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Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys Guys are hard to buy for and graduation is no exception. Check out this Graduation Gifts for Guys guide for some fun ideas that they will love, and use. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will...

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Beauty Over 40: Best Makeup and Skincare Videos

Beauty over 40: Best Makeup and Skincare Videos   I've had to face the facts. I'm looking older. A particularly scary recent photo of me revealed many things I have not wanted to see - wrinkles around my eyes, droopy eyelids, and bad makeup application. Thus, my...

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How to Teach Teens About Money

How to Teach Teens About Money   We all pray that one day our children will become not only financially responsible, but also financially independent. As we search for how to teach teens about money, we have to remember that our children have already absorbed...

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7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year

7 Summer Musts Before Senior Year   Yikes! It’s true. I am days away from having another high school senior. It is overwhelming to think that college applications will be due this fall. There are many things to do this summer to get ready for the chaos. If you...

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Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use   I am updating this post from May 2015. My son is now a junior, but it is amazing how things have not changed that much.... These are still the graduation gifts they will actually use.   This post contains affiliate...

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How to Make a Super Bowl Care Package

How to Make a Super Bowl Care Package   This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive (at no additional cost to you) a tiny commission. For more information, read my full disclosure in the footbar.   I love...

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“From Mom to Me Again” – Book Review

From Mom to Me Again - Book Review This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive (at no additional cost to you) a tiny commission. For more information, read my full disclosure in the footbar.   Do you ever ask?...

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How to Make New Year's Resolutions

This post is an update to a post that originally appeared in January 2015. Many years ago I read an article about making New Year's Resolutions. The author said that you should make a resolution in each of these categories: financial, social, intellectual, and...

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Finals Care Package Ideas

(This post contains links to affiliates. If you click on them and make a purchase, I may, at no additional cost to you, receive a very small commission. For more information view my full disclosure in the footbar area of this website.)   December has arrived and...

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Stress LESS this Christmas

I would be lying if I did not say that Christmas time is my favorite season. I would also be lying if I did not say that some days I feel like the Grinch and I HATE CHRISTMAS. Too much to do and too little time in which to do it. Yesterday I was at yoga. Yoga can be a...

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Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide   This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive (at no additional cost to you) a very small commission. I either own, would like to own, or have had highly recommended to me...

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Crockpot Meals for Two

Crockpot Recipes for Two   My husband and I are finding ourselves without our kids at meal times more and more. This used to be such a rare occurrence that we went out to dinner when they were not with us. But now it is happening once or week or more. I cannot...

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Halloween Care Package Party

(This post contains links to affiliates. If you click on them and make a purchase, I may, at no additional cost to you, receive a small commission. For more information, see my full disclosure in the footbar of this website.)   The last text I received from my...

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A Day of Adventure on Oahu

When I planned our trip to Hawaii, I pictured myself sitting on the beach reading, occasionally dipping my toes in the water, going to a luau and watching the sunset. I am not the adventure type. I did not plan to swim with sea turtles or row down a river on a stand...

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Do You Need a Driving Contract with your Teen?

Do Parents Need a Driving Contract with Their Teen? Prior to our first son turning 16, our insurance company sent us a driving contract for us to execute with him before we let him loose on the streets. It had not occurred to us to have a contract with our son...

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Do You Know You're Already Amazing?

(I am an Amazon Affiliate. If you click on the links in this post and make a purchase, I will receive a very tiny commission. Be assured I would not recommend this book if I did not think it was AMAZING! See the footnote below for details.)   Do you know you’re...

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