Living the dream! I am your normal, 40-something woman, happily married with one son, Mason, age 8. We have two cats, Tip and Belle; and a dog, Spencer. I am a writer, motivational speaker, inventor, and real estate/mortgage professional, among many other things. My husband, Dave, is a longtime member of the CA Army National Guard. Being the wife of a soldier has its own challenges, but nothing I don't welcome when the exchange is our freedom. As a family, we do our best to make the most of every day. I truly live the way I encourage others to live, and I think our life is richer for it!