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“Do not cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
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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    Heaven gained a new angel. Yesterday we said goodbye to my mother-in-law, Mary. We are going to miss Grandma horribly, but we are at peace knowing she is no longer in any pain. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again. ❤️

    What’s something that you love to do once the weather starts feeling like spring? I love visiting local nurseries and shopping for plants.

    It was wonderfully warm this past weekend, so we visited a few nurseries actually looking for a tree. Our neighbors recently cut down a big tree... that shaded our backyard, so we knew we needed to replace it with something before our back yard starts to bake in the summer sun.

    If you swipe left, you can see that we found a cute little water gum tree. We planted it yesterday. I may not be getting my garden planted yet but at least I’m planting something. #gardeninglife #readyforspring #californialiving #watergumtree

    What’s something that you love to do once the weather starts feeling like spring? I love visiting local nurseries and shopping for plants.

    It was wonderfully warm this past weekend, so we visited a few nurseries actually looking for a tree. Our neighbors recently cut down a big tree ...that shaded our backyard, so we knew we needed to replace it with something before our back yard starts to bake in the summer sun.

    If you swipe left, you can see that we found a cute little water gum tree. We planted it yesterday. I may not be getting my garden planted yet but at least I’m planting something. #gardeninglife #readyforspring #californialiving #watergumtree

    I have to make myself feel better somehow. 😂 #reallife #realmomlife #truth #airtravel #funny #relatable #firstclassflight #firstclass ##realmom #familytravel #wanderlust

    Are you superstitious? Do you to tap the plane before boarding? Call me crazy, but it’s just one of those things that I have to do when I fly. #airtravel #superstition #superstitious #flying #relatable

    The Denver airport’s bathroom lighting was so good that I, of course, had to take a #restroomselfie .

    If you saw my stories, then you saw that we are on our way to Florida to visit family. We almost didn’t make it. I went to check into our flight yesterday, only to find out that we ...didn’t have a flight. I accidentally booked our flight for the wrong week!! I frantically had to find a new flight, and luckily found one on Southwest. It wasn’t exactly cheap, it wasn’t direct, but it is getting us there and we even get to sit together! Woohoo

    I can’t believe that I did that! Have you ever screwed up plans this badly before? #travelproblems #southwestairlines @southwestair #airtravel #denverairport #layover #traveltroubles

    The Denver airport’s bathroom lighting was so good that I, of course, had to take a #restroomselfie .

    If you saw my stories, then you saw that we are on our way to Florida to visit family. We almost didn’t make it. I went to check into our flight yesterday, only to find out that we ...didn’t have a flight. I accidentally booked our flight for the wrong week!! I frantically had to find a new flight, and luckily found one on Southwest. It wasn’t exactly cheap, it wasn’t direct, but it is getting us there and we even get to sit together! Woohoo

    I can’t believe that I did that! Have you ever screwed up plans this badly before? #travelproblems #southwestairlines @southwestair #airtravel #denverairport #layover #traveltroubles

    Have you ever let the algorithm dictate what you post? I know I probably need to focus on a niche in order to grow on this platform, but that wouldn’t be me, now would it?!

    I originally started my blog to talk about Momlife and our struggles with learning differences and IEPs. I still ...talk about that stuff, but I’ve discovered that I also really like posting about a variety of topics. Topics like travel, Disney, food, style, and funny tidbits, just to name a few. I enjoy sharing it all, so I share it all. Just because the gram prefers you to stay in your lane doesn’t mean that you have to. It’s more fun to do what makes you happy. #makeyourownkindofmusic #niche #stayingblonde #algorithm #bloggerlife #mommyblogger #travelblogger #disneymom #momlifebestlife

    Just one of my many toxic traits. 🤦‍♀️. I always feel the need to see as much as I can when I’m traveling. How about you, do you feel the need to see it all, or are you usually content visiting only your destination? #toxictrait #venice #italytravel #europetravel #toxictraits

    Snow day! At least that’s what we called it when school was cancelled in the midst of winter back in my day. I guess this is called either a “rain” or “ no power” day. No matter what you call it, nothing beats the feeling of waking up and finding out that school is cancelled for the day!... How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? #californiaweather #rain #californialiving #momlifebelike #momlifeisthebestlife #momlifebestlife #bayareamom

    Snow day! At least that’s what we called it when school was cancelled in the midst of winter back in my day. I guess this is called either a “rain” or “ no power” day. No matter what you call it, nothing beats the feeling of waking up and finding out that school is cancelled for the day!... How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? #californiaweather #rain #californialiving #momlifebelike #momlifeisthebestlife #momlifebestlife #bayareamom

    Happy February! January is finally over, but since we are still in the midst of winter, I thought I would share this decadent and delicious white hot chocolate recipe.
    I think these cute, heart-shaped marshmallows also make this a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. I have the full recipe up ...on stayingblonde.com. Link in bio #whitehotchocolate #easyrecipeideas #valentinesrecipes #sweettreats #hotchocolate #february #valentinesideas #valentinesday #valentinesdayideas #ltkit #jetpuffed #marshmallows

    I like hot chocolate, but I LOVE White Hot Chocolate. It's perfect for these cold winter days. This white hot chocolate is delicious, decadent, and super easy to make. #hotchocolatewithmarshmallows #winterrecipes #hotchocolatedrink

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    White Hot Chocolate #hotchocolaterecipe #hotchoclate #easyrecipes

    It was such a wonderful day to head up to San Francisco to see this beautiful exhibit. I am totally swooning over that yellow dress!
    Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style runs at the de Young Museum until August 11. #deyoungmuseum #deyoung #sanfrancisco #fashion ...#fashioningsanfranciscoacenturyofstyle #whatiweartoday #fashionover40 #timelessstyle #hautecouture #couturefashion

    Fashioning San Francisco #sanfrancisco #fashion #couture #museum