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5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member5 Reasons You Need to Be a Wine Club Member Anyone who has ever gone wine tasting has been given the opportunity to join a wine club, and is probably a member of at least one of those wineries. However, there are...

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The Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter Parenting is RealThe Inner Battle of Free-Range Parenting Versus Helicopter... For years I have read article after article about free-range parenting versus helicopter parenting. I read them over and over trying to figure out how I could be the best...

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Why is Turning 40 So Difficult?Why is Turning 40 So Difficult? Let's be honest -- I spent the past year dreading last month. Yes, a full 365 days of dreading January 2016. Possibly even longer if I think about it. Just the thought of...

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Stop Making Excuses and Teach Your Children How to be Healthy

Stop Making Excuses and Teach Your Children How to be Healthy

  In recent years as I have driven past my neighborhood high school and as I have wandered...
Seasonique--The Unexpected Change

Seasonique--The Unexpected Change

Have you ever started out doing something with certain expectations and along the way something else...
Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Summer Workouts For Enjoying Summer Fun--Guest Post By: Taylor Ryan

Right now everyone's schedule seems crazy. For a lot of families summer means vacations, cookouts,...
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Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest--Only Better!!!

Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest--Only Better!!!

Imagine a site that combines the fun of pinning pictures just like you do on Pinterest, with the handiness...
Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

Fall Cleaning - Spring's Counterpart

  picture supplied by www.freedigitalphotos.net   There are three things I do every...
How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

  OMG -- I could just scream when I walk into the kitchen, look into the sink and find a...
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Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

Visiting Kailua-Kona? Check Out These Great Outdoor Activities

With fantastic weather year-round, and a variety of environments, there is no better place to explore...
Only In Auckland for a Short Time? Don't Miss These Must-See Attractions.

Only In Auckland for a Short Time? Don't Miss These Must-See Attractions.

When you travel to a new destination, you want to spend as much time as possible exploring the city and...
The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

The Four Best Things to Do When Visiting Ashmore

Ashmore Australia is a suburb of the Gold Coast and just south of Brisbane. It is a fantastic city to...
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Crock-Pot 5 Ingredient Potato Soup

Crock-Pot 5 Ingredient Potato Soup

  Fall is practically here. There is a chill in the air, and the leaves are beginning to...
Crock-Pot Lasagna--You can do that?

Crock-Pot Lasagna--You can do that?

  One weekend this past fall I was preparing to spend a very cold afternoon and early evening...
Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

Pizza Pasta--Dinner in the Crock-Pot

I don't know about you, but the chaos begins when fall hits my household. With four kids all in school...
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Charleston: The South’s Best Restaurants

Charleston: The South’s Best Restaurants

Visiting Charleston, South Carolina is like stepping into a Thomas Kinkade painting; everything is picture perfect. Every building you walk past and every home you glance at is breathtaking. But, Charleston is much more than just a beautiful city. It is a city overflowing with Southern charm. This Southern charm is exemplified... 

Wine Tasting Your Way Through Niagara Falls

Wine Tasting Your Way Through Niagara Falls

Wine Tasting Your Way Through Niagara Falls Typically when you think of wine country, it doesn’t involve a part of the world where temperatures are as frigid as they are in Niagara Falls. However, you need to change that mindset. Niagara Falls, located in Ontario, Canada, is becoming famous for its wines; most specifically... 

Five Tips and Tricks For Making the Most out of Niagara Falls Attractions

Five Tips and Tricks For Making the Most out of Niagara Falls Attractions

Obviously the main reason travelers visit Niagara Falls is to see the falls. Sure, the falls are spectacular and worth your time to visit, but Niagara Falls has much more to offer. So how to do you know what you should see and do during your next stay at a Niagara Falls Hotel? The following is a list of five tips and tricks... 

39 Lessons in 39 Years

39 Lessons in 39 Years

Image via Flickr by Beth Punches This weekend, I turned 39! Although many people enjoy celebrating their birthdays, I don’t. I don’t like the attention and focus on me. I don’t like getting older. And most importantly (this year), I don’t like turning any age with the number nine in it. It’s not... 

Personal Space Please

Personal Space Please

  What the heck is wrong with some people? I realize this is a bit of a broad question. A question, that if you are like me, elicits a giant list. A list that continually grows. And, unlike my other lists (to-do lists and such), nothing ever gets checked off or scratched off. Instead, it just grows, festers, and becomes... 

Attack of the Flying Rats

Attack of the Flying Rats

I went to the park the other day to eat my lunch. Even though it was a beautiful day, I wasn’t really in the mood to eat outside. It was just that one of my favorite things about traveling with my husband on his business trips is eating alone. Not! I hate it with a passion and avoid it at all costs. I’d rather go... 

Don’t Wear Glitter Wear

Don’t Wear Glitter Wear

For those of you who have been following Carrie’s adventures, check out her new blog at LeTravelista.com. But for now here is a sample of what you will find there…… Rushing through the airport, wishing I had left my house 3o minutes earlier; I quickly remove my shoes, place all my personal items on the conveyor... 

Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest–Only Better!!!

Springpad is the New Evernote/Pinterest–Only Better!!!

Imagine a site that combines the fun of pinning pictures just like you do on Pinterest, with the handiness of notes that can be accessed from anywhere, like on Evernote. What an amazing site that would be. Springpad is that site. The creators have found a way to combine everything you love about Pinterest and Evernote into... 

Fall Cleaning – Spring’s Counterpart

Fall Cleaning – Spring’s Counterpart

  picture supplied by www.freedigitalphotos.net   There are three things I do every spring and fall: rearrange the summer clothes to the front of the closet or to the back depending on the season, change from cotton sheets to flannel or vice versa and clean. Clean? Yes clean. Although everyone has heard of spring cleaning,... 

32 iPad Apps That Writers Just Love

32 iPad Apps That Writers Just Love

I am pleased to share the following guest post with my readers. Having a love for Apple products and recently adding an iPad to my collection makes this post a perfect read for me.  Although I have not had the time to write about must have apps for the iPad (like I did for must have iPhone apps), my guest writer from Accredited... 

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