When High School Kids Troll Their Parents Facebook Groups

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Is Febreze Safe or Toxic?

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Before you judge the mom with the out of control kid on the plane read this

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How to Care for a Caregiver When It’s Overwhelming

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Safety Chronicles

Caregiver Support & Advice – 10 things to do in 10 minutes to release stress

Last week I posted a blog about what a caregiver can do with 5 minutes of “me” time to distress.  If you’ve managed to do that, now try for 10 minutes! Yoga – Before you say “I don’t have time…” trust me, it can be done at home in as little as 10 minutes.  Yoga […]

Road Trips: Letting Your Teen Take the Wheel by Guest Blogger Kelly Larsen

So your family’s getting ready to take that big road trip you’ve been talking about all year, and your teenager has asked if he or she can drive. Whether they’ve just earned their driver’s permit or they have their newly minted license, letting your new driver take the wheel can be a fantastic opportunity for […]

Car Seat Giveaway Courtesy of Toyota!

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 car seats are not installed properly?  Did you know that not every car seat works with every car?  Do you know what the car seat laws are in your state? On Tuesday, September 17, Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are launching the first National […]

Support for caregivers – my new mission as a blogger

This morning I woke up with the certain knowledge that I will be a caregiver for the rest of my life for my husband and son. It’s not like I didn’t see this coming. My husband has Primary Progressive MS – a diagnosis he received 4 weeks after we were married two years ago. But […]

Safe driving at night – changing your headlight bulbs is a must!

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. When my friends from Los Angeles come to visit me, they can’t believe that I actually live in the woods when […]

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® Partners With Teach for America to Launch Smile for Picture Day™

More than 2,000 Educators Rally to Create Healthy Smiles for a Successful School Year Every year, students in the United States miss more than 51 million hours of school instruction due to dental-related illness.To empower young students to maintain a healthy smile and excel in the classroom, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has launched Smile for Picture […]

Housing Adults with Autism – The Challenges

Autism Speaks is conducting survey to learn more Every parent of a child with special needs worries about the future.  I constantly think about where my son, who is intellectually disabled, will live when he becomes and adult.  Not only do I worry about finding the appropriate living situation but how we’ll be able to […]

15 year-old commits suicide after 1st day of school

In the wake of yet another teen suicide, I wanted to repost a blog I did last year about suicide prevention.  Parents, please keep asking your kids questions and watch for signs that they are depressed or anxious.  My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. This week is suicide prevention week.  With one […]

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