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Musings on the Loss of a Mother

A series of writing by Jennifer Shields, one of seven women committed to raising awareness for breast cancer research.  "Missing Mum" I am eight years old. Christmas, my mother in her soft blue … [Read More...]

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Aquatopia at #CamelbackLodge Perfects your Poconos Getaway

This Jersey girl loves a great getaway, especially one that involves water, sun and takes every member of the family into consideration. We loved our Camelbeach experience, so it's hard to top that. … [Read More...]

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A Mothers’ Day Letter to My Inner Child

I see you. I do.  I know that you went through a lot.  More than any sweet innocent child should.  The unpredictable nature of your surroundings made you feel unsteady on your own two feet.  It was … [Read More...]

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An Angry Walk for Breast Cancer

We may be smiling, but we're angry. Anger is usually something I try to avoid as I am of the firm belief that anger can rot your soul. I don't want to get angry with my kids because no one learns … [Read More...]

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Movie Time with Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 Review and #MallCopMoms

We recently attended a Mamarazzi® event screening of the hilarious yet wholesome Paul Blart Mall Cop 2. Who can resist a fun day out in NYC with the family. But we were thrilled the event would … [Read More...]

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Teaching Kids Money Matters

This post is written in cooperation with Boiling Springs Savings Bank. All opinions are my own.  One thing I vowed to do as a parent was teach my children to handle money so that they didn't … [Read More...]

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Finding Your Happy

I love the new(ish) silly expression, " I have all the feels". I have a few friends who use it and while it seems a little vague (and goofy) to me it is so descriptive because lately, I have had all … [Read More...]

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Middle School Angst

My younger son is smack in the middle of seventh grade, and until a few days ago, I thought he was succeeding at getting through middle school unscathed. I wasn’t able to achieve this, but as with … [Read More...]

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It’s Back

The other night, I ate chocolate while lying flat on my back. Before you TLC producers contact me to appear on the next season of My 600-lb Life, please note that this is due to a back problem, not an … [Read More...]

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We Break for Science Fun! A Liberty Science Center Giveaway #SpringBreakLSC

Learn about our Liberty Science Center event and enter to win tickets for your family below! While STEM (or STEAM) is a new structure to school curriculum, I've been coming to Liberty Science … [Read More...]

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Oh no! The Circus is in town!

I might have lied to my children and told them I was an animal activist in order to not have to sit through the circus. The truth is, I cannot handle the experience. Who is REALLY behind that clown … [Read More...]

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Living with MS: Accommodating Your Life

My sister, Marcie is 20 years my senior and has shown me, for nearly my entire life, what it is to be a trailblazer. She was an athlete before women were "allowed" to be athletes. Then she was a … [Read More...]

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Bigger Than His MS #MSAwareness

I have a remarkable sister... and brother-in-law. Having MS is only a small part of who he is. Today's Guest post is by my twin sister and better half, Michelle.  You’re told you have Multiple … [Read More...]

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TEDxNavesink Draws Change-Makers to Monmouth U

Raise your hand if you've ever been in the audience of someone with something compelling to say.  (Put your hand down if you're thinking of your last Springsteen concert.) Ok, yes, Bruce is compelling … [Read More...]