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THE PRINCESS AND THE BANANA

My skin color is literally banana. Know how I know that? About five Sephora employees have, at some point, made a variation of the comment, “Wow! You’re very…er, uh…fair skinned” then awkwardly handed over the Powder Compact with the color label ‘Banana’. I’ve always been fair-skinned. Like, people-comment-while-I’m-walking-down-the-street fair-skinned. You may be thinking, “oh she […]

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Podcast Round Up

PODCAST ROUND UP PT. 2

Hi friends!  I hope you’ve had happier ears since the first Podcast Roundup last month.  I’m back with more tried and true podcasts for you to enjoy: Off the Vine – Ready to shake things up? Kaitlyn Bristowe is creating a space where girls (and gents) can feel empowered to be themselves… because there’s more […]

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CROCK POT MAC & CHEESE

Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese This post was published with permission by Ally Sweet and Savory            If you need a dish to throw together for a family meal, potluck or special event…this is the one!     I teased about this recipe on social media a couple times last week and it was […]

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I NEVER TELL MY BABIES NO

My 6-year-old got in trouble last week because he was yelling, “No!” at our 15-month-old. We try really hard not to tell our kids “no” before they are two years old and have a decent vocabulary. Instead, we say, “No, thank you!” and it’s been a great choice for our family. When my husband and […]

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#METOO

I had worn the dress several times before; to a funeral, a couple of weddings, and a charity gala. It was nothing spectacular, but it always made me feel good about myself. It was black, with a flattering fit that covered all of my trouble spots. That night, accessorized it with Spanx and pantyhose, the […]

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SHOW AND TELL IDEAS FROM A-Z

For the last three years my children have had to bring a “Show and Tell” item to school every week. And each week, their show and tell had to start with a specific letter. Every-single-week I thought, “we’ll plan ahead next time and be more prepared”. And, just like clockwork, I’d find myself Googling “Show n […]

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Confessions of a Rookie Kindergarten Mom

CONFESSIONS OF A (ROOKIE) KINDERGARTEN MOM

I knew that sending my firstborn to kindergarten would be a big change.   But as the first day of school approached, I mostly worried about the transition for my son: Would he have enough time to finish his lunch? Would his teacher know when he needed to go potty? Would he make friends? Would […]

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