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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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    Europe is crowded in the summer, but there are ways to avoid the crowds. Staying in a neighboring, “less touristy“ town is one way. We loved staying in Praiano. It’s nestled in between Positano and Amalfi and was a perfect base for visiting the Amalfi coast. I have more about our Amalfi ...coast trip and where we stayed up on the blog. Link in bio.

    I’m also trying to use this advice for our upcoming trip to Greece. I will be sure to let you know how it goes. #praiano #amalficoast #positano #italy #europesummer #italytravel #europetraveltips #travelhacks #summertravel #familytravel

    OMG, this airport! What’s your least favorite airport? There are some that I try to avoid, especially if I have a connecting flight, and Atlanta is on my list. We barely made our flight. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Atlanta and had a connecting flight be in the same terminal. And don’t ...get me started about the train. It was cage match trying to get on and off before the doors slammed shut. 😆. But, at least we made it! #flying #travelproblems #worstairport #airport #atlantaairport #familytravel #traveltruths #traveling #travelstress

    I am heartbroken to say that my Grandma, Ima, has passed away. I don’t have the words to express how much she will be missed. She was a bright light in so many of our lives. If you were lucky enough to know my Grandma, then you know how special a person she was.

    Grandma was always there ...for all of us, always showed up, always made the extra effort, and loved us unconditionally. She treasured her family and was the glue that held us all together.

    I can’t even begin to start telling stories about her because I wouldn’t know where to begin; there are just too many. She left a profound impact on so many people during her 94 years on this earth, and she will be greatly missed by all.

    I will forever miss and love you, Grandma. Be at peace, and be sure to give Grandpa a big hug from me. Until we meet again. ❤️

    I am heartbroken to say that my Grandma, Ima, has passed away. I don’t have the words to express how much she will be missed. She was a bright light in so many of our lives. If you were lucky enough to know my Grandma, then you know how special a person she was.

    Grandma was always there ...for all of us, always showed up, always made the extra effort, and loved us unconditionally. She treasured her family and was the glue that held us all together.

    I can’t even begin to start telling stories about her because I wouldn’t know where to begin; there are just too many. She left a profound impact on so many people during her 94 years on this earth, and she will be greatly missed by all.

    I will forever miss and love you, Grandma. Be at peace, and be sure to give Grandpa a big hug from me. Until we meet again. ❤️

    Happy Anniversary to us! 24 years and going strong. We celebrated with a night out to the Mountain Winery seeing Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall. It was my first time seeing a show at the Mountain Winery, I had no clue the venue was so beautiful. Do you have any shows planned for this summer? ...#happyanniversary #mountainwinery #summerconcerts #summervibes

    Happy Anniversary to us! 24 years and going strong. We celebrated with a night out to the Mountain Winery seeing Elvis Costello and Daryl Hall. It was my first time seeing a show at the Mountain Winery, I had no clue the venue was so beautiful. Do you have any shows planned for this summer? ...#happyanniversary #mountainwinery #summerconcerts #summervibes

    Two weeks of pizza, pasta, and gelato, there was no weight to be lost here. 😂. On the flip side though, I didn’t gain any. Maybe I will do better in Greece this summer. #travelitaly #italyfood #gelato #truth #summertravel

    I’m looking for a man with Whiskers. 😂 Have I told you lately how much I love my cat. ❤️ #lookingforamanwithwhiskers #catsofinstagram #funnycat #catmom

    I’ve been soaking up the warm sun these last few weeks and that’s got me thinking more about my skin and my skin care routine. I’ve been using @herbalfacefood because it is 100% plant powered, organic, and it’s been leaving my skin looking and feeling fantastic.

    These serums are ...great because they work at the cellular level healing my skin from years of damage. Here is a link to their products https://herbalfacefood.com/?rfsn=6577609.aaca20. Use my code “stayingblonde” to receive 30% off your order. #herbalfacefood #herbalfacefoodpartner #skincare #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skinover40 #antiaging

    I’ve been soaking up the warm sun these last few weeks and that’s got me thinking more about my skin and my skin care routine. I’ve been using @herbalfacefood because it is 100% plant powered, organic, and it’s been leaving my skin looking and feeling fantastic.

    These serums are ...great because they work at the cellular level healing my skin from years of damage. I have a link to all of their products in my bio. Use my code “stayingblonde” to receive 30% off your order. #herbalfacefood #herbalfacefoodpartner #skincare #skincareroutine #skincareproducts #skinover40 #antiaging

    Reposting this as Meta took down my original audio. I guess my voiceovers are considered copyrighted material now. 😂😩 This app makes me crazy 🤪. #europetravel #europetraveltips #traveltips #europewithkids #familytravel #travelmistakes #europesummer #traveltroubles #italytravel #paris ...#london

    The problem with only taking a carryon! I love all of these, but I need to cut out two or even three pieces. 😩. After watching the video myself, my initial reaction is to cut the black one first. What do you think? I have all of these linked on my.LTK. Link in bio. https://liketk.it/4HZv2 ...#greecetravel #greecefashion #greecetryonhaul #tryonhaul #travelstyle #greecestyle #fashionover40 #whatiwear #summerdresses #summerstyle #ltk #ltkfashion @shop.ltk