The perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Back by popular demand is the one-stop-shopping guide with the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, these businesses and products are brands we stand...
This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded by Moni Jefferson and Flossie...
It's fitting that this year 2020 is the same number, repeated in a pattern. Two-oh-two-oh. Twenty-twenty. For many of us, this has been the rule since March of 2020–the same thing, repeated in a pattern. As I write this, many states...
  One of my best friends sent me a TikToK where a woman shared her resolutions for 2020, made at the beginning of this wild year. By the end she was laughing out loud and crying and so was I. It’s...
No matter how you celebrate the holidays, you undoubtedly think of it as a special time of year. There are so many festive activities that mark the season: parties, home decorating, baking, watching classic holiday movies, taking time off from...
Remember back in the day (and I’m talking about 1986 or so) when advent calendars were simple? You peeled back tiny pieces of cardboard to reveal pictures of a candle or a poinsettia? According to my mom, they cost a...
Our society is full of different types of shaming, and it's got to stop for the sake of our kids. Shaming has taken on different forms as our generation has developed. Body-shaming, public-shaming, mask-shaming, mom-shaming, and the latest and greatest,...
I love a good Hallmark movie. And let me clarify to say I am aware that the statement is an oxymoron. They all have the same plot, they all use the same sets, they even all have the same actors!...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. A few years ago, a friend invited...
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A question I am almost certain that all of us have been asked at least once in our lives. I can remember as a little girl my answer would almost...
If you don’t have food allergies and don’t know anyone with them, be thankful. And, if you have food allergies or love someone who has them, like I do, be thankful. Because of continuous research and education, food allergies...
Today is World Prematurity Day. Every year on November 17th, the March of Dimes focuses on the ongoing crisis of premature births and children. They donate to research and development in this area, demand #BlanketChange on policies for mothers...
It's been a rough year. From the global health issues of the pandemic to the economic and mental health effects of staying home to virtual school, 2020 has been hard (and that's an understatement). As this year comes to...

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