Pool Safety Tips for a Safe Summer

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Dry Drowning – Learn to Recognize the Warning Signs

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Cruising with Disabilities – Planning My Summer Vacation

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“Mean Girl” Bullying Almost Always Starts at Home

We’re all familiar with “mean girl” bullying – the subtle put-downs, gossiping and condescending glances that are the hallmarks.  Unfortunately I’m not referring to teens, I’m talking about the moms. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day (let’s call her Ms. C) and she was relating how upset she was over […]

Teen Safe Driving focus of I Heart Radio and Ad Council campaign – Take the Pledge

I’m a big I Heart Radio fan and just became a bigger one since they’ve partnered with the Ad Council to promote a teen safe driving campaign this summer. Yes, this campaign is geared towards teens but, let’s face it, parents can also use some reminders about the dangers of buzzed driving. In fact, to […]

Embrace Your Own Independence Day!

Are you living the dream of our forefathers who fought for our freedom?  Maybe freedom meant something very different to them but, for all of us, doesn’t it come down to what it states in the Declaration of Independence – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? My work as a motivational speaker and personal life […]

Minute Clinic Makes Camp Physicals Easy

Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. Last night was my daughter’s end-of-year school event.  I’m still shaking my head trying to figure out where the year went let […]

Grilling Safety Tips

The weather is getting warmer and that means the start of grilling season.  Here are some grilling safety tips to keep in mind: A grill should never be used in a garage on a porch, or under any surface that has the ability to catch fire. The grill should be used away from deck railings […]

Why Being a Mom is Never Enough

Let me start out by saying I love my kids more than life itself and I wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything in the world.  The minute my first baby was born I was changed forever.  I’m also not debating the pros and cons of being a stay-at-home mom versus a working mom.  I […]

Bicycle Safety Tips for Children

As a kid, I remember the incredible feeling of freedom whenever I jumped on my bike and rode over to my friend’s house or down the street for a slice of pizza.  I would spend hours on my bicycle every day.  I’m sure that, back then, my mother never even considered having me wear a […]

Planning a family vacation with a special needs child

For any mom, trying to coordinate family vacations can be stressful. For those of us who are trying to coordinate a vacation that includes our neuro-typical children as well as our special needs’ child, (not to mention our spouses and older parents with disabilities) that task can be overwhelming. The National Autism Network, has provided […]

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