Family Volunteer Vacation: The Adventure Begins

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My kids are not happy. I have just dropped the bomb:  there is no cell service in Beards Fork, West Virginia, where we will be spending the week with Global Volunteers (if you’re new here, you can read about where we went and why in this post.)

My husband is not happy.  He has supported my wish, to take a domestic family volunteer vacation for my 50th birthday, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t rather I’d  have wanted to celebrate by sipping cocktails surfside at a luxurious Caribbean resort.

The only one who is happy, is me. The only one who thinks a week volunteering in Appalachia through Global Volunteers is going to be a life changing, interesting, rewarding — even fun experience, is me.Continue Reading

Family Volunteer Vacation: The Prequel

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How I decided to take my family on a family volunteer trip to a Holler in West Virginia to celebrate my birthday. If you’ve ever read anything on my blog, you know this is the year I’m turning 50.  For my husband’s 50th, a few years ago, we went on a family trip to South […]

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It’s Not Too Late for Holiday Cards

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This post is sponsored by Minted I know, I know.  You’re thinking:  what?  It’s not too late for Holiday Cards?  Is she nuts? Well, maybe.  But not because of that.  It’s not too late for holiday cards because there’s always another holiday!  Forgot to send out ChristKwanHan cards?  No worries.  Send a little love for […]

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Blogging Myself Young

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So, 2015 is the year I turn fifty.  Which means it’s also the year I do my damnedest not to LOOK like I’m turning 50.  Luckily, I’m a blogger, and there are any number of companies willing to exploit my hysteria over the big five-oh, by offering me youth enhancing services to try. From cures for […]

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Fifty Signs I’m Turning 50 this Year

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The New Year is upon us once again.  And while you may think of it as 2015, I think of it as “the Year I’m going to turn 50.” Fifty!! How did that happen?  Well, it took about fifty years.  Luckily, with centenarians the fastest growing age group in the US, I can still call myself […]

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Get VAVAVoom Hair with Women’s Rogaine: Giveaway!

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I was asked to participate in the #rogainevolume campign, sponsored by Women’s ROGAINE. Although I have been compensated, as always all opinions are my own.The original tagline of my blog was “If  40′s the new 30, someone forgot to tell my thighs.”  At this point, I’ve been blogging so long that 40 seems downright youthful. […]

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