MJ MARGGRAFF

Articles

Wireless Wednesday Live – Covering the World’s Tech and Gadget News, with Rick Limpert
wireless After a stay-at-home mom lost her day planner one day, one woman embarked on an incredible journey of self-discovery.

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Chabot Space and Science –
MJ Marggraff – “Going Beyond”

How do we make dreams become real? And how do we take them to the stars?

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Soul Sustenance:
Finding The Wow
Feature on Motherhood Moment

Twelve years ago a 45-year old PTA stay-at-home mom of two lost her day planner.

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‘Finding the Wow’ Is a Rally Cry for Following Dreams
By Carol Douglass, Santa Barbara Independent

You don’t see it coming, but one day there you are — in your forties and wondering what happened to your youthful dreams. When M.J. Marggraff, author of Finding the Wow: How Dreams Take Flight at Midlife, faced that midlife challenge in 2003, she knew it was time…

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MJ Marggraff,
Stay-At-Home Mom Turned Pilot
By
Driven for Women
I’m just going to come right out and say it: MJ Margaraff’s mind is in on a different planet, literally. The 45-year-old mom of two took one of the most dramatic left-turns in any career I have ever heard of…

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Super Flier It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s MJ Marggraff! By Molly Simms, The Oprah Magazine

In 2003, Mary Jo “MJ” Marggraff was a 47-year-old California mother of two whose life was devoted to school committees and car pool schedules. But after losing her trusty day planner and buying a new one, she had a revelation: “It was a blank slate,” says Marggraff, now 61.

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How One Stay-at-Home Mom Followed Her Dreams…
By Chaunie Bruisie – Babble.com
Happy but not completely fulfilled in her life after giving up her job to be a stay-at-home mom, MJ Marggraff did the one thing that many of us dream of but never act on — she reached for the stars.

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Boomers can find new purpose in unexpected ways
MJ Marggraff’s “Finding the Wow”

Many baby boomers are looking for a new purpose in order to reinvent a second act in midlife. Some members of this large generation have experienced early retirement for a variety of reasons.

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From Housewife to Astronaut,
a Midlife Revolution
By Tara MacIsaac –
Epoch Times Staff

It’s never too late to follow childhood dreams, says M.J. Marggraff, a stay-at-home-mom-turned astronaut. She lost her day planner, and in doing so, strangely found herself.

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Workmom Q&A:
PTA Mom-Turned-Pilot/Astronaut MJ Marggraff
By Marisa LaScala– workingmother.com

Like many moms, MJ Marggraff commanded the wheel of her family vehicle, manning carpool duty and school pick-ups for her children, Annie and Blake, with her husband, Jim.

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Meet Later Mom: MJ Marggraff
Featured in MotherhoodLater.com

RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
RESIDENCE: Lafayette, California
CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Blake, 23 years old; Annie, 21 years old

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Campolindo Robotics Team Sends Designs to International Space Station
By Zoe Portnoff –
La Morinda Weekly

Recently, millennials have taken up a new name for themselves within the scientific community: Generation Mars. With exciting new developments such as zero gravity 3D printers, scientists have reason to look hopefully toward the future of space exploration and technology. At Campolindo High School…

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Middle School Girls Step into STEM Experience at Conference
By Sophie Braccini –
La Morinda Weekly

Middle school girls will have the opportunity to dig into science and mathematics at a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) day offered by the American Association of University Women March 19, with the support of Saint Mary’s College and the nonprofit, Expanding Your Horizons.

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Ten Exceptional Local Women Honored with AAUW OML Scholarships
Submitted by Sandra Fox-Sohner and Mary Ann McLeod

The Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette branch of the Association of University Women honored 10 remarkable young women from Lamorinda schools April 19 with Tech Trek camp scholarships and college scholarships. AAUW’s mission is to break down barriers for women and girls…

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Discoveries:
Free hands-on space museum in Marin County
By Sam McManis

Most museums discourage the tactile. They encase their treasures in hermetically sealed Lucite, post all-caps “Do Not Touch” signs, have blue-blazered guards hovering nearby, lest these valuable artifacts be sullied by contact with the unwashed masses. But here I stand, in the Space Station Museum off Highway 101…

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Mom’s Moment: Great Grad Gifts
By Nadine Bubeck –
Arizona Foothills Magazine
Is your baby graduating from preschool…or college? Here are unique finds for grduates of any age. Spoil and celebrate your child’s accomplishment!
For the bookworm…
So much pressure is put on grads to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Finding the Wow shows them that you can change direction at any point in life –  and not to take themselves so seriously.

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