4 Day Countdown To One Year Anniversary – Communication

Making Memories Countdown to One Year Anniversary Brandy & Mike

The learning how to communicate for the first time with someone who isn’t backing out, who is in this for the long haul has probably been one of the most difficult parts of our relationship for me. You see, I can talk your ear off, I am great at rambling but when it comes to having an actual conversation that could seem to be a confrontational topic I either shutdown or get defensive. It’s just how I have always been with certain topics. When it comes to a relationship, I am Mom and I am me, it’s been so many […]

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First Day of School Snack – Chalkboard Rice Krispies

Happily Blended Features Chalkboard Krispies

That first day of school has happened for some of you out there, but for us it’s closer to the end of August. With that being said I am quickly on the search for ways to make after school snack time easier. I am a work from home Mom who thrives on balancing the ever demanding client schedule plus motherhood schedule. Once back to school season hits here in our household, I will be adding a few things to my schedule. We have a back to school night for all three kids, soccer season will be in full swing and […]

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5 Day Countdown – To One Year Anniversary

About Brandy Ellen

This coming Saturday will be our one year anniversary and boy it seems like portions flew by while other days went by slowly. We have had ups and we have had downs. There are many things about this relationship that were new for both of us. For starters, I never had much luck trying to date someone who didn’t have their own kids in the past. It just wasn’t something I had felt like venturing into again. I also ended up not having such luck dating someone with kids. To be fair, it seems I have had a blend of […]

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Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis

Don't Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis

Don’t Fear Running Will Cause Arthritis Many runners are concerned that their exercise routine and other competitions that they partake in as part of their love of running are starting to deteriorate the health of their knees. Whilst many may worry that the wear and tear of running will ultimately ruin your knees or create a higher risk of osteoarthritis, research actually suggests that runners are reducing their risk of bad knees and osteoarthritis by running on a regular basis. According to Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Rheumatologist Alicia Zbehlik, MD, MPH, ‘A runner tends to be leaner on average and the lower […]

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Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

Go For Gold: Add A Touch Of Luxury To Your Bedroom

If you want to add a bit of luxury to your home, then the bedroom should be the first priority. This is the place you relax in at the end of a long day and that splash of luxury could be the difference between you getting a good night’s kip and not. Nothing quite says luxury more than gold either. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Do this badly and you could end up with a gaudy or over the top room that undermines what you were trying to achieve. So, how do you do this properly? Consider the bed […]

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How to Be Proactive for Back to School Mornings #blogginggroove

Happily Blended How to Be Proactive for Back to School Mornings

That time of year is quickly approaching, back to school season. I am aware of it because so many bloggers are sharing their back to school tips, tricks and must haves. Just the other day I decided to share a few back to school essentials. Today I am going to discuss how to be prepared for back to school mornings. We all get a little lax in the Summer season, there’s no school and while some may work outside of the home, we here work from home so the schedule is a minimal one for the length of Summer break. […]

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Let Me Tell You a Little Story About Anxiety #blogginggroove

Let Me Tell You a Little Story About Anxiety

The pain of walking into a store alone, it was so real. To this day I can feel the depths of the dagger that twisted into my stomach with the mere thought of walking into a public location alone. I recall my mother not fully understanding how I could not just walk into the store or the bank, memory can’t bring back which it was. To my mom I am sure it seemed like a mere simple task, you get out of the car and walk into the place, but inside I was dying. Living with Anxiety The stigma of […]

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Glucosamine: Helping Dogs with Hip Problems

Glucosamine: Helping Dogs with Hip Problems

Pet owners who adore their dogs (and who doesn’t) often have to face the difficulty of hip problems in their beloved best friend. Some breeds are more prone to hip problems, and the sad fact is that this kind of problem can lead to expensive medical procedures or a disability in the animal. Due to the seriousness of this, veterinarians have worked overtime to try to find workable solution to canine hip problems. A Breakthrough Supplement The good news for dog lovers everywhere is the supplement Myristin®. This product has been used since 1996 as a holistic supplement for dogs, […]

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How Can You Make Money Blogging Without a Website? #blogginggroove

FAQ: How long until you had a decent following and what was your start up costs like?

Welcome to my Weekly FAQ Session Here I will feature questions asked by readers, social media connections and others who simply message me on Facebook Messenger to ask questions. Rather than spending hours upon hours answering emails and explaining each question to one person at a time, I am hosting a weekly FAQ Session so that we can all learn together. Coming soon: we have another advancement on this FAQ session coming by end of 2016, keep your eyes peeled! This week’s question was asked on our Happily Blended Facebook Page by Debra: How Can You Make Money Blogging Without […]

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How to Effectively Communicate with your Teen Daughter

How to Effectively Communicate with your Teen Daughter Happily Blended Parenting

The joys of a mother and daughter relationship, for centuries back this complicated relationship has effected the communication between Mom and daughter. Many Moms will get a clue that they are in for a wild ride in that one moment they see the insecurities of their own self deep within the eyes of their teen daughter. Regardless of whether you purposely pushed those insecurities onto your teen daughter or not, it happens. The relationship of a mother and daughter is both a beautiful and explosive. Something about the teen daughter who doesn’t think her mother understands her when reality is […]

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