Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

This week was a busy one. We put up our tree and holiday decorations, did our holiday card photo shoot and ordered cards, had two doctor’s appointments, work, and checking in on my mom.  I’m writing this Friday at 5pm and I am ready to go to bed right now!…

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Gift Guide for Teens and Tweens by a Teen
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Gift Guide for Teens and Tweens by a Teen

Last year I invited my friend Marley to write a holiday gift guide for tweens. You all loved it so much, I invited Marley to return this year and provide the coolest gifts for older tweens and younger teens in your life. Since my daughter is more a tween than…

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I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results
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I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results

A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. At 5’3” I was a bit over 200 lbs. I had back pain, knee pain, and occasionally got migraines. My allergies were terrible, I was always tired and felt as though I was living life in a fog.…

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Gift Guide: Family Gifts
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Gift Guide: Family Gifts

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays… but it often requires buying a gift for a family you may not know well beyond Facebook updates and holiday card letters. This gift guide focuses on family gifts – something you can give a family, a couple, or even your…

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Weekend Reads
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Weekend Reads

I’m writing this Thursday evening from a hospital waiting room as a loved one recovers from a successful surgery. On the ride to the hospital my sister mentioned my post of what to wear for a hospital vigil and I realized I didn’t even think of it when I got…

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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Coworkers Under $35
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Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Coworkers Under $35

In the Wardrobe Oxygen Facebook community, I asked members what sort of gift guides they wished for and one of the most popular was a gift guide for office coworkers. Whether it’s your cube mate or for the office gift swap, you’re looking for lower-priced gifts that aren’t too personal…

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Don’t Read the Comments: Policing Plus Sized Women’s Bodies
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Don’t Read the Comments: Policing Plus Sized Women’s Bodies

I read the comments. I should know better. I loved La’Shaunae Steward and plenty of “advice” geared towards overweight women. Just eat less, eat better, and exercise and you don’t have to be fat. It’s that simple. This past year, I did exactly that.   A year ago, I changed my life…

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#GivingTuesday and Guitars for Vets
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#GivingTuesday and Guitars for Vets

We had a day for giving thanks. We had two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Today, Tuesday, November 27, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.…

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