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A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

NOT MANY PEOPLE change career paths in their late forties, much less go to school for eight years to earn a doctorate. But then again not many people have the determination and vision that Dr. Siobhan Trotter does. A former...
Gather Tablescapes For All

Gather Tablescapes For All

WHEN FALL ARRIVES so do family gatherings. The changing of the seasons means the changing of colors along with your home details and decor. Tradition is not just the autumn colors of orange, brown and tan. Rustic touches with modern influences create...
Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

WHAT IS AN Interdiction? It is the legal process where a court judicially declares a person incapable of managing his/her person, affairs or both. Most often, a loved one becomes unable to consistently make reasoned decisions due to an illness,...
Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

In the sweet, soothing days of summer, people give themselves to something that gets lost 75 percent of the time during the rest of the year. In summer, individuals, couples and families make the time to connect through laughter, tugs...

Pets With Personality

Show off your four-legged friends in our Pets with Personality Contest! The four categories are: Most Talented Laziest Best Dressed, and A Face Only a Mother Could Love Email us a photo of your furry pals to editor@sophisticatedwoman.com. We need...
Adopted Fathers

Adopted Fathers

When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new / It always winds up feeling like a job interview  / My mama used to wonder if she’d ever meet someone who wouldn’t find out about me and...
Mother May I?

Mother May I?

“Mother” stood away from us with her back to us, and we took turns asking, “Mother, may I…” Take two steps forward? Jump two steps to the right? “Mother” could say yes, you may or no, you may not, and...
Dynamic

Dynamic

On a television program called Good Times, JJ, one of the main characters, frequently exclaimed “Dy-no-mite!” I believe that everyone has dynamite inside. The resurrection of Christ is a good place to examine that potential. A massive boulder rolled in...
Safe Homes

Safe Homes

After a family lost their house to fire, someone asked a child how she was doing without her home; the child replied, “Oh! We have a home; we just need a house to put it in.” Where we live ought...
To Have & To Hold or Not

To Have & To Hold or Not

It’s odd how the simple words, “to have and to hold,” that seem of so little consequence during a marriage ceremony, become the reason for cataclysmic divides. What goes wrong? Actually the problem is, by most standards, generally with what...
Realistic Resolutions

Realistic Resolutions

Every day we wake up, and every day we choose. Choose to live, love and just exist in general. How we perceive ourselves has a direct impact on our day-to-day joy and general well-being.  Life can get crazy—the pressure of...