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Twitter Party! The Real Family Holiday #SaneXmas

OK, who’s tired of the holiday commercials showing happy, smiling families joyfully opening presents with perfectly behaved children? Seriously?! Most moms realize these picture perfect family moments don’t really exist.  We’re exhausted by the end of the holidays from trying to keep the peace, make everyone happy and not having grandpa burn down the Christmas […]

Top 5 Must-Haves for an Aging Parent Living Alone

When visiting with your aging parent living alone over the holidays, take some time to check over their home to ensure they are as safe as possible. There are many things to check for to ensure they are still safely living independently. I recently wrote about signs to look for in your loved one’s habits […]

5 Signs That Your Aging Parents May Need Help

Visiting your aging parents for the holidays after not having seen them for a while can be eye-opening.  You might notice some changes – confusion when they’re relaying a story,  less agility when they’re getting out of a chair – but there also could be some serious red flags that your parents might need the […]

The Reality of Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver burnout takes a toll on everyone in the family Tips to alleviate the financial and emotional stress of caregiver burnout Do you suffer from caregiver burnout?  If you’re one of the 65 million people providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member you’re a likely candidate. I definitely fall into the […]

Personal stories from Hurricane Sandy – the elderly are the most vulnerable

Adam Hunger/Reuters I live in an area of Connecticut that was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy but I’m grateful – it was nothing compared to what some people in New York and New Jersey are still going through as I write this.  As The Safety Mom, I was invited to take part […]

Me… Get Old? Well actually, YES!

On October 19th, just a few days shy of my 47th birthday, I was invited by Pfizer to participate in a blogger summit to talk about my feelings on getting old.  Why does Pfizer care how I feel about getting old?  Well, in June, they started an initiative, GET OLD (, supported by nearly a […]

Hurricane Sandy Preparedness and Safety

Hurricane Sandy is coming – Make sure you are prepared!   Hurricane Sandy aka FrankenStorm As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy – aka “Frankenstorm” – now is the time to make sure that you and your loved ones stay safe in dangerous weather.  With power outages likely (and if last year is any indication, […]


Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day Helps Kids Focus and Stay Healthy While it may sometimes seem like you are always rushing your children out the door every morning to get to school on time, one thing should not be skipped in a morning routine: breakfast. Believe me, I’ve totally been there. There […]

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