Off Duty Mommy: Wines to Unwind With

Sometimes… Wine is Just Necessary There are many occasions for drinking wine – when you want to unwind with friends, have a celebration, or simply need to take the edge off after a really difficult day. Whatever the occasion, buying a bottle of wine doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or expensive experience. You don’t have to know anything about tannins or be able to identify the taste of “hints of tobacco leaf” in the flavor (whatever that means). I have a few of my favorites that I would like to share with you. I think they are delicious...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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Summer Travel Alert: Come Fly Direct To Fort Lauderdale With British Airways!

Discover Forida It’s almost summertime! It’s the time of year when the kids are getting out of school and everyone is begining to pinpoint their summer travel destinations. With that being said, we invite you to come check out the sunshine state because now it’s closer than ever…Yes, you heard that right! Thanks to British Airways you can soon (starting July 6th) fly directly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport! Florida has so much to offer and one of the best places in Florida to travel to is Fort Lauderdale! There is something to do there for literally everyone in...

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Potty Training

Potty Training Made (Somewhat) Easy! Did you know that you can pay someone to potty train your child? Yes, you read correctly – for a large fee, (some people even charge up to $1000), someone will come to your house and teach your child how to pee and poop in the potty. Toilet training is something of a rite of passage for our toddlers, and common sense tells you that they will figure it out eventually. However, it is a topic that is very stressful to many busy parents. So, if you are one of those people who are...

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Thomas & Friends Sets Friendship In Motion!

Inspiring Frindships Big And Small Think about when you were in preschool. You had so many firsts that you were just discovering! You met new friends all the time, you learned how to interact, how to share, you learned about kindness, and also how to express your feelings and how to understand others feelings. It was a very exciting time to say the least. However, times are changing and we are officially living in a digital world. We are slowly losing that personal connection. Little kids know how to operate an iPad before they even learn how to talk....

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5 Real Workout Tips for Exhausted New Moms

(This post is sponsored. However, as always, the opinions are all my own) (Realistic) Fitness Tips for the Newly Minted Mama As the mother of a 10-month-old and an 8-year-old, I know a thing or two about being an exhausted new mom. I’ve always envied those mothers who stroll out of the hospital looking perfectly toned, well rested, bright eyed and impeccably dressed and then remain that way through the newborn phase of infancy. Suffice it to say, I’m not that kind of mom. I’m more of the if-I-manage-to-get-on-eyeliner-I-call-it-a-successful-day kind of mother, and I have a similar approach to...

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