What do you know about who is speaking to your children? Does it matter?

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This past weekend, some serious allegations were brought to light regarding a group (more specifically the group’s co-founder) who was scheduled to visit several high schools in my area next month. The result was the co-founder, who was also one of the lead speakers, resigning. I’m guessing he resigned because his past has been highly publicized in the last several weeks causing major uproar and because his current published writing is viewed by some as über controversial, damaging, and inappropriate. More

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What’s For Dinner? Easy Crock Pot Beef Tacos

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My daughters liked hard shell tacos, my husband liked the mix in a soft tortilla, and I enjoyed mine out of a bowl. I added Pico de Gallo salsa and chips to my bowl. So good!

After the dish has finished cooking, you can embellish with avocado, sour cream, salsa, jalapeno, habenaro, green onions, black olives, cheese, hot sauce, or whatever else you love. More

Body Image, Self-Esteem & the Box

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When I read If This is Progress Where the Hell Are We Going?  — The Girl Revolution, by Tracee Sioux, I felt compelled write about this topic. Tracee is asking the question: what is progress when it comes to body image and self-esteem? I’ve been pondering this question for quite some time now. More

Thoughts On Being Yourself…

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Did you make New Year’s Resolutions this year? This is the first year that comes close to me feeling as though I am making New Year’s resolutions. For the last several months, I’ve been working through some things that have enabled me to consciously make small shifts in my thinking and doing that will hopefully lead to bigger shifts that will continue to make me feel more fulfilled. More

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

I know I said I wouldn’t be back until the New Year, but I had to share this fun video with you! More

Taking Time to Live in the Moment

I’ll admit it. I haven’t taken my own advice lately. I’m rushing here and there trying to get everything done before Christmas. There are too many other things stressing me out as well, but you don’t want to hear about all that stuff and that’s life for everyone anyway. The point is that I’ve over extended my brain and body, and I’m feeling the wear and tear of it all. I let myself get here.

Last night I reached the fork in the road where I could completely freak out or just let the stress go. I’m taking back control right now by letting go. The alternative is out of the question. I’ve made up my mind, and I can actually feel my shoulders relaxing as I write this. Seriously! More

DIY Holiday Ideas

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Life is crazy busy, but there is always time for a little creative fun. Here are some fun ideas ranging from elegant to kid friendly. More

Be Yourself

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When people ask, “What do you do”, I feel confused about how to answer that question. Sometimes I want to say that I’m a writer, editor, or an artist of sorts, but then I think just because some of my writing and edited material has been published doesn’t necessarily make me a “professional”, so I feel like I’m kind of stretching the truth if I say that I am a writer.

Hmm…what do I do for a living? I’ll tell you what I do…

I listen to my inner voice, follow my own unique path, pay attention to my surroundings, connect with an eclectic mix of people, and see where that all takes me.

Is that an acceptable answer? More

DIY Thanksgiving Craft Ideas…

With just a few days to go before the big day, here some great DIY craft ideas that you still have time to do. Some ideas are elegant while others are more kid oriented. I personally would enjoy creating them all!   More

Super Easy Side Dish Ideas: Veggies

Around this time of the year, when life gets busier and busier by the minute, I find myself in need of a little cooking inspiration. Here are a few veggie side dish ideas that I found on Pinterest and Martha Stewart.com. I made the first dish last weekend for a family gathering and it was a huge hit!

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