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Are Your Jeans Hurting You?

I bought some new jeans and I love them! They are from Express and they are so comfortable and fit me perfectly. Those two things are RARELY written about jeans! Let’s be honest! AND, here’s the even better part, they run big so I had to go in and buy an even smaller size. BONUS! Run, don’t walk! They are the best! But there’s one downfall. The button must contain nickel. It’s so weird. This topic has come up a few times in the last …

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Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

My family and I are going on a cruise in a little over a month, and I am TOTALLY freaking out.  I have a lot of anxiety issues that I try to keep hidden but as we are getting closer, they are all exploding! Let me tell you some of the things I am worried about. First, our cabin is 170 sq ft.  For 4 people! Um, what? That is going to be so cramped.  Also, there is only one queen sized bed in that …

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Show Me How Big Your Brave Is

I have no clue if my family has a real, official family crest. When I consider what image or symbol might be fitting for our group, one idea comes to mind. One characteristic demonstrated in more than six different ways. Our common denominator is “bravery”. What do you think of when you hear the word “brave”? The first idea that comes to my mind, is what I call “courageous bravery”; someone who is willing, someone who opts in/chooses to do something most others would be …

NADA, Culture in the workplace, HR, Millennials
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The Goal Line

Setting goals and achieving them is something many of us strive to do every year. We may set a New Year’s Resolution and then map out a way to achieve it. For me, my New Year’s resolutions started last August. I can tell you that this is the first year I didn’t wait for the new year to start. I took a leap of faith in the middle of the summer and mapped out some goals I wanted to achieve in the new year. Guess …

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How to Increase your Supply

Let’s be upfront, I’m not here to promise you how to up your supply.  To write a grocery list of all the things you should be eating that will double or triple your supply overnight.  I’ve read enough of those articles and eaten the cookies, the muffins, made smoothies with flax and oatmeal and you know what? Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn’t. There are certain truths that need to be shared.  The invisible pressure that exists in our world today around how …

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No Cuts, No Buts, No Coconuts.

One of the most important things I will teach my children, is how to apologize the correct way. Many moons ago I read an article about the rules of apologies and it has paid off tremendously in my personal life, my professional life, and my parenting life. Following are my do’s and don’ts from the article and lessons I’ve learned along the way. The Anatomy of an Apology: A Four Part Recipe for Success Start with the obvious, the “apology” words. Use whatever is most …

beauty, morning routine, night routine, wash your face
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Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face! First, that’s a great book by Rachel Hollis. If you aren’t following her, you should be. Love her inspiration and no nonsense way of looking at life! And this book was GREAT! Now to the washing your face topic. I was recently asked what my beauty secrets are. This always seems so crazy to me because my regimen is the simplest it’s ever been and my face is healthier and clearer than it’s ever been. But it starts with the fact …

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Monkey Brain

Do you ever have that moment when you can completely shut down your brain and relax? I envy you if you do! I bet most people reading feel the same. We have so many triggers in life! This year I plan to train my monkey brain to settle and focus and also be more mindful of what I’m doing throughout my days. So we are a week into 2019 and my Train the Monkey Brain Plan is … Yep – that is exactly where I …

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The Sway

If you’ve been around you’ve seen it. If you are a parent you live it.  The inexplicable and contagious sway as you stand, talk and hold your little.  For some it isn’t instantaneous, not starting the moment the baby lands in arms.  It is and takes some adjustment. Sometimes too fast and others too slow, but it’s always there. Our bodies become pendulums, to lull and comfort.  Our arms ache as five minutes become 10 and 10 turns into an hour or more. Sometimes pleading …

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On to the Next One and Unforgettable Lessons

When I’m in the car by myself, it’s usually silent. When I get tired of the silence I either switch to XM, an audiobook, Pandora, or YouTube. It all depends what kind of mood I’m in and how long I’ll be in the car. Every Tuesday, I commute to the office which is about an hour and a half drive after I drop the kids off at daycare. Side note, we listen to Pandora “Toddler Tunes” channel on our way to the kids’ school. Once …