Mom-hood

Grandma, I love you more than the trees!

Bentley, my grandson will say, “Grandma, I love you”. It will be in the quiet times when we’re snuggling or watching a cartoon. He says it with such emotion. My heart literally melts because I know how much he means it. I always say, Bentley, I love you! Sometimes, this starts the, “I love you war”. Bentley will say, “I…

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Life Health

My Love Affair with……

Yoga.  It is my “new thing”. I used to be an avid runner and “lifter of weights” (“weight lifter” sounds very manly).  However, I found that the older I got, the more I needed something a little less jarring on my ever aging bones and joints. I always thought yoga looked so cool!  I would see Madonna and other celebrities coming…

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Entertainment

If I had a superpower it would be….

This past weekend I got together with my high school girlfriends (we do this every year).  We talk about everything, and we definitely have some interesting conversations.  We bounce around from one line of thought to another faster than the Road Runner.  But we were talking about interviews (because my son recently graduated from college and he’s knee deep in…

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Entertainment

The Ya Ya Sisterhood

One of my favorite movies of all time is the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood! I love everything about it!  The cast is amazing and the story compelling. Essentially, it is about the unbreakable bond between a group of friends, whom call themselves the Ya Ya Sisterhood, that spans decades.  This bond and these friendships carry these women through…

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Mom-hood

Love Expands

I remember when my daughter was pregnant with my first grandson. I had crazy love for him while he was in his mommy’s womb. On 10-11-12 Bentley Russell made me a grandma. Oh, I fell in love with that boy. Since that time I have been blessed with a step grandson, and four other grandchildren for a grand total of…

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Mom-hood

Real Life (after college)

Currently our youngest son is graduating from college (May 4th!!!!) and he is looking to be a “real” adult, which means interviewing for jobs, possibly looking at apartments in a big city and making some truly awesomely exciting changes! As I sat for HOURS on the computer the other day helping him prepare for a phone interview that was less…

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Life Health

Exercise

Exercise can be the single most important thing that we do for our bodies, minds and overall health.  Here are a few compelling reasons to get a move on! Reverses detrimental effects of stress. Improves depression. Increases learning. It builds self esteem. Improves body image. Feelings of euphoria. Keeps the brain fit. See you on the move!

Entertainment

Out in the theater

Marvel Cinematic Universe, what a franchise! 10 years ago they started with the mega hit Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr (one of my all time favorites).  He was made to play the part of Tony Stark!  In fact so much so that at times, I forget that he is really RDJ and not TS. This week they came out…

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Life Health

The 5 Second Rule

I recently attended Arbonne’s Global Training Conference and our outside speaker was Mel Robbins. Mel Spoke about her 5 second rule that changed her life. I’ve heard and read almost every motivational speaker and my end thought is usually, ”That’s just a bunch of fluffy words and no concrete tools”. As she spoke she shared about how her life had…

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Relationships

My True Life Partner(s)

I think what I find most intriguing about sibling relationships is how many people don’t have them.  To me that idea is foreign because my siblings have just simply always been around.  In fact, I find it always a little surprising when my co-workers comment how my little sister, Ally and I get along so well (yep, we work in…

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Life Health

Find Your Happy=Wellness!

We hear the word thrown around everywhere, lifestyle.  It is the new IT phrase and it seems to be the proverbial embodiment of “being alive” in 2018.  But what exactly does “lifestyle” mean? According to the “Collins English Dictionary” defines “lifestyle” as a set of attitudes, habits or possessions associated with a particular person or group. Your lifestyle can be…

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