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My #SSDGM Month: Ladies Talk Sexy

So for my final installment of My Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered Month, I thought it would be fun to talk to other ladies about what being sexy means to them! I have spoken with four different women, different ages, different backgrounds about what it means to be sexy, who they find sexy and…

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My #SSDGM Month: Mantras To Stay Alive

I’ve developed a few important mantras to help me stay alive. As I shared in my previous post, working in T.V. almost killed me. I developed one of the mantras during that time. These three mantras have encouraged some to say they want me to be their life coach (no joke!) and others just find…

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My #SSDGM Month: Working in TV Almost Killed Me

Once I decided I wanted to become a T.V. news producer, it made me feel so good to have a focus. I discovered my love of journalism in high school, but I knew I didn’t want to work for a newspaper. No one in the business had anything good to say about it and made…

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My #SSDGM Month: Naps, Nordstrom and Necessary Pampering

If you’ve visited my social media profiles (and you should cuz obvi – IG, FB, and the occasional tweet) you know I stand behind three main pillars: Naps, Nordstrom and Necessary Pampering. Why? Because I firmly believe the three are necessary for self-care. Let’s talk naps because, in my experience, they’re controversial. Somewhere along the…

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My Girls Are Terrified Of Divorce

My sweet girls have suddenly developed a fear of divorce. Sadly, two friends, who incidentally also live on either side of us, have parents who just went through a divorce and are selling their homes. It’s been confusing for them. They don’t understand what divorce means. We’ve explained it the best way we can for…

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Carlsbad is the Perfect Spot for Families

My hubs and I have been coming to Southern California for years and have visited many different towns – San Diego, Coronado, Mission Bay, and Carlsbad. We stayed in Carlsbad for the first time in 2016. We came for our 10 year wedding anniversary and fell in love. The entire time we were here we…

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Being A Good Mom is So Damn Hard

Why is being a good mom so damn hard? I love them, feed them, care for them. I’m PTO President, a Girl Scout co-leader. And, apparently, indulger of unfairnesses that may befall them. Let me explain. I’m throwing my 4 year-old a watermelon party for exactly one reason: guilt.  This year, my sweet Caroline celebrated…

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My Brain Is A Shelf And Sometimes It’s Full

Oh my goodness, it’s May in academia and that means it’s balls to the wall time. Full calendars, too many end of the year activities, recitals, and performances to count. I’m a big believer in my calendar and reminders apps. These things save my brain and my life all the time. It just sucks because…

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Things You Forget About Yourself

Is it just me or has age, motherhood and too many life experiences to catalogue caused you to forget parts of yourself? Kind of in the same way Rachel McAdams character, Allie, in the Notebook forgot she loved to paint, I forgot I was a good writer. Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve forgotten…

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Word I Hate: Influencer

A popularized word I absolutely hate was the topic of conversation today between a friend and I just had to talk about it here. Influencer. UGGGHHHH! I HATE THAT WORD. Not too long ago, I told a different friend I hated the word and she said, “Well, you better get over it because it’s not…

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