10 Friend Drops You Need to Make in Your 30s

Friendship is a complicated human equation. It not only evolves with time, it also evolves with you. ...more

Want To Get Published? Don't Be Afraid To Pitch

If you want to write things somewhere other than your own blog, learning to pitch your ideas effectively is key.  ...more

Dear Pet Sitter: I Apologize in Advance for What I Am About to Ask You to Do

Dear "Pet Sitter": I apologize in advance for what you are about to have to do. Sorry, sorry, sorry! But you said “yes,” and now you’ll have to suffer . . . Public Domain Image via Pixabay The dogs need to go outside around 7 a.m. GO OUTSIDE WITH ...more

And For My Next Trick ... Work-Life Balance

It starts at 6 a.m. Every morning, no matter what time I went to sleep the night before, weekday or weekend, it begins. My brain starts up, my eyes pop open, and I'm awake. More than awake, I'm on. It's a persistent stream of ideas; To-Do lists; ...more

6 Lessons You Should Learn Before Starting College

With the back-to-school season in full swing, I wanted to take this time to share some advice with those heading off to college. I’ve only been out of college for two years, so it's still a time in my life I remember well. And I definitely recall ...more

I Was The Queen of Impractical Shoes

I think the general consensus is that teenage girls clomping along like camels in ridiculously high heels look more than a little absurd. They should probably be wearing sneakers, but high heels are a rite of passage—the mark of "growing up." These days the heels get skinnier and higher, and the dresses get shorter and tighter, as you progress from the one-inch heels on your first pair of "fancy shoes" into full-blown teenage fashion. Keeping everything inside the dress while trying not to twist an ankle becomes a tricky balancing act. ...more

11 Things Low-Maintenance Girls Will Understand

This post is for all the low-maintenance ladies, who’s with me?Low -maintenance girls are better. Full stop. We’re easier to handle, more fun and I'd say somewhat rare these days.A girly-girl is something I am definitely not. I actually suck at been a girl. My laziness gets the better of me. I love the idea of looking like a contoured Kardashian but then I remember how much more I love my bed, and it wins, every time....more

I Want To Get Married But He Doesn't

I'm in love with a man who doesn't want to marry me. He's a wonderful person and wants to spend the rest of his life with me. He's dedicated to making our relationship work. But marriage? Not so much. ...more

The Rebecca Foundation

The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet- New Smyrna Beach chapter is re-opening! The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet is a non-profit organization that helps families that are low-income, foster families, special needs families, and/or military families by providing them with a "cloth diaper package loan" for one year or until the family has an amount of their own cloth diapers equal to the amount that was loaned by The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet.Click here to applyHere's a bit of info about the program and organization: The Rebecca Foundation is a national program and advocacy organization taking action to end diaper need in the United States. With 1 in 3 families facing this crisis daily we are providing a sustainable, renewable alternative to single use diapers thereby eliminating health and sanitary issues in children, lowering stress levels of concerned parents, and increasing available funds to purchase basic necessities ....more

Adoption in America is everywhere

O'Hare in Chicago How truly adoption has permeated society since I became involved--in 1966 when I relinquished my daughter--came home to me during my trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to visit my granddaughter, known to readers as Britt. Getting there involved going from New York City through Chicago, a five-hour plus wait for an evening plane to Marquette, which is situated on Lake Superior.I sat next to an elderly gentleman--older than me!--and as we got to talking I asked him why he was going to Marquette. I had simply said I was going to meet my granddaughter ....more

Why Do I Love Murder She Wrote? It's a Mystery

I've always felt that my tv watching habits fit outside the norm. When my co-workers sit around at lunchtime and analyze the latest episode of Bachelor/American Idol/Latest Primetime Network Drama/Housewives/Kardashian Barf/Sports Whatever, I have nothing to do but analyze my broccoli....more

Drawing a Line Under It, One Year Later

Hacking the BBC to watch London's New Year's Eve fireworks. This proved to be a melancholy moment. Someone just posted a photo on Twitter of the north London sky ....more

Monthly Snapshot {August 2015}

I know a lot of people are mourning the loss of summer but I am not one of them. Fall is my favorite so I’m super pumped that we’re heading that way. But first, let’s take a look at my August monthly snapshot....more

$10 Off $30 at Carters & OshKosh [Includes Clearance and Doorbusters]

Take $10 off every $30 you spend at Carters and/or OshKosh B’Gosh with coupon code GOLDEN. And the code INCLUDES clearance and doorbusters! All PJs are 50% off at Carters! ...more

Extra 25% Off Sale Prices at Crocs [Up to 60% Off]

Tale an extra 25% off sale prices at Crocs with coupon code...more

My Sephora Favorites + Freebies and Offers

I’ve been using these products for awhile now and they are awesome! So I decided to put together a post and share them with you. They are all from Sephora ....more

Free Photo Magnet, Address Labels, Calendar or Shopping Bag from Shutterfly

Gotta love these Shutterfly weekend freebies! Get a...more

2 National Parks of the West to Visit

As our dedicated readers have realized by now, I am quite enamored with the National Parks of the US. In fact I have a goal to visit them all! If you missed it, there was an earlier post on National Parks and Seashores of the East as well as Camping Out West....more