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A Few of my Book Recommendations

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I am somebody that is never without a book, and friends often ask me for book recommendations. In my opinion, there is no better quick, cheap and easier escape than reading. One of my favorite things in life is starting a book and instantly falling …

Diet

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I watch my husband smear mayonnaise on his steak that he is eating with a side of avocado and gag a little. He’s on the Keto diet, which has allowed him to lose 30 pounds. It seems relatively easy for men to lose weight anyway. …

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Nashville, Tennessee

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A Weekend in Nashville: Girls’ Guide If you want to extend your life expectancy, cut down your risk of heart disease and improve your tolerance for pain, science says to grab your best friends, book a hotel, get somebody to watch the kids, and head …

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Don’t Blink

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Don’t Blink!” the secretary at work cautioned me. “That baby stage will be over before you know it! You think you’re tired now….wait until your baby starts driving and you lie awake all night worrying about him! I remember being stressed out about how my …

Embracing Hygge

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There is a “wind event” currently in the Chicago area. The wind blows everything in your face, as a harsh reminder that it’s winter now, and for you to stay inside. The sky is grey, as is characteristic for this time of year. Gloom is …

Fashion Collection

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The Chico’s catalog (for “mature” women) came in the mail the day I had my first mammogram (“a birthday gift to yourself!” the 24-year-old nurse chirped at me), which coincidentally was on my 40th birthday. As I paged through it, my boobs still smarting from …

Going Out and Finding Yourself

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A side effect of being a mom is how we seem to lose ourselves. We do it willingly. Giving is a natural part of being a mom—after all, we’ve brought these tiny beings into the world through no choice of their own, and we want …