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Oprah’s new book “The Path Made Clear” is full of inspiration and powerful advice

I’ve been so fortunate in my life to have received so many gifts, but I struggle almost daily trying to find my true purpose. I was recently gifted this amazing book by my O, The Oprah Magazine family and it’s already inspired so many #aha moments. "The Path Made Clear" by Oprah is not only… Continue reading Oprah’s new book “The Path Made Clear” is full of inspiration and powerful advice

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Visit California this Summer and Catch Some Waves with the Little Surf Co. in Huntington Beach

What do you do when you visit Surf City USA? Catch some waves, of course. The Little Surf Co. is debuting this summer on the beautiful, sandy beaches of Huntington Beach, California. They offer classes for adults and children, plus summer camps and other surf experiences. Not only will you learn how to ride some… Continue reading Visit California this Summer and Catch Some Waves with the Little Surf Co. in Huntington Beach

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What does it mean to be authentic?

What does it mean to you to be your "authentic" self? I recently went on a culinary adventure that wasn't as authentic as I had hoped. There were some very dark moments for me, and it made me work through some things. After a few weeks back to "normal" I decided to re-brand my site,… Continue reading What does it mean to be authentic?

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New Rules at Disneyland. Hey Mouse Ears, Check this Out.

We recently visited Disneyland for the first time since my youngest was free. Yep. We live 20 minutes from the park and we've only been a few times since my girls were born. And we typically go when our Auntie T buys us an extra ticket because she's like our fairy god motha. Our family had… Continue reading New Rules at Disneyland. Hey Mouse Ears, Check this Out.

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Is it Mom Guilt or a Mama Tantrum?

With my exciting adventure coming up I've been wavering between excitement, fear, sadness, joy, anxiety and pride...and of course I've been feeling MAJOR guilt. What I'm not sure is, whether or not it's "Mom" guilt, or just regular guilt. What's the difference? We tend to say we have "Mom" guilt because we have kids, but… Continue reading Is it Mom Guilt or a Mama Tantrum?

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Are We Anxious Yet?

Getting ready for an adventure is a lot of things. It's exciting, it can be overwhelming and it definitely encourages my anxious self to come out and play. But why do we get anxious? Is it the lack of control and the unknown? Is it because we will be out of our routines, even if… Continue reading Are We Anxious Yet?

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Can you eat out while following a Low FODMAP Diet?

So you all know I've been experimenting with different diets to deal with some tummy troubles and other issues. I remember coming across a low FODMAP diet years back and I thought "heck no, I can't follow that plan". Alas, I'm giving it a shot at least for a couple of weeks to see if… Continue reading Can you eat out while following a Low FODMAP Diet?

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What I’m Watching Now

Apparently I'm a different kind of person when it comes to "entertainment". I don't like seeing people's heads get chopped off, or blood, or toilet humor, or aliens, or zombies, or any of what seems to be flooding our devices these days. I also like to watch tv on well, a tv. Call me old-fashioned,… Continue reading What I’m Watching Now

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What I Learned from Cutting Out Soy

So we know cutting out soy would be an adventure, but I didn't know it would be so interesting. Of course I was bummed when I looked on my can of La Victoria Green Enchilada Sauce, and although it is gluten free, I discovered last week that it does contain soy. DRAT! I'm thinking I'll… Continue reading What I Learned from Cutting Out Soy

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They call her a “Female Indiana Jones”, I call her awesome

I made a vow to get out of my house more this year. That may sound silly, but I work from home and it can be very isolating, plus it feels like I don't see enough actual humans, which also makes me feel less connected to the outside world. So I've given myself a challenge, what… Continue reading They call her a “Female Indiana Jones”, I call her awesome