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Rochester-area women share their challenges, inspiration and more

By Trish Amundson

Jaci — Redeployed Employee

What changes have you experienced based on COVID-19?
My daughter, Caroline, had her senior year end abruptly. I’ve been redeployed to a completely new position at Mayo Clinic in the patient care shield. My husband is teaching from home and our children are distance learning. Continue reading

THE REAL CINCO DE MAYO – Student Article

What you need to know for the holiday

By Bella Peña

What is Cinco de Mayo? 

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels

Cinco de Mayo is an annual Mexican holiday, celebrated on May 5th, where people just eat tacos, hit piñatas and drink refrescos, right? While many Hispanics may enjoy partying, that isn’t what this holiday is all about. Cinco de Mayo is often stereotyped by people who don’t know the real meaning behind this holiday.  Continue reading


Rochester-area women share their challenges, inspiration and more

By Trish Amundson

Danielle – Expectant Mom
What changes have you experienced based on COVID-19?
Covid-19 has caused many changes for my family and me. I am due in early May with our first child, and in a time where we should be excited, we are faced with fear. Weekly doctor appointments have turned into virtual phone calls, educational pregnancy classes have turned into online meetings, and events to celebrate the upcoming birth of our child have been cancelled. We’re ecstatic to show off our new bundle of joy to family and friends, and we must figure out different ways of doing so. Continue reading

Closet Staples

Closet Staples

By Elizabeth Harris

Editor’s Note: I’m not feeling super fashionable these days, but one day we will be back to caring what we look like! Right?! Enjoy this picture my mom recently sent of me from 1993. Check me out in a jean jacket! So ahead of the fashion curve, as usual – haha.

Local fashion experts weigh in on items they think all women should have in their closets. Continue reading


Rochester-area women share their challenges, inspiration and more

By Trish Amundson

Editor’s Note: Rochester Women Magazine will be posting Trish Amundson’s articles about area women in the upcoming weeks.

Sign created by Trish to thank those who are working hard during this difficult time.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone has had to change the way they live. Teleworking, distance learning, social distancing and hunkering down at home are all standard activities for now. Our daily routines have changed significantly, but what has not changed is the heart-warming passion and energy of Rochester-area women who are helping others during these uncertain times.  Continue reading


Practicing graceful simplicity

By Chris Armstrong

Photo by nicollazzi xiong from Pexels

You may be reading this at home and wondering, rather longingly (as I am), “When is TJ Maxx going to reopen?” That’s ok…we’ve been groomed since birth to be mass consumers. According to the marketing firm Yankelovich Inc., the average modern person is exposed to 5,000 ads per day. That’s almost 2 million per year. The science of implicit bias points out that it doesn’t matter if we remember those ads or not — our subconscious mind does, and it does most of the decision making for us.  Continue reading


Spring Cleaning 2020

By Maka Boeve

April 22, 2020 – the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is also momentous in that it is six weeks or 43 days since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic.

The Earth is literally moving less due to decreased human activity, according to seismologists, and everything figuratively has turned upside down. As people have slowed down, many are reflecting on what they used to take for granted. Continue reading

Rethinking Rescue Checks

Giving to those most in need

By Shanti Argue

Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels

In the last month, millions of Americans have lost jobs, been furloughed, or seen their customers disappear into social distancing. The ripple effects of this are being felt throughout the economy, and the fastest way congress can address the shortages is a supplemental check to millions of Americans regardless of their job status. 

This makes total sense – things have changed so suddenly that verifying people’s incomes and job status would waste precious time. The fastest way to get money to people who need it is by giving money to everyone, because many people have seen their income evaporate overnight, especially small business owners.

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Meet Bethany Nolt

Helping others touched by the gift of life through organ donation and transplantation

By Sharon Rosen

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to encourage people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and honor all those who have saved lives through the gift of organ donation. Approximately 115,000 people nationwide are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant – that’s enough people to fill the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis almost two times.  Continue reading