Five Alive

It’s about nutrition. Add good things to your diet.

Realizing This, Changed Everything

Realizing This, Changed Everything

Ron and I spoke for a couples conference last weekend in Jersey City, right next door to where my Deloitte office was for six years, overlooking downtown Manhattan. I shared a point with the crowd that was a reminder of a nugget that set me free years ago when I first...

To Be Paid or Not to Be Paid…

To Be Paid or Not to Be Paid…

That is the question isn't it? At what point if ever, do we start charging for a talent or service we frequently give to others? Women often uniquely struggle with the idea of putting a dollar value on their skills. Shouldn't I be generous and giving? Why not lend to...

It Feels Like Nothing is Happening, But it IS

It Feels Like Nothing is Happening, But it IS

Why is it that so often things seem completely on hold and standing still? It struck me today that just a year ago I was utterly exhausted and discouraged about how little sleep I was getting, and in the months that followed how little progress we seemed to be making...

THE Way to Promotion and Favor at Work

THE Way to Promotion and Favor at Work

Two days ago I was eavesdropping, I admit it. After hearing my husband's voice sound like a broken record, I couldn't help wonder,"Who is it this time?" It was one of the sincere and talented young professionals in his world, asking him to get on board with their...

A Peek Inside Victoria and Isabella’s Vintage Modern Nursery

A Peek Inside Victoria and Isabella’s Vintage Modern Nursery

After 20+ years of waiting, and nearly 9 months of here and there efforts, the nursery is DONE and I must say we're all quite pleased with the results! My friend Tiffany Kiefer, mom of 5 kids, put it best saying, "The nursery is really for the Mom more than the kids,"...

Victoria & Isabella Become Lewises, Officially!

Yesterday our faith officially became sight. We decided to all dress up for the occasion, not sure why except that it just seemed right to wear our Sunday best for such a monumental moment. Arriving at the family court with our attorney, we were ushered into the...

Staying Positive Amidst the Stresses of Motherhood and More…

I'm sure you have noticed my blog posts are rare these days, with growing twin babies and adjustments in our family, seldom are the moments to focus on writing! But I'm on a flight alone right now, headed to speak in Minneapolis, and just answered a letter written via...

Agony, Ecstasy, and the Boring In-Between

When Ron asked me months ago if I'd give the Mother's Day message at King's Park, I immediately said YES, but as the weeks got closer and I was reflecting on what might be said, there was little inspiration and not much content, or so it seemed. As is often the case,...

Moving On and Standing Still

So we move on, move on from the memorial services, the hosting of friends, the receiving of flowers and cards and gifts. Move on and forward with hope, with daily pain and anguish and heartache and wondering how we will honestly make it through. At the same time we...

3 Lessons I’ve Learned from a Girl Named Cady

We just finished a whirlwind week of family time, two memorial services for Jordan, travel to and fro, and lots of emotions, as you can imagine. I was hoping to write a blog that could capture some of my ponderings of late, but then last night I read my dear friend...

Tribute to our son and hero, Jordan Alexander Lewis

Tribute to our son and hero, Jordan Alexander Lewis

On Thursday evening, our valiant son Jordan, just 23 yrs old, breathed his last breath on earth and his first breath in Heaven. Surrounded by family and his adoring wife Cady, he won his battle against cancer, though not the way we hoped he would win. Now we face life...

Weird Becomes Wonderful

Ever feel like something about your life is just weird? Weird job, weird interests, weird wacky break-up, weird to be waiting this long for that dream. When Ron and I married 9 years ago, it felt a bit weird for all of us. Weird for the boys to have a new woman, not...

Pin It on Pinterest