The Evolution Of The Resolution

by Andi It’s that time of year again. When we all enslave ourselves and each other to the pain in the ass known as the New Year’s Resolution. Every year a lot of us commit to this tradition in the same way most of us celebrate the most common traditions. According to Statistic Brain Research…

New Year – Same Me – Just Better!

by Becky I spent most of my childhood doing what I thought my parents and teachers wanted, and then I spent my adulthood doing “the right thing,” despite not really knowing what that accomplished for me personally or what the right thing was, anyway. I ignored the little voice saying maybe I should try something…

House Of Hairspray

by Becky Recently, I grabbed my step-sons iPhone and looked at the first few artists on his Spotify app, I came across Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Freddy Wap, Drake, and Savage. While only in their teens, both of my kids are obsessed with this genre of rap and hip-hop music. While they both can…

My Team

by Becky When I tell people that my boyfriend and I have a blended family, I wonder if they think my life is like a modern day reality show, like Survivor.  When I see a group of adults bickering over an immunity idol and dressed in bathing suits 24/7 sitting in front of a roaring fire…

Quality vs Quantity

by Becky There’s something about approaching your 30-year high school reunion that makes you think about the past. Maybe it’s the realization that a decade of my life is soon being left or the idea that I am approaching the age where I am supposed to have it all figured out. Maybe it’s because when…

Jackpot

by Becky Lately, water coolers across America have been buzzing with activity about the Powerball. If I won the Powerball — “I’d pay off all my bills and buy houses @ the world” “I’d buy a yacht and sail to paradise” “I’d hire a chef, a chauffeur, and a personal trainer” “I’d donate some to…

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Why People Are Rude and Unkind

by Becky How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. By nature, I am a happy, optimistic, idealistic person. I have always been one to look on the bright side and see the good in people (unless you treat me unjustly). My usual philosophy in life is that…

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Befriending The Enemy

by Becky It’s the oldest phrase in the unofficial book of life: People come and go. Everyone has had his or her fair share of temporary lovers and friends. These people enter and exit our lives because they were only meant to be in them for specific amounts of time. But what about the ones who…

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What’s Your “Thing?”

by Kara How Do You Stay Connected With Your Child? I started reading the Harry Potter series in the fall of this year. Yes, I know I’m 42. I wanted to find an activity to do with my 10-year-old that would give us something to talk about. I asked her if I could read the…

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How Are Smartphones, Social Media, And Selfies Affecting Your Family?

by Andi Mom and Dad have smartphones. Kids have smartphones. And for some reason, they’re always there, around, involved with everything you do. They’re in your hand, your pocket, your purse, and on the table in front of you. In the middle of a face-to-face conversation, your smartphone calls. Your response is immediate. It goes…

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Who Farted?

by Kara Second Grade Boys. Who farted? Snips and snails and puppy dogs tails, that’s what little boys are made of. Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. My second grader’s new word, sound, bodily function, and favorite punch line to any joke is the word FART. I…

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To Mammogram or Not to Mammogram…

by Andi That is The Question At some point in your life, you may find yourself scheduling a mammogram. Maybe because someone told you, you need one. Maybe you remember the women in your family diligently mammogram-ing. Or maybe it’s because your 40. Maybe you were in for your yearly checkup and your doctor asked…

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Pregnancy: How Does Mom’s Lifestyle Affect Future Health of Baby?

by Andi Mounting Evidence Suggests Mom’s Decisions During Pregnancy Play a Big Role in Longterm Health of Her Children What is happening to American children? Learning disabilities and autism are at all-time highs and continue to rise. Childhood cancers, diabetes, and obesity are almost average. What is causing all of this?  Is there anything you can…