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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 […]

Teen #PartySafety411 Twitter Party

What You Need to Know Before Your Teen Goes to the Party Vodka Eyeballing…Purple Drink…Skittles Parties..Huffing.  Are these familiar phrases to you?  If not, you’re probably not aware of some of the incredibly stupid – and dangerous things your teens are either doing or witnessing at parties they’re going to. Most parents probably wish they […]

The updated in-law suite is the financially smart multigenerational living alternative to assisted living

PALS Built multigenerational living handicap-accessible modular home additions allow elderly to age in place Multigenerational living may be somewhat new to our culture and generation but, in reality what’s old is new again.  What we used to think of as “the in-law suite” (also known as “The Granny Pod”)  has become a viable solution for […]

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