I guarantee that a mother you know is faking a smile, hiding her tears, or sitting in her silent home, dreading this day beyond words. Let's not forget them or those amazing women throughout our lives who have taught us what our own mothers didn't or couldn't.
If there’s one thing I never expected to witness in my life, it's an act of terror. I certainly didn’t expect to witness such an act just minutes after I crossed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
If you are tired of fumbling around for all the small items on your cruise vacation (or any trip, really), you will love this hack for pulling and keeping it all together and organized both at home and on board. This is a grab-and-go fix that will make packing a breeze.
In light of what is a very contentious topic on many cruise-related forums and groups, my goal with this article is to compile accurate facts and data regarding the tipping and prepaid gratuities of cruise ship employees in an unbiased and factual manner.
One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that “nurses eat their young." This was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!
It's not often that we have a long weekend open. Due to the cancellation of my 30-year class reunion that weekend, we made a last-minute decision to turn lemons to lemonade, fill our backpacks, and head out on our first Appalachian Trail section hike! It was an amazing 42 mile weekend!
As a concerned mother and registered nurse, I am writing this article with not only the hope that my son's symptoms will be familiar to others who may be able to help us conquer a diagnosis, but also to increase awareness on the growing number of mystery illnesses in today's population.
For my 50th birthday, I gave myself the gift of improved mobility and less pain. I've lived with intense neck pain, since my 1997 horse throw, and my deepest regret is having waited so long to have this surgery. My life has been improved immeasurably. My best advice is to not put it off and suffer.
During the month of my 50th birthday, I spent time reflecting upon my life and the lessons I've learned. Some were serious, some sad, and some funny. The most important thing I learned is we are always learning, no matter how old we get or how wise we think we have become.
When I started cooking for my husband and me, it was a struggle to find recipes that we both enjoyed. We need to eat more vegetables, which is not a problem for me, but my husband hates just about every vegetable in existence! This recipe, though, is a game changer.
Come take a stroll back in time and visit this historic icon that boasts one of the first electric chairs, original architecture, multiple layers of paint-peeling walls, original prison cells, and the sites where some very famous movies were filmed. Admission is only $10–12 for a self-guided tour.
I had the honor of meeting the designer of this amazing concept, the fãv" ("fill-a-void") handbag system while at my yoga class. That's when I got to see this system in action. I had to have one by the next day, had used it in three different scenarios. This is a must-have and the perfect gift too!
Packing for a cruise vacation can be exciting but also a bit confusing for first-time travelers. These cruise essentials will make packing a breeze and help you get the most out of the storage space in your cabin.
Divorce is one of the most challenging experiences. It was an unforeseen concept that I was not prepared to ever face. While I have lived a happy life since starting over, there is also the very real fact that my choices have made others quite unhappy.
We got our first Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis, a fatal and incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew her to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.
Every day, hundreds of family ties are severed, and generally it's for lack of understanding and communication. How does one come to grips with such a sad outcome, yet live a happy, peaceful life? It's hard when judgment, misunderstanding, or societal expectations destroy a family's bond.
My evening run took me on a trail winding through a maze of fields loaded with kids learning about rules, teamwork, favoritism, and the discomfort of athletic cups.
While texting and messaging is a convenient tool to keep in touch, it can often creates daily stress in our lives. Texting allows us more control over talking on the phone and allows us to establish communication boundaries.
Divorce is tough on everyone and your friends are no exception, especially if they were unaware of your issues and your divorce seemingly came out of nowhere to them.
I always say that I’m going to write a review and blog post at the end of each cruise and then fail to do it. But this cruise warranted a post as it was our best one yet! Read on to discover what you'll find on board this ship and what to expect during your 12-day cruise.
When I decided to plan a long weekend on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, I found there was no easy-to-follow itinerary and lodging guide anywhere on the web, only a list of the distilleries to visit. I decided to create my own, tweaking it along the way!
The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.
If you want a clean, well-maintained, quiet place to camp with your tent or RV, Iron Ridge Campground is your place. If you want well-cleared, moderately tough trails to hike/run, the Lakeshore Trail that starts from the campground is the perfect compliment to a relaxing, yet adventurous getaway.