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Pregnancy Rules Around the World

Since my first pregnancy seven years ago, I have come to relax … a lot. But first a disclaimer: The information included in this article is not directly supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( Please consult your health care provider for complete individualized recommendations. So, while, I offer you encouragement in your […]

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Galentine's Day

Why Galentine’s Day Is the Most Important Made-up Holiday of the Year

The show Parks and Recreation aired an episode called “Galentine’s Day” back in 2010. Though it may have taken eight years, this unofficial holiday of women celebrating women has finally gained some momentum. Like many out there, I fell head over heels for Parks and Rec with its dynamic, intense, and lovable female lead. The […]

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8 Date Night Alternatives

With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us may be brainstorming ways to spend it with that special someone. Maybe you’re thinking a trip to the movies followed by dinner at a fancy restaurant? Ya know? The usual.  Well forget it! Why not try something new this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve been with your significant other […]

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January Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

“‘As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?’ Poirot stared straight ahead of him. ‘That is what I ask myself,’ he said. ‘That is what I never cease to ask myself.’” January’s book club choice was Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This book is a classic murder mystery set in […]

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Setting the Tone: Choosing Optimism

We’ve all been there. It’s PCS time, and we miss the things we left behind. We miss the familiarity of knowing where all our favorite ingredients are at the grocery store. There’s missing knowing how to get around. We miss our favorite little restaurants that save us on the nights we cannot imagine getting dinner […]

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We are so desperate to stay healthy we are implementing face masks with every member of our household. Even the baby!

Surviving the House of Sick: 5 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

Our house was hit hard this year. It started around Halloween and is still haunting us in the New Year. I don’t think we have made it a full week without someone in our house coming down with illness. Friends have stopped visiting, and when they see us out in town, they are sure to […]

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January Book Club Questions

If you are like us, you are finally getting back into what is normal life after the holidays. Between the holiday parties, school events, days off, and the massive amounts of food consumed during those few weeks … it is no surprise that things might have slipped between the cracks — like us virtually meeting for […]

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