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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Parenting Topics

Before you judge the mom with the out of control kid on the plane read this

We’ve all been in there – you’re on a plane and realize it’s going to be a looonnnnnggg flight because there’s a screaming kid on board.  If you’re a mom you most likely understand how hard it is and have sympathy.  Maybe.  But for those of us who have kids with special needs our child […]

Safety Tips For Preparing Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday! I absolutely love cooking and enjoy getting the entire family involved. While it’s tons of fun it can also be somewhat hazardous. Here are some tips for making sure the feast is safe as well as delicious! Use caution when deep frying a turkey — Deep frying turkeys […]

“Mean Girl” Bullying Almost Always Starts at Home

We’re all familiar with “mean girl” bullying – the subtle put-downs, gossiping and condescending glances that are the hallmarks.  Unfortunately I’m not referring to teens, I’m talking about the moms. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day (let’s call her Ms. C) and she was relating how upset she was over […]

Teens and Social Networking – Where they are and what they do

Social networking sites are rapidly changing, and it seems as though teens are the first to start the new trends.  A few years ago, Facebook took over MySpace, which not only attracted teens, but adults as well.  However by now, Facebook is quickly fading, as 94% of American teens are using their Facebook accounts less […]

For the Mom of a Special Needs Kid – Mondays are Different

Last year I wrote a blog about trying to keep all the plates spinning on the sticks at once, like circus performers do.  This morning I have a different metaphor – I feel like Gumby and various people and situations are pulling at each limb, stretching them farther and farther out. I understand that I […]

“Latch on NYC” – A Restriction on Baby Formula

Bloomberg Trying to Restrict Baby Formula in NYC Hospitals The movement towards restricted formula use in 27 New York hospitals has women across the nation angered. It seems that this is almost an insensitive infringement onto the rights women have to feed their newborns formula. This initiative will keep formula locked up in storage at […]

Vision Screening in Children

For more information on Dr. Neely’s eye kits, please visit by clicking on the image. A recent statistic stating that 23million children have eye problems – a staggering number – has spiked my interest in eye care and vision screening for kids. Especially since 95% of eye problems can be corrected and treated if […]

Are we raising wimpy spoiled kids?

“Life isn’t fair.”  I can’t tell you how many times I heard those words from my mom as I was growing up.  I was definitely not one of those spoiled only children.  I had chores when I was 6.  When I turned 16 I was told if I wanted a car I would have to […]