Most recently, celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian among others are placing a spotlight on the various ways to build a family. Women all over the world have been trying for years in private. Couples have looked at different options to start a brood of their own. There is no longer one way … Continue reading Modern Families
When we're in school, report cards are provided perodically. A grade is assigned to indicate progress. Restaurants, famed chefs, hotels and others wait impatiently while reviews and stars are handed out. Authors go through a similar process with exceptions. Writing is subjective and there is no guarantee any two reviewers will agree on anything. As … Continue reading The Sublime Review!
People are good at finding wrongs. We can think of a dozen reasons to convince ourselves not to do something, especially when it means putting our needs first or taking a risk. Women are particularly hard on themselves, after all, our job is to take care of everyone. Caregivers, nurtures and pillars of families. People … Continue reading Girl, You Got This!
The relationships we have with our mothers have a significant impact on us growing up. We look to the matriarch of the family, not only to teach us how to be a woman. She shows us the first examples of how to manage relationships with our partners, children and ourselves. All relationships take work because … Continue reading The Secret My Mother Never Told Me…
Many of us have a dream. A thought, so grand that we don't dare envision because it can seem completely out of reach. You probably do not foresee your idea materializing. It is too hard or complicated to be attainable, feels impossible. What stops us from pursuing these dreams? Resources, time and energy necessary is … Continue reading Coming Soon to Shelves Near You…
Do you have children? Why not? When do you plan on getting pregnant? Any baby fever, yet? Have your maternal instincts kicked in? How could you not want babies! You aren't getting any younger, woman! Have you ever felt your back against this wall? Feeling like your womanhood is being questioned? I think many women … Continue reading A Woman’s Right to Choose Motherhood (or not)
Dating someone with a child or children has its separate rule book. He might cancel last-minute because his kid is sick. Quick thinking romantic getaway weekends are rarely (or never) sprung on you. Dropping by his place at any given time, unannounced? Unlikely. We're familiar with situations where women have the bulk of the parenting … Continue reading You Will Want to Read this Before Dating a Man with Children
The About Me section of AW provides a brief summary of the woman behind the scenes. Rather, than give you with an updated summary, I thought answering some common questions will help readers get a better picture of the author writing these articles. What inspired you to start the Awakened-Woman blog? AW was started to … Continue reading Sneak Peek at the Woman Behind AW
The word “divorce” is often perceived as a bad word by participants and outsiders alike. It evokes negative emotions that can brew the most awful stew. The anger, resentment and loneliness create a recipe for disaster. If you understand this wicked recipe, you can see how difficult and draining the process is over time. It has … Continue reading 3 Must Haves For Successful Co-Parenting
Every year we take inventory. Evaluate careers, relationships, finances, goals and wellness. Taking pause to look at the areas of our lives that need tweaking. In 2018, a friend suggested that I write a list of goals or dreams. These would be things I'd pursue in the name of happiness. When sitting down to write … Continue reading 2019 Gives Rise to AW, The Book