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“Do not cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

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Michelle Tucker

Michelle Tucker

A mom of two seeking a little sanity in the everyday.

To me, blonde isn’t just a hair color, it is a state of mind. Blonde has always made me feel bright, optimistic, and that I can take on the world.  I have been blonde since my teen years, and I have found that just like life, maintaining blonde takes lot of work and a ton of maintenance to keep those those dark roots from taking over.  

Blonde isn’t just a hair color, it is a state of mind…”

Today, I am happily married raising our two children in the San Francisco Bay area.   I am still blonde, but I am finding that blonde is even harder to maintain while navigating the trials and tribulations of parenthood and life over 40.  So, come be blonde with me as I share my experiences and tips on everything from family life, to our experiences with learning disabilities, and how I have learned to find sanity in the everyday.

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    “I do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible; however, it may take a day or seven, depending on the current family crisis, from time to time, so please bear with me.” — Michelle

    Latest Instagram Posts

    Well, thanksgiving came and went all without a photo! Can you believe it?  We were so busy cooking and stuffing our faces that I didn’t even think to take any pictures. 
So instead, here’s a pic of my leftovers I’m having for breakfast this morning. 😂 How long do you usually eat leftovers after thanksgiving? Two days is usually my limit. I hope you all had a fantastic thanksgiving. 🦃 #happythanksgivng #leftovers #breakfastofchampions
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    And this was using the timer on my camera! I think I needed someone behind the camera with a squeaky toy to get the animals to look. At least I was able to get us all into our matching jammies for the pic. Have you got your matching Christmas pajamas yet?  These are all super comfortable and are currently on sale! I have them linked in my bio.  Oh! Brownie points for anyone who knows what movie this song is from! It’s one of my favorites. 

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    🦃 Gobble Gobble! 🦃 
Have you gotten your turkey yet? We went shopping to get ours today, and there were only small or extremely large ones left. So we went big! 26 pounds big! I think this is the biggest Turkey I’ve ever attempted. Fingers are crossed that it is thawed by Thursday.  What’s the biggest Turkey that you’ve ever cooked? #turkeytime #turkeyday #turkey #thanksgivingdinner
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    I love having my fireplace and shelves to decorate for the holidays. Our house actually didn’t come with a fireplace when we moved in and I really missed having one. We ended up buying this electric fireplace and building the cabinets and shelves around it to make it all feel and look built-in. It was one of our many DIY projects we’ve done to the home. I can’t tell you how much I love having this mantle to hang our stockings from at Christmastime. I posted about our entire DIY built-in electric project over on the blog. Link in bio #christmasdecor #diyhomeprojects #electricfireplace #christmasdecorating 
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#diyhome #diyhomedecor #diyfireplace #diyelectricfireplace #christmastransition #instadogs #christmastime #stayingblonde
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    Today marks another year around the sun for me. 

This pic is from last year, so no, we’re not at Disney right now. My mind might be at Disney, but today I’m actually spending a nice birthday at home with my family. 

Although, I did see that the Disney Magic Key passes went back on sale today. Do you think that would be too big of a present to buy myself? What do you think? Is it a sign that they went on sale on My Birthday!? 😂 #happybirthday #happybirthdaytome #disneymom #disneymagicmoments #magickey
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    Where do you go when you need to clear your head? I love a good hike, especially among the redwoods. 

We visited Henry Cowell state park and hiked through the redwoods this past weekend. We’ve had a lot of stressful things going on lately, so this quick trip was much needed and welcomed. Nothing quite puts things in perspective like these beautiful giants. #redwoods #henrycowellstatepark #wanderlust #beautifulhike 
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#californialove #californiahikes #familytravels #hikingwithkids #momlifebestlife #momofteensandtweens #bayareafamily #bayareamom #bayareahikes #stayingblonde
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    I’m dreaming of a Disney Christmas.  Anybody else? 
I know that we were just there at the end of September, but Disneyland at Christmastime is my absolute favorite time of the year at the parks. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t looking into swinging an overnight trip down there sometime this season. #disneylandchristmas #disneyfamily #disneymagicmoments #disneyland #disneylandcalifornia 
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#disneyholidays #disneymom #christmastime #christmaslights #disneylandparkcalifornia #disneymomlife #disneylove #merrychristmas #momlifebestlife #stayingblonde
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    Have you tried a @Chobani Flip®?  #ad I found them on my latest target run when I was on a mission to find snacks that my kids will actually eat.  
It's been a problem.  My kids' lunches were coming home mostly uneaten and it was driving me crazy.  I knew I needed to find something new to get us out of our lunch rut. These are great because they're perfectly portioned greek yogurt snacks that are packed with protein.  Better yet, they're nutritious, and my kids eat and love them!  

A few of our favorite flavors are the Cookie Dough, the Cookies and Cream, and Strawberry Cheesecake.  The only problem I'm having now is making sure I don't eat them before I get them into their lunches! You can find these and lots of other great Chobani Flip flavors at Target and Target.com.  You can also find them and lots of other great Target finds on my liketoknow.it shop.  Link in bio.   @target @chobani #target #targetpartner #chobani https://liketk.it/3TPxg
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    I’m spending my Saturday cleaning out my closet. Yet again. 😩

I’m switching out all my warm weather clothes for winter clothes. At this point in my life I would do almost anything for a closet that fits them both! Do you switch out your clothes for the seasons? #saturdayvibes #closetcleanse #closetdesign #closetgoals #realmom #reallife
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    Have you planned any winter trips yet? I love visiting Yosemite in the winter because the park is less crowded, and as you can see, the views are to die for. It’s absolutely magical if you can make it right after a fresh snowfall.  We always stay at Tenaya Lodge while we are up there. It’s perfect because it has so much for the kids to do and is located right at the entrance to the park. If you want to read more about it I have linked in my bio. #yosemitenationalpark #wanderlust #wintertravel #beautifulviews #beautifulview #familytravel #travelideas 
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#yosemite #yosemitevalley #beautfulplaces #seetheworld #nationalparks #wintertravelideas #traveltips #wintertraveltips #stayingblonde #travelmom #travelingwithkids #momlifebestlife #tenaya #tenayalodge #tunnelview
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    Where do you hide your Christmas presents, and have you ever forgotten where you’ve hid them? #AD I actually started my Christmas shopping early, but now I need someplace good to hide everything! I don’t want my kids to accidentally find their gifts and ruin the surprise.  I got all these top toys and holiday favorites at @target and target.com.  My daughter will be so excited to open the Jurassic World Dominion Epic battle pack and the Lego Friends Olivia Space Academy. My nephew loves Bakugan, so I got him the Genesis Collection pack.  I’ve linked these toys and so many other favorites on my liketoknow.it. Link in bio  #target #targetpartner #targettoptoys #holidaykidscatalog #bakugan #lego #jurassicworlddominion https://liketk.it/3TnFB #liketoknowit #liketoknowholiday #liketoknowkids #ltk https://liketk.it/3TnFB #liketkit @shop.ltk 
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    The things we do for our kids! 😂 I have learned not to show my kids these viral videos if I don’t want to get stuck making these crazy creations! We had our cat box cake out for the party last night. Can you believe that no one would try it? 😂 Happy Halloween! #catboxcake #halloweencake #crazycake #yuck #gross #justforfun 
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    I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  We decided to throw a little party last night. It was so much fun, but oh, are we all dragging today!  Who else had a hard time getting up this morning? #happyhalloween
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    We decided last minute to put up our holiday arches and turn them into a haunted tunnel for Halloween night.  I think it turned out pretty great! I hope all the trick or treaters thinks so too!  Happy Halloween! #happyhalloween #halloweendecorations #hauntedtunnel #halloweenarches #hauntedhouse 
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#momlifeisthebestlife #momlifebestlife #momlife #momofteensandtweens #momofboth #stayingblonde #bayareafun
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    A three hour IEP meeting on a Friday afternoon is the absolute best way to start the weekend. NOT!

If you need me I will be vegged out on the couch in my Jammies drinking wine for the rest of the evening! 

I actually have been pretty quiet here lately and today’s meeting was partially the reason why.  Things with school have not been going very well.  Hopefully today’s  meeting is the start to of a change in the right direction. ❤️. I can’t really go into too many details at the moment, but when I can, I definitely will.
Happy Weekend!! #iepmom #happyweekendeveryone
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    All dressed up, and actually have somewhere to go! Woohoo! Is anyone else finding that they are having less and less opportunities to dress up anymore?

We were invited to a really wonderful Diwali party this weekend. I took this opportunity get out of my yoga pants and dress up a little. When’s the last time you got all dolled up? It’s been way too long for me. 

If you want to check out more beautiful silk scarves like the one I’m wearing, check out the link to Theresa Delgado’s silk scarves in my bio. Also use code MichelleTucker for $50 off. #silkscarf #alldressedup #fashionover40 #fallstyleinspo #silkscarves
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    🦃 Gobble Gobble! 🦃
    Have you gotten your turkey yet? We went shopping to get ours today, and there were only small or extremely large ones left. So we went big! 26 pounds big! I think this is the biggest Turkey I’ve ever attempted. Fingers are crossed that it is thawed by Thursday. What’s the biggest Turkey that you’ve ever cooked? #turkeytime #turkeyday #turkey #thanksgivingdinner
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    🦃 Gobble Gobble! 🦃 
Have you gotten your turkey yet? We went shopping to get ours today, and there were only small or extremely large ones left. So we went big! 26 pounds big! I think this is the biggest Turkey I’ve ever attempted. Fingers are crossed that it is thawed by Thursday.  What’s the biggest Turkey that you’ve ever cooked? #turkeytime #turkeyday #turkey #thanksgivingdinner

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    We usually do a 22 to 24 pounder. This year we couldn't find any even close to that size. Way smaller this year.

    I usually just do a breast and cook it in the crockpot

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    It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if we didn’t watch “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.” Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving movie? #planestrainsandautomobiles #thanksgivingmovie ... See MoreSee Less

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    I’ve only seen this movie once. My go to movies are A Muppets Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life

    Love this movie… it makes me ugly cry at the end so badly 💔

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    Have you book any winter trips yet? We love visiting Yosemite in winter. There are way less crowds, and as you can see, the views are to die for. We always stay at Tenaya Lodge which is perfect because it’s located right at the entrance of the park. You can read more about why we love this entire area in the winter over on the blog. stayingblonde.com/2021/02/22/yosemites-tenaya-lodge-our-favorite-winter-destination/ #tunnelview #yosemite #wanderlust #familytravel ... See MoreSee Less

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