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Curly Hair Tips & Tricks

As every Curly Hair Girl knows, taking care of our hair is a bit like the famous line from Forrest Gump — you never know what you’re gonna get! Curls are fickle and finding the right fit for your curls can be quite the journey of trial and error. We’ve gathered the tips, tricks and products that […]

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I Lost the Girl I Used to Be

The other night, we had dinner with a group of friends. My husband was driving and we were blocks from home, but I had one too many. Okay, more than one too many. I didn’t get sick, I didn’t have a hangover, so I guess by Milwaukee standards, I was fine…. But really, I was […]

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Six Books to Read This Winter

In my head, I picture myself curled up in a big bedroom armchair, reading novels for hours while the snow lightly falls outside. All is quiet and no one needs snack refills. In reality, the big armchair does not exist and I’m happy to read for a solid ten to fifteen minutes before falling asleep, […]

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A Journal of Novembers

November is a bittersweet month for me. It is the month that I started my mother’s journal and seems to be a month when trouble comes calling. I am wearing a johnny. A hospital gown.   It doesn’t open in the back as usual, mine opens to the front and I have my pants and shoes […]

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Five Ways to Invest in Yourself this Fall

After I signed my daughter up for swimming and dance; I thought to myself “I want to take a class!” After the internal wrestle to balance budgets, family time and self care, I did find a baking class, pulled the trigger and actually registered. And it was worth every dollar, calorie and minute.  Lately, my social […]

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5 Ways to Deal with this Election

It’s no secret that this has been a uniquely tempestuous election year. I won’t delve into taking sides, debating candidates or even what the issues are in this post. The entire Internet has had plenty of that. But I will say that everyone has been emotionally, psychologically and spiritually affected by this very intense battle for […]

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