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Graduating and Yesterday's Milestone

In the midst of the hustle, I sit down today to appreciate milestones. My niece Emma is graduating high school this week and I am, oh so very, proud of her. And of my big sister Kara, who has been working so hard, for so long, to make a great life for her and her girls. You guys rock. But wait, wasn't Emma just a two year old, riding next to me in the Mocko Mobile falling in love with horses out the car window?  Sometimes life moves so fast that you forget how many important steps it took to...


#14 - A Rant

I really do not understand why people use social media for hate and bullying and voicing their crappy, mean thoughts. I think I may wage a war against it. I sincerely doubt that the mean people outnumber the kind.  Who is with me?  I watched a TEDtalk early this morning by a woman with cerebral palsy. She is Palestinian, lives in New Jersey, and was saying how she was never bullied in school- BUT she has been bullied since her career has gained internet fame. Commenters hiding behind screens somewhere, spewing hate and awful words. WHY?  Have you ever read...


#4 - 3 Life Changing Tips

Margaret Chaney

Comments 1 Tags 30 ways to 30 years, be real, get real, lifestyle blog, tips

It goes hand in hand with getting older, that you realize how wise others are, and that "yes, please!", you would like their advice!  Here are my favorite practical tips: 1. "Drink 2 glasses of water right when you wake up!" - my friend Jeremy Boone tweets this reminder daily, and I finally started listening. It has made a huge difference in how I feel in the morning, and also gets me to drink more water throughout the day. I now keep a 750 ml glass water bottle on my night stand so I can chug it as soon as...


30 Ways to 30- #1

Margaret Chaney

Comments 2 Tags be real, soulful, thankful

So I have entered the last two months of my 20's.  I am pretty stoked. I have always wanted to do whatever my sisters do, and they have all been 30. Well not Kara, she is still 29, so it will be sad to not be the same age as her anymore.   In the spirit of a new decade, I am issuing myself a challenge:  to write 30 Blogs on the Ways I am "getting to" 30 years old. # 1 is a goal - BLOG MORE, PROCRASTINATE LESS... Its pretty bad. I have been wanting to write this blog post...


Lets get real....

Margaret Chaney

Comments 2 Tags be real, conscious, conscious living, get real, real mom

I've been trying so hard to be conscious that it led me right to being conscious of other things... So let's get real.  If you didn't know already, I am a single 29 yr old mother of an 11 yr old boy who has cerebral palsy, but has extra special needs right now. He is 13 weeks post op from a major surgery. He is mostly in a wheelchair, but uses a walker some. With his limited physical capacities (very limited), we are homeschooling (and by "we" I mean my mother, while I rock the rehab drill sergeant routine) Oh,...