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how to support your stressed out college kids
in Kids & Family, That's Life

5 Ways To Support Your Stressed-Out College Kids

College in itself is very stressful. Add to it social stress, internship applications, living arrangements, not having mom’s cooking, lack of sleep…and you’ve got very stressed-out college kids. If you’re like me, all you want to do is run there and give them a big hug, but we can’t or at least, shouldn’t!  Even if you live in driving distance or the same town you…

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what to do in NY during the holiday nybg holiday train show
in Kids & Family, That's Life

New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show

UPDATE 2017: The train show runs 11/22/17 – 1/15/18. I went this year and can totally say it is magical and well worth the effort. Arthur Avenue is not far away so you can head over for some authentic Italian food after the train show. Once the temperature starts to drop, it gets tricky to find indoor activities appropriate for all ages. The New York Botanical Garden’s…

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is the seattle area worth visiting
in North America, That's Life, Travel Done Well

Exploring Seattle And Beyond In 10 Days

Seattle is an amazing city. There’s the food, the museums, the shopping, and the beautiful sites, not to mention so many iconic places like Pike’s Place and Starbucks. But, you can’t visit Seattle unless you take time to visit these 3 places, too, in my opinion; Mount Rainier, Woodinville, and San Juan Island. Precious time to travel is at a premium for most people due…

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is vitafive right for me
in Fitness, That's Life

VitaFive Vitamins Can Work For Your Family

Vitamins are a personal thing. Many of us take vitamins for a variety of reasons; our well-being, to improve our health, to nourish our skin, for a specific target, such as bone loss, and/or to boost our immune system. But, there are so many choices out there, it’s very difficult to know the quality of all of them to make the right selection. Disclosure: Consideration was…

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should we be blaming millennials or the parents
in Kids & Family, That's Life

Can We Stop Blaming Millennials People?

Millennials are mainly children of Baby Boomers and some Generation X.  They are 18-35 years old and they are my children and the children of my peers. We raised these so called Millennials and the fact that the world is complaining about and blaming Millennials implies that some of us did not do our jobs well. Does this mean the Baby Boomers and Generation Xers…

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how to sneak a quick workout into your routine
in Fabulous Finds, Fitness, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Tips

Sneaking In A Quick Workout Calls for Ingenuity

I did 50 squats, 40 leg lifts, tons of lunges, and jogged in place the other morning. I got in a serious 20 minute workout. By the time I got home, I was really sweating. Okay, so you’re probably going, “Big deal.  So did I”.  What’s the difference?  I did mine while I was walking my dogs. For some reason, I started doing side leg…

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how to have fun feeding a multigenerational family
in Good Eats, That's Life

Feeding a Multigenerational Family Affordably

Traveling with multiple family members and staying in one house can have its challenges. Luckily for my family, the benefits far outweigh those challenges, but issues do still arise. The one area we have mastered over the years is food. No matter which multigenerational family members you are with, there will always be those with special food needs and preferences.  We are very fortunate in…

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in Kids & Family, Omaha, That's Life

Life As An Athlete’s Mom: Powering Their Dreams

Life with a swimmer or diver in our house has a lot of challenges. Even now that our diver is off diving for Brandeis University, we still have day-to-day routines we do to make his life easier. I was recently asked to reflect on my life as a swim/dive athlete’s mom and my thoughts of supporting Team USA and the Olympic Games by SheSpeaks and…

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