Handling A Detour On The Road To Reinvention

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In the last few years I have become quite the planner. I learned from Tara Marino at Elegant Femme that when there are things you want for yourself, "if it doesn't get on the calendar, it doesn't happen." So I schedule in not only business and family events, but all the fun experiences I want to have in complete detail. I had vowed that this summer was going to be a "real" … [Read more...]

Seven Steps to Reinvention

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I have been on the "Road To Reinvention" for a few years now and it all started with a decision. I knew I was unhappy, bored, working too much, and really had lost myself both physically and mentally. I would look in the mirror and wonder, "Is that really what I look like?" I was so used to saying "yes" to doing for others; my son, husband, mom, or a client, that I did not know … [Read more...]

Affordable & Quality In-home Care for Seniors

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We’ve partnered with HomeHero to share this valuable information! Five years ago, my parents had to make one of the most difficult decisions of their lives...to move from their home of over 50 years. They had lived in a wonderful old home built in 1912 that was four stories tall and full to the brim with wonderful memories that raising 5 children, and many grandchildren and … [Read more...]

How to Tell if Your Husband Likes Your Food

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  Nancy decodes what husbands are really saying when asked if they like a new recipe served for dinner. 3:00 pm.  You are in the office busy typing away on your desktop or maybe sitting in a very boring team meeting. You look at the clock. Shoot! It’s already 3 o’clock? It’s almost time to go home and you still have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. OMG… … [Read more...]

Father’s Day – A Few Good Men

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*This post was originally posted in June of 2011. Father’s Day is *June 19th and each year when I become aware that this day is approaching, I reflect and remember things about the fathers that I have had a close relationship with in my life. I have had the good fortune to love and be loved by, admire and respect a “few good men” and I am thankful for that. My father, the … [Read more...]

7 Budget Friendly Ways to Enjoy Mother’s Day

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Are you ready to enjoy a Mother’s Day that is more about experiences than gifts? If so, take a peek at these 7 budget friendly ways to enjoy Mother’s Day with your family! There are all sorts of experiences you can enjoy together that are fun, budget friendly, and sure to help Mom enjoy her special day. Here is how you can get started. 1. Enjoy a matinee. Take Mom to … [Read more...]

Women Can Have it All — Except Sex!

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In Laurie Penny's piece for Salon, she made the following statement that really hit home for me: "The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These … [Read more...]

7 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for $25 or Less

7 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Are you starting to plan your Valentine’s Day date ideas? If so, you might be wondering how to plan your date on a dime. Take a look below at these 7 Valentine’s Day date ideas for $25 or less, perfect for allowing you to enjoy a good time on a dime! Here is how you can get started planning your own Valentine’s Day festivities for less. 1. Have a themed meal at home. You … [Read more...]

Beyond the Vegas Cliché: How to Have a Unique Las Vegas Wedding

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Wedding Over the years, it’s become a cliché that people go to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding. When people think of a Vegas wedding, they think of a wedding chapel with an Elvis impersonator officiating the ceremony, or the even quicker version of a drive-thru wedding. Las Vegas weddings have always been unique compared to weddings in any other location, but now you can … [Read more...]

My Mother’s Hands

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By Anya   “It is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us, but we can still love them. We can love completely, without complete understanding.” Rev. Maclean – “River Runs Through It” One of … [Read more...]