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We’re Training to Be Foster Parents

Our biggest change in 2020 will be becoming a foster family. We are a bit uncomfortable and vulnerable opening up about something so personal, and not solely our own. But, given we share so much of our lives here,…

This Is 38.

This is 38 on my birthday… well the internet version anyway. Let’s put 37 on review: I found my new sport: water aerobics! After a 20 year career as an executive in government contracts, I left corporate America. I…

The Boys in our Hood Play “Chopped Junior Junior”

For years, our boys, have done a challenge they call “Chopped Junior Junior”. Essentially, Food Network’s Chopped is so inspiring that they wanted to do their own version with their friends. A Junior version of the professional TV show,…

Movies to Inspire your Travels

We love to watch movies together as a family. As we prepared for our trips to Europe and then our cross-country US summer trip, we started pulling together a list of movies that were regional. They inspired us to…

Healthcare, Low-Income Disadvantage & Fat Phobia

This month, I’ve been doing more for my health that I have in a long time – I’m taking advantage of preventative healthcare. When I left my corporate job, one of the questions we asked ourselves and nearly every…

5 Friday Favorites: Comfort Food Edition

1. Legit Pancake Mix When we got home from our big vacation at 5 pm on a Friday, we did not feel like cooking anything big. So we left our dinner to the boys from what they could rummage…

5 Friday Favorites: European Vacation Edition

  1. On-the-Go Protein Traveling for so long in countries where the level of “gluten-free awareness” was suspect, we needed to bring our own snacks. We know we can find “crisps” and fruit most places, so it was protein…

5 Friday Favorites: International Women’s Day Edition

It’s International Women’s Day! As you know, we’re all about inspiring women here at Real Everything, so for this installment of 5 Friday Favorites, we want to talk about inspiring women! The goal with the series is to simply…

5 Friday Favorites: Squirrel Friends Edition

We’re on a roll! Three in a row is an accomplishment for us. Here’s the third installment of 5 Friday Favorites. This week is all about squirrel friends. The goal with the series is to simply provide you with…

5 Friday Favorites: Couch Potato Edition

Hey everyone! It’s really a series because here’s the second installment of 5 Friday Favorites. Inspired by Valentine’s Week and snuggling loved ones, we’ve focused this week’s 5 favorites on all things snuggling on the couch. The goal with the…