5 Lessons Learned from "Motherhood In Focus"

Mothers are the ghosts in many family albums- the facilitator of the photos

but never the star.

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Why Play Is So Important- An Interview with Genius Of Play’s

Ambassador Meredith Sinclair

They believe play is so important they’ve created an entire “balanced play diet.”

Why You Should No Longer Be Afraid to Shine Your Light

What are we afraid of? Why do we hide our light?

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9 Reasons JetBlue Is the New Best Friend of Southern Californians

The western portion of the United States is a tapestry threaded with rich terrain, Mediterranean vibes, offerings of adventure and a people so diverse...

Beating the End of Vacation Blues

As I sit on the ocean front balcony (or maybe it's more like a porch)

of my hotel I feel more blue than tan.

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Here’s What Happened When I Quit Social Media

When I gave up the screen-feed, my life woke up.

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Top Stops for Families Vacationing in the Florida Keys

I find the Florida Keys to be synonymous with simple living, tranquil vibes and

landscapes so hypnotic you’d be happy to just sit and stare for a few hours

- maybe even days. 

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Choose Happiness​

When my bud of happiness attempts to bloom I've become conditioned

to whither it with thoughts of why I'm not allowed happiness in that moment.

How the Band Famous October Tours With Their Baby


When you have a baby it can be a struggle just to put on some pants and

walk to the mail box.

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10 Steps to Reclaiming Your Childlike Wonder This Christmas

Christmas as an adult often lacks the visceral joy abundant in childhood. 

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How I Make Money as a Stay-At-Home-Mom

I felt like a melancholy feather before motherhood awakened

my passions. 

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The Curated Cabins of JetBlue Mint

Buh bye little bottles of yuck, you’ve been replaced by liquids with a

rich history of fermentation written by artistic farmers.

Talk to Me: How Talking to Our Grandparents

Can Make Us Better People

My relationship with my Grandmother Betty (Grambetty) has

always been a selfish one. 

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7 Values We Can Learn From the Circus

There’s always been a fog of mystery settled around my

perception of the circus. 

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Meet the Crazy-Talented Folks Behind Disney On Ice presents

Follow Your Heart

The new Disney On Ice show, Follow Your Heart, is staying true to its moniker by recruiting cast and crew who have always pushed past seemingly impossible odds in the name of following the trail of their heart’s desire (and for many of them, that trail was paved with ice- ouch.)

My Worst Fear Came True

I have a recurring nightmare of a tornado ripping through my house

and sucking me up into its bowels.

9 Ways to Bond with Your Unborn Baby
#4. Meditate with your baby, while setting the intent that you’re

tapping into their “voice” and intuition.

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Ringling Brothers Took It Out of This World

Holy acrobats-light show-unicycles y’all- Ringling Brothers brought it.

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How to Enjoy a Trip to Mammoth Lakes (With Kids!)

The snow reminds me that Mother Nature has not completely

forgotten to give us water.

How to Mix Adventure with Relaxation on Your Cabo San Lucas Vacation

Cabo’s desert climate, warm waters, luxurious yet playful accommodations and activities in water, sand or spa, create ideal conditions for vacation magic to grow. 

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#KudosToYou: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Hosts “Over the Edge” Fundraiser for Special Olympics

what do you think it would be like to take in the turquoise textures of the water, the swaying palms popping out of fluffy sand and the yawning sky disappearing into the Pacific Ocean while rappelling down a 40 story (more than 400 feet!) building?

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Where to Stay, Eat and Explore In and Around Boston’s Legendary Kenmore Square

The solitude allowed the city to be my companion, and show me the nuances that make it so special

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Celebrating the Honest Postpartum Body

I don’t mind this new body — it birthed my child and I will forever be

in its debt — but I want to figure out how to be at home in the new structure.

Interview With the Creator of My New Favorite Baby Shower Gift- Stockpile

#MomConfession I dreaded the mountain of ribboned tissue paper and bags at my baby shower.

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A Musician’s Journey Through Success, Heartache &

Reclaiming Her Gift of Creation

Illness and new life required Leslie Nachow’s attention flow from her music to her

family after her acclaimed album Tenderland debuted in 1998.

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The Journey of The Great Song Cycle: Interview with Joanna Wallfisch

Playful and poetic British vocalist and composer Joanna Wallfisch shirked

the bus aspect of her latest West Coast tour in favor of a bike.

The New Product That’s Changing the Landscape of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can really suck- but it doesn’t have to (well, at least not in the emotional sense.)

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How to Travel to Costa Rica With a Baby

The magic of Costa Rica made every ounce of anxiety-ridden travel

worth it.

I Was Bullied at 13, and I’m Just Now Dealing

with the Damage It Did

The love of my child has finally opened my eyes to the damaged

pieces of my confidence that need a heaping dose of super glue.

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Why Reno Should Be On Your List of “Must See” Cities

Reno has been percolating with opportunity that is now being realized in community-focused gentrification- and I’m loving it. 

8 Ways to Enjoy a Family Vacation to Disney World

Mickey can wiggle his way into hearts of any age- he doesn't

believe in ageism. 

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I Don't Feel Like an Adult

I usually look around for an adult when my son is misbehaving.

5 Motivational Lessons From Supercross Legends and Rising Stars

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a supercross legend, Ricky Carmichael, the current star Ryan Dungey, and two up-and-comers, Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac...

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Virginia City Is the Ex-Metropolis You Must See to Believe

If you’ve been searching for a vacation unlike any you’ve ever experienced (maybe with the exception of trips you’ve taken in your surreal dreams), here’s your starter-guide to a destination you’ll never forget.

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Coming to Terms with the Negative Birth Experience

You Weren't Expecting
Be gentle with yourself, let yourself feel the emotions that come up,

and just keep breathing into motherhood.

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I Gave Up Coffee For a Month

I committed a mega-mom-atrocity and gave up coffee for one month.

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I'm an End-of-the-Year Overachiever

I get more done between November and December than I do

in the other 10 months of the year. 

Volunteering for New Mothers Saved My Life
The joy in offering the simple gift of time and service to someone

else opened me to the light around and within me.

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How a Mismatched Job Experience Helped Me

Find My Courage

I was paid good money to talk to myself on national television about a topic I knew

nothing about for four hours, a few times a week (and not have a panic attack).

How to Have the Ultimate Christmas Family Vacation in Downtown San Francisco

I’m addicted to the spirit of Christmas - so much so that I would happily pull up roots and move to Santa’s Village if the big guy extended an invite.

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Where to Dive, Sleep and Eat in Roatan, Honduras

The world’s second largest barrier reef surrounds the island of Roatan,

a tropical rock located off the coast of mainland Honduras. 

5 Bali Destinations that Will Nurture Your Creativity

Every Creative is perpetually searching for the “it” spot that will unlock all the juicy

ideas, and resulting creations, waiting to blossom from their mind.

A Foodie's Guide to Austin, Texas

​If Austin, Texas were cologne it would smell like brisket, with an

undertone of tacos and hoppy beer.​​

The Ecosystem of Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment has become home to a well-rounded

community of live entertainment. 

Directions to Motherhood

The journey to motherhood is flush with quicksand, stool softeners, thorns

in the sciatic nerve, secret all-you-can-eat-buffets

Your Guide to a Luxury Family Vacation in North Lake Tahoe

If you’ve been looking for a watering hole in the sky, whose waters are swirling with unpretentious grandeur, family friendly thrills and mega-yummy food, pack up your swim suits (or snow suits) and hoof it to North Lake Tahoe.

Best Musical Festivals in New Orleans

Did you know that the yum factor of coffee and beignets ramps up exponentially after grooving your groove thang to a few sets of live music?

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