Dear College Freshmen: It’s Harder On Your Parents

Over the next few weeks, nearly 3 million U.S high school seniors will be embarking on a new and exciting stage of their life – going to college. For parents, its downright nerve wrecking to watch their children leave the nest. I think this Facebook post from San Diego State University will always be fitting for the bittersweet college send-off.


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7 Spring Break activities for a family Staycation in California


Spring break is just around the corner and the perfect time for a family staycation! Whether you’re looking to soak up some sun or stay off the radar and recharge your soul until summer, California is jammed packed with things to do. But when it comes to family vacations it’s easy to follow the pack and head for popular spots like amusement parks and beaches. But I say skip the big crowds and long lines this year and do something different! I gathered a list of seven  spring break staycation activities you may not have considered.

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5 Life Hacks for Busy Moms


The burning question I get asked all the time is, “how do you handle it all?” For me, “handling it all” consists of going to school several nights a week, working full-time, beautifying my home, raising two children and maintaining a good marriage and friendships. I would like to think I have it all figured out but the reality is, I don’t. Life isn’t perfect. Trying to find balance can consume your peace of mind and often times your energy. I mean it’s nothing a glass of wine can’t fix but enough to make you go silently insane! The key is to find your rhythm. Prioritize and do what works for your family.  Here are five of my tried-and-true BUSY MOM tips of how to not just survive, but THRIVE as a parent maintaining life balance.

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