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Everybody's Not Fine

el fin de semana

Hiiiiii friends! How’s the day going? So glad you’re excited about the Fair Trade giveaway! ...more

How an SUI Killed an Awesome Workout

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

NCJFCJ Record $11.3 Million in Grants Helps Improve Outcomes for Children and Families

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced today that it has received 23 awards totaling more than $11.3 million in funding. The NCJFCJ is devoted to ensuring justice and improving outcomes for families and children in courts nationwide.One of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation, the NCJFCJ provides judges with ongoing education, training and technical assistance to make the best possible decision for children and families in courts....more

Who Are Your People?

Photo credit We all want to belong. It’s an innate human desire....more

Secrets to my Running and Weight Loss Success

I feel really fortunate that I've been able to take this running journey. I started my weight loss journey in 2007, stalled and then found running in 2010. Along the way I've lost (and have mostly kept off!) a hundred pounds while logging thousands of miles.I get many emails from friends, family and strangers who read this blog for the "secrets sauce" to my success so I figured I'd lay it out here ....more

Anniversary Celebration in Temecula Wine Country

Hey friends! Long time no talk – I’ve had a crazy last few weeks, with short, super busy work weeks and blogger event travel two weeks in a row!...more

Shannon’s Story- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Series

I have a lump in my throat that I can’t get rid of. Sometimes, you learn of someone else’s struggle and suddenly feel idiotic for complaining about the battles you face. I felt that way after reading Shannon’s story who, along with her husband, had to say goodbye all-too-soon to their son, Jackson ....more

Like Weeds

These boys are growing like weeds, I tell ya! Today Adam turned one month old. His first month went by much more quickly than Ethan’s first month ....more

Weekend of Wild Things

After my sad despair on Friday afternoon, the weekend was a pretty good one. I didn't watch the news. I did a lot of socializing ....more