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Giving Tuesday

This time of year is wracked with sales and deals, and the flurry of the holidays inspire us to make sure this time of year is absolutely perfect for everyone we know. A lot of us know Thanksgiving as the marker to the countdown to Christmas (or the holiday your family loves and celebrates.) I […] Read more…

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Why Health Insurance Matters to You.

This is a sponsored conversation brought to you by Zig Marketing & UnitedHealthCare, all opinions are my own.  There has always been a lot of talk about health insurance, marketplaces, what is required, and more since the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) was passed. It might be somewhat of a hot topic still, but I have […] Read more…

Things I Realized As I Grew Up

Growing up is never easy, and we only realize after we’re grown that we should have stopped to smell the roses a little more as children. I have often thought about how as a child all I wanted to do was grow up. I wanted to be free, unchained, and have the ability to go […] Read more…

Tough Love Versus Just Plain Tough

The term “Tough Love” is full of controversy. The phrase was originally coined by Bill Milliken in his 1968 book, Tough Love, a guide to helping parents deal with addiction in their children. The concept behind tough love is that love sometimes makes parents too permissive when it comes to dealing with their addicted children, […] Read more…

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Zoey’s creepy halloween costume request…

Zoey has always been my girly girl during Halloween, but this year she shocked me. Zoey: “Mom, I want to be Enderman this year for Halloween.” Me: “WHAT?” Zoey: “Yeah…so I can really scare everybody.” Me: Walks away slowly. Enderman is the creepy tall dude from Minecraft that teleports around you super fast and makes […] Read more…

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Are You a Bystander?

This is an opinion piece sponsored by GiveForward. All stories are near and dear to my heart. Bystander (noun) a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part. Are you a bystander? Before I dig deeper into the importance of this I want to share a story with you. […] Read more…

Caring for Elderly Parents

According to the Administration on Aging, there were 39.6 million persons aged 65 or older in 2000. The Administration estimates that there will be approximately 72.1 million, or 19 percent of the population, by the year 2030. It’s no secret that people are living longer, and that those of us in younger generations will be […] Read more…

Your chance to get into golf

Golf is one of those sports that people love or hate, but for many of us out there, the reason we dislike golf is because we don’t know and so we don’t understand it. Watch a major competition, though, and it’s likely that you’ll begin to appreciate what golf fans love about the sport. There’s […] Read more…

Hen Do Ideas

Besides the actual wedding, the hen party is the most important element for any prospective bride. It is their last party as an unmarried woman, so they need to go out with a bang. Nowadays, too many hen parties stick to the tried and tested formula of just going out in the nearest major city. […] Read more…

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