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Good friends match every outfit

February 8, 2018
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Once upon a freezing snow day recently, my friends and I were sitting at a coffeee shop marveling at our good fortune. We were out of our houses sans les enfants de l’armée (without the army of kids!) – like, totally by ourselves! We lucky women were sitting toasty in the west wing of coffee shop heaven giddily beaming and acting like we were just like all the…

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Be yourself work style

January 31, 2018
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“But Mandy, you don’t understand…I can’t wear “that” to work.” “I can’t wear tights to work. Only Millennials do that.” “But there’s more pressure on women to look a certain way.” “But Mandy, it’s not as easy as you think…I can’t just wear my natural hair/my open fro/dreadlocks to work.” “I can’t wear…blah, blah, blah…” Mandy understands. Mandy just believes that you don’t have to fit it. That…

MOTHERHOOD

Are you an interesting mom?

January 23, 2018
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Are you an interesting woman? Are you an interesting mother? Do you stay interested in things and people outside your sphere? What’s your thing, or your things? Last week I drove an hour away to meet my friend who drove an hour from her house, to eat at a Korean place she hadn’t eaten at in 3 years, just so she could reminisce on the taste of the…

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The Confidence of Jennifer

December 8, 2017

Along with building her confidence every day, Jennifer has fit a lot into her 43 years: a single mom at 21, 7 years in the military, being a personal trainer, and a successful corporate career. At this tender age of 40’s are the new 30’s, she’s embarking on the new life of entrepreneur with her own consulting firm. Plus between army abs, a lovely daughter, and great career,…

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Beauty & style at 61

November 3, 2017

We women are so interesting, and fun, and vivacious! It’s so easy to make assumptions about other women when we don’t know them, but once we start talking to each other, we find that we have so many similarities that we can bond over. Sharman is 61, an ex-judge and lawyer, and now an entrepreneur. Despite our age difference we have common likes, and because of our age…

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Sometimes we talk about our back fat…and other body issues

October 12, 2017

So this VERY intriguing and informative video started out as an interview with my friend Sherry about her mom life and beauty experiences, but somehow MORPHED into this candid confession and explanation about our back fat and body “things”. There is also the blog gem about her avid use of spanx(interview here), which is very important to read because well, sometimes we just need to tuck stuff in.…

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