In the summer I live for my late afternoons at the beach with my girlfriends.  After a rough day at work, the chance to unwind and share some laughs – and wine – can change things around pretty quickly.  Ladies, I found some great products that make your time at the beach together even more […]

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. For anyone caring for an older relative or parent we know that everything can change in an instant.  One fall […]

This summer was the season of freedom for my 16-year-old daughter.  Remember that first summer when you had your driver’s license and some spending money in your pocket, and you could head out to the beach whenever you wanted to?  It was exhilarating. With her freedom comes mine.  I’ve got less driving around to summer […]

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. I’m one of the thousands of multi-generational families living together.  Having my mom live with us and witness the incredibly […]

Last night I spent time researching colleges with my 16 year-old daughter.  She commented that she’s anxious to figure out which colleges she wants to apply to and get it done.  She can’t wait for college. She’s ready to take the next step in her life. I’m just not sure I am. Recently, we were […]

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. It seems as if our lives are now made up of finding even the smallest ways to save time.  From […]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” At what age do we stop asking ourselves this question?  It sounds as if once we hit a certain age that’s it – we’re done. As women in the second half of life we often feel that it’s too late to shake up life. When […]

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is saving more and spending less.  Of course, that means not living beyond your means and tearing up credit cards.  For most people this is easier said than done.  In fact, the average credit card debt per household is $8,400. Six years ago, I didn’t have the choice.  […]

This post is brought to you by the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition’s Know Your Dose campaign and The Motherhood. But, as always, all opinions are my own. It seems as if everyone I know is sick right now.  I’m seriously thinking of wearing a mask around my own home to keep from catching my kids’ colds.  […]

While for some people the holidays are the “most wonderful times of the year,” for others it takes all of their emotional strength to just get through them. For seniors and aging relatives it can be especially difficult.  They are most likely nostalgic about years gone by and missing friends and other family members who […]