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2-weeks ago I quit my “day job” in marketing to finally pursue my passion and become a full-time jewelry designer and business owner. But the journey to this point has been 18-years in the making. Not exactly the typical Disney princess movie. Back in 2002, recovering from an abusive relationship and financial rock-bottom, I sold all of my jewelry tools and supplies to buy groceries for me and my kiddos. I traded everything I had bought and accumulated over the years, easily worth over $5k, for $400 cash. I was broken. But I had no other choice, and so, I...

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One of the things I love about the Biker Momma interviews is learning what else these amazing women do in their lives. Without exception, every single one of my interviewees lead vibrant and interesting lives in addition to riding motorcycles. When Lynda mentioned in our first interview, that she was writing a book for, and about, women who ride, I knew I’d have to have her back for a 2nd interview. I have already read the first book in the Steel Journeys series: The Road to Patagonia. For starters, I’ll tell you that I rarely read fiction anymore. About 98%...

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Earlier this year, I participated in a workshop with Juju Hook, author of Hotflashes, Carpools and Dirty Martinis. The workshop lead us through a series of activities to force us out of the “I’m too old to [fill in the blank]” mindset, and into embracing this unique time in our lives. Prime Time baby! Day 6 of the workshop focused on the Lie of Impropriety. What are the lies we tell ourselves that are holding us back from doing amazing things and living the biggest life we could dream of? Juju asked us to close our eyes, while she read us...

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Weighing heavy on my mind, and my heart...this one is tough to write. My husband, my best friend and love of my life was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. It’s still sinking in. I’m still asking, why did this happen to him? How is this now our life? I keep thinking I’m having one of those horrible nightmares that I’m gonna wake up from, and say “whew” thank goodness that was just a dream. But I’m not. It’s not just a bad dream. It’s real. And I'm scared.      One of the...

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I can’t pinpoint exactly when Lynda and I first connected. It might have been one of her book posts that first caught my eye, or the mouth-watering photo of a deep dish vegan apple pie on Instagram. YUM! More likely though it was the “vibe” I got that this was someone I would love to hang with in real life, and our brief interview only reinforced that. She is one cool chick. Real. Articulate. Down-to-earth. When Lynda agreed to the interview and joined the ranks of “Biker Mommas” for the Slow Roll Vlog series I was beyond thrilled. I think...

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