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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

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NCAA College Players Dish: Why Skin Is No Longer “In”

NCAA College Players Dish: Why Skin Is No Longer “In”

  Apparently, skin is no longer “in” concerning the NCAA Basketball fashion scene. Spandex and socks now cover 90% of the bodies of these premier athletes and you will be surprised to find out some of the real reasons many of them do it (hint, it’s not medical)! The skin between the hem of the shorts and the top of the high tops have been shrinking for years. Think back to t... Read More »

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How to Become Financially Independent

  Retirement is a concept that continues to experience transitions. Becoming financially independent is difficult, but it is also possible. Historically, only 5% of people are able to retire and maintain financial independence. Most have never created a financial plan. A plan is critical for achieving your financial goals. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dar... Read More »

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Nine is the New Thirteen

We are on the edge at my house. A very delicate, confusing, frustrating edge. You see, I have a nine year old. And not just any nine year old, but one of the female kind. We are teetering on the edge of being a kid and coming into her own, and let me be the first to tell you: it’s maddening. I understand it’s a struggle, and people warned me, but honestly, I thought all this drama was saved for th... Read More »

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Creating Memories Together

The Best Thing About MEMORIES …..is making them. “We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” Cesare Pavese I was driving in the car the other day with my two young daughters in the back seat. They were listening to the radio and singing along to one of the songs. All of a sudden my youngest stops and says, “I need to make memories so later in life I can remember how good my life was.”  I instan... Read More »

Breaking the Cycle: Grocery Saving Tips

Breaking the Cycle: Grocery Saving Tips

I am constantly trying to find ways to trim our family budget.  About twice a year I attempt to hack away at unnecessary spending and cut out anything that will help the household bottom line.  There comes a point in everyone’s budget where it is not possible to reduce anymore items from monthly expenses.  Once you hit this threshold you are forced to get creative. Even though I handle the f... Read More »

Unexpected Motherhood | WIRL Project

My Most UNEXPECTED Reaction to Becoming a Mother

This is just a little story about me, it’s kind of personal and very honest. I hope that, maybe someone who is, or has felt the same is given some piece of mind knowing that there is someone else out there like them! So I’ll start off by saying something you probably aren’t used to hearing from a woman…I never dreamed of having children or being a wife. Shocking, right?!? M... Read More »

My Skin Won’t Stop Me: Adult Hormonal Acne

My Skin Won’t Stop Me: Adult Hormonal Acne

  My acne was only skin deep. My skin won’t stop me because I have found something that keeps it away! I know acne is not curable, but it is very treatable. I never had “bad” skin during my teenage years. Of course I had the occasional breakout, but I never really struggled with it. Fast forward to age of 28 when I started trying to get pregnant. My skin was horrible! I felt... Read More »