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Finding Your Second Act And Seizing It!

This summer has been a monumental one for me. It has come full force and totally whipped me into shape. Looking in the mirror and realizing how much time has passed and where the hell I am in life. I am scared, exhilarated, anxious, nervous, excited, terrified, happy - should I keep going?

You are probably thinking there is something wrong with me. Well, there is NOT! This is what young moms who are struggling dream about - the time when you are kid-free and can find yourself again. The time where the house is so still and quiet and you are only making a meal for 2 people. Yikes!!

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How to Make Traveling with Kids Easier and More Fun!

Whether you’re taking a roadtrip or braving the skies, traveling with children can be overwhelmingly stressful and leave you exhausted before you even reach your destination. While there’s nothing to guarantee that your toddler will stop fussing and suddenly appreciate the wonders outside the window, or that your teen will lose the attitude and stop picking on the younger sibling, here are some practical tips for making your travel experience easier and more fun.

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Strategies To Help Your Family Travel On A Budget

You don't have to travel using all the top-tier options available. While it's certainly ideal to get what you want when you want it, you may find you and your family is more blessed “going with the flow”, as the saying goes. Remember what the most important thing is in any family outing: spending time with your loved ones. That doesn't cost anything.

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Mommy Mondays: Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan gives us her list for top trending Christmas toys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Get your Christmas gift list ready now and you won't have to worry about checking it twice! 

Christmas is right around the corner and shopping for children is never easy. Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan has her the top trending toys for this holiday season.

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How Christmas On The Potomac Brings That Christmas Magic!

People all over are chanting this saying, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone knows the tune and can sing this at the drop of a hat. Well, I can attest that the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac definitely knows how to make this saying come to life!

Experience this award-winning celebration, where children of all ages, will be able to forget what is going on in the world. It will be where you will have the feeling of what really matters in life. Just from being at this beautiful resort, will put so much Christmas magic back into your life.

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Mason Jars Come In Handy!

So this summer while I was off from work, I sat down and made a list. The list consisted of about 40 things I was going to accomplish. Yes, you read it right - 40.

This was going to be monumental for me because usually I am a total procrastinator. I pretend I am not, but I am. The list consisted mostly of going through my clothes and throwing out what didn't fit me. Then organize my closet, etc. You get the drift.

One day, to avoid the "infamous list", I decided to go to one of those "crafty" stores to walk around. LOL. Again with the avoidance. I left that store with about 30 mason jars!

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Trendy Haircuts That Aren’t Trying Too Hard For Moms

I worked in the beauty industry for many years and have seen trends come and go. But for moms, we need to hold on to some trends that make our life a little easier.

For instance - the hair trends. We want haircuts that don't make us look like "mom". Kinda sounds a little weird since we are actually mothers. We have birthed these children and are raising them to be kind, successful adults. Fingers crossed right?

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How Moms Should Survive The Holidays Without Loosing Their Crap!

With the pumpkins and corn stalks put away, there is another time of year quickly approaching.  This is one that has a lot of meaning and is very festive, but can also make steam come out of every mothers ears.

As you drive down your streets, you will see houses decorated with the colors of red and green.  These houses will be so bright, that it will take you a minute to see what all the decorations actually are.

During this time, you are encouraged to make incredible memories for your family.  But to be completely honest - the holidays are friggin exhausting.  You feel like you are in this vacuum and  every piece of you is being sucked out.  You are way too busy to "stop and smell the roses" to realize that the time is slipping away.

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Finding The Girl I Used To Be! - Sky's The Limit

One day while I was sitting on the beach watching a group of girls frolicking in the ocean, a sadness engulfed me. It wasn't a feeling of sadness that would catapult me into a depression, but one where it felt like I needed a HUGE hug.

The girls were laughing and standing on each other's shoulders and doing back flips. This is what I used to do. By doing these flips, the girls had no idea what the outcome would be.  If they would receive the perfect score or hit the water with their face. There were many times where I would taste salt water for days.

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