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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

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    What’s something you love doing together as a family? 
I forgot just how much I love bike riding together until we visited Calistoga. I love that everyone pretty much rides bikes everywhere in this cute little town.
It inspired us to make a point to start doing family bike rides again once we got home. I’m always trying to find ways for us to bond as a family. Biking is definitely an oldie, but a goodie. #simplethingsmadebeautiful #simplethings #simpleliving #familytime #calistoga 
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#familybonding #winecountry #napavalley #bikeriding #momofteensandtweens #momoftwokids #momofboth #momlifebestlife #realmom #travelingwithkids #familytravels #momlife❤️ #bayareamom #stayingblonde
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    This was such an amazing experience for my whole family. An African Safari is high on our bucket list. Since we’re not headed to Africa at the moment I did the next best thing and booked a Safari and overnight glamping at @safariwest .
It’s in Sonoma county and is a must-do if you’re visiting wine country - especially if you’re visiting with the kids! My kids thought it was an amazing experience.  I have more about it over on the blog. Link in bio. #safariwest #safari #sonomacounty #napacounty #glamping 
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#california #travelingwithkids #familytravels #wanderlust #travelideas #travelinspiration #winecountry #glampinglife #momlifebestlife #familyadventures #uniqueexperience #uniqueexperiences #momoftwokids #momofboth #bayareamom #stayingblonde #zebra #girraffe #rhino #wildlifepreserve
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    I won’t make that mistake again! 😂 Do you learn from your mistakes? Have you ever tried an Olive straight from the tree? #lessonlearned #fail #fresholives #dontdoit #learnfrommymistakes 
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#calistoga #indianspringsresort #olivetree #vacaymode #trynewthings #epicfail #bayareamom #momoftwokids #momofboth #stayingblonde #oops #funnymoments #winecountry #napavalley
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    We just loved everything about this place. We had the most relaxing couple of days at Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga, Ca. 
What you see is literally all we did. If we weren’t riding bikes or playing games, we were floating in the geo-thermal pools. This was our first stop on our spontaneous getaway and is a perfect family spot if you are visiting Napa Valley. #indianspringsresort #indiansprings #familytravel #napavalley 
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#hotsprings #mineralpools #calistoga #indianspringsresortandspa #travelingwithkids #familyfun #familytravels #oldfashionedfun #geysers #bayareafamily #bayareamom #cupsheswimwear #whatiweartoday #vacationvibes #vacationideas #familyvacay #familyvacations #stayingblonde
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    What can I say? My goofy side to comes out when I’m on vacation. 

We’re currently enjoying some family fun before school starts again in a couple weeks.  I told myself that won’t make any reels until we get back home, but I heard this audio and it perfectly timed out to my horribly bad dancing and I couldn’t resist. 😂 Ta-da! #reelsgrowth #vacationmode #goofymom 
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#baddancing #justforfun✌ #havingfun #indianspringsresort #travelingwithkids #familytravel #familytravels #funmom #realmom #realmomlife #stayingblonde #whatiwear #whatiweartoday #fashionover40 #aliceandolivia #summerstyle #vacationstyle
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    #SchickIntuitionPartner Ready or not, the pre-teen years are here. And trust me, I'm
not ready. With these pre-teen years also comes a lot of other things that I'm not
ready for, like shaving! Thank goodness I have @SchickIntuition available to help me
easily teach her all about shaving. It's made the entire process of learning to shave
so easy. It has built-in moisturizer that lathers and shaves all in one step. It also has
wire-wrap blades to help minimize nicks and cuts. I wish I had this when I was her
age. It's seriously the safest and easiest razor to learn to shave.
You can find Schick Intuition Razors at Walgreens. Right now if you spend $20 on
participating products you will receive a $5 Walgreens Cash reward. Offer valid thru
8/27/22 #ad #momoftweens #tweenyears
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    Making the best of it. We were supposed to be in Punta Mita, Mexico right now but had to cancel the trip because my husband is sick with Covid. 😩. 

I am currently scouring the internet for last minute deals anywhere the week before school starts. He should definitely be feeling better by then. Any ideas or suggestions. 

By the way, I am obsessed with our new blow up pool. It’s huge, has a bench and back rest, and has cup holders. In my opinion it is the king of all blowup pools! 😂. You can find a shop link to it in my bio. #summervibes #humor #cancelled #cancelledplans #realmom #realmomlife 
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#funnymom #momlife #momlifebelike ##momlifeunfiltered #momlifeunplugged #momanddaughter #whatwewear #whatiweartoday #justwearthesuit #swimsuitseason #bayareamom #funnyreels
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    Is it possible to really “take a break” from social anymore? I am finding that my social media breaks don’t feel like breaks at all.  I get sucked back in every time. How do you really disconnect? #momneedsabreak #takingabreak #reality 
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#socialmediabreak #funny #realmom #realmomlife #anxietyawareness #bayareamom #bayareablogger #stayingblonde #momblogger #momoftwokids #momofboth #momofteensandtweens
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    If you could  be an expert on anything what would it be? 

At this point in my life, I would love to be an expert in parenting! Seriously, I want to know everything about how to handle the teen and tween years.  I haven’t even been dealing with them too long and I’m already realizing that they are a lot more than I anticipated. I think I would take the toddler over the teen years any day! How about you? #momofteensandtweens #momlife❤️
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    Chicago is a beautiful city, but seeing it from the river is even more stunning. We took the @wendellaboats architectural tour and loved seeing and hearing all about the history of the city and buildings. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer day in the city. #chicago #chicagoboattour #wendellaboats #chicagoriver #chicagocruise 
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#wanderlust #traveltips #traveltipsandtricks #travelchicago #travelingwithkids #familytravels #familytravel #travelideas #familytravelideas #summerfun #stayingblonde #momlife
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    Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!!🇺🇸
We’re spending it back home in Indiana with family and friends. Nothing beats a Midwest summer and 4th of July! #happyfourthofjuly #midwestliving #midwestsummer #happy4thofjuly
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    Who knew you could get so much wear out of a scarf in the summer time?! Any other ideas on how I can wear it?
I had a few days at home while my daughter was healing, so I decided to shop my closet and find new ways to wear some of my clothes that I already own. 
I absolutely love this @theresadelgado scarf. It makes for a fun pop of color in any season. I especially love it as a top!. Check out the link in my bio to check out some more of her beautiful scarves. Use coupon code MICHELLETUCKER for $50 off.  #whatiweartoday #silkscarves #silkscarf #fashionover40 #mystyletoday 
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#summerstyles #summerfashion #versatilestyle #boldcolors #styleinspo #styleinspiration #stayingblonde
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    Happy Monday! We’re still taking it slow after a very scary experience this weekend. Audrey was at horse lessons and got in the the middle of two horses fighting with eachother. It resulted with her getting kicked in the chin and the leg. Nothing is broken and she is doing much better. She is just super sore, bruised, and cut up a bit. 

I am so thankful that her dad was right there and was able to pull her out before anything worse could happen. he also got kicked in the mess of everything. It’s these moments that really make you realize how your entire life can be shattered in just an instant. My kids have gotten more hugs and kisses than they ever thought possible this weekend. Does anyone know of any plastic bubbles I can buy to keep my kids in for the foreseeable future?  #momlife #realmomlife #momlife❤️
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    If you could be an expert on anything what would it be?
    At this point in my life, I would love to be an expert in parenting! Seriously, I want to know everything about how to handle the teen and tween years. I haven’t even been dealing with them too long and I’m already realizing that they are a lot more than I anticipated. I think I would take the toddler over the teen years any day! How about you? #momofteensandtweens #momlife❤️
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At this point in my life, I would love to be an expert in parenting! Seriously, I want to know everything about how to handle the teen and tween years.  I haven’t even been dealing with them too long and I’m already realizing that they are a lot more than I anticipated. I think I would take the toddler over the teen years any day! How about you? #momofteensandtweens #momlife❤️

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    Yes, I completely agree. Teenagers are so very complicated.

    Parenting it would be the same I’m trying to brace but 5 year old has me Confused How to make better investment in other areas

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    Chicago is a beautiful city, but seeing it from the river is even more stunning. We took the @wendellaboats architectural tour and loved seeing and hearing all about the history of the city and buildings. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer day in the city. #chicago #chicagoboattour #wendellaboats #chicagoriver #chicagocruise ... See MoreSee Less

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    Can't wait to hear about it!

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    Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!!🇺🇸
    We’re spending it back home in Indiana with family and friends. Nothing beats a Midwest summer and 4th of July! #happyfourthofjuly #midwestliving #midwestsummer #happy4thofjuly
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    Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!!🇺🇸
We’re spending it back home in Indiana with family and friends. Nothing beats a Midwest summer and 4th of July! #happyfourthofjuly #midwestliving #midwestsummer #happy4thofjuly

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    Have a wonderful visit!! How is poor Audrey's chin? Did she have stitches? How's Betty? Your Mom? Your Dad? Christopher? Ok, hit my quota of six questions 😂😂😂

    Happy 4th Michelle! Enjoy. Safe travels

    HAPPY 4th OF JULY🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Have a wonderful time visiting family and friends!

    R these part of ur family

    How long are u in Indiana at your dads?

    Your so beautiful, I love it

    Beautiful❤❤

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