Lifestyle

Women Who Earn More Than Their Men

April 2, 2012

When I was young, I believed that gender roles were firmly set and basically unbending for all families. I thought all fathers worked, and all mothers held part-time jobs or stayed home with their children, just like my parents did. As I grew older, it became apparent to me that this was not at all […]

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The Female Candidate Double Standard

March 27, 2012

I have a friend who happens to have seven children. Of course having given birth to seven children does not define her, but the subject comes up quite a bit. When we first met, we were both attending a conference and gathered in a small group of women – mostly other mothers. One of the […]

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5 Most Popular U.S. College Spring Break 2012 Beach Destinations

March 26, 2012

It’s Spring Break time, and you know what that means. BEER! Or if you’re a responsible under-21 student, O’DOULS! (“Right?” asks your unassuming mother.) Whether you’re over or under the legal U.S. drinking age, and you’re in or sometime close to being in college, you’ve got party plans for Spring Break 2012. Depending on where […]

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Will You Be My…Girl Friend?

March 20, 2012

Asking her if she wanted to be friends was awkward. Embarrassing. On a scale of one to ten, it fell somewhere between spinach in the teeth and accidentally texting an ex. It was akin to passing gas in church or bouncing a daycare check. The only other woman at the meeting for new employees was […]

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10 Tips for Bringing the Perfect Meal to a Friend in Need

March 13, 2012

About two months ago, I had my fourth child, a 7 pound baby boy. It’s true, I haven’t received many baby gifts, but instead gotten something so much better, the gift of meals. While recovering from birth and getting used to a newborn back in the house, the last thing I want to think about […]

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I Love Cruises: Tips, Tricks and Why You Should Come Aboard!

March 12, 2012

I love to travel whether it’s by plane, train or automobile. Okay, maybe not automobile, but regardless of my mode of travel, I love to go places. (If only my bank account, and job, afforded me the luxury to travel more often.) Two-and-a-half years ago, I embarked on my first and only cruise. To date, […]

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Your Pocket Guide to Super Tuesday

March 6, 2012
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Today in honor of Super Tuesday we introduce you to Elizabeth, our guest political blogger. In her words: “I consider myself an independent. I am probably more liberal when it comes to social issues and more conservative when it comes to fiscal issues. I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in presidential elections: so I think […]

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Valentine’s Day Must Watch Films

February 14, 2012
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It’s the one day a year that is made for sappy movies, cuddling on the couch with your remote and a box of chocolate, and we’re going to make the most of it! Get your popcorn, a big glass of wine, and enjoy a few hours is mushy romance land! Click through the list to […]

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This Week on Full Plate: Valentine’s Day ideas, it’s not too late!

February 13, 2012
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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and it’s not to late to make it special…or chocolate-y! Curvy Girl, Brittany Gibbons, has some sexy ideas, and as for me, I say leave the dang flowers at home. Check us out as we hilariously  weigh in on getting through Valentine’s Day on this Week’s Episode of Full Plate.   […]

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Spring Break 2012: LEGOLAND, The Disney World Vacation Alternative

February 11, 2012
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UPDATE 3/7/2014 Can no longer recommend. Visited the park today with my family of five and it was such an expensive disappointment. Broken down, filthy and unfriendly. Maybe one day the park will turn around, but as of right now, it’s no longer worth the money. The hunt for a great family vacation continues on! […]

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