Hey folks! I'm an International writer, speaker and founder of WeDames Organization in Springfield, MO. I am mostly caffeine-dependent and exceptionally average in all things....you could say I am a hot mess, but you would need to leave the "hot" out.

Stay Healthy Eat Fat

OK, so I am not one of those people who think “beautiful” comes in one size, but I did stumble upon some interesting facts about diets that are high in fat and how it actually supports your body in staying healthy and thin. Before you read any further, vegetarians beware:  while no animals were harmed…

The Time My Child Loved Daddy More Than Mommy

Once upon a time, my child loved daddy more than mommy.  It wasn’t the most pleasant “phase” of my parenting regime, but it was very insightful and I learned a lot from it. Let’s talk about children!  They are spectacular mini-adults who are fun, happy and easily amused little monsters.  And while they don’t quite…

Business Networking Groups in Springfield

Being self-employed or owning a business requires networking skills.  After all, businesses don’t grow themselves:  people grow businesses.  I have recently moved back to Springfield, Missouri after leaving in 2003, and one of the biggest obstacles I have experienced has been my lack of network here in 417 land.  I lived in Malaysia for the…

Lemon Drop Martini

I know, I know….I get it.  You are probably thinking (albeit sarcastically), “great, another martini-fusion twist…”  And while we do feel your pain, this is, unfortunately, another recipe for a martini-fusion twist.  It cannot be helped! While the original lemon drop rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s, it didn’t contain all the goodies…

Classic Bloody Mary

The bloody mary is one of those brunch-time cocktails for lushes the world over who simply can’t wait until 5 o’clock to have a cocktail.  In case a mimosa is too sweet or too orangy for you, or if you are hungover from the night before, a fantastic substitute to guzzle with your eggs and…

Last Chance to RSVP for Ladies’ Night Out

Ladies’ Night Out is tomorrow!  Are you ready? We are super excited to kick off our women’s community here in Springfield, Missouri and we are inviting all ladies (and those who identify as ladies) 21 and up!! This first Ladies’ Night Out serves as the “soft-launch” for both our online women’s magazine and for our…

Ladies’ Night Out is Free?

That’s right, Ladies’ Night Out has been sponsored!  But only for the first 30 women to register here. Free Women’s Networking in Springfield, Missouri?  Really? This event is FREE for the first 30 women to join us in our soft launch!  You don’t have to pay for food, for your two drinks and you stand…

Are You A Jealous Spouse

Jealousy is what Shakespeare called “The Green Monster,” and while it can make a partner feel flattered when their lover admits to being a little jealous, it can also destroy relationships if not kept in check….like it did for me so many years ago in Springfield, Missouri. *…..flashback…..* It was the early 2000’s and it…

Classic Dirty Martini

Personally, I am a fan of the Dirty Martini, possibly because I have a thing for green olives.  While the original recipe is typically made with gin instead of vodka, what makes a martini “dirty” is the olive brine which gives it a delightful salty flavor…unless you don’t like olives, olive brine or that salty…