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Maria Smith is one of the newest contributors at LifeDoneWell
in Kids & Family, Guest Blogger, Home

Meet Maria Smith | One Perfectly Imperfect Contributor

LifeDoneWell is thrilled to introduce you to a new contributing writer, Maria Smith. Maria is married with 4 kids, aged 13 to 8. In her pre-baby life, she was a TV producer at shows such The Oprah Winfrey Show and ESPN’s Sportscenter. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Maria was a four year Division I basketball player. She was an Academic All-American among winning…

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Do you feel surrounded by kids during this pandemic?
in Kids & Family, Home, That's Life

5 Tips for Pandemic Parenting That Will Give You Hope

Pandemic parenting is hard. Really, really hard. It’s difficult for parents with kids of all ages. We have had to give up control in some areas, while being thrust the control over other things. I’m here to tell you that we can do hard things. We got this.   The impact of COVID-19 on parents around the world has been stark. Many students have traded…

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doing chores while quarantining with adult children
in That's Life, Kids & Family

How to Survive Quarantining With Adult Children

Quarantining with adult children…Who ever thought you’d have to use those words in daily life? But this pandemic has turned the world upside down and so, we find ourselves under strange living arrangements. Somehow our family is learning how to make it work. It’s not a picnic everyday, but we’re surviving quite well. So, I thought I’d share what we’re doing in case you need…

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last minute mother's day gifts
in Gift Guide, Home, Kids & Family

6 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

Are you scrambling for last minute Mother’s Day gifts that work during a pandemic? We probably aren’t going out to a fancy brunch, taking mom on a trip or visiting the spa together. However, we can still make sure Mom feels special! We all live busy busy lives and often birthdays and holidays just sneak up on us. We all love Mom, but often life…

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is the dole whip one of the adult disney world treats
in Kids & Family, North America, Travel Done Well

6 Disney World Treats Worth the Splurge

There are numerous Disney World treats I dream about each night. There is something delicious at every park. From Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom to all of the Disney hotels in the Disney Springs area. The food is AMAZING. We all know that Walt Disney World is a magical place for the young and the young at heart. But did you also…

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is velas vallarta in mexico a teen-friendly resort
in International, Kids & Family, North America, Travel Done Well

7 Top Teen-Friendly Resorts the Family Will Love

The best resorts for teens are ones where they won’t totally roll their eyes throughout the entire vacation. If you have teens, you know the look! If you can achieve this, consider yourself golden. But that elusive goal doesn’t come easy. These top teen-friendly resorts all have some things in common. Have a dedicated teen area. Are safe so teens can navigate on their own. Have…

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dos and don't for being that aunt
in That's Life, Kids & Family

Do’s and Don’ts for Being “That Aunt”

I consider myself “That Aunt”. I say it all cheery and happy…full of buying my nieces and nephews what they want, allowing them to eat what they want, and most likely saying things that I want.  But, I am pretty sure when my siblings and their spouses say “That Aunt”, they use a different tone… Finding the balance is really hard. There are three of us sisters….

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