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Life Lessons: Wisdom Wednesday: Women the heart of the home

Wisdom Wednesday: Women the heart of...

Traditionally, women have been considered the heart of the home. But with changing family dynamics, this isn't always true anymore.

For women, there are plenty of questions about the roles they want to play in and out of the workplace.

WFMZ's Nancy Werteen explores this topic in her series Wisdom Wednesday asking Lehigh Valley women : Who is the heart of your home? And what does that mean to each of our families?

Here are some of their responses.

Jo Ann Hart
Marketer and  horticulturist
Passionate about health and wellness

"Even today when I visit my mother, she’s my best friend and when I walk in that house, it’s as if I am 15 years old again. "

Anne Alexander
President of Brand Strategies and founder of Soul Candy
Single mother of three children.
New York Times Bestselling author of Sugar Smart and Win The Fat War

"We are the heart and that we can give love, feel love, our love is our currency."

Carmen Toro
Owner of Beauty Alibi
Professional make up artist
Mother of three boys

"I’m a single mother of boys so I had to be strong. I have to be supportive. I have to be the mother I have to be the dad. I have to be the disciplinarian. I have to give more than love, comprehension, compassion."

Rosalin Petrucci
Director of Marketing
J.G. Petrucci Co Inc.
Mother and grandmother

"As a mother and as a working mother and as an excellent cook, I have been very busy being in command of all of those things."

Laurie Woolley
Wife, Mother, Grandmother
Son Died of Leukemia on Her Birthday
Public Speaker

Clerical Worker, Northampton County Domestic Relations
"My youngest son, Shawn Detweiler, died of leukemia on my birthday in 2015 and I was his main care giver at home for six months while he was on hospice leading up to his death and during that time there were many times that the members of my family stepped in and helped me be the heart."

Jennifer Glose
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Cetronia Ambulance Corps
Single mother

"We have so many responsibilities and we want to be everything to everyone, not just our children but we’re very dedicated to our friends and our job and the community and it’s really hard to be everything to everyone ."

Jo Ann Hart
Marketer and  horticulturist
Passionate about health and wellness

"I think we all move in and out of that role. Of the heart of the home. That’s what’s so great about family, is we rely on each other we depend on each other. "

Anne Alexander
President of Brand Strategies and founder of Soul Candy, single working mother of three children.
New York Times Bestselling author of Sugar Smart, Win The Fat War

"So you have to be able to recognize that you are giving and that you also deserve replenishment. You have to be sure to take the time and to ask for what you need. You have to be sure that you’re always replenishing your own cup."  

On Monday evening at 6:30pm on WFMZ-TV69, we will further explore this topic on Wisdom Coalition television show.  You can join the conversation now on line at thewisdomcoalition.com.  Don't miss this informative program!

 


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