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what are parenting fails and can they signal success
in Kids & Family, That's Life

Parenting Fails: Cutting the Amazon Prime Cord

They say don’t worry. The infant stage will pass. You’ll make it through the terrible twos and chasing a pre-schooler. Oh, the teenage years go so fast and then you’ll get used to being an empty nester. They say it will be easier…Public Service Announcement…IT DOES NOT GET EASIER! Yes, the manual labor stops and it should be a period of pure happiness for your…

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what are some kitchen remodel tips to keep you sane
in In Our Kitchen, That's Life

Tips for Starting a Kitchen Remodel to Keep You Sane

I recently did a kitchen remodel and if you’ve been through it, I’m sure you’re sympathizing with me right now. The only other remodel I’ve done was a bathroom many years ago and you really can’t compare the two. I honestly thought it would just involve pulling out the old cabinets, appliances, and fixtures and putting in the new, but how wrong and naive I…

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in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Top 5 Must Dos in NYC to Keep You Coming Back

We are in New York City all the time. And when we say all the time, we consider ourselves part-time residents. Then there’s the fact that Sherry lives a short train ride away and we often meet for lunch. We have lived in various neighborhoods in Manhattan and loved each of them, but currently we are in midtown which makes getting around so easy. We…

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is reducing meat consumption living your best life
in Life Tips, That's Life

3 Ways I’m Living A Happier Guilt-Free Life

The start of a new year makes it easy to get swept up in the wave of sometimes aggressive, unrealistic resolution-setting. While I try hard not to get caught in the wave, I’ve had varying degrees of success over the years, until this year. Instead, I’ve opted to spend my time trying to live my best life, unhindered by guilt and BS. To accomplish this…

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what are housewarming gifts people will like and use
in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, Omaha, That's Life

Housewarming Gifts They’ll Like and Use

I pride myself on being a unique and astute gift giver. But it’s hard to think of something new to mark each giving occasion. As a result I’ve collected my tips for successful housewarming gifts over the years. With buying a home being one of the pillars of young adulthood, it should be thoughtfully acknowledged as such. Get your loved ones something they actually want and will…

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in Good Eats, Recipes, Restaurants, That's Life

Baird’s on B Warm Spinach Salad Recipe

I recently had the pleasure to dine at Baird’s on B Bar & Grill in Lake Oswego, Oregon. We had a wonderful experience and were most fortunate to obtain a recipe from Chef Sal Campagna. It is for their Warm Spinach Salad, just one of the dishes they are well-known for. If you make it, you’ll see exactly why! Baird’s on B Warm Spinach Salad…

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in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Alabama Coast Fun in the Sun Gulf Shores Vacation

Imagine a pristine white sand beach between your toes, salty ocean breeze in your hair, and a relaxed smile on your face. That was the epitome of my recent trip to Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama. Located about thirty miles west of Pensacola, fifty miles south of Mobile, and two hundred miles east of New Orleans, the area is sometimes referred to as…

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in Caribbean / Mexico, International, That's Life, Travel Done Well

4 Reasons to Vacation at Belcampo Belize

  There are way more than 4 reasons you need to call now and make your next vacation at Belcampo Belize, but I hope these 4 convince you.  My hubby made this pick for us as a couple and he outdid himself!  I loved everything, including getting there.  It’s a short plane ride from the States and then a short hop on Tropic Air.  The rooms…

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in Omaha, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Off to the Races at the Breeder’s Cup

The Breeders’ Cup is an annual series of Grade I thoroughbred horse races, with a rotating location in North America. Besides the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, it is generally the highest attended race and a prestigious event in its own right. I was lucky enough to attend this year’s festivities, held November 3-4 at the Del Mar racetrack. Located about 20 miles north of San…

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in Good Eats, Life Tips, Omaha, Restaurants, That's Life

Lulu’s Local Eatery: A Gem in St. Louis

Nothing speaks higher to your values than where you choose to spend your money. One place that reflects a number of values I hold dear is Lulu’s Local Eatery in South City St. Louis. They focus on sustainability by utilizing compostable materials, minimizing waste, and sourcing food from local farmers. Both a food truck and restaurant, Lulu’s serves fresh eats with local and organic ingredients…

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