And Just Like That… I Wrote a Book

During the lockdown portion of the pandemic last year, I decided I needed to immerse myself in a project. I found some notes I had taken several years ago during a workshop on how to self-publish an e-book and just like that, I wrote a book. Using previously published content from my blog, I added…

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So What’cha Want

What I want, apparently, is to be left alone. Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote The Kiss of Death or Dating Post – Pandemic. Here we are a year later thankful to be alive, with a vaccine. Some places are still in lockdown, some places are mask less and livin’ life and just about…

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Travel: Universal Orlando Resort {Day 2}

Due to our lack of planning on day one, we missed out riding the roller coaster we had come so far to ride – Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. If you stay at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel, you get to enter one of the parks an hour early. We knew we had to take…

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Travel: Universal Orlando Resort {Day 1}

When travel is one of your favorite things and you haven’t done it in over a year, sometimes you just have to say screw it.  Pandemic or not, it was time.  My sister, daughter and I chose our destination purely for the fact that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando has been…

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Meghan Meet Oprah, Oprah Meet Meghan

One thing I have been thinking a lot about this year is perspective.  We all have a different one, and while two people can experience the same event, you will probably get two different stories of what happened.  Look at siblings.  My sister’s and I can talk about events from our childhoods and have completely…

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Each and Every Day or Teens and Depression

By Terri Takata-Smith Eight Seconds…Who’s listening? Hello?  Anyone there?  Apparently, I only have eight seconds to get your attention and hold it.  If this were 20 years ago, I would have an additional four seconds!  Yep, we as humans have found a way of lowering our average attention span from 12 seconds to 8 seconds…

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Teenage #Girlboss

In 2015, I wrote an article for Business.com called 10 Successful Businesses You Didn’t Know Were Run by Women.  In the article, I highlighted large corporations who at the time had female CEO’s, a food blog started by a fourth grade teacher, a jewelry company started by a then 16-year-old, and an apparel business started…

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AUDREY – A feature documentary on Audrey Hepburn: Hollywood star, fashion icon and humanitarian {Giveaway}

Audrey Hepburn may be thought of as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, but her childhood was rife with trauma.  Looking at the glamorous actress who brought Holly Golightly to life in the iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one would never know that she and her mother almost perished at the hands of the Nazi’s during…

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10 Christmas Movies for Moms to Enjoy This Holiday Season

Watching Christmas movies is one of my favorite traditions of the holidays!  My personal favorite is The Family Stone.  It wasn’t one I could watch with my family, so every year, I would put on the fire, grab a beer, wrapping paper, tape and ribbon and I would pop in the DVD.  Then, I would wrap…

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I’m Your Venus or Written in the Stars Part Two

Over the summer, my friend Autumn celebrated her birthday with an astrological reading.  You may remember she is the one who took me for my first reading about a year and a half ago.  She told me it’s better to go as close to your birthday as possible to get the most accurate reading, so…

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Travel: Vail, Colorado

If you like to travel then quarantine has definitely thrown a wrench in your wanderlust.  I haven’t been outside of the Denver bubble since January.  My sister, daughter and I decided to head up to the mountains for a weekend getaway in Vail.  We were so excited packing and driving up there, it felt like…

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Female Leadership: 3 Qualities That Will Help in Any Crisis

As a mother who is currently searching for her next career move, I have been taking the Social Media Marketing Specialization at Coursera and Northwestern University – because a pandemic is the perfect time to learn a new skill.  While doing some recent research on how women handle a crisis, I came upon two articles,…

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