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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Cruising with Disabilities – Planning My Summer Vacation

In a few weeks I’m going to be heading off on vacation with my family.  Now I know that for everyone, a vacation takes A LOT of preparation but for me it’s even more.  For those of you who follow my blog you know that I have a son with Intellectual Disabilities and a husband […]

Planning a family vacation with a special needs child

For any mom, trying to coordinate family vacations can be stressful. For those of us who are trying to coordinate a vacation that includes our neuro-typical children as well as our special needs’ child, (not to mention our spouses and older parents with disabilities) that task can be overwhelming. The National Autism Network, has provided […]

VTech® CareLine Holiday #Gift4Grandma Twitter Party #AD

Great holiday gifts for Grandma & Grandpa 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. Let’s face it, trying to figure out what to buy older relatives is never easy.  […]

At Thanksgiving, it’s the hard times we really should be thankful for

For the past week there have been a ton of Facebook postings and blogs about all of the many things we should be thankful for at Thanksgiving.  It’s true – good friends, our health and the basics such as food on our table and clothing on our backs, are all blessings.  Sometimes it’s hard to […]

Family, Friends and Faith

This was another one of those weeks where I almost could feel the earth shifting under my feet.  My 40’s have undoubtedly been a time of personal growth, acceptance and letting go.  This week however was probably the most emotional. In the span of a week I: Allowed myself to let go of a friendship […]

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 […]

A multi-generational tradition with HERHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE

Hershey’s S’Mores a Bondfire Must! Summer might be over but our vacation will be a lasting memory for my mom, kids and me.   I cherish my memories of summer vacations with my grandparents in Cape Cod when I was a little girl.  Certain smells, sounds and tastes can evoke those memories instantly like the smell […]

EmergencyLink’s iPhone 5 “Ultimate Safety Device” Giveaway – Why you need to sign up!

  As I sat this week filling out interminable forms for my kids’ schools, it struck me how important it is for each child to have not one, not two, but up to four emergency contacts in case of illness or an early dismissal due to severe weather.  I’m lucky to have a strong support […]