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Hiking Tips for Women: What the books don’t tell you!

If you are planning a hiking trip soon and happen to be female, you might want to remember these hiking tips for women as you plan your trip. Going hiking is great exercise and a lot of fun.  Don't let lack of experience make it a not so enjoyable time!Why Hiking is the Best … [Read More...]

Captain Marvel Steelbooks for Movie Collectors!

This post about Captain Marvel Steelbooks for Movie Collectors is sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.When you have a family as obsessed with superheroes as mine is, you see a LOT of Captain Marvel movies.  Over the last ten years, my kids have gone from elementary school … [Read More...]

Why You Need to Take a Mental Health Day Right Now

Wondering why you need to take a mental health day?  Is it really THAT important for your emotional peace of mind?  Yes, it really is.  Improving mental health requires you to take time off from the daily grind and focus on YOU for a while!Taking Care of Others is … [Read More...]

Italian Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe with Fresh Basil

When I think of warm weather recipes, one of the first things that comes to mind is homemade pasta salad.  I whipped up this Italian orzo pasta salad recipe recently and it took less than 15 minutes from start to finish. It's an easy pasta recipe to take to your next back yard barbecue or … [Read More...]

Tips for Raising a Well Rounded Teenager

As my children move into high school and we start thinking more and more about college, I find myself worrying about raising a well rounded teenager.  Academics have never been a problem for my kids.  I am incredibly lucky that both my children were accepted into the gifted program early … [Read More...]

Cooking

Basil and Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Feta

This Basil and Spinach Salad with Blackberries and Feta is a healthy summer salad recipe that takes … [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Baking Mix Recipe for Pancakes and Biscuits

This easy homemade baking mix recipe takes only minutes to make and will save you money!  With … [Read More...]

Citrus Avocado Salad Recipe with Mint and Feta

The weather is warming up and spring and summer mean more fruit salad recipes in my house!  … [Read More...]

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Parenting

How to Talk to Teens About Underage Drinking

Parenting teenagers is hard work.  You have to find a balance between being their parent and having them not hate you.  Figuring out how to … [Read More...]

How to Get Your Kid Ready for College Without Losing Your Mind

This post about how to get your your kid ready for college is sponsored by Artis.  All opinions expressed here are my own.    Last … [Read More...]

Tips for Encouraging a Positive Body Image in Girls

Encouraging a positive body image in girls can be challenging.  You are fighting against female stereotypes and unrealistic body image ideas from … [Read More...]

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Crafts & DIY

DIY Cuticle Butter and Tips for Healthy Cuticles

Tired of hiding your hands from people because of ugly nails and cuticles?  This DIY cuticle butter is just what you need! My nails take a … [Read More...]

Sinus Bath Salts for Congestion Relief

Whether you have fall allergies or a horrible head cold, congestion relief is sometimes difficult.  These sinus bath salts for congestion relief … [Read More...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board: A Simple Gift for Only Pennies!

Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school.  When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them … [Read More...]

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Entertainment & Technology

Tips for Hosting an Awesome Game Day Party

These tips for hosting an awesome game day party have been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.I live here in Atlanta where there … [Read More...]

Romantic Movies for Couples Perfect for Date Night!

Some days, we just need to spend time reconnecting with our significant other.  The week is long.  The kids are annoying. Date night doesn't … [Read More...]

Add These 5 Things to Your Wedding Plan Checklist

This wedding plan checklist has been sponsored by Zola.  All opinions are my own.I just found out recently that my niece is getting married next … [Read More...]

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Life in the Burbs

Patio Upgrade Ideas for Luxurious Outdoor Living

These patio upgrade ideas are part of a sponsored post for Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.When my husband and I moved into our new home, … [Read More...]

How to Attract Bats to Your Yard and Why You Want Them There!

There are many reasons for wanting bats in your backyard.  But, just because you want them there, doesn't mean they will … [Read More...]

Uses For Baby Powder That Don’t Require a Baby!

Have you ever bought a large container of talcum powder?  Have you ever actually used up the entire container? Probably not since some of those … [Read More...]

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Shopping, Style and Beauty

Easy Shaving Tips for Teenage Boys

This post about easy shaving tips for teenage boys has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. he reviewer has been compensated in the … [Read More...]

Fun Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

Looking for gift ideas for teen girls?  I'm right there with you!  With Christmas right around the corner, I find myself scrambling for … [Read More...]

Stock Up on Stylish Winter Clothes from Athleta!

This post about stylish winter clothes has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own.For the last week, I have been up in New England visiting … [Read More...]

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