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Wait – I Have a Teenager?

Hold up.  Time for a reality check here.  I have a teenager.  I am having a life changing, what is going on, oh my gahd moment over here.

That could explain my absence lately because I’m hiding out, under the covers denying the very existence of this moment.  I may also be in my bathroom putting wrinkle cream under my eyes.  You laugh, but I am.  Amazon has it in bulk.   (more…)

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A Visit to a Strawberry Patch: Organic Berry Smoothie Recipe

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It is strawberry season in California, one of my favorite times of the year. A few weeks ago, Mini Me and I took a trip to a locally-grown, organic strawberry farm located in the Santa Ynez Hills. The Farmstead is the area’s source for organic produce, and its farm stand environment is quaint and perfectly trendy. (more…)

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Do I Stay or Do I Go?

I recently had a reader contact me about living the geo-bachelor lifestyle.  She was in a committed relationship with a military member, but had some doubts about being able to sustain a long-distance relationship when he travels to a remote assignment.  After his remote, his orders show he will not be returning to the same base, and this will affect their relationship greatly.  She asked, “Do I stay or do I go?”

Through our conversations, I learned that she had been given advice from everyone:  her family, her friends, the random cashier at Target.  Everyone she came in contact with had an opinion about her relationship.  Mostly, negative.

I realized, through her story, that I, too, have found myself in similar situations.  Where I had to decide if I stay or if I go (and leave my husband).  How did I ultimately decide what was best for me?  Read on.

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Through My Daughter’s Lens

When my daughter and I visit my husband in California, we visit beaches and do our best to make the most of our time together.  This holiday season was no exception.  However, for Christmas this year, Mini Me really wanted a camera to start capturing our memories through her own lens.  What conspired was what I thought very poetic views from our daughter, and for the first time in years, photos of my husband and I, together, in the same photos without a cell phone selfie. (more…)

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