10 Incredible Thanksgiving Ideas

Thankful Pumpkin

Thanksgiving decor doesn’t have to be orange and brown or even turkeys. Thanksgiving decor and be whimsical, traditional, coastal, industrial, or just about any style you can think of.  It also doesn’t have to be difficult.   Here are 10 incredible and easy Thanksgiving decor ideas.  I love this Thankful Tree by Simply Vintage Girl….

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These numbers still shock me…


1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence by an intimate partner during her lifetime. 113 people die every day from breast cancer. An average of 3 women are killed each day by an intimate partner.An estimated more than 12 million…

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Women, Goals, Motivation & Smiles

Goals Make You Smile

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. All the women power is yours.  As we approach resolution season this is incredible news. While resolutions are hard, the infographic below via Invisalign, demonstrates women are working hard and keeping those resolutions made for 2015! Nearly two in three women say they resolved to better themselves…

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Family Chatter: Presidents, History and Inheritances

chalk board questions

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we…

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Tater Tot and Bacon Casserole

10 Reasons We Are Ready For Fall

Sometimes you splurge and when you do, go big. This is seriously one of the most delicious things I have ever made. It is perfect for all of your summer barbecues. Potato salad is so 1950. Tater Tot Casserole? So right now.  Thaw out frozen round potatoes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fry bacon until lightly…

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Parenting Teens: 10 Tips That Will Save Your Sanity


I’ve been doing this parenting teen thing now for six years. I am no expert. There is no such thing. Every teen is different. My two boys are so opposite I am convinced they are a different species. How I parented one was completely opposite of how I parented the other as a teen. They,…

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