Turning fifty is a big deal, a milestone, halftime in the game of life. I turned fifty on June third this year. I was excited about the upcoming birthday but I was also filled with some sadness as my...
Did you know that July 25 is National Parents’ Day? I didn't! Established in 1994, National Parents' Day aims to uplift and support the role of parents raising children. The Universal Peace Federation takes nominations yearly for parenting excellence. Nominations...
As an on-the-go mom, I have so many competing daily priorities. Sometimes the daily routines can feel a bit overwhelming. Although technology is probably to blame for much of this fast-paced world in which we live, I can still...
When people ask me how I am doing after moving to the states from Mexico, I usually highlight all the wonderful things that have happened since our arrival. The many places we have visited, the people we have met,...
July 4th. We celebrate it loudly with firecrackers and barbeques. Flags flap crisply in the breeze and we are all proud to be American. July 4th evokes thoughts of hot weather, potato salad, hot dogs and hamburgers, swimming and “chillaxing” as my...
"Are you burnt out from doom scrolling on your phone, re-watching old sitcoms, and trying to maintain your sanity during the pandemic?" "Why, yes. Yes, I am," I thought to myself after stumbling across Reviews.org's 24-Hour Digital Detox Challenge. While...

Finding My Pride

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If you told me ten years ago that at age 36 I would be a proud and open member of the LGBTQ+ community, I would not have believed you. Not that I ever had anything against those on the...
During these stressful times, there's no surprise that gardening is booming as a popular pastime. This year, I thought I would join in the droves of new gardeners in creating my own little green retreat, and find some peace...
As a mom, I’m sure you’ve learned by now how challenging it can be to keep your house clean. Between laundry, toys, cooking and eating multiple times each day, and belongings being carted to and from your car, there’s...
It can be difficult to find a balance within a household when there are two parents who work full time outside of the home. If you are one of those households, like mine, you are not alone. According to...
Spring cleaning is a great way to shake off the dust of winter and welcome in the sunlight and fresh spring air. Even though the first official day of spring is typically in March, it's never too late to...
All products featured are independently selected by our team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you're like a lot of us reading...
I used to keep all of the paperwork I’d receive because I was afraid I might need something one day. I was also afraid to toss it out because of all the personal information it contained. My reasons were valid....
Earth Day is celebrating 51 years of advocating for the environment this year! Beginning in 1970, this day was established to bring the idea of environmental advocacy to people's attention around the world. Celebrated each year on April 22nd, Earth...
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