Ready for a “Suddenly?”

Ready for a “Suddenly?”

It was about this time in December when a friend called with the question, “Lynette, do you still want twins?” “Why are you asking?” was my first hesitant response. At 52, I felt way past this dream. Turns out a “suddenly” was about to unfold. I share what happened...

Building a Timeless Holiday Wardrobe

Building a Timeless Holiday Wardrobe

I’ve been planning what to wear for a handful of holiday parties, and thought a few holiday wardrobe suggestions might be fun to share (please share yours too!) My “collection” includes skirts, pants, jackets and dresses, some dating back over 20 years, that...

Giving Your Way Out of Grief

The journey with our son Jordan, who died 5 years ago after a valiant battle with cancer, taught me about a different type of giving worth pondering on this #GivingTuesday. While many were sending flowers for the funeral, someone suggested we ask people to give to...

Alone on Thanksgiving

Alone on Thanksgiving

Have you ever been alone on Thanksgiving? I have. I had just started a new job, with no accrued vacation days, while everyone else including my entire family, were out-of-town celebrating together. This “all alone” scenario had potential to instigate a big “Why me?”...

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,...

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