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Parenting

Parenting Athletes: How And…

Parents are there through thick and thin when it comes to our youth athletes

     Parenting athletes requires particular obligations-some sport specific, some general to having athletic kids living in the house.  Until they move out, we are responsible for keeping track of … [Read More...]

Life

Toys to Teens: 5 Tips for…

5 Tips For Organizing the Mess

When toddlers were underfoot, I longed for less messy days. Then my oldest became a teenager, I had a toddler and elementary kids in between. Life got crazy. How do you keep track of the … [Read More...]

Entertainment

What Would You Do If You Knew…

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What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?  It's quite a question, isn't it? More like being 'called out', forcing us to walk our talk, show what we're really all about. I love the images … [Read More...]

Relationships

Do Opposites Really Attract?…

do opposites attract?

“Birds of a feather flock together.” Maybe that just means you should marry someone who also owns a parakeet. In honor of February and the clearance aisle full of Valentine's Day candy, I’m trying to … [Read More...]

Teens

Parenting Athletes: How And…

Parents are there through thick and thin when it comes to our youth athletes

     Parenting athletes requires particular obligations-some sport specific, some general to having athletic kids living in the house.  Until they move out, we are responsible for keeping track of … [Read More...]

Technology

Why Social Media Behavior…

teen's behavior on social media can greatly affect their job and college search

Colleges and employers are watching what you tweet Many teens are tired of hearing parents and teachers reminding them to pause before you post or think before you send a text. They may be tired … [Read More...]

Reviews

What Would You Do If You Knew…

what would you do

What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?  It's quite a question, isn't it? More like being 'called out', forcing us to walk our talk, show what we're really all about. I love the images … [Read More...]

Food

Easy and Delicious Pecan Chewy…

delicious pecan chewy cookies. a quick and easy recipe that everyone loves.

Quick and Easy Cookies! When we moved back to NC 8 1/2 years ago, the bestie introduced me to this really cool chick whose name is Kim. Kim and her husband, Brandon, have 2  girls and are just a … [Read More...]

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Insurgent – Why Tris is…

Tris is better than Katniss…there, I’ve said it. “Insurgent,” the second movie based on the best-selling young adult dystopian trilogy, Divergent, opens this weekend. So last week, when my … [Read More...]