My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“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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Child Safety

Are C-Sections Really Necessary The Second Time Around?

It’s become almost standard practice for OB/GYNs these days to tell patients that if they’ve had one C-Section they will absolutely have to have another C-Section for subsequent deliveries.   Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, or VBACs are highly discouraged at most hospitals mainly due to fear of malpractice suits.  I was one of the fortunate few […]

Hershey Park

This past month, my blended family of five kids took a road trip down to Hershey, PA and Lancaster, PA.  This really is the perfect “family” vacation as there’s something for everyone.  And, with a blended family of five kids, that was a top priority!  I’m actually surprised that, having grown up on the east […]

Transitioning to a New School

I was in a store the other day and actually laughed out loud as I passed through an aisle fully stocked with Halloween candy.  Why are they rushing the end of summer?  I haven’t even finished my Back To School shopping yet!  While there are some kids somewhere that embrace the first day of the […]

Baby Proofing Q & A

Q. We’re expecting our first baby this winter and want to be sure our house is ready.  What are the most important baby-proofing items to install? The key to baby proofing is to stay one step ahead of your child’s development.   Gates are one of the key items to install.  Whether it’s to keep an […]

Home Safety Q & A

Q.   My son is starting high school, and he will be coming home from school before I get home from work.  Are there some safety precautions I should put in place? While our young teenagers seem so mature in certain ways, in other ways they’re not.  Review with him what to do in case of […]

Home Organization Q & A

Now that fall is here, I want to freshen up my house and do some re-organizing. Any tips on getting my bathroom area safe and organized? Not only are bathrooms one of the most dangerous rooms for your kids, but it is also the one room with the most germs! Bath toys are a big […]

Emergency Preparedness Q & A

We recently had a baby and moved into a two-story house.   What are some emergency safety tips I need to consider now? Emergency preparedness is especially important once you have kids in the home.  First and foremost, make sure any adults who live in the home are CPR and First Aid certified, an emergency kit […]

The Balance Beam – Being an Involved Mom at School & Working

When my child entered Nursery School, I did not think for a second that I have feelings of angst and guilt over the amount of time I dedicated to the school.  But, after only three months, I find myself actually resenting a school that my children adore because it is making me feel like a […]