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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Mom Matters

Twitter Party to a Healthier You!

As women, we are in a daily struggle to manage our lives as well as our kids and parents.  While juggling kid’s activities, jobs, cleaning, classes or doctors appointments, we oftentimes forget about ourselves. All women need to know the steps to understand the symptoms and reduce the risk of illness including heart disease.  And, […]

Simplifying my life and becoming empowered by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

This week marks a year since I moved out of my house and started my new life as a single mom. In some ways it’s flown by but, when I think back on everything that’s happened since, it seems as if I’ve lived a lifetime. The kids were on a week-long vacation with their dad […]

We’ve become a Toyota Swagger family! By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom The big question everyone asked me today was “How was it taking 5 kids on vacation?” Well, as I said, lesson one is that it’s absolutely not a vacation for the parents! But, it was fun! I would definitely recommend Hershey Park and Lancaster, PA for any family – there’s something […]

A Mom’s Work is Never Done – What Ever Happened to the 9 to 5 Workday???

[youtube=] There is no doubt that moms are the hardest working people on earth. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or work outside the home, trying to juggle all of the responsibilities is pretty overwhelming. Continuing with my musical theme, the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5” got me thinking – who actually works […]

My Girls Have Become My Frigidaire Washing Duo!

I really believe that giving kids chores and having them help around the house not only helps you out but teaches them responsibility and also gives them a sense of accomplishment. My 3 year old is always looking for ways to help out but, let’s face it, there are just so many things a 3 […]

The Big Move

I’ve decided to start a music based series of blogs focusing around my new life as a single mom. It started with the classic Simon and Garfunkel classic Sounds of Silence. And now, with my move into my new home this weekend in the pouring rain, dividing up the furniture, a trip to the emergency […]

Enjoying The Sounds of Silence With My Frigidaire Washer and Dryer

Enjoying The Sounds of Silence With My Frigidaire Washer and Dryer “Hello darkness my old friend…” OK, I know I’m dating myself by quoting lines from this Simon & Garfunkel song (and I really wasn’t even a fan of theirs!) but this song came to mind when I was finishing up chores at 11:30P last […]

My kids’ first trip without me!

This was a challenging week for me.  I'm in the process of a divorce and my children's father decided to take them away for a four-day vacation.  My first reaction when he mentioned this to me was surprise and then mild annoyance.   But then I quickly remembered my reaction when my divorced girlfriend's would tell […]