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Parenting After 40

After fostering for 2 years, I became a forever mom to Morgan and Mason at 42.  I always wanted kids, but I never thought that I would end up here at this point in my life.  At 45, I’m still single and enjoying my crazy, fun filled life with toddlers and infants.  But hey, they […]

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Florida Life

Originally from Indiana, I moved to Florida in 1999 and have lived in Volusia County, Florida ever since.  I love everything about Florida:  the beach, the sunshine, the people and the lifestyle.   Just a short drive from Daytona Beach and Orlando, we truly have the best of both worlds.

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Getting Healthy

I am on a path to a healthy life style and while not completely there, I’m working through it slowly but surely.  For me, this means cutting out my sugary sodas and substituting with water and tea.  It also means cooking at home more and eating high protein, low carb, no sugar foods that follow […]

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I love getting things to review in the mail and helping to spread the word about things that I use and own. As a regular Amazon and online purchaser, I am a big believer in the power of reviews. Very rarely do I buy something without reading the reviews first. All of my reviews are […]

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Latest Posts

Preparing For Life With Aging Parents

July 11, 2018 | 21 Comments

Before you know it, you’ll be approaching 50. It doesn’t matter how young you are now, once your life starts to take off, time seems to go incredibly quickly. Now, you might think that turning half a century old is going to be tough to deal with. But in reality, you will have a lot […]

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The Battle That Is Entertaining Your Teenager

July 11, 2018 | No Comments

Photo Credit Once upon a time, all you needed to do to entertain your little ones was give them a pot, a pan and two wooden spoons. The hours would pass by with just a light din to put up with. But the moment your little ones grow into teenagers, they morph into the toughest […]

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How To De-Stress After A Long Day

July 10, 2018 | 19 Comments

It seems like life is getting more and more stressful with every day that passes by. After all, we live at such a fast pace today. This is why it is more important than ever before to make sure you can find ways to de-stress once you walk through the door. With that in mind, […]

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3 Health Issues To Watch As You Age

July 9, 2018 | 19 Comments

Age comes for us all. Some are more willing to accept that fact than others. We can see this in our celebrities, some that we might have followed since childhood. There is no problem with having cosmetic surgery as a consenting, paying and willing adult of course, but we can often see how some of […]

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Easy Ways to Eat Less Fat

July 6, 2018 | 22 Comments

Many of us struggle with our weight, and childhood obesity is particularly worrying. In large part, this is due to high fat and sugar levels in the foods that we eat. These foods are convenient, fast, easy and often much cheaper than healthy food. It doesn’t make it easy to stay in shape. One of […]

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4 Secrets To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sickness

July 5, 2018 | 4 Comments

Taking care of a sick child is far from fun. It completely breaks your heart to see your little one so under the weather, and that, coupled with days off work and sleepless nights, can leave you feeling emotional and completely miserable. Unfortunately, that’s just part and parcel of being a parent, right? Well, not […]

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Your Life Doesn’t Need To Be Limited By Illness

July 5, 2018 | 20 Comments

Your life will be limited to your illness if you let it be that way. No matter what the illness is, or how long it’s due to stay, or how serious it is, it will limit your life if you let it. As time goes by, you realize how important it is to take each […]

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$250 Shark Week Cash Giveaway Event — Easy Entry

July 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Win big during our $250 Shark Week Cash giveaway event! You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by JAWSOME bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Dive right in and swim with […]

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Heath Bar Poke Cake

July 4, 2018 | 10 Comments

Ingredients: 1 box of German Chocolate Cake Mix (and ingredients needed) 1 small jar of Caramel Ice Cream Topping 1 small jar of Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping 3 Heath Bars (crushed) 1 large tub of Cool Whip Preheat oven according to box instructions and prepare German Chocolate cake batter. Pour batter into 9 x 13 […]

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Beach Sensory Bin – Fun Sensory Play For Everyone

July 3, 2018 | 1 Comment

What is a sensory bin?  A sensory bin is a simple container filled with a preferred filler that kids can use for sensory play.  Our favorite fillers include play sand, birdseed, rice and water!   The container should be large enough to let your child explore without moving the filler out of the container.  A […]

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