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As the new year approaches, many people will start thinking about being healthier and planning for the diet they are going to begin come January 1. But how do you know if a diet will be right for you or...
Somewhere in my early 20’s, the car I was driving fell apart. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but I needed a new one and as a young, struggling journalist, I had no money. My grandparents stepped up to help...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
My family has been lucky enough to travel a bit this year. We’ve been to Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee and will soon head to Minnesota. Showing the kids the world is always something that’s been important to us and...
It happens to so many of us. We have a baby, bring them home, expect life to be perfect and full of comforting snuggles. Then that baby cries for hours and hours on end and almost nothing (sans running...
Every mama needs a break, right? Well every daddy/spouse needs a break too. Not only do we all need breaks but we all need opportunities to reconnect with one another. Let’s be honest, parenting is hard. Sure there are...
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My son started kindergarten this year and it has been hard for me to get used to having our schedule run by the school schedule. When we realized his school would be closed for Columbus Day we decided to...
All families seem to have so much on their plates now days. With parents working, children’s extracurricular activities, taking care of a home and the other little details, life can feel a bit chaotic.It’s so tempting to cut some...
My list of books I want to read keeps getting longer and longer! There are just so many books that have peeked my interest. I am hoping with a little more down time now that summer is over I...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MediFast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m going to be boldly honesty. I dislike diets. I don’t use the word diet in front of my kids and I don’t generally believe in...
It stresses me out when my house is a complete mess. Don't get me wrong, it is often messy. I have two kids, a dog and then this summer we have had a babysitter here with her two kids...
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