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Life Lived Lakeside

A woman can always change her mind. Even after 20 years. Have you ever completely flipped on an opinion you’ve held for a very long time? Well, recently I was shown the error of my ways, or more importantly, the compromise I could make to have the …

Staying Business-Focused While Enjoying Life

I reminded my 17-year-old son recently that while this is a great season of his life, the best is yet to come. The reason we were having this conversation is that he is trying to drag every last show-stopping second out of summer to the point of exhaustion. …

Never Stop Learning

They say that everything you need to know, you learned in Kindergarten. Although I believe that you learned some pretty valuable things at that precious age, like how to share, the alphabet, counting, creativity and other important skills, it sure can’t …

Dedicated Dads Deserve Praise

I love June for many reasons. We get warmer weather, the grass is green and flowers are blooming, it’s time for cocktails on the patio with friends and we celebrate the men in our lives, because at CAWLM … we can. All during the year I make mental …

A Mother’s Wish

When you look down into the face of a newborn, there is a sense of hope and wonder. You’re already thinking about who this child will be and how this person will relate to the world. As he or she grows, you witness the personality traits, intellect …

Narrowing the Generation Gap

Over the last year, I’ve found myself complaining about the younger generation. I know … I know … everyone has a thing or two to say about those little whippersnappers. I’ve said things like they “feel entitled” and have “little initiative” …

A Healthy Obsession

No one can deny that we’ve turned into an all or nothing society. We are addicted to having more fun, eating healthier (or not), getting more or newer technology, finding more time … well, you get the picture. I’m not immune to this phenomenon. I’m …

My New Years Resolution? To Think Like a Seal

Have you ever been running so fast, that everything around you was like a blur? Me neither. Not literally. But, this year flew by and I am feeling a bit disoriented. There were so many new areas of interest I pursued and I moved through them as quickly …

Celebrate, Reflect and Give Hugs This Holiday

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day shenanigans of life, isn’t it? It feels like I just put the last of my straggler holiday decorations away and I need to get them out again. Sheesh. You know what I mean. I swear a holiday kitchen …

Take Time to be Thankful This Season

It has been an interesting couple of months. They say that when you reach a certain age, you’ve seen it all. Well, I must not be old enough yet because the crazy things I’ve experienced and seen lately have been quite surprising. The situations I’ve …

The Reality of Renovations

There are many of you out there who have taken on the momentous task of either building a new home or going through renovations. Now, I’m a renovation company’s dream. I grow very tired of my surroundings quickly and am always looking for my next …

No Matter Their Title, Women Mean Business

There is an ongoing debate regarding the way men and women are different. Obviously, there are the physical characteristics, but do men and women really have emotional or intellectual differences that skew by gender? I spent some time online to see if …