I Am A Mother

I am a mother, and one among the Mothers I feel the stinging of tears When I watch another grainy film Another life snuffed out, so young in years   Shot in the back Tased in the face I watch in horror, its disgrace   Without due process murder now acceptable Because of skin color, … Read more

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

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

Transformation (Stories From The Hi Desert) For Manuel

Transformation (Stories From The Hi Desert) For Manuel Drive up the windy road Into the land of windmills Where the white rabbit clock Always read 2:22 Into a world with tales of an old woman Who lost her memory Wakes up every morning to a familiar stranger holding a little cupcake Every morning she is … 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

Positive Influence On The Younger Generation

One of the reasons for starting this blog site dedicated to empowering women is to be a positive influence (a role model) on the younger generation, specifically young women. They are our future path makers. Role models have a significant effect on the lives of young people. A role model can shape the views, ideas, … Read more

Perfect Just The Way You Are Now

There are a couple of things that I’ve tried to impart to my daughters. One is to always pay attention to and follow your intuition. Walk away from anything that gives you a bad vibe. Another is to be responsible for yourself and for those around you. Something else I would like to and should … Read more