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The Advice I Wish We’d Been Given About Buying Our First Home

We recently embarked on the path to owning our own home.  If you've been around here for awhile and followed the Simplify Money webinar series that I hosted back in 2013, you know that we've been through our share of financial turmoil; so choosing to buy a home wasn't a decision that was taken lightly.   The good news is that a rocky financial past doesn't mean you are out of luck on owning a home.   The bad news is that it most certainly is not an easy path.  Really, it's more like a roller coaster. If you think you're … [Read More...]

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Travel is the Ultimate Educational Adventure

Travel is the Ultimate Educational Adventure

During the month of May, some great bloggers have been teaming up with Word Traveling to bring you 31 Days of Travel.  Each blogger has highlighted what travel is to them and it's been great to read along!  If you're not caught up, definitely hop over and get to reading!  Today I'm over there sharing how travel is the Ultimate … [Read More...]

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6 Ways to Observe Memorial Day with Kids

As another Memorial Day is upon us, I’m reminded of what my parents taught me about Memorial Day.  It is a day for remembrance of those that have fallen in defense of this great Nation.  My grandfather fought in WWII on an aircraft carrier and sadly, I never had the privilege of hearing any of his stories about his time in service. … [Read More...]



I'm going to give you a heads up before you read this post.  It's raw and I'm going to use some language that I normally wouldn't on here.  And well, parts of this may make some of you uncomfortable.  But this is something that MUST be said.  I woke up this morning to a flood of less-than-appropriate Facebook messages. … [Read More...]

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For the Love of Chocolate

...and wine.  Okay, I don't really love wine.  I can appreciate it's complexity and cultural importance, but I'm not a wine lover. But I do love chocolate. So when I was invited to #AnEveningAtGayles with Gayle's Chocolates and Elie Wine Company, you know I went.  When you walk into Gayle's you're greeted by an amazing array of … [Read More...]


Urbini Dream Nursery Contest

“I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” It seems like so many of my friends lately are popping out babies.  From when Baby Alex was born in September until now it seems like there are new little lives everywhere and many more … [Read More...]