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How to Say Sorry

Since February’s theme is about relationships with your spouse, family, friends, and even yourself, the next unavoidable topic is how to say you’re sorry to the people you care about. When people say “nothing’s perfect”, deep down inside, they do expect it to be perfect. It’s one of those subconscious psychological statements people make when they think they are indeed, perfect. But, for a lack of a better term, “nothing’s perfect”, so eventually someone somewhere will have to say sorry. Saying sorry and really meaning it can be a difficult thing to do. It’s sometimes admitting and accepting that you’re […]

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10 Secrets of Happy Friendships

Have you thought about what makes a particular friendship so satisfying and how both of you feel good inside when you think of one another? Friendships are like marriages in some ways without the ceremonial hoopla, jewelry, and physicalities. But, the trust, intimacy, closeness and unconditional nature of it can be similar to being friends with a puppy. Only, that puppy talks to you and is able to bring you wine on the bad days. Friends are Family We Choose Here are the 10 secrets to a happy friendship that may or may not have been inspired by puppies.   […]

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10 Secrets of Happy Marriages

It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out how to be happy and how to stay happy. So, it only makes sense to figure out what a happy marriage looks like. We all know the definition of marriage, when two become one, joining of souls, and all the rest of the poetic romance. But, what’s it really like to be happy in a marriage, especially in today’s society? We’ve talked about how we should try our best not to compare our goals, our journey, our faces, or our bodies to anyone else. This also means we shouldn’t compare marriages. […]

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Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Before I had kids, I used to semi-dread and semi-hope for something special on Valentine’s mainly due to societal pressures and norms. But, the reality is that every day, you should be loved and cared for and not just on Feb 14th. Then, when I had kids, my guarded, cold heart became open, vulnerable, and even more sensitive to love than I ever really imagined. It’s a fragile but amazing place to be. The first time my son brought home a handmade Valentine’s craft from school, I thought it was the cutest thing I’ve ever gotten. I came home, put […]

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5 Best Ideas for Staying In During NYE

New Year’s Eve is around the corner and some of us just can’t party like it’s 1999. If hanging out a club in Vegas or battling the cold and crowd in Times Square just doesn’t appeal to you, we’ve got a great collection of best ideas for staying in during NYE. It’s ok to be Grandma 3.0 this year especially if you’re not getting January 2nd off. Take it easy and relax at home, put on some music or get your favorite movie on, get some snacks out, pull out your favorite wine, put the work away, disconnect from your […]

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DIY Holiday Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers are super fun for everyone but can get costly and take away from the main gifts. Now that the kids are off from school, you can entertain them by having them help you make stocking stuffers for everyone in the family. Not only are these useful, they are cute, won’t cost an arm and a leg for materials, and you can improvise with what you have laying around the house. Including a few of these handmade-with-love items along with some hand creams, lip balms, and holiday candy will give you the best stocking stuffers in all the land. […]

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Holidays with Kids: How to Beat Overwhelm

When you see how the holidays look through your child’s eyes, it actually changes you. There’s a switch that turns on where you start finding Christmas trees extra special and you start collecting decor in August. Suddenly, Christmas music on the radio the moment after Thanksgiving isn’t so irritating. You become a little less jaded with the world and start to embrace the season more than you ever have since you were a child yourself. That aside, the truth is that parents are humans and people, too. The holiday season means long breaks from school. Working parents have to arrange […]

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How-To Support Your Spouse’s (Healthy) Addictions

Hi, thanks for clicking on the link. We’re going to talk about how to support your spouse’s (healthy) addictions. There are two types of people who will be reading this article, A) you are the spouse with a makeup addiction or B) your spouse forwarded you this article. If you are in the A group, please stop reading and forward it to your spouse in the B group. Hello, B group. Let me tell you why you are here. It’s actually quite easy, your spouse likes makeup a lot. I mean, it brings her so much joy that you’ll never […]

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5 Easy Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

For some, the holiday season brings joy in the form of lights, decor, a fresh cut tree, a million kids and family running around under one roof. But, for us, it’s definitely the desserts. However, these incredibly healthy desserts below won’t have you feeling so guilty by the next day that you decide to do something drastic like a 7-day fast or run 52 miles in the snow. Who says healthy desserts have to taste like sandpaper or make you regret wasting stomach space on them? Check out these 5 easy, healthy holiday dessert recipes below.   Lemon Melt Away […]

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How to Handle the Holidays (from a Golden-Ager)

It’s December and it’s to time talk about how to handle the holidays from a golden-ager. Just when you’ve put that turkey platter away and folded down the extra chairs, it’s time to get back to square one. Shopping, prepping, cleaning, and making gorgeous dinners for your family for the upcoming Christmas season. But, are you still wiped out from Thanksgiving? I am, too, and that’s because we are the family glue, the “keepers of the flame”, and the do-it-all-women. If this sounds like you, then welcome to my tribe I like to call the “Sandwich Generation”, otherwise known as […]