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trent blanchard
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Are Crabby and Mean Always What They Seem?

  Okay, I have been SO guilty of judging people when they do something that sets me off and not giving them the benefit of the doubt.  Admit it, you have been guilty, too.  Please admit it…This behavior really didn’t hit home until I overheard one of the twins being very judgmental about a friend and I cringed first and then went into huge mom fail mode, realizing…

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in Kids & Family, That's Life

A Mom Fail Gone Right

  If you know me at all, you know that I have a major control issue when it comes to my kitchen… It starts at the market, both with sourcing my food and then bagging my purchases.  Don’t you dare try to help me bag my groceries or I might melt down.  It continues to all aspects of the kitchen, including loading and un-loading the…

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Three Important Lessons I Learned About Using Diffusers

David and I have been LOVING our essential oils, but are definitely still newbies and in the learning phase.  But, I’d love to share with you three important things I learned about using my diffuser at night… 1.  Lavender is our thing. Seriously, it has been years since we have really slept thru the night; like not even get up to go to the bathroom.  Well,…

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in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Can There Be Too Much Togetherness on a Weekend Getaway?

A weekend away together does not mean every minute has to be together. It’s been a long time since David and I did a weekend away that had nothing attached to it.  No seeing the kids; no visiting family; NO TRIATHLON; no concert; nothing… Just a weekend away. Sounds crazy, I know, with how much we travel.  We didn’t talk about expectations or make any…

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in Kids & Family, That's Life

Mom Fail: Crying From Seat 1F – Missing a FIRST in My Daughter’s Life

    It came and I wasn’t there!   My daughter is a dancer;  like an AMAZING, TALENTED dancer and I am not just saying that.  One of the top programs in NYC feels that way, too as they invited her to join their professional dance program this semester. The back story. Sydney did not grow up a dancer.  We never really had her dance, except…

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in Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Done Well

The Amazing Benefits Of World Travel With Your College Kids

Children grow up way too fast and then all of a sudden, they are off to college. We have always been a family that travels and have taken the kids with us at all stages. But, after traveling so many years with them and them on their own, my husband and I have come to the conclusion that traveling with college age kids offers many…

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