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I've spent years making these huge, unrealistic resolutions that I would give up on just a few weeks into the New Year. About five years ago, however, I decided to get realistic. My goals are small but have made...
‘Tis the season for holiday parties. But when you’re playing host, sometimes all of the pre-party prep can leave you feeling stressed out and keep from enjoying your company. In order to host a party you AND your guests...
Thoughtful reflection and journaling are my jam because #thatintrovertlife. Toward the end of each year, I block off an hour to sit at a park or coffee shop to reflect on the year drawing to an end and to...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nola ChristmasFest. Be Present at NOLA ChristmasFest Presented by Coca-Cola NOLA ChristmasFest transforms 350,000 sq. ft. of convention space into an awe-inspiring indoor “winter wonderland” filled with holiday entertainment and fun for everyone! This...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  Christmas Tree Allergy: Yes, It’s Really a Thing, but Not From the Tree Itself! Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how we love to sing about you during the holiday season. With...
For a while, you've been toying with the idea to get a puppy, and the little one is just out of the "crawl over and pull their fur" stage. Or maybe the family thinks a guinea pig is a...
Mmmmm hmmmm. Holidays are here! That means shopping, seeing weird family members, and holiday food! From office potlucks to sumptuous Christmas feasts, we will all overindulge a little bit this season. So, settle back with a candy cane the...
This is my oldest daughter's second Christmas not believing in Santa Claus. She is 11 and stopped believing in all the magic of holidays around Easter in her 10th year. She was upset at the revelation there was no...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Massage Envy. Give the Gift of Wellness with Massage Envy Another holiday season is upon us and so are the gatherings with friends, families, and co-workers for the year-end string of seasonal celebrations. The list...
'Tis the season for gift giving. My preference in gifts is that they are useful, fun and educational. Below have been the toys that my children have used over and over. 1. Mondo Blocks ($50.00 range) I cannot tell you how...
Technology has made parenting 10 times easier than when my mom and dad were parenting. How did they raise us without smartphones? Without social media? Without Amazon Prime?! I remember my mom shopping during the holidays. She would get...
The holidays are here in full force and HOW IS IT ALREADY ALMOST CHRISTMAS?! It's fine. I'm fine. Everything's fine. In all honesty, this is my absolute favorite time of the year, but it can also be overwhelming. Every holiday...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Canal Place.  But First... a Selfie with Santa! Canal Place Santa is the BEST! The holidays come with their fair share of excitement, with the big man himself topping the list for many children. There...
My family has recently "cut the cord" and we are now streaming on multiple platforms. We stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and most recently, Disney+. While it is quite easy to just pick up my Firestick and say what...

 

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