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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

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Cut the Clutter

Cut the Clutter

Photographer: nuttakit, www.freedigitalphotos.net Do you have a spot on your kitchen counter where the accumulation of miscellaneous papers continues to build up? A mound of paper that grows and grows each day as you come in from the mailbox. Eventually the stack grows until it either has fallen and made a mess... 

Pilates – The low impact exercise that makes a difference

Pilates – The low impact exercise that makes a difference

Webster’s Dictionary defines pilates as “a system of gentle exercise performed lying down that stretches and lengthens the muscles, designed to improve posture, flexibility, etc.” Joseph Pilates devised an exercise system that improved posture, lengthened muscles, and added flexibility. He believed... 

Tofu Oatmeal Cookies – Perfect for the Tree Hugging Mom :)

Tofu Oatmeal Cookies – Perfect for the Tree Hugging Mom :)

Photographer: Suat Eman, www.freedigitalphotos.net Homemade oatmeal cookies are incredible, especially when you come home from a long day at school. My children have nothing but smiles on their faces when they walk in the house and smell the aroma coming from the oven. Even if they have had “the worst day ever,”... 

I Am So Over Valentine’s Day – Top Ten Things Not to Do

I Am So Over Valentine’s Day – Top Ten Things Not to Do

Photographer: Michal Marcol, www.freedigitalphotos.net    The stores version of Valentine’s Day. Roses are red, violets are blue, valentines are cute, give one to me, and I may puke on you. Seriously, pink and red hearts are everywhere. Candy, chocolate, flowers, jewelry all of these typical Valentine’s... 

Get off my F#$%ing Lawn!!!!

Get off my F#$%ing Lawn!!!!

Photographer: graur codrin, www.freedigitalphotos.net “Hey you DUMB S#$t’S, get off of my F#$%ING LAWN!!!!” That is what I heard coming from the front of my house Wednesday afternoon. It was like any other weekday afternoon, until it wasn’t. My children came home from school, did their homework, and... 

How Penis Enlargement Led Me to the Health of My Breasts

How Penis Enlargement Led Me to the Health of My Breasts

Photographer: jscreationzs, www.freedigitalphotos.net As a writer, I often have people offer me jobs to write their articles and/or blogs for them. The assignments always vary. I never know from day to day what I will be asked to write. On occasion, I turn the proposed project down, but usually I see the request as... 

It’s the Chinese New Year – Time for homemade fortune cookies

It’s the Chinese New Year – Time for homemade fortune cookies

Photograph by:renjith krishnan, www.freedigitalphotos.net Last night my 11 year old son took a cooking class. The class was titled “Chinese New Year Recipes.” He was so excited and could not wait to attend. On the other hand, I was worried that it may not live up to his expectations. I was wrong. Not only did... 

Mmmm…Chicken Enchilada Soup

Mmmm…Chicken Enchilada Soup

Photographer: healing dream, www.freedigitalphotos.net Mexican food is by far my favorite type of food. If my family would allow me, we would eat it every night of the week. Throw in a Margarita and I am in heaven. 🙂 So, it should be no surprise when I decide to share my favorite soup recipe, and it happens to be Chicken... 

What motivates you to exercise?

What motivates you to exercise?

Photo by Andy Newson, www.freedigitalphotos.net How many times have you walked past the mirror and thought “I really need to start exercising?” Or maybe when you are sitting under the hair dryer at the salon reading a magazine; you see all of those celebrities and their “perfect” bodies and you... 

What’s for dinner tonight – Meatballs

What’s for dinner tonight – Meatballs

Meatballs for dinner A family favorite in our house is meatballs for dinner. Not the kind you normally would have with spaghetti and marinara sauce. These are more like balls of meatloaf with a twist. The twist being french onion soup. Everyone puts onions (well almost everyone 🙂 ) into their meatloaf and meatballs. A... 

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