means we’re entering our third month of hot, sweaty, sticky summer weather. Exactly the kind of weather that makes [Read More!...]

Is Your Past Sabotaging Your Future?

Is Your Past Sabotaging Your Future?

  No self-respecting man would be interested in spending time around a woman who acts as though she doesn’t want to be with him. Yet women – especially as they get older and have experienced a string of bad relationships in their past – often have a big ol’ chip on their shoulder when it [Read More!...]

Awesome NWHP Quiz & “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” - VIDEO You Must See!

Awesome NWHP Quiz & “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” – VIDEO You Must See!

  Women’s Equality Day is August 26th.Women In History was organized to share information about the accomplishment of women in this country. We wanted to share information that failed to appear in our history books. After 23 years of operation, we have seen a change. There is now more public information in books, movies and [Read More!...]

An Amazing Opportunity for Soul Transformation

An Amazing Opportunity for Soul Transformation

  When I stepped outside the box and started to engage in metaphysics and energy healing, I began to learn about the higher self, spirit guides, and angels. I was a clinician. I hadn’t a clue what energy, metaphysics, and alternative healing was about or how it would help me on my path. All I [Read More!...]

How to Make Cherry Pie Crepes Like a Pro

How to Make Cherry Pie Crepes Like a Pro

  It’s hard to believe it’s already August, and with that comes the nearing of summer’s end. Every year it shocks me how fast the summer seems to fly by, but this year in particular feels like it has passed me by in a blur. Perhaps that’s because work and family life have kept me [Read More!...]

Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine

Instead of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, Try a Malbec Wine

  Have you ever been to France? Have you ever visited the southwestern town of Cahors Dante Alighieri referenced in his epic poem Inferno? Have you meandered along the streets lined with medieval-style homes and sat in a café, sipping robust red wine, before visiting the Valentré Bridge and attempting to soak up the ages [Read More!...]

Stretching Out the Summer with 25 Great Movies

Stretching Out the Summer with 25 Great Movies

  The beginning of August can be demoralizing. Technically, there are still 7 weeks of summer left, but it often feels as if the season has flown, and I haven’t done any of the things I promised myself. Back-to-school sales are ubiquitous; so are pre-season football games, and my weekly trips to Dairy Queen have [Read More!...]

Summertime Slows & Fall Music Fades In!

Summertime Slows & Fall Music Fades In!

  It’s all about to come to a close — the time at the pool, the trips across the state, the family memories being churned out faster than you can say Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Summer break for many families will start to shut down and get back to the regularly scheduled program of backpacks [Read More!...]

It’s OK to Enjoy Being Stylish & Don’t Feel Guilty about It!

It’s OK to Enjoy Being Stylish & Don’t Feel Guilty about It!

  Do you make YOU a priority in your life? It’s a heavy question for many to answer. Working mainly with women in my business, I unfortunately see many women put themselves at the end of the priority list. I hear it all the time, “I don’t worry about my wardrobe, because I spend all [Read More!...]

The Message of a Child, There Lies within the True Miracle

The Message of a Child, There Lies within the True Miracle

  The Mississippi child’s stunning story, first disclosed at a medical meeting in March 2013, was the first account of an HIV-infected infant achieving what appeared to be a cure after receiving aggressive drug treatment within the first 30 hours of life. The case raised hopes that more of the roughly 250,000 children who are [Read More!...]

Marcia Bennett Knows there is More to Life than what We See

Marcia Bennett Knows there is More to Life than what We See

  “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière This next story is about a woman named Marcia Bennett. She overcame being diagnosed with mental illness, one of life’s greatest obstacles, and showed the world that God gets the glory for her story. Here is her story in her words. ​ [Read More!...]

How to ‘Talk’ to Your Dog to get Positive Behavior Results

How to ‘Talk’ to Your Dog to get Positive Behavior Results

  Have you ever owned a dog that just did not consistently do his business outside?  This is among the biggest frustrations I hear about from pet owners. So what can be done to drive home the point to Barney your dining room is NOT to be used for elimination?  There are several ways of [Read More!...]

August Numerology… Believe You will be Successful

August Numerology… Believe You will be Successful

  The focus this month of is to understand the powerful universal forces in your life that make an idea or dream a reality through your positive thoughts and a true belief system. Imagine and believe all you ask for will happen and be real for you. The number 8 means power and success in [Read More!...]

“Being Unprepared” Dream Analysis…The Play - Literal and Metaphoric

“Being Unprepared” Dream Analysis…The Play – Literal and Metaphoric

  I was flying from Montreal to Munich. It’s a long flight. It took me a while to finally fall off to sleep. You have no idea how many times in the past 39 years I have heard dreamers describe how they arrive at the exam room in high school and have no pen, or [Read More!...]

View from the Right – 3 Conclusions on the “Real War” on Women

View from the Right – 3 Conclusions on the “Real War” on Women

  There’s a war on women today. But not the traditional, in your face war as you may expect. This war, I’m coming to find out, is more along the lines of guerrilla warfare. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores has rocked the nation and has allegedly awakened a sleeping [Read More!...]

View from the Left - 4 Reasons Why the Hobby Lobby Ruling is Outrageous

View from the Left – 4 Reasons Why the Hobby Lobby Ruling is Outrageous

  This June, the Supreme Court ruled family-owned companies can get out of the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement in employee health plans if they have religious beliefs against birth control. The ruling to the case commonly referred to as “Hobby Lobby” has received resounding pushback from women, members of Congress, and doctors alike. [Read More!...]

Washington Watch – Summer Vacation for Everyone?

Washington Watch – Summer Vacation for Everyone?

  Have you ever been in Washington DC during August? Probably not, because it is hot and humid. The average temperature is 87 degrees with high humidity. Flowers droop, the streets are pretty empty, hotel rates become reasonable and everything moves just a little slower. Almost every afternoon around 4 pm expect a torrential downpour, [Read More!...]

#YoungPolitics - What are the 3 Most Urgent Issues Facing Americans?

#YoungPolitics – What are the 3 Most Urgent Issues Facing Americans?

    Arianna Mendez - FL, Florida International University 2014 Masters Degree, Bio As I am writing this short piece, a Malaysian airliner was downed by a missile strike, and Israel launched a ground invasion of Gaza. These two news stories seem unrelated, but they actually illustrate the changing global paradigm. The United States is struggling to [Read More!...]

Tips for Being Prepared for Day Trips that Create Surprises

Tips for Being Prepared for Day Trips that Create Surprises

  Life is such an adventure with the possibility of so many surprises that a lot of people forget to enjoy the trips that can be taken. We are so worried about getting where we are going, sometimes we forget to slow down and take detours. The detours in life can be small, medium or [Read More!...]

How to Use LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform to Crowdsource Content

How to Use LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform to Crowdsource Content

  I’ve had access to LinkedIn’s publishing platform for over a month now. They are rolling out access to all of its 300,000,000 members. If you don’t have access yet, you will within the next few months. FYI: 46% of LinkedIn members are women. If you’ve been on the fence about setting up a profile, [Read More!...]

8 Steps to Ensure You Own the Business & It Doesn’t Own You

8 Steps to Ensure You Own the Business & It Doesn’t Own You

  Yesterday, I decided to pick out some ribs to fix. This is a big deal. I believe the Cattlemen’s Association placed a hex on me, because I was a vegetarian for several months in my youth. I can do many things, but cooking tender ribs is not one of them. As I approached the [Read More!...]

The Company Video… Capture “You” in 3 Minutes -VIDEO

The Company Video… Capture “You” in 3 Minutes -VIDEO

  I want to tell you about my path to my coolest new thing – my video. I think it will be helpful for you to see how a three minute video can indeed capture who you really are. (Plus I’m kinda proud of it!) I’m sure you have been told many times (okay, at [Read More!...]

So, What Information is on My Credit Report Exactly?

So, What Information is on My Credit Report Exactly?

  It’s important to note repairing bad credit is a bit like losing weight, it just feels really GOOD! The best advice I have for building credit is to manage it responsibly over time. However, if you haven’t done that, then you need to repair your credit report before you will see any increase in [Read More!...]

Did You Know You can Find Psychotherapy & Counseling Resources Online?

Did You Know You can Find Psychotherapy & Counseling Resources Online?

  We are now more than half way through summer, and hopefully the summer has been going well with trips to the beach or pool, family get-togethers and vacations taken or planned. While it should be a delightful, stress free and fun, this is the planet Earth, 21st century. Most of us are busy juggling [Read More!...]

Do You Know the Many Options to get Your Biz-ness in Front of People?

Do You Know the Many Options to get Your Biz-ness in Front of People?

  Creating content about your business that gets noticed on a consistent basis takes a concerted effort to get people to understand what you do, so they will trust you, follow you, and start handing over those dead Presidents. Your relationship with your customer base all depends on how you’re presenting yourself and what you’re [Read More!...]

What does it Mean to be “Present” with Your Business?

What does it Mean to be “Present” with Your Business?

  What does being present mean? The dictionary states, “Being, Existing or occurring at this time or now.” For your business, it is an experience of completely being in the moment. It is a journey of growth and fulfillment where we are calm, relaxed, and our minds are clear. We make decisions based on our [Read More!...]

How to Make a Second Job Current on LinkedIn - VIDEO

How to Make a Second Job Current on LinkedIn – VIDEO

  For this end of summer’s Women’s Voices Magazine’s edition, I take on a question I am frequently asked during my “insider secrets” talk about using LinkedIn to get more business. It has to do with people who hold two current jobs. Say they work for an accounting firm, but in addition they run a [Read More!...]

How Strong are Your 4 Essential Life Cornerstones?

How Strong are Your 4 Essential Life Cornerstones?

  “The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.” – Edward Rickenbacker Cornerstones are the base of support in a structure. Any structure, but the structure to which I am referring in this column is your very own life, in this case, your [Read More!...]

Flying the Daycare Express… Tips for Keeping the Skies & Your Attitude Friendly

Flying the Daycare Express… Tips for Keeping the Skies & Your Attitude Friendly

  August is a very popular month for travel. Vacationers who are eager to get the most out of the end of summer fill up every available airline seat it seems.   For the professional business traveler, it can be an annoying time to fly to say the least. Inexperienced travelers and families with loud, crying [Read More!...]

What are the Gifts of Summer Solstice Lessons?

What are the Gifts of Summer Solstice Lessons?

  “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Summer seems to bring out the best in people. There is less structure in many of our lives with school out and daylight lasting longer. Many travel on vacation and visit destination spots that are warm, sunny and [Read More!...]

Do You Have Peace or Fear in Your Heart at the Thought of Failure?

Do You Have Peace or Fear in Your Heart at the Thought of Failure?

  A few weeks ago, my daughter, Ashley, got married. It was a beautiful, if non-traditional, ceremony. Friends and family gathered on the side of a mountain to witness the exchange of vows with the framed view of a beautiful lush valley as the alter. Its simplicity and grace was the perfect reflection of the [Read More!...]

Summer Adventures & Connections that Grow Your Soul – VIDEOS

Summer Adventures & Connections that Grow Your Soul – VIDEOS

  As another summer comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the adventures had and the connections made. If we aren’t careful, we can easily find ourselves stuck in a rut doing the same things day after day with the same people. Why? Because it’s comfortable and familiar; just ask yourself this question, [Read More!...]

Do You Know how to Say “No” Effectively without Guilt?

Do You Know how to Say “No” Effectively without Guilt?

  “NO” is such a simple word (only two letters). Yet, saying “no” out loud is harder for most people than saying, “I’ll be glad to…” (eleven letters), or “When do you need me to…?” (seventeen letters). – Linda D Tilman Wherever you go, in any social or work context, one of the most difficult [Read More!...]

How Many Things Can You Give Away & Still Keep?

How Many Things Can You Give Away & Still Keep?

  When someone would ask a question like the one above, I would feel real dumb, because I never seem to be able to think of an answer, at that time. I can usually come up with an answer; I just need a little while to think about it. Well you will not have to [Read More!...]

Do You have Great, Inspiring Friends You’ve Never Met?

Do You have Great, Inspiring Friends You’ve Never Met?

  You never know whom you may meet just by reaching out… out of your comfort zone. Facebook is where my friendship with Eddie DeRoulet began three years ago. I am a Hippie at heart, and I connected with him, firstly because of his tie-dyed shirt! I thought, “If this gruff looking man is bold [Read More!...]

Here’s Why Letting People ‘In’ Honors Your Relationships

Here’s Why Letting People ‘In’ Honors Your Relationships

  Sometimes I dream of finding a place where I can be alone in a crowd, where there is no TV, no radio, and possibly, if I am lucky, no working cell phone. That’s a place I dream of writing and editing and getting so much work done. Be careful what you pray for. It’s [Read More!...]

Are You Burned Out? Do These to Recharge!

Are You Burned Out? Do These to Recharge!

  Women entrepreneurs contribute so much to society, and that should be celebrated; unfortunately because of their contributions, they often feel the pinch of being overworked, under-appreciated, and tired. As super women, entrepreneurs start to think the world cannot exist without their input. As a cheerleader of “girl power” and a huge proponent of honoring [Read More!...]

#YoungPolitics - New Column Coming in August!

#YoungPolitics – New Column Coming in August!

  #YoungPolitics – It seems like just about everything has a bit of politics interjected into it in today’s world. This may be due to all of the major challenges facing the U.S. like deficit spending year after year, a huge national debt, a low economic growth rate, a prolonged high unemployment rate, a conflicted [Read More!...]

Avelist… Mothers Helping Mothers - New Column Coming in August!

Avelist… Mothers Helping Mothers – New Column Coming in August!

  Wilhelmina Ryan – Avelist… Mothers Helping Mothers – Is this your first pregnancy? Or, are you the mom of two, three, or more? New moms have a life full of firsts, and experienced moms are still constantly being thrown into new situations. Moms know every day can bring questions from, “What do I pack [Read More!...]

Who, What, Where, & Why to Buying American Products from US Companies

Who, What, Where, & Why to Buying American Products from US Companies

  By Brenda Krueger Huffman, July 2014 – With companies outsourcing what used to be manufactured in America by American workers the past few decades, many Americans are trying to turn the tide by seeking out products “Made in America” and supporting companies and retailers making and selling American made products. But, American made products [Read More!...]

July, 2014 - Greetings From the Executive Editor

July, 2014 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

  As an American, I’m always grateful for our Founding Fathers and the incredible courage it took for these men (and women) to stand up to what they saw as oppression. I think this set a course for the identity of the United States and the culture of Americans – one of imagination, bravery, and [Read More!...]

Resources to Learn to Grow Your Own Vegetables… Delicious & Patriotic!

Resources to Learn to Grow Your Own Vegetables… Delicious & Patriotic!

  I think I’m a patriot every day, but during July I feel even more patriotic, often decorating my front flower borders with American flags for the fourth of July. I’ve even thought about planting containers of red, white, and blue flowers for the occasion, and then switching them out to more fall-like colors later [Read More!...]

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