Woman to Woman

A Shooting Star

I write this column two days before we will experience a full moon. This particular moon, a “full blood moon,” will have a big effect on our emotions, according to a Facebook post I read. Apparently, it has something to do with the total lunar eclipse that’s occurring on the…
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A Reassuring Touch

I remember when people first started emailing and texting in lieu of picking up the phone and calling someone. The first time I saw my sister-in-law send an email to my brother about something instead of bringing it up in conversation, I was stunned. Why would anybody want to take…
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Celebrating our 20th Year Serving YOU!

I added them up: more than 4.5 million copies of Tidewater Women have circulated throughout the seven cities since Peter and I published our first issue in May 1999. I’m not exactly sure, but I think that many magazines would fill a football field! We’re so proud to be bringing…
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Perfect is a Pipe Dream

Recently I have been fantasizing about running away. Not just taking a few days off. I mean leaving my responsibilities behind in search of a place where I can spend the rest of my days living footloose and fancy-free. Doesn’t that sound like heaven? Everyone is overburdened these days, it…
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Be Careful

There’s a monster in your medicine cabinet. I’m not trying to scare you, but a monster might be roaming around your bathroom, checking your prescriptions, and perhaps helping himself to a few of your pain meds. That monster might be your teen or grandchild. As our kids grow up, it’s…
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Noticing Nature

So much of what we do seems temporary these days. Here today, gone tomorrow. Social media is a prime example of the transience of modern life. When we post on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, our message or photo might be noticed briefly by a few people, maybe more, but soon…
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Challenge Yourself and Grow

Many of you know I ride horses in my spare time. I began riding in my 40s and started taking lessons in my 50s. I’m not very good at it, but I have fun trying. I love being outdoors and far away from my computer. Riding makes me forget about…
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