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What I Learned About Myself During the Quarantine – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I saw a similar post titled “10 things I learned about myself” on my friend and fellow blogger Tanya Foster’s page. I thought it was a fun, interesting and quick read so I’ll try to keep mine short too. Because I’m pretty loquacious I’ll narrow mine down to half. So here are 5 things I’ve learned about myself during the quarantine: My life had slowly moved in this direction already. This was probably the toughest thing to admit. Because I’ve…

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Mother’s Day Edition – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

Mother’s Day has always been a special holiday for me. I remember the excitement of creating a homemade card for my mom and the delighted look on her face when I would hand over my prized, yet amateurish work of art. Back when I was a single mom I received lots of homemade things. And my heart would swell the way I am sure my mom’s did back then, before life got more complicated and handmade cards were replaced by…

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How To Balance Your Productivity Right Now – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I know for me the idea of being super productive is really just an idea on most days. The reality is that my days ebb and flow. As someone who is used to being busy and constantly wishing for more time to do all of the things, having more time and being less productive has been a little unsettling for me. But what I have realized is that I am not alone. Apparently even the idea of expecting yourself or…

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My Two Minute Zoom Makeup Routine – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

About a month ago I saw lots of people posting a meme claiming that we were really about to see how many of those work meetings could have been emails. I have to admit I laughed a little at that too. But it wasn’t long before those emails quickly morphed into virtual meetings via Zoom and other online platforms. And to be honest after several weeks of working from home I was pretty happy to see all of my co-workers’…

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How to Maintain a Positive Mindset Right Now – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I just like many of you have been working from home for the past week. We are certainly experiencing unprecedented times right now and if you’re anything like me your emotions are a little mixed. You might be thankful for the downtime and the ability to spend more time with your families in the comfort of your own home, but you also might be very worried about your own health and the health of those people you are spending time…

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How to Embrace Midlife With Joy! – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

As someone who never shies away from my age, you have heard plenty from me about all things over 40. I have shared before that even when I was in my twenties 40 sounded glamorous and complete, but that was it for me. I never really thought about what my life would be like after 40. I am not sure if that was just based on having my own 20 year old vision goggles that didn’t fully see the full…

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The Gift I Walked Away With From The Oprah Vision Tour – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

    If we’re connected on social media, you’ve probably seen me sharing about the Oprah and WW 2020 Vision Tour. This past fall I, like many of you, learned that Oprah was going to be on tour starting in the new year. It was really all I needed to hear and I planned to be there too. If you’ve been following along you know that I’ve heard Oprah speak up close and personal a couple of times during the…

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Investing in You-Three Things You Can Do – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was tempted to write this post about investment pieces- you know… all the must haves to complete your wardrobe and have you looking your best in 2020, but then I thought that it might be more appropriate as we enter this new decade to talk about your biggest investment, which of course is you, because in order to truly invest in all of the people we love it’s important that we feel really good about who we are too!…

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How to Find Your Focus for 2020 – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’re anything like me, your heart may be engrossed in all things holiday right now but your mind is thinking about the new year. I tend to be pretty goal driven and if you’ve been around for awhile then you know that anything new- a season, a birth year, a school year and sometimes even a new month gets my wheels spinning and my goal setting goes into overdrive.  Even if you aren’t a box checker or a goal…

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The Real Chic Life’s Favorite Things List for 2019 – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

  I wrote my very first Favorite Things post before I ever got a first hand view. If you have  been following along you know that I have actually attended the Oprah’s Favorite Things Party In New York City (twice actually) and it was just as amazing as you would imagine it to be. The best part is how electric the air is. It really isn’t about all of the things, it’s more about the spirit of giving. I’m not…

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