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How To Get Through Thanksgiving Without Stretch Pants

Are you a stretch pant wearer on Thanksgiving day?  I’ve been there too!  Ladies, we don’t need to sacrifice a cute outfit in order to fill our tummies on this day of eating, eating and more eating! When I was growing up we had what I would consider a common Thanksgiving dinner.  Family gathered around […]

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

September…it brings cooler weather, mums on front porches in crisp, fall colors, and best of all?  It brings FOOTBALL!!!  I know not every girl enjoys football season; it’s okay!   Does your husband or boyfriend get annoyed when you constantly ask questions during the game?  Do you sometimes wonder what on earth his obsession is?  Maybe […]

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Summer’s Not Over Yet

  Can you believe in less than three weeks our children will be going back to school?  Whether you are just starting out with your littles heading to preschool or you are a seasoned mom watching your older children venture to a new grade level, the beginning of the school year brings an array of […]

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Wings to Fly: Letting Go Through the Milestones

I’m going to age myself here, but do y’all remember the song “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler?  Yes, I am going back to the 80’s folks!  This song reminds me of my grandma.  It is about having the strength to persevere because of someone you love…someone who helped you; a hero.  Part of […]

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When Mother’s Day is Hard

  Each time this year, I begin to get a lump in my throat that sticks around for a few days.  I’ve been a mom for 11 years now.  It is absolutely my favorite job in the world.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  For me though, Mother’s Day also brings sadness to my heart. […]

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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Don’t you love hearing those deep-rooted belly laughs?  Or better yet, experiencing them yourself?  When is the last time you had a side splitting laugh? Laughter is a great stress reducer, and that’s no joke!  According to WebMD, studies show laughter is beneficial to your health.  People who laugh more often are healthier and have […]

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The Chore Challenge

Teaching our kids to “pitch in” around the house can be a challenge.  BUT, it is a necessary one because it teaches them responsibility and fosters their independence.  We all want our children to grow up to be responsible adults who can take care of themselves. The best advice is to start them young!  Younger […]

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