Author Archives: Real Women

About Real Women

A "real woman" mom, wife, worker, friend, sister, daughter....

To Moms, Aunts, and Grandmas…

It’s a funny thing, this mom stuff. That connection you make with your child the first time you look into your baby’s eyes never changes. Yes, there are highs and lows, laughter and tears, frustrations.  But that child is a … Continue reading

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Magic 8

I was doing some baking this weekend and it dawned on me that virtually every drop cookie recipe suggests an 8 minute bake time.  Less than that, say 6 minutes, and the cookies are too gooey or fall apart.  More … Continue reading

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Market Fluctuations

Well, I did it. I got up my courage, and I made a change. It’s going to take some getting used to, but the die is cast:  I have made the move to a different supermarket. Shocking, right?  Come on, … Continue reading

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Chasing Walnuts

Halloween used to be a fun way to celebrate the Fall season.  Now somehow it is the Ready-Set-Go kick off to the holiday season. Facebook is full of “60 (or fewer) Days Until Christmas” count downs. The media is warning … Continue reading

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Aren’t They All Special?

I’m pretty ambivalent about non-holiday special days and months.  I’m not sure why we need one particular day each year to remember to love and respect our mothers, our fathers, our dogs… shouldn’t those be every day?  And then there’s … Continue reading

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Strength Without Glamour

I was 15 years old when the original 9 to 5 Movie released.  I grew up watching the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was just heading out into the working world after college when the movie Working Girl came out.  … Continue reading

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Organizing a Black Hole

Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. Pause. Like. Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. Swipe. Pause. Share. Swipe. Post. And so goes the great time sucker, Social Media. As a classic mid-life female and mom, my go-to Social platform is still Facebook.  It is the network … Continue reading

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