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Marijuana Laws and Special Brownie Protein Bites

Pot. Mary J. Cannabis. Grass. Dope. Ganja. Smokinnn a doobie. Whatever you want to call it, Marijuana is a hot topic in the news and political arena. Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C. have made marijuana legal for medicinal purposes. Seven states and the Washington, D.C. have laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In states like California, dispensaries look more like the Apple Store than pharmacies, with the special stuff coming in different flavors, potencies and products,

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Lady J | April 20, 2017

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Five Unexpected Ways Motherhood Changed Me

Some things about becoming a mother I expected- waking up in the middle of the night, getting thrown up on, finding it hard to find time to shower – but other things I didn’t foresee. Here are five unexpected ways motherhood changed me.

  1. My body doesn’t look as good as it did before baby, but I love it more

    Gaining almost 60 pounds while I was pregnant left me with a lot of extra weight to lose after Tripp was born,

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Lady J | April 12, 2017

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5 Things I Look for in Every Contract

Contracts come in all shapes and sizes. There are employment contracts, residential lease contracts, and Fifty Shades of Grey contracts (probably not enforceable).

Contracts are like written promises. And like promises, they can be broken, and when they are there are consequences (like that time Dave promised to bring me home ice cream when I was nine months preggo and didn’t deliver).

Knowing what you sign is important because contracts are legally binding documents.

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Lady J | March 06, 2017

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Can you copyright a recipe? And Yummy Mini Chicken Pot Pies…

Copyrighting Recipes

Calling all food bloggers out there! The internet is full of gourmet chefs showcasing their latest unique recipe, and wanna-be-foodies simply copying recipes from their Ina Garten cookbook and calling it their own. So how do the truly innovative chefs keep their hard-earned recipes from being copied by imposters posting their recipes online without permission? You may be thinking copyright law, and you’d be partly right. Copyright law protects original works of authorship,

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Lady J | February 13, 2017

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Sophie the Giraffe: Mold Alert

A few days ago I got a text from my friend and fellow mommyblogger, Amanda, about Sophie the Giraffe. “Have you heard about Sophie?” She asked. “No, what happened to Sophie?” We’re obvi on a first name basis with our babys’ teething toy, Sophie the Giraffe. Hashtag momlife.

Last week, several mothers made the news after finding mold growing in their Sophie the Giraffe teething toys. Besides being disgusting, mold can cause health issues in people of all ages.

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Lady J | January 25, 2017

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Trump: What Can the President Legally Do?

On January 20th, Donald J. Trump will become America’s 45th President. We’ve all heard a lot about what Trump plans to do as Commander-in-Chief from his lively campaign – build a wall, bring back jobs, drain the swamp, lock her up (maybe not so much). We know being president has its perks –  getting to take unlimited vaca on Air Force One and rolling around with a fleet of shiny black suburbans, but the reality is the president can’t actually do whatever he wants,

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Lady J | January 17, 2017
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Get Organized in the New Year

 

While it’s always sad to put away the holiday decorations, I was pretty excited this year to clear away the clutter and start fresh in the new year (probably because I put my Christmas decorations up in early November…). This year, I’m vowing to stay more organized at home and at work so things don’t fall through the cracks (like my car payment that was hiding in the “I’ll get to that later” stack of bills for months –

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Lady J | January 05, 2017
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Carrageenan: What’s in your almond milk?

Almond milk is a staple in my diet – I drink it by the glass, add it to cereal, and please don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee with steamed almond milk first thing in the morning. Almond milk can be as simple as mixing water with soaked almonds, and draining the pulp – but bottled almond milk sold in stores usually has at least a few artificial ingredients added to thicken and sweeten the milk.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Distracted Driving & Time-Saving Beauty Tips

We’ve all been there – you’re running late for work so you grab your makeup bag and do your morning routine while behind the wheel. Who needs a vanity when you’ve got a rearview mirror, right? While as many as 95% of all women in the U.S. wear makeup to work, nearly half of women leave all or part of their beauty routine to their morning commute. Although you’d normally get props for multitasking,

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Fantasy Football & Pulled Pork Sliders

Fall may be over, but football season is here until February.  If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard someone talk about their fantasy football league in the last few months. And if you’re like me, you don’t really know what they’re talking about. It turns out that fantasy football is a competition among real people who select imaginary teams based on real players; the real people get points for their imaginary teams based on the game-day performance of their real players.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016