Baba

(this is a beautiful eulogy written by our friend, Dawn, for her grandmother) Baba From my earliest conscious thoughts I remember you. I remember your cheery, positive, perfect intonation that projected love and comfort. “Hi, Honey,” you would always say. Your imprint into my core morality is deep and pure, a guiding pillar of righteousness … Read more

Living In Uncertain Times – COVID-19

As I write this post, we are living the Covid-19 pandemic, which is something most anyone alive today has never seen before. It is changing the way everyone goes about their daily lives (well most everyone). I know many people are still not following the recommendations and warnings. Many think nothing will happen to them. … Read more

Moms and Daughters

I think that the relationship between a woman and her mother is very powerful. It affects everything in her life from her health and self-esteem to all her relationships. I grew up with a mother who always seemed unhappy. When she was a young adult, she was forbidden by her older brother to go after … Read more

Be Kind

The words “be kind” are all over social media these days. Why is it that we see and hear these words now more than ever? Is it because of the state of our nation and world? With that, does that mean we all need to work harder at being a good neighbor? With the loss … Read more

Welcome 2020!

Whether you’re ready for it or not, 2020 is right around the corner! Lisa and I are looking forward to welcoming the new year. We have a lot of plans for walkingthroughlifeaswomen.com. We’ve already started our women’s group, Women Helping Others Advance (WHOA), and have exciting things planned for our upcoming meetings. We can’t wait … Read more

Breathe!

Omg! It’s the count down and Christmas is almost here. Next thing you know, it will be 2020. How are you handling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? If you’re like me, you are feeling a little overwhelmed. Having fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas has made the process of getting … Read more

Joy

In writing this post, I decided to first look at the definition of joy. I had always thought that happiness and joy were similar or the same, but have come to find that these feelings are very different. Joy comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are. … Read more

Holiday Mind Shift

Each year the holidays seem to approach faster and cause a feeling of annoyance in just about anyone over the age of 45, including me. Decorations show up in window displays before the fourth of July. Summer begins and ends before you know it. Kids go back to school before Labor Day, which once upon … Read more

Boddie Born Anencephalic

When we decided it was time to have a child, I wasn’t that person that could think about getting pregnant and have it happen. It took me about 2 1/2 years. I remember thinking maybe a child wasn’t in my future. I thought about that for a few days and decided I was ok if … Read more

Vacations Are Important

Vacations are essential and a necessity, but do they come at a cost? I love to dream about faraway places. In my mind, the trips are romantic and without worry or stress, but the reality is very different. As much as I love the idea of taking vacations, I rarely do. I have to be … Read more