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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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    Cheers to not having to cook tonight!! 
After this incredibly long week we all needed an evening out, and I definitely needed this spicy jalapeño Margarita! 

We had the tastiest dinner at @pacificcatch ! It’s our go-to place when we are craving delicious seafood. I usually get the poke, but this time I tried the lobster roll and it definitely did not disappoint.  When you go out to eat, do you try different things, or do you tend to order the same thing?  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! #pacificcatch #seafooddinner #weekendvibes #bayareaeats
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    If there was a “Supermom” superhero, what superpower do you think she’d have? Speed? Strength? Endless energy?  The gift of foresight? Super intelligence? Confidence?  I think she’d have to have all of the above… and then some. 

I could totally use any of these supermom superpowers this week! We have a few IEP meetings scheduled over the next few days. I assumed these meetings (and parenthood in general) would gradually get easier as time passed. Boy, was I wrong!  I don’t know that it ever gets easier… it just becomes “different.” I think I am okay with that. Oh well, wish me luck!

#supermoms #supermom #avengerscampus #disneymom #iepmom
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    What a Monday!  Did anyone else have the hardest time getting up and getting back to normal today? 

Last night was one of those nights where my mind wouldn’t turn off, and I think I finally fell asleep sometime in the 4 o’clock hour. Needless to say this morning was ROUGH. There were no smiles to be found anywhere in my house this morning, so I decided to share a pic where we were all still smiling up in Yosemite. #mondaymoods #yosemitenationalpark #snowdays
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    Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best in 2022! 
#happynewyear2022 #yosemitevalley #newbeginnings
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    Is anyone else in the weird Holiday void, where you do nothing but wonder around your house not knowing what day it is?  That is currently where I am. 

We were supposed to be on our way to Chicago to see my family, but unfortunately our plans got canceled. Well actually I should say delayed. We’re going to try to reschedule in the next month or two. 

So instead of wandering around the house anymore the winter break, we are headed up to Yosemite this afternoon! Wish us luck that the roads stay open, there is supposed to be a break in the snow today!  #holidayvoid #christmasvoid #afterchristmas #holidayhangover
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    “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.” 
Merry Christmas!! #merrychristmas #christmas2021
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    Is anyone else in disbelief that Christmas is only 10 days away? 

Are you ready? Or are you like me and are no where near ready yet? I still have some shopping, shipping and wrapping to do. In addition to that, I haven’t even started baking, planning, packing etc. I wish that Thanksgiving didn’t have to be so darn close to Christmas. I feel like the entire season is just more and more condensed each year. 

Btw, if your still in need of an easy last minute Christmas gift idea, these hats that I found on Amazon are so warm and cozy.  Better yet, they are reasonably priced and available to arrive before Christmas. You can find them on my like to know and also on the shop page of Stayingblonde. 

Follow my shop @stayingblonde on the @shop.LTK app to shop this post and get my exclusive app-only content!

#liketkit #LTKGiftGuide #LTKHoliday #LTKSeasonal
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https://liketk.it/3uizj #giftideasforher #comfyhat #whatiwear #whatiweartoday
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    Have you seen Santa yet? Do you still go visit Santa? 

We missed him last year due to Covid, so I was insistent on visiting Santa this year despite whether or not the kids wanted to. I’ve got to get my photos while I still can, right? 

We went and saw Santa at our favorite spot to visit him, which is at Disney’s California Adventure inside Redwood Creek Challenge.  Do you have a favorite place where you like to go to see Santa? 
#disneymagicmoments #santavisit #californiaadventure #seeingsanta #believe #nevertooold
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    Have you even began wrapping gifts yet? I’ve decided that this year I want to try to wrap the gifts right when I buy them. At least this way I don’t have to worry about hiding them. Not to mention, it makes the tree look so much better too. 

I’ve been having fun wrapping a few of the kids’ gifts in a way that they’ll have no way of knowing what the gifts are. I’m using these really cool dividers by @disguisethesurprise to wrap their New AirPods in normal shirt boxes.  If I didn’t use these, I know they would know right away what they were getting.  I can’t wait to see their faces on Christmas morning!  I love a good surprise! I have a link to Disguise the Surprise dividers and boxes in my bio. #christmaswrapping #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #mostwonderfultimeoftheyear
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    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Gobble gobble! #happythanksgivng
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    Lol but they get paid more individually.

    1 week ago
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    Cheers to not having to cook tonight!!
    After this incredibly long week we all needed an evening out, and I definitely needed this spicy jalapeño Margarita!

    We had the tastiest dinner at Pacific Catch ! It’s our go-to place when we are craving delicious seafood. I usually get the poke, but this time I tried the lobster roll and it definitely did not disappoint. When you go out to eat, do you try different things, or do you tend to order the same thing? Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! #pacificcatch #seafooddinner #weekendvibes #bayareaeats
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    Cheers to not having to cook tonight!! 
After this incredibly long week we all needed an evening out, and I definitely needed this spicy jalapeño Margarita! 

We had the tastiest dinner at Pacific Catch ! It’s our go-to place when we are craving delicious seafood. I usually get the poke, but this time I tried the lobster roll and it definitely did not disappoint.  When you go out to eat, do you try different things, or do you tend to order the same thing?  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! #pacificcatch #seafooddinner #weekendvibes #bayareaeats

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    Enjoy for fun❤️🥂

    2 weeks ago
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    Soups on 🥣
    I’ve been a little quiet and off the gram this week because I’ve been a bit under the weather.

    It was total happenstance that I ended up making this Great Northern Bean Soup the day before I started feeling ill. Nothing is better than soup on a cold day or when you’re not feeling the greatest.

    I just put this recipe up on the blog if you are in the mood for some delicious, hearty, northern bean soup. stayingblonde.com/2022/01/07/great-northern-bean-soup/
    #soupseason #northernbeansoup #easysoup #souprecipe
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    Soups on 🥣 
I’ve been a little quiet and off the gram this week because I’ve been a bit under the weather.

It was total happenstance that I ended up making this Great Northern Bean Soup the day before I started feeling ill. Nothing is better than soup on a cold day or when you’re not feeling the greatest. 

I just put this recipe up on the blog if you are in the mood for some delicious, hearty, northern bean soup.  https://stayingblonde.com/2022/01/07/great-northern-bean-soup/       
 #soupseason #northernbeansoup #easysoup #souprecipe

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    Thank you! Hope your feeling better

    You are just so cute and the soup looks yummy!

    I hope you're feeling better ❤

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    3 weeks ago
    StayingBlonde

    What a Monday! Did anyone else have the hardest time getting up and getting back to normal today?

    Last night was one of those nights where my mind wouldn’t turn off, and I think I finally fell asleep sometime in the 4 o’clock hour. Needless to say this morning was ROUGH. There were no smiles to be found anywhere in my house this morning, so I decided to share a pic where we were all still smiling up in Yosemite. #mondaymoods #yosemitenationalpark #snowdays
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    What a Monday!  Did anyone else have the hardest time getting up and getting back to normal today?  

Last night was one of those nights where my mind wouldn’t turn off, and I think I finally fell asleep sometime in the 4 o’clock hour. Needless to say this morning was ROUGH. There were no smiles to be found anywhere in my house this morning, so I decided to share a pic where we were all still smiling up in Yosemite. #mondaymoods #yosemitenationalpark #snowdays
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