Choosing a Mentor that is the Perfect Fit for You

As women, we worry and stress over the right dress for that special event.  Does it fit us perfectly?  Is the color right?  But have you ever found yourself stressing about choosing a mentor that i...

Speak Responsibly

Today is a very special day to me. And today I am reminded of one truth that I experienced walked out before my very eyes by my mentor who believed in me as a young teen.  It is quite simply this:  ...

A Letter to My 13 Year Old Self

(I watch my own pre-teen daughter growing up right before my eyes with each day bringing new outward changes and inner discoveries.  I’ve often said that a teenager changes as quickly as a newborn ...

Why I Mentor and Why You Should Too

By no means are my family and I experts, but we all do enjoy bow-hunting or target-shooting with our compound bows.  Hubby taught our sons and daughter all how to shoot around the age of ten.  (All ...

Be the Light

Darkness. Despair. Fear. Loneliness. Being a mentor is not always “tea and cookies.”  Oftentimes it becomes a cup of tears with a plate of defeat.  Many times my best laid plans of snick...

Take It to Her

Today it is a perfect fall day, one for slowing down and resting. Not so this week…. Appointments, grandmother in ER, work issues, speech-writing and book-signing at the local library, food to b...

Wait for It…..

One of the greatest challenges a mother, mentor, grandmother, or any “older woman” leading a “younger woman” encounters is when the sweet, young, thing you are sitting across f...

Can I See Your ID?

(This post is for any age, so don’t let my daughter turning the young age of 12 keep you from reading it for yourself or for another.  We ALL struggle with the subject of identity!  Read on my...

It’s About Time

Recent events in my life have led me down Memory Lane.  Today someone spoke into my daughter’s life and she said words reminiscent of ones I, at the age of 12, heard as well. “You are cal...

Steeped

There’s nothing like a cup of hot tea to sooth your soul, warm your body, and relax your mind.  Jacie and I enjoy our hot tea!  Today we had a cup of Lemon-Raspberry Tea and Shortbread.  Yum! Tod...