Setting Boundaries

It is creating a line that marks the limits of an area, a dividing line. Many areas in life need boundaries. However, setting them can be a complicated process.  Depending on your personality, setting boundaries may make you feel fabulous and empowered, or it may make you feel like you are hurting the people around … Read more

Moms of Millennials

Lisa and I are moms of millennials! We each have two beautiful, intelligent, strong, and amazing daughters who are part of the millennial (or Gen Y) generation. Having daughters is one of the main reasons for starting this blog. We want to pass onto them the life lessons we have learned along the way. What … Read more

Different Not Less

It was early 2000, and we had been called to a parent-teacher conference. Our daughter was turning four years old. Being a bit annoyed, I was wondering why at four, we were having an important parent-teacher conference. Our world was about to change. The first sign I knew something was wrong was shortly into their … Read more

The Big Day…My Daughter’s Wedding

Prepping for the big day The big weekend is finally upon us…just four days away. As I wait anxiously at my daughter’s home for her so we can finalize some details, I think back to when she was a little girl and all I hoped this day would be. Alexis has worked fiercely for a … Read more

The Dress (part 2 in a series)

When I say the dress, I mean “thee dress“! Over a woman’s lifetime, there will be many occasions to wear the perfect dress, and they all have significant meaning in our lives. The baptism, first communion, first date, homecoming, prom, graduation, cocktail party, the horse races, and if you are lucky, the academy awards. We … Read more

Letter To My Daughters

My  Dear Daughters, There’s so much that I want to say. I hope that I’m as much of an inspiration for you both as you both have been for me. I’m inspired to be a better person because of you. The creation of Walking Through Life As Women is my dedication to you both. You’re … Read more

Mother Of The Bride (part 1)

I carried her in me for nine months. She was the size of a peanut, barely noticeable in my belly, slowly growing and making herself known. Her heels were pressing into me, distorting my stomach, causing it to look like an alien at times. Uncomfortable at times, cravings, swollen ankles, dreams of what will be, … Read more

Tackling College Financing

Lisa has asked me over and over again to post. I have been hesitant to do so because I’m not an expert in this area. All I can do is let you know how our family got through paying for two college educations. This all started when my oldest daughter decided to accept an offer … Read more