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Life Lived Lakeside

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 best of both worlds. I’ve always been adamant that I was not a lake person. My husband grew up going to the cottage every weekend and while he loved it, I felt that it was a bit limiting for us as a family. After all, I love to travel and have Read more [...]

Staying Business-Focused While Enjoying Life

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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. He didn’t want to work at all and definitely wanted to play all the time. Now, my youngest son and I have a lot in common, but my drive to work at a young age is definitely not a quality we share. I had a paper route and babysat kids of all Read more [...]

Ready. Set. Let’s Take on the Summer

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

Carpe diem! Sometimes it’s easy to let life stand in your way — work, family and a crazy amount of responsibilities. It isn’t easy to find a place of positivity and seize the day. That’s right, I quoted Robin Williams’ character from Dead Poet’s Society to remind you that every day is a gift. When is the last time you worked diligently to ensure your free time was productive, rewarding and satisfying? I’m definitely a goal-oriented person. In everything I do, I need to envision Read more [...]

Dedicated Dads Deserve Praise

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 notes of all the wonderful men I want to celebrate beginning with someone I don’t get to see very often. I make the trek to Arizona a couple of times per year. When I’m there I’m not visiting my favorite spa or seeing the Grand Canyon. Nope. Read more [...]

A Healthy Obsession

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 the first to admit that I might have a problem. When I get involved in something I have a tendency to take it to the extreme. I’ve been known to begin a workout routine and fad diet and obsess over it to the point where I drive myself and Read more [...]

Celebrate, Reflect and Give Hugs This Holiday

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 towel just recently went through the wash. I know I can’t be the only one who feels like this year moved at warp speed. It was a busy year. As you’re probably aware, I lead a group of creative folks at my branding agency M3 Group. Well, in Read more [...]

Take Time to be Thankful This Season

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in From the Publisher

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 encountered have brought out the best and worst of people. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and am sometimes disappointed in the reality of how people respond to difficult situations or a lack of understanding. I’ve never had Read more [...]

The Reality of Renovations

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 renovation fix. When you come to my house, you’re not going to find many antique family heirlooms (unfortunately). I buy somewhat inexpensive furniture and when I grow weary of it, I pass it on to someone who will love it. I have made it through Read more [...]

No Matter Their Title, Women Mean Business

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

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 I could find any research that truly supports these claims. It’s fascinating but it was a challenge to find anything that wasn’t directly contradicted by another research report. So, I did what any woman would do. I listened to my own instincts. Read more [...]

Stealing The Show

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

Preparing for this month’s issue of the magazine had me reminiscing about my time in the theater. When I was younger (much younger), I thought I wanted to be an actor. How much fun is it to pretend to be someone else for a while? I loved leaving my life behind and immersing myself into a part. In high school, we had a drama club and a theater class, so I had more than my fair share of options when it came to trying out for parts. I was cast as the lead, Emily, in Our Town and I have to say Read more [...]

Bikes, Books and More Make for a Sizzling Summer

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

I have a confession to make. I’m finding it difficult to concentrate on all the work I need to do right now with the summer in full swing. I can’t remember a time in the last 10 years that I’ve been so distracted by the warm weather and the lure of a good book. That’s right … I said it. I’m hooked on reading. It’s fascinating. Maybe this is what happens when you get a bit older, but I have to say that once I start a book these days, I cannot put it down. I’m losing precious sleep. I Read more [...]

Devoted Dads Deserve Praise

Written by Tiffany Dowling. Posted in Columns, From the Publisher

This year on Mother’s Day I was a bit nostalgic and brought out a few family albums to reminisce about when the kids (Kyle, 21 and Zach, 16) were younger and so darn cute. It’s pretty amazing to see how much things have stayed the same. They most definitely have maintained their enthusiasm for life, a sweet disposition and a heck of a lot of charm. However, they’ve changed too. They are much wiser, enjoy spending time with the opposite sex and are very independent. When you first become Read more [...]

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