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Browns, Nudes & Football

Last weekend was a blur of activity, filled with seeing old college friends, a fast paced visit with one of my besties and her babe for 21 hours, and a movie date night with my main squeeze. The weather was crisp, clean and ideal for October in New England. Watching a football game, listening to the marching band, and eating kettle corn was exactly what I needed!…

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MAKING CANCER PERSONAL

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and the American Cancer Society. All opinions are mine alone. The views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the American Cancer Society.  #Th3Fight #ad #CollectiveBias In one of my recent blog posts, I mentioned that our family motto is All You Need Is Love. It was Tall Dad’s and my wedding song, the lyrics are showcased in…

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OUR FIRST YEAR WITH FELICITY

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. I considered myself a messy person for most of my life.  I’ve had times when I couldn’t even see the floor in my bedroom for over two months.  And, yes, it has always driven my husband insane.  But I realized very quickly that my messiness before my…

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GETTING DIRTY AND DOING YOGA

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySkinSolutions #CollectiveBias Healthy skin seems to still elude us…even though we have a bazillion options nowadays, it seems like we still haven’t figured out the proper way to be clean. Ultimately, what I’ve learned is that bacteria isn’t necessarily always the bad guy. It’s actually a part of the human ecosystem, and sterility isn’t natural for our bodies. That’s why I was really…

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AN EVENING DRIVE

Some days are full. Full of needs and wants, so much in fact, that I feel like I have nothing left to give. It makes me think back to days of yore (aka before I had kids,) when I could call out sick from school or work. Or fake a headache, because in honesty, my head was just too full to hold anything more. But now, with a home full of kids, and regular household stuff, bills, and life –…

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RHODE ISLAND ROAD TRIPS: EAST PROVIDENCE TO BRISTOL

Today’s post about one of my favorite scenic road trips in Rhode Island has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are, as always mine alone.  #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Being a stay at home/work mom means that I, obviously, spend a lot of time at home. Somedays I feel like the soundtrack of my life should begin with Etta James singing Don’t Get Around Much Anymore. But when cabin fever strikes, or my kids are having a…

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TELEVISION APPEARANCE TIPS

Today’s post where I share some TV appearance tips has been compensated  by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are, as always, mine alone. #MyBoldMoments #CollectiveBias As a lifelong musician, I’ve been performing since the third grade. Being on stage never seemed to shake me. But when I landed a gig on television as a morning television host, my eyes were opened to a whole new dimension of confidence and performing. For when there is a camera in…

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TALL MOM AND TINY FUR BABIES

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Muse Cat Food. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s funny. Some couples choose to have fur babies in their lives before they think about having human families. The opposite was true for us. After I gave birth to my first tiny baby, now my little lad, our household was flipped upside down. Months of agonizing colic and then my postpartum depression really put a ton of stress and difficulty…

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Mom’s Day Out at Mystic Aquarium

Being a life-long native Rhode Islander, I have had the pleasure of visiting Mystic Aquarium several times in my life. It first started off as field trips when I was in school, then visits with my family as a child, and in 2014 I went as a parent for the first time. Seeing my son’s reaction to the beluga whales is still one of my most favorite moments, and I absolutely loved bringing my toddler to the aquarium. However, I realized afterwards that there…

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HOW TO: EASY CROWN BRAID TUTORIAL

Today’s Easy Crown Braid tutorial post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #WholeBlends #CollectiveBias There are certain things that physically stand out about me to people, besides being tall. I have a ton of freckles, and even a big one on my nose. His name Spot.  (I wish I were kidding.) My eyes seem to change color, and vary between blue and green, with either a yellow or orange center.…

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