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Leave Here More Brave

I hate to sound so dramatic, but you will leave this blog post more brave than you came, if you take my words of advice seriously in this week’s podcast episode. In episode 28 (an INFLUENCE episode), I train you how to use my newest leadership maxim to regain control of and redirect runaway conversations in male-dominated meetings. If you are a female leader on…

Independence Day Finger Food Recipe – Cucumber Pita Wedges

This finger food is phenomenally good – everybody loves it! One of my cousins brought it to a July 4th family picnic a few years ago, and I just had to have the recipe. And I’ve been carrying this scrumptious little dish to just about every swaray I grace. Because it is made with cucumbers, it is perfect for summer. Here are the ingredients you…

Throwback Thursday // Lessons Learned – Father’s Day, Step-Dads & Pork Rib Rub

Father’s Day is coming, and I want to recognize my sweet husband for being a great step-dad! If I’ve ever wondered if you could love a child as your own whom was not yours biologically, Jamie taught me that you can. Since the girls were young when we married, he has been a part of their life for the majority of their lives. Jamie came…

Throwback Thursday – Lessons Learned – Housekeeping, The Waltons & “Home-made” Pizza!

There are 3 things that I remember about Thursdays when I was growing up: 1. It was the night we cleaned house 2. Mama made a “homemade pizza” for supper 3. The Walton’s came on at 7 p.m. There were only three of us in our family unit, as I am an only child so we were close knit. On Thursday nights, we all pitched…

Throwback Thursday – Lessons Learned – Strawberry Season

Its Strawberry season, and I happen to live in one of the “Strawberry Capitals” of the world here in middle Tennessee. We just had our Strawberry Festival this past weekend, and it is always a big deal. There are a lot less strawberry farmers in my parts than there used to be. Everybody used to sell strawberries; we even had an official Strawberry Growers Association….

Pre-School Graduation, a Teacher’s Gift & Kid’s Lunch Idea

My eldest grandson, Jackson, graduated from pre-school tonight! It’s our church’s mother’s day out program. He attended twice weekly during the school year. We are so proud of him! It was a happy time, but I couldn’t happen but think that in no time we will be celebrating his high school and college graduations – time flies by that fast! I can’t even believe that…