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Your Single Friends Need Love, Too!

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It all starts with that infamous line: “I met someone.” Your best friend has captured the eye of some well-to-do insurance broker and slowly exits your life stage right. You quickly find yourself without your partner in crime, not to mention single, unattached and childless. You’re happy for her of course, but worried that you may have just lost a friend. Read More »

Embracing Your Child’s Messes

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Before we had kids, our homes were clutter free and everything had its proper place. For many of us, those days are just a distant memory as we step over toys as if navigating a mine field in our living rooms. As toddlerhood approaches our children’s curiosity and imagination become active and all of a sudden we find forts and tunnels erected from blankets and pieces of furniture. Childhood is filled with exploring and trying new things, but that often leaves parents picking up messes. Understanding how kids experience their world can help reduce the frustration of constantly cleaning up spills and clutter. Read More »

Taking a Tour of the Tiny House Movement

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When a cable network creates an entire show about tiny houses and their inhabitants, it’s kind of a big deal, right? FYI Network featured the first episode of “Tiny House Nation” back in July 2014, and since then other shows on similar networks have begun to feature families actively house-hunting for an elfin establishment to call home. Read More »

Valentine’s Day (at home) Essentials

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Now that Christmas is behind us (whew!)…it’s time to look forward to the most romantic day of the year - Valentine’s Day! For many, that means splurging on gifts and a night out on the town with your special someone. However, if you’re a parent with a new baby or little one that is a little bit older, leaving your child at home for a night out may not be something that you’re able or wanting to do. With that being said, just because you may be staying in on February 14th, doesn’t mean that your night has to lack romance. Please see below for a few must-have items for a romantic Valentine’s Day at home. Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions to End All New Year’s Resolutions

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Perched high on most women’s New Year’s resolutions list is this oh-so-familiar trifecta of obligatory yet undeniably difficult to sustain ‘lose weight, eat healthy, and make more money.’ While these are noble goals, the chances of them happening to your standards are – let’s face it – quite slim. Sure you might start out strong in the new year, but come March when everyday life gets in the way, that same list you were so gung-ho about slowly slips away or gets brushed under the rug for when it’s more ‘convenient.’ And by convenient, we mean when it shows up on the next year’s resolutions list. Read More »

Revamping the Meaning of New Year’s Resolutions!

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It’s certainly the time of the year that most of us either love or hate. And I don’t mean the war between the holiday humbugs and eager elves. What I’m referring to is that time of the season that we lovingly refer to as New Year’s. What’s more, I’m referring to the promises we make during this time of the year, promises that can be at once outlandish - toning our bodies to look exactly as they did back in high school - and questionably trivial. That’s right: this is the time of year that we look back and, in doing so, begin to make all of our New Year’s Resolutions! Read More »

Why You Should Stop Complaining About Getting Older…

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Someone has to say it: People who constantly complain about growing older are often times fishing for compliments – among other things. Sure, being 35 isn’t the same as being 25, but who in their right mind wants to relive their 20s? Hard pass. There are some seriously great advantages to getting older, and just in case you can’t figure that out on your own, we are happy to spell it out for you. Read More »