The Truth About Beaches Resorts

You imagine your toes sinking into ultra-soft white Caribbean sands, gazing out at crystal clear turquoise ocean waters with a tropical fruity drink chilling in the palm of your hand. Your children gleefully play at the water’s edge as the gentle waves lap at their sandy behinds. You notice your drink is dangerously low, and with a finger waggle at the right person, a refreshed drink is soon on its way. You and your spouse throw a satisfied smile at

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How I Use Meals For My Family

Can I be honest with you for a second? (Not like I normally lie to you….) Sometimes, I think that you think I’ve totally got my act together. Sure, I love to organize. My home is relatively tidy on any given day, to the point that I’m not scared to have last-minute guests. I have a bad-ass realistic schedule/routine that allows me to accomplish gazillion things. I plan and execute homeschooling two kids, drive to and from 10 lessons per

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Dealing with Bad Attitude Triggers

Stop for a second and think about something that just sets you off… something that you can count on to make your blood boil, your day go sideways, your perspective to be a mess… Go ahead… we’ve all got them. Mine are poor planning, my dogs, and missed naps. I’ve gone to great lengths to work on avoiding those triggers altogether, because, quite honestly, the fact that I can’t keep my Schmidt together over something so small, makes me feel like

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A Leap of Faith into an Unknown Future

At a time of such internal struggle, I question myself at every turn. Am I over-reacting? Am I making excuses? Am I being lazy? Am I being stubborn? The mental health issues I have been experiencing are cyclical in nature. Last week, I woke up happy, grateful, and ready. Today, I am barely keeping my head above water, the tears at bay, the storm off-shore. It’s a constant rollercoaster, but without the adrenaline rush. I am unpredictable, which would be

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5 Things I Learned About Eating Organic on a Budget

About two months ago, I realized I was feeling a little more crazy than usual (I own a certain amount of my “crazy”. It’s what makes me tick). I couldn’t figure out the issue, because I get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep per night, I work out at least 3 days a week, and I eat foods that are good for me. I decided to try eating organic produce to see if it cut back on the crazy.

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