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.

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…

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…

Mimosas – As If You Need the Recipe

Nothing screams “class” like champagne, and nothing cries “health” like orange juice…so what do you get when you mix a little healthiness with a pinch of class?  A mimosa of course! Mimosas, made with equal parts orange juice and champagne, are a delicious alcoholic beverage that is acceptable to have at breakfast or brunch.  Unless…

How To Start A Business in Springfield

Starting a business takes a lot of time, thought and consideration especially if you have never done it before.  In a lot of ways, it is like having a child:  you must nurture it until it develops and is able to take care of itself. That being said, the mortality rate for businesses is extremely…