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Mommy Pampering: DIY Bath Bombs

Are you a crafty mama, or one that dabbles in DIY projects?  This project for bath bombs is pretty easy. 😊  All of us crave – and deserve! – to pamper ourselves for all the hard work we do for our families and in the rest of our lives.  I have slowly begun to love […]

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4 Ways to Hygge Through Winter

Four Ways to “Hygge” Through Winter

The seasons of summer, fall, winter and spring create a personal love affair specific to themselves. Each one holds its own special meaning of home to the heart and soul. Growing up in the South and also living in Africa, my spirit gravitates toward seasons of warmth and of outdoor exploration, so the long, dark […]

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What I Want Other Moms to Know about Domestic Violenced

What I Want Other Moms to Know About Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981. During the month, the events and observations focus on three themes. The themes include mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating survivors and bringing together those who work to end the violence. There is a […]

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Beyond the Mammogram... Know When You Need Additional Testing (1)

Empower Yourself

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with the Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund. We are appreciative of their partnership in bringing this valuable information about women’s health to our community.Mammograms save lives but can miss your breast cancer. Learn more about what tests may be best for you. The American Cancer Society estimates that […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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