7 Reasons Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay
Oct06

7 Reasons Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay

This is one of the first questions almost everyone asks me. And I don’t think I am the only one who gets asked it. “Why did you stay?” almost always followed up by, “I would never tolerate that.”. But what most people don’t understand is that leaving a marriage, creating change is not simply a matter of walking out the door, it is a process – a big, scary, life-changing process. Especially when there are children involved. So...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Do You Know Why & How You Can Help?
Oct04

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Do You Know Why & How You Can Help?

Domestic Violence has been occurring worldwide for as long as anyone can remember. It is that nasty, embarrassing topic that no one wants to talk about or acknowledge, leaving victims to feel alone, afraid and helpless. Enter the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, powered by strong survivors and domestic violence victim advocates. The History of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence They were founded by survivors...

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6 Ways Family Travel Will Make You A Happier Person
Sep30

6 Ways Family Travel Will Make You A Happier Person

The results are in, science has spoken and this is something we should all be listening too!! The fact is we should be spending all of our extra money on travel and family travel experiences – straight away! That travel is the secret to true happiness. A study from Cornell found that spending money on experiences is more likely to bring you lasting happiness than you would get if you spent your money on material objects. And at the...

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5 Great Labor Day Weekend Backyard Party Ideas
Aug23

5 Great Labor Day Weekend Backyard Party Ideas

I love to travel for long weekends, but that is not always possible. Sometimes, a long weekend at home can be just what you need too… it’s all about balance, right? So if that Labor Day Weekend trip is not going to happen this year, try bringing your friends and family together for one last backyard bash to welcome fall in and say goodbye to summer! 5 Great Labor Day Weekend Backyard Party Ideas A New England Lobster Bake, no matter...

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14 Self Love Activities
Aug21

14 Self Love Activities

Each day, so many of us parents focus on bringing balance to our families, making sure our partners and children and family and friends feel loved and appreciated in our own little ways. But how many of us remember to do that for ourselves? It is so easy to neglect ourselves in our busy parenting schedules and hectic lives. And the truth is, being a parent is a mostly thankless job!! So it is important to take time to show ourselves...

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6 Reasons To Travel For Your Birthday
Aug18

6 Reasons To Travel For Your Birthday

As my big 40th birthday is right around the corner, birthday planning is hot on my mind! And you know where my mind goes when it gets hot… Yup, right to traveling!! 😉 This year, I feel honored to be reaching such a milestone. 40 years. And you all know how I like to celebrate, right? With a destination celebration of course! Instead of spending tons of money and time planning a party, I love to plan an epic adventure that can turn...

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Ecz-Press Yourself Event – Raising Awareness on Eczema
Aug17

Ecz-Press Yourself Event – Raising Awareness on Eczema

I know you must have heard about eczema. As a parent or even as a patient, eczema affects so many Americans, it is hard not to have heard about it. As a conscious beauty, I have dealt with it, but maybe not how you think. So what is the real story? What is Eczema? Eczema is a non-contagious skin condition that presents in forms of red, itcy, rough patches on the skin sometimes containing blisters and weeping. They can look like small...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Labor Day Weekend Family Vacation & Where To Go
Aug16

5 Reasons Why You Should Plan A Labor Day Weekend Family Vacation & Where To Go

With Labor Day Weekend right around the corner, it is that bittersweet time of year where the long, warm, lazy days of summer are coming to an end as cooler, shorter days filled with school and work begin. Thankfully, Labor Day Weekend comes just in time to give families an opportunity for one last summer adventure – a Labor Day Weekend Family Vacation! In the US, most offices and schools close down for one day in observance of...

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Family Travel: 8 Reasons To Travel This Summer 2018
Jun15

Family Travel: 8 Reasons To Travel This Summer 2018

School is out and the summer fun has begun! And yes, my gorgeous friends, there is still plenty of time to plan that summer adventure you have been thinking about, but haven’t quite gotten around to booking! Every summer needs some element of adventure, from a road trip, to a week at a resort, to a major international exploration… anything and everything counts! Summer is a great time to get up, get out there and discover all the cool...

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8 Reasons Why You Should Have A New England Lobster Bake & How
May24

8 Reasons Why You Should Have A New England Lobster Bake & How

One of my favorite activities growing up in New England was having a Lobster Bake. My grandparents had an amazing home right on the coast in Maine. My grandfather had a lobstering permit and 4 traps placed out in front of the house. I have the best memories of digging up our own clams, checking the lobster pots and then bringing home our fresh catch for the best dinner ever. My gran would have potatoes, corn on the cob, salad and...

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