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Getting Back Into Running

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September 11, 2015 by Jenn R.
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running shoes, brooks running, women's running shoes, new sneakersI was never a big runner. Growing up I preferred to bike, swim, dance and tumble. It wasn’t until I met a runner in my early twenties that I began to really “run for fun.”  Prior to that I only ran when physical education class required it, or if someone was chasing me. Not that I had to do that often. Needless to say, I didn’t understand what all goes into running and what sort of equipment is required. Spoiler alert –it’s not what you think.

 

 

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Success Tips to Parenting While Frustrated

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September 09, 2015 by Trish R.
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woman making weird faceParenting, it’s both an adventure and a struggle, and if your kids are anything like mine, you tend to get frustrated pretty often. It’s as if they know exactly what buttons to push to  get me irritated so that they will hopefully get whatever it is that they want. However, as much as yelling would be the easiest response, it’s really pointless. So next time your little (or big) kiddo sets you off, try these strategies to help you cope thru your parental frustrations:

 

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Enough is enough!

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September 04, 2015 by Jenn R.
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woman runningEnough is enough! I’m tired of hearing my own excuses play over and over again in my head. I have endless reasons why I haven’t returned to running, or making time for any type of regular exercise to my weekly routine, for that matter. It’s time! I owe it to myself and my body.

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Start Holiday Shopping NOW!

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September 02, 2015 by Trish R.
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pack of dollsSo before you start getting mad that it’s not even Halloween yet, hear me out. When it comes to holiday gifts, we tend to overspend. Sad, but true. So, why not start planning now and stretch out your budget. Spend a little in September, a little more in October, maybe hit it big in November with Black Friday, and finalize the small stuff in December. Plus, this will give you more time to find good deals on items worth buying, rather than waiting to the last minute and paying full price for whatever items are left on the shelves.

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Back to School Essentials for Students

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August 25, 2015 by Trish R.
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Backpacks, notepaper, jeans and t-shirts, or even Internet access…school supplies are more varied than ever. And as we're ticking down to the end of August and the start of the school year, some of the school supplies could catch you by surprise.

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