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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

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShoutSolutions #CollectiveBias

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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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[How To] Open When…. Emails for a Long Distance Relationship

I love seeing lists of “Open When” letters to a significant other.  They really help connect two people together across the miles.  But what if writing out a letter is too much?  Say, your significant other is deployed and you are juggling a household of kiddies?  Or what if they can’t take too many personal affects with them (or not want the embarrassment of opening them)?

Here is a MODIFIED way of completing the “Open When” letters when you just can’t put a stamp on it! (more…)

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Weekend Wrap-up – Good Vibes

I don’t normally discuss my weekend’s activities.  Usually, it looks a bit like this:  laundry, cleaning, Netflix marathon, rest, repeat.  It’s rather boring, really.  Sometimes, I mix it up and go out to dinner with my neighbors while my daughter hangs back with her friends. Yes, that’s the excitement of my weekend.  I’m just a tired little mama by the time Friday rolls around.  I admit it.

But this weekend was different.   So very different.  In fact, get ready for a warm and fuzzies, good vibes post, coming right at ya! (more…)

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