What’s in my ALDI Cart?

I sometimes giggle when I see the luxury cars parked outside the new ALDI in my town.  My mom was an ALDI fan way before it was chic.  In those days, canned goods were the “safe” items, and produce, dairy, and meat were to be avoided.  She was a single mom raising a family on […]

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Avoid These Jewelry Mistakes Over 40

Remember that baby shower game where you got points for various objects found in your purse?  Let’s play that game with jewelry.  For every piece in your jewelry box that was made by kids, says “Mom”, or symbolizes your children (such as birthstones) you get a point. What did your audit reveal? 5 or fewer […]

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Greatest Hacks for College Care Packages

“To have children is to have your heart walking around outside your body.”  Whoever said this clearly understood my feelings when we hauled our youngest off to her dorm and waved goodbye. Saying goodbye The transition was unexpectedly gut wrenching for me.  Since we live in the same town where my daughter attends college, I […]

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Why I Love Benjamin Moore Paints

Over the years, I’ve become friends with paint.  My turning point from store-brand paint to quality brands came when my husband and I redid a four-bedroom fixer upper with two preschool kids in tow. In that exhausting era of my life, I drove over to our newly purchased, vacant house after my husband got home […]

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Must Haves for Style Over 40

When it comes to fashion over 40, there seem to be two distinct camps:  those who are forever straining to return to the look of their youth (think wedge heels and bedazzled jeans), and those who’ve stopped trying and given in to the mom jeans and t-shirt look. I get it; we all have much […]

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5 Tips for Skincare Sanity

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a fellow sufferer in the skincare aisle.  Maybe it was you- we both had our reading glasses on and a befuddled look, trying to tell a ceramide from an antioxidant and looking for an anti-wrinkle cream that didn’t cost a fortune. Sound familiar?  If you’ve read My Aging Manifesto, you know […]

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My Aging Manifesto

When it comes to getting older, I’ve found I have a longer list of “don’ts” than “dos”.  For instance, I don’t want to be one of those people who are afraid of falling and breaking a bone, I don’t want to start wearing polyester pants or orthopedic shoes, and I don’t want a helmet hairstyle. […]

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Do This With Holiday Decor

Now that every last bit of Jolly has been wrung out of the holiday, it’s time to put in your ear buds and pack up those decorations.  Before you break open the plastic bins, keep these helpful tips in mind: Cut the Fat Just like our waistlines, it may be time for your holiday décor […]

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How to Get a Great Workout- Anywhere

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of sweaty gyms?  Me either.  I may or may not have spent ungodly amounts of money on gym memberships I’ve rarely used.  The biggest reason gyms haven’t worked for me has been because they’re inconvenient.  Exercise is more likely to happen if I can fit it into my […]

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