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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 […]

The Granny Pod Alternative – PALS Built Handicap Accessible Modular Home Additions

True multi-generational living rather than a Med Cottage “Granny Pod” The term Granny Pod has made its way into mainstream media this week thanks to a company called MedCottage.  The concept has even been fodder for late night comedians.  PALS Built was also mentioned in these articles but there were a few inaccuracies which need […]

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 […]

#TechGifts Info Twitter Party

Kids’ holiday wish lists have changed a lot over the years.  Even 5 year-olds are asking for tech gadgets, whether it’s a phone, tablet, iTouch or the hottest one of all this season, the new Nintendo Wii U.  But before you run out to buy the “gotta have” this year, join us for a Twitter […]

Maintaining Brand Integrity Through Social Media

Managing franchisee online engagement As a former PR exec, I understand better than most that brand is king and reputation management is critical to success.  The era of social media has made this even more important as one bad tweet can dilute a brand’s reputation in an instant as it spreads like wildfire.    Even though […]

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 […]