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My Teen’s Guide To Healthy Lip Care

My daughter hosted a group of friends at our house before a winter dance recently. The entire group has flawless skin, perfect makeup, and hair that looked like it had been professionally styled. I had two immediate reactions. First, I…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

We recently shared some Valentine’s ideas that aren’t things if you are looking for a gift that doesn’t require spending money or a gift that involves lots of quality time together. But, of course, you can’t go wrong with wrapping up…

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10 TV Series You Should Binge Right Now

It seems 2022 was good for at least one thing…really good television. I tried my best to get my butt off the couch so this is a mix of shows I tried and ones my friends have recommended. If you…

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8 Groovy Songs To Get You Out of Winter Blues

It seems like in the last few weeks the weather has changed drastically. Maybe it’s just here in North Carolina, but I went from wearing t-shirts to bundling up to three layers, a hat, and a scarf! I’ve always been…

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Teens Might Be Our Favorite

As a new mom, with tiny humans underfoot, I was aware enough to appreciate the magic of those early Christmases. The messy handprint ornaments, the lines to see Santa at the mall, and the 5am wake ups to race downstairs…

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The Real Hero Of Christmas Vacation

When watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for the 536th time this year, I came away with a new thought: The character everyone loves to ridicule, is actually the best example of Christmas spirit.   We re-watch this movie several times in…

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Last Minute Gifts For Everyone On Your List

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is how everyone makes it a point to be together. Whether it’s dinners with friends, work holiday parties, or special family traditions it seems as if the calendar is constantly full…

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Have You Tried Pickleball Yet?

I love pickleball but I’m not very good. We only started playing last year when it seemed courts were popping up all over our town. Penn is a tennis player so he assumed pickleball would be a sport he picked…

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Don’t Forget The Stocking Stuffers

In traditions past, you might get an orange in the toe of your stocking. Maybe you’d get a new pair of socks and some special candy. Whatever your tradition was, even those small little extras somehow made the holiday season…

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My 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

This was my favorite gift guide to put together. (I miss shopping for littles!) When my kids were young, my favorite toys were the ones that got my kids moving – either physically or mentally. Check out these ideas to…

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