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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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How to Celebrate a Non-Valentines Day.

How to Celebrate a Non-Valentines Day.

I am sort of the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day or maybe a better description is the Valentine’s Day Grinch. If I could, I would probably go around to all of the stores and bag up all of the Valentine’s Day stuff and burn it. And no it is not because I lack “love” in my life or do not cherish the man... 

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

  Photo by: stock photos at www.freedigitalphotos.net OMG — I could just scream when I walk into the kitchen, look into the sink and find a soaking wet sponge laying there. I know, I know, it sounds a little petty to freak out over a wet sponge but my problem is not seeing the sponge there, it is the effect that leaving... 

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 in the impending snow watching my son play football. Knowing that I was going to be freezing cold when I returned home there was no way I was going to want to spend the next hour cooking dinner and I really did not want to eat... 

5 Reasons Why Pinterest Deserves Attention!!!

5 Reasons Why Pinterest Deserves Attention!!!

  If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you will! Last week while out to dinner on an “adult” date night (which consisted of a fabulous dinner and tickets to the Philharmonic Symphony) I was introduced to Pinterest. Yes I was supposed to be enjoying the fabulous symphony (which I was) but I was also learning... 

Are You Living in an American Horror Story?

Are You Living in an American Horror Story?

"American Horror Story" on FX Everyone knows it is a bad idea to buy the old Victorian house whose previous owners died in it by murder-suicide. It is even worse when they weren’t the first owners/visitors to have this same fate. Wednesday night,  “American Horror Story,” premiered on FX.  The Harmons,... 

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 and all in extracurricular activities and sports, not to mention a husband whose job takes him out of town on most fall weekends, I barely have time to breathe let alone cook a nice dinner for my family. And even if I... 

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 shopping centers, I have noticed a huge increase in our youth being overweight (which why should I be surprised, look at the majority of Americans). Honestly I have seen it everywhere I look, but in those places specifically, I have... 

A Blogger’s List of Must-Have iPhone Apps

A Blogger’s List of Must-Have iPhone Apps

As a writer/blogger I have found that I have a huge need to stay connected with my blog and the social world that surrounds it. The trouble with that is unless you have no life outside of sitting in front of a computer, it can be a bit challenging to stay that connected. That is unless you have an iPhone (or maybe an iPad,... 

Homemade Skinny Girl Margarita

Homemade Skinny Girl Margarita

We all know about my love for mexican food–so it is only fitting that next to my plate of my favorite food you will find a fabulous margarita. But not just any margarita. When I take a drink from my glass I do not want to have an icy drink that has a hint of lime and basically no flavor. I want a cold, refreshing drink... 

Seasonique–The Unexpected Change

Seasonique–The Unexpected Change

One small package with one big surprise Have you ever started out doing something with certain expectations and along the way something else happens that completely shocks you? That is exactly what has happened to me. On my quest to save my “youterus” and all my adventures with avoiding going to the doctor’s office, including... 

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