“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Proper Dosing of Acetaminophen

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Message to grieving parents – It gets better..somewhat

A SIDS Mom’s Anniversary 16 years ago tomorrow my son died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  He was 3 mos. and 24 days old.  That day, I wasn’t sure how, or even if, I wanted to survive.  I hardly remember anything from the days leading up to his memorial service and even less of the […]

Sexting, Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence are all Abuse

Sexting, sexual harassment and domestic violence are all, in one form or another abuse.  It cuts across all demographics and, when it comes to prominent figures, can be shrugged off as an “addiction.”  What’s most troubling is, in the era of public apologies and subsequent forgiveness, the victims also seem to forgive and forget too […]

Awareness of Bike Safety Shouldn’t Just Be After A Child’s Death

It’s quite a sad day in our little town of Wilton.  A 12 year-old boy from a neighboring town died yesterday on one of our roads in a bicycle accident.  Apparently he lost control of his bike and went flying through the air. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. I grieve for that family.  Having lost […]

Caring for the Caregiver

Three Books That Helped Me Find Peace, Happiness and Strength Every day, upon hearing my life circumstances, people ask me “How do I manage?”   After my divorce, subsequent financial ruin and my new husband’s diagnosis of MS (on top of the other challenges that already existed in my life such as a son with severe intellectual […]

Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients

This is a great product for any caregiver! Several years ago, during the early stages of my dad’s Alzheimer’s, I remember my frustration when my mom would allow him to go out for walks unsupervised.  When I explained my concern that dad would one day forget how to get home, she breezily answered that “he […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Helps Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

As more seniors opt to age in place, the challenge becomes how to keep them connected to family and friends and avoid social isolation, which leads to depression and physical decline. The first tech item a senior should have is a reliable and easy-to-use smart phone.  Traditional land lines can go down during a storm […]

Kate & William – Did you miss the lesson on car seat safety!?!?!?!

I’m as caught up in the arrival of the new baby prince as much as anyone.  I just started scanning pics as they were leaving the hospital and let out a scream when I came across this one!  What the hell are they thinking?!!?!?  Not only is the car seat straps positioned incorrectly, it doesn’t […]

Caregiver Support & Advice – 5 things to do in 5 minutes to release stress

I often do speaking engagements at caregiver support groups about caring for the caregiver.  As a caregiver for three generations of men in my life plus caring for my other children and trying to manage my business, I get stressed out — A LOT!  Also my “me” time is extremely limited.  But I coach other […]